Astro Pudge Catches in Game 2,227
Rodriguez overtakes Fisk for most appearances behind the plate
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2009 3:28 AM CDT
Houston Astros catcher Ivan Rodriguez signals to shortstop Miguel Tejada in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers yesterday.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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(Newser) – The Houston Astros' Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez overtook Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk by catching in his 2,227th game in the majors yesterday, the Houston Chronicle reports. The 13-time Golden Glove winner got a raucous cheer from a larger-than-usual crowd at Rangers Stadium. The night was a mixed bag for Pudge, however. He committed two costly throwing errors that helped the Rangers beat the Astros 5-4.