A consistent and versatile reliever and spot starter for six years in Milwaukee,
the Puerto Rican went 7-0 (3.49) with seven saves in 1975, his top season. He recorded
32 lifetime ML saves.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 7, 1973: The Brewers unload on 18-year-old P David Clyde to whip the Rangers 19–5 and hand Eddie Rodriguez his first ML win, a complete-game effort. Milwaukee has a 5-run 6th and 7-run 7th and is paced by Bobby Coluccio's grand slam and Don Money's 3-run homer.
»June 1, 1976: Detroit reliever John Hiller wins both games 8–7, 7–5 against the Brewers, who blow 6–0 and 2–0 leads. Milwaukee reliever Eddie Rodriguez takes both losses.
»May 22, 1977: The Red Sox split a doubleheader with the Brewers, winning the opener 14–10. The two teams tie a major-league record in Game One when they combine for 11 home runs, six by Boston. Dwight Evans clocks one of the homers over the new upper section of the CF wall, about 20 feet to the right of the flagpole. In the past three games, the two teams hit 23 homers. Eddie Rodriguez stops the slugging in game 2, allowing two Boston hits to win, 6–0.