DETROIT -- On the day Ivan Rodriguez is inducted into the Hall of Fame -- a day no one doubts will come five years after he retires -- a parade of former managers and teammates will rave about one of the greatest catching careers in baseball history. And first in line will be Jim Leyland.
"He's a remarkable guy, he really is," the Tigers manager said today. "It's amazing what he's done."
There's still one big milestone left for Pudge to reach: the 3,000-hit club. No full-time catcher has ever done it, but as you'll read on CSNwashington.com, Leyland is convinced Rodriguez will do it.