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Jason Kendall becomes fifth player to catch 2,000 games

Jul 27, 2010, 5:56 PM EDT

Last night, while the Royals were giving up 19 runs in a blowout loss to the Twins, Jason Kendall became the fifth player in baseball history to appear in 2,000 games at catcher.
Ivan Rodriguez is the all-time leader with 2,351 games caught (and counting), followed by Carlton Fisk (2,226), Bob Boone (2,225), Gary Carter (2,056), and now Kendall.
Kendall said that he plans to “keep going until someone takes the uniform off me” and he’s under contract to the Royals next season for $3.75 million as part of a two-year, $6 million deal signed this winter.
In other words, there’s a pretty good chance contemporaries Rodriguez and Kendall will end up ranked first and second in games caught.

  1. diehardroyalsfan - Jul 27, 2010 at 6:55 PM

    The only reason he made it to 2000 this year is because the royals were stupid enough to offer him a starting job. He wouldnt be starting anywhere else. I drove 3 hours to see the royals play the A’s, royals down 4-5 bottom of the 9th with a runner on 3rd with two outs and this jerkoff strikes out. He is hitting in the 2 spot! But it’s all good because I got a free hat out of it because first 20,000 fans get a hat, right? Nope! Instead of trying to get people in the seats by giving away some piece of crap every night just put a good product on the field. World series in 1985 I was born in 88, somebody explain why I care so much..

  2. Professor Longnose - Jul 27, 2010 at 8:05 PM

    I once read a memoir written by a woman who grew up in the Australian desert. It had been a very dry season and everything was completely dormant. Then, for the first time in months, it rained. The plants were ready; they had evolved to live in climates like this. They took the water and sprung up, some of them shooting up two or three feet literally overnight. The girl woke up and saw a beautiful jungle where the day before there had been desert.

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