Nicknamed the "Gambler," Rogers played the vast majority of his career with the Texas Rangers, a team in which he had three stints (1989-95, 2000-02 & 2004-05). Rogers was a reliever early in his career, and he became a starter in 1993, pitching a perfect game the following season. An All-Star in 1995 with Texas, Rogers later helped the New York Yankees win a World Series (1996), and he would bounce around to Oakland and later the New York Mets before returning to Texas in 2000.
After a brief stint in Minnesota, Rogers returned to Texas, and at age 39, he entered the best three-year run of his career. He went to three straight All-Star Games, with the third coming as a Detroit Tiger. That season, Rogers finished fifth in Cy Young voting, the first and only time that he received a vote for the coveted Pitcher's award.
Rogers played until 2008, where he finished with 219 Wins against 156 Losses. The Pitcher was also notably a five-time Gold Glove winner.