November 27th, 2011

November 27 – Happy Birthday Ivan Rodriguez

When Jorge Posada’s shoulder injury put him on the injured reserve list during the early part of the 2008 season, the Yankees hoped the replacement combination of Jose Molina and Chad Moeller would be enough to get them into the playoffs. The duo was OK defensively but their offensive shortcomings left a glaring hole in the Yankee lineup. New York tried to fill that hole when they sent reliever Kyle Farnsworth to Detroit for I-Rod after the All Star break. Unfortunately, the move backfired. Rodriguez hit just .219 during his 33-game stint in pinstripes and the absence of Farnsworth hurt the late-inning relief pitching effectiveness of the Yankee bullpen. Rodriguez has won a World Series (Marlins 03), an AL MVP (1999), thirteen Gold Gloves and has been named to 14 All Star teams. His next major honor will be his almost certain entry into Cooperstown. Ivan was born in Manati, Puerto Rico on November 27, 1971.

He shares his November 27th birthday with this long-ago Yankee pitcher and this slightly more recent Yankee hurler.

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2008 NYY 33 101 96 11 21 4 0 2 3 4 4 15 .219 .257 .323 .580
21 Yrs 2543 10270 9592 1354 2844 572 51 311 1332 127 513 1474 .296 .334 .464 .798
TEX (13 yrs) 1507 6166 5754 866 1747 352 28 217 842 81 309 781 .304 .341 .488 .828
DET (5 yrs) 611 2523 2382 300 709 140 17 62 300 30 106 418 .298 .328 .449 .777
WSN (2 yrs) 155 558 522 46 133 25 1 6 68 2 26 94 .255 .291 .341 .632
NYY (1 yr) 33 101 96 11 21 4 0 2 3 4 4 15 .219 .257 .323 .580
HOU (1 yr) 93 344 327 41 82 15 2 8 34 0 13 74 .251 .280 .382 .662
FLA (1 yr) 144 578 511 90 152 36 3 16 85 10 55 92 .297 .369 .474 .843
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/26/2013.