Born in Puerto Rico, Rodriguez grew up in the Bronx idolizing Yogi Berra
just nine games with the Yankees. He was an agile catcher with a strong arm. With
the Angels in 1974 he tied an AL record with 19 putouts in a nine-inning game and
set another with 21 in an extra-inning game as Nolan Ryan
struck out 19 each time.
On June 1, 1975 he caught Ryan's fourth no-hitter.