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All-star catcher shares the heartwarming moment he made the Hall of Fame

The National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday elected a trio of former All Stars including catcher Ivan Rodriguez.

The honor is well-deserved for "Pudge," as he's known around baseball, a 14-time All Star, 13-time Gold Glove Award winner and 1999 American League MVP. He's widely regarded as one of the best defensive catchers of all time.

And for as fierce a competitor Pudge was on the field, he shared this lovely moment yesterday, when he got the call officially electing him to the Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame also elected Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell. The trio will formally be inducted in July.

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Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez's storied career
POMPANO BEACH, FL - MARCH, 1992: Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Texas Rangers poses for a portrait in March, 1992 at Pompano Beach Municipal Stadium in Pompano Beach, Florida. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 1: Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Texas Rangers during a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 1, 1993 at Milwaukee County Stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
CIRCA 1990's: Catcher Ivan Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers swings and watches the flight of his ball during a circa mid 1990 Major League Baseball game. Rodriguez has been playing for the Rangers from 1991-2002. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Catcher Ivan Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers stands on the field during a game against the Kansas City Royals at the Ball Park in Arlington, Texas. The Royals won the game 6-2.
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 1997: Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers poses prior to a game against the Colorado Rockies on July 3, 1997 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
PUERTO RICO - NOVEMBER 4: Ivan Rodriguez poses for a photo on November 4, 1997 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)
DENVER, : American League catchers Sandy Alomar Jr. (L) of the Cleveland Indians and Ivan Rodriguez (R) of the Texas Rangers both of Puerto Rico watch batting practice 06 July for the 1998 Major League All-Star at Coors Field in Denver, CO. The 69th All-Star game will be held 07 July. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 8: Ivan Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at The Ballpark in Arlington on August 8, 1999 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)
JUPITER, FL - MARCH 2: Catcher Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Florida Marlins runs during their spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium on March 2, 2003 in Jupiter, Florida. The Cardinals won 9-8. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 03: Baseball: Closeup of Florida Marlins Ivan Pudge Rodriguez upset with umpire during game vs Houston Astros, Miami, FL 8/3/2003 (Photo by Tom DiPace/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (SetNumber: D64109)
CHICAGO - OCTOBER 15: Closer Ugueth Urbina #74 of the Florida Marlins celbrates with catcher Ivan Rodriguez #7 after the final out against the Chicago Cubs during game seven of the National League Championship Series October 15, 2003 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The marlins defeated the Cubs 9-6 to advance to the World Series. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 25: Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Florida Marlins celebrate with the 2003 World Series Championship trophy after the Marlins' defeated the New York Yankees 2-0 in game six to win the 2003 Major League Baseball World Series on October 25, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 4: Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Detroit Tigers returns to the dugout after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Anaheim Angels on May 4, 2004 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
DETROIT - JULY 18: Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Detroit Tigers carries his four-year-old daughter, Ivanna, during a team family day prior to the start of a game against the New York Yankees on July 18, 2004 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers won the game, 4-2. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
DETROIT - JULY 11: Ivan Rodriguez of the Detroit Tigers is driven on the All-Star Game Red Carpet during All-Star Week at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
DETROIT - JUNE 1: Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning against the New York Yankees on June 1, 2006 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 7-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
BRONX, NY - AUGUST 31: Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez of the Detroit Tigers catching during the game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York on August 31, 2006. The Yankees defeated the Tigers 6-4. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
DETROIT - OCTOBER 06: Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after he struck out looking against the New York Yankees in the bottom of the fourth inning of Game Three of the 2006 American League Division Series on Octiber 6, 2006 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 11: Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after scoring against the Oakland Athletic in Game Two of the American League Championship Series on October 11, 2006 at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Ivan Rodriguez #7 poses for a portrait during the Detroit Tigers Photo Day on February 24, 2007 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers' Ivan Rodriguez shows his frustration after being called out at the plate in the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois, on Monday July 23, 2007. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
DETROIT - MAY 26: Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Detroit Tigers looks on against the Cleveland Indians on May 26, 2007 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Indians defeated the Tigers 6 to 3.(Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)
New York Yankees Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez, who was injured in a collision during Wednesday's game, smiles while on the bench during the Rangers vs Yankees MLB game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday, August 7, 2008. (Photo by Sharon M. Steinman/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 28: Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez if the New York Yankees attends the match between Serena Williams of the United States and Elena Vesnina of Russia during Day 4 of the 2008 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
PHOENIX - JUNE 14: Ivan Rodriguez #12 of the Houston Astros congratulates teammate Miguel Tejada #10 after Tejada scored on a sacrafice fly hit by Rodriguez during the sixth inning of the major league baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 14, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Astros defeated the Diamondbacks 8-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez acknowledges the cheers from a group of boys as he prepares to face the Minnesota Twins at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. (Photo by Kelley Chinn/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON DC - JULY 03: Nationals Ivan Rodriguez celebrates after hitting the game winning RBI in the bottom of the 9th inning as the Washington Nationals defeat the New York Mets 6 -5 at Nationals Stadium in Washington DC July 03, 2010. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 23: Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez tips his Texas Rangers hat during a retirement ceremony before a game against the New York Yankees at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18: Former Detroit Tigers catcher Ivan Pudge Rodriguez talks to the media during a pre-game press conference prior to Game Four of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 8-1 and now advance to the World Series. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, Texas - Former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez poses for photos after being inducted into the Rangers' Hall of Fame at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, on July 20, 2013. (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: (L-R) Inductees Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez look on during the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame press conference on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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