Friday, August 5, 2016

Teixeira To Announce Retirement From Baseball Today

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According to a report by ESPN's Buster Olney, Yankee first baseman Mark Teixeira will announce his retirement from baseball today. Among a slew of sleazeballs, Teixeira was a mildly tolerable Evil One—considering everything. He certainly has had a terrific career. Over 14 seasons (with the Rangers, Braves, Angels and Yankees) he has compiled a .269 average, a .361 OBP and an .872 OPS. He's clouted 404 HRs (along with 400 doubles) and knocked in 1,281 runs. He's been an All-Star three times and won five Gold Gloves. His retirement also ends a 14-year streak of 'Googling' his name before typing it—breaking the previous mark set by Carl Yastrzemski. Teixeira was a worthy foe. We wish Mark the best in his post-baseball career.