Ellie Rodriguez

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Eliseo Rodriguez Delgado

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Former catcher Ellie Rodriguez later became a consultant for the Atlantic League.

During the 1970s, Ellie had the distinction of being one of the few Puerto Ricans who became a big league catcher. He also played for the Caguas Creoles, San Juan Senators and Bayamón Cowboys of the Puerto Rican Winter Baseball League.

He was the first player from the Kansas City Royals to be named to the All-Star team, as he was the team's sole representative at the mid-summer classic in their inaugural season in 1969. He hit just .236 that season and was named to the team for his strong defence. He earned the honor again in 1972, this time as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. He did not get to play in either game, however.

His 67 assists in 1971 were tied for 2nd with Thurman Munson among AL backstops

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 2-time AL All-Star (1969 & 1972)

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