Ivan Rodriquez’s Career with the Texas Rangers

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Texas entrepreneur Stacy Stine Cary has held leadership positions with a variety of businesses, ranging from Patland Oil Company to the parental rights organization Family Focus. In addition to her various professional and charitable activities, Stacy Cary spends time supporting local sports teams like the Texas Rangers.

Catcher Ivan Rodriguez leads all players in Texas Rangers franchise history with 49 wins above replacement (WAR), a sports metric used to denote how much value a player brings to his or her team compared to an average league player at the same position. Rodriguez signed with the Rangers as an amateur free agent in 1988. He made his team debut in 1991 as a 19-year-old and played the first 12 seasons of his career in Texas.

The power-hitting catcher quickly established himself as a reliable offensive player, hitting at or above .300 over the course of eight seasons. He finished the 2000 season batting .347, having hit 27 home runs and driven in 83 runs. Virtually all of Rodriguez’s personal bests came during his time with the Texas Rangers. He made 199 hits in 1999, including 35 home runs, both career highs. He also stole 25 bases that season, well above his career average of eight steals per 162 games. Rodriguez left the Rangers after the 2002 season, having been named to 10 All Star games in the preceding 12 years.

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Offensive Records in Texas Rangers History

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The proprietor of Holistic Health of Texas, Stacy Stine Cary is also a mentor with Tech Wildcatters in Dallas. When she is not overseeing the evolution of promising startup organizations, Stacy Cary enjoys following Texas Rangers baseball.

Between 2001 and 2002 Alex Rodriguez enjoyed two of the finest offensive seasons in Texas Rangers history. Rodriguez finished 2002 with an 8.8 wins above replacement (WAR) rating, the highest such figure in franchise history, while his 2001 campaign ranks fourth at 8.3. More tellingly, his offensive WAR ratings for 2001 and 2002 rank first and second for all Rangers players, respectively. Additionally, Rodriguez ranks first and second in total bases, homeruns hit, and runs created for the 2001 and 2002 seasons.

His 133 runs scored in 2001 and 125 runs in 2002 place first and second, respectively, in clubhouse history, while his 201 hits in 2001 rank among the franchise’s top 10 most productive hitting seasons. Rodriguez finished 2002 and 2001 with slugging percentages of .623 and .622, both among the top 10 slugging percentage seasons for the franchise. His 2001 and 2002 on base plus slugging percentages also ranked fifth and sixth, respectively.