Here’s the moment Ivan Rodriguez found out he was a Hall of Famer

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Sorry, not sorry: I’m a sucker for seeing the moment a ballplayer finds out he’s been voted into the Hall of Fame. No matter how many times you see it, it’s great to see that child-like joy.

This was the case with Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, who learned Wednesday that he got 76 percent of the vote, making him a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He joined Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell as the players approved by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

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When Pudge found out he was first-ballot. (@Pudge_Rodriguez)
When Pudge found out he was first-ballot. (@Pudge_Rodriguez)

You can see Pudge’s phone call and reaction in the video above. The man is a 14-time All-Star, 13-time Gold Glove winner, an MVP and a World Series champion. So he’s no stranger to accolades.

This one, though, was truly overwhelming.

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