We remember Ellie Rodríguez who was born in Puerto Rico on this day in 1946.
Ellie broke with the Yankees in 1968 but could not compete with Thurman Munson.
A year later, he was traded to the expansion Royals and made the 1969 AL All Star team.
In 1971, he was traded to Milwaukee and had some good years: .255 in 325 games plus another All Star team in 1972. Ellie was traded to make room for Darrell Porter.
He retired after the 1976 season: .245 over 775 games. He threw out 38% of runners trying to steal.
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