Category: Retirement

Roy Halladay announces his retirement, ending a stellar 16-year career

After signing a one-day contract with the Blue Jays, Roy Halladay announces his retirement, ending a stellar 16-year career with a 203-105 (.659) won-loss record. The 36 year-old right-hander, who decided not to seek free agency after two injury-filled seasons with the Phillies, asked Toronto for the ceremonial contract to show his appreciation for the organization where he spent his first 14 professional seasons, having been drafted out high school as the team’s #1 pick in 1995 amateur draft.

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Slugger Manny Ramirez, who signed with the Tampa Bay Rays in the off-season, announces his retirement after a failure to conform with Major League Baseball’s drug policy

Slugger Manny Ramirez, who signed with the Tampa Bay Rays in the off-season, announces his retirement after a failure to conform with Major League Baseball’s drug policy. After having been suspended for 50 games in 2009 because of PED use, he would have faced an unprecedented 100-game suspension if, as rumored, he has failed another drug test. The retirement under a cloud casts a doubt over his eventual election to the Hall of Fame­. He will change his mind in a few months and return to organized baseball in 2012, but fail to make it back to the majors.

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OF Jim Edmonds announces his retirement for the second time

OF Jim Edmonds announces his retirement for the second time, two weeks after signing a minor league contract with the Cardinals, because of an achilles tendon injury he sustained while trotting out a home run on September 21st in what turned out to be the last at-bat of his career. He had first retired after the 2008 season, then came back last year to play with Milwaukee and Cincinnati when he hit .276 with 11 home runs and 23 RBI.

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Trevor Hoffman announces his retirement after 18 seasons

Trevor Hoffman, who staked his claim as the all-time saves leader in the majors thanks to an outstanding change-up, announces his retirement after 18 seasons. He recorded his 600th save with the Brewers last season, and retires with 601, but had a tough year overall and found little interest in his services for next season. He will not hold the saves record for long, however, as Mariano Rivera has 559 and will pass him before the end of the coming season.

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New York Yankees Public Address announcer Bob Sheppard officially retires at the age of 99

New York Yankees Public Address announcer Bob Sheppard officially retires at the age of 99. Known as the “Voice of God,” Sheppard had been the Yankees PA announcer from 1951 to 2007 before his deteriorating health forced him to step down. He briefly returned in 2008 to announce the Yankees lineup for the final game at the old Yankee Stadium.

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Percival returns home to toss first pitch

On April 2, 2007, Troy Percival throws out the first pitch for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim prior to their opening day game against the Rangers. Percival, who pitched for the Angels from 1995-2004 and was one the mound when the team won the 2002 World Series, had signed a minor league contract earlier in the day to allow him to retire as a member of the organization.

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Will Clark announces his retirement

After a 15-year big league career, All-Star first baseman Will Clark announces his retirement. Clark ended his playing days with the Mark McGwire-less St. Louis Cardinals, giving St. Louis much-needed offense (.345, 12 home runs and 42 RBI) in a two-month span after being obtained from the Baltimore Orioles.

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  • Final Game at Forbes Field - Full Radio Broadcast
    On June 28, 1970, the Pittsburgh Pirates play their final two games at venerable Forbes Field, which opened its doors in 1909. A crowd of over 40,000 watches the Bucs sweep the Chicago Cubs, 3-2 and 4-1. The Pirates pull even with the Mets with the twin bill sweep. Al Oliver hits the final home […]
  • Bob Bailey becomes first expo to hit 2 homeruns in a game - Full Radio Broadcast
    June 22, 1969, At Wrigley Field, Bob Bailey after missing still recovering from a spring training injury becomes the first Montreal Expo to hit 2 home runs in a game. Bailey took Ted Abernathy deep and Phil Regan in the 8th. Baily’s 8th inning home run gave the Expos a 6-2 lead. The Expos will […]
  • Fathers Day June 21, 1964 New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies & Jim Bunning
    On June 21, 1964 On Father’s Day at Shea Stadium, Jim Bunning fans 10, drives in two runs, and pitches the first perfect game (excluding Don Larsen’s 1956 World Series effort and Harvey Haddix’s 1959 extra-inning loss) since Charlie Robertson’s on April 30, 1922. Philadelphia beats the Mets, 6 – 0. Bunning also becomes the first pitcher to win no-hitters in both leagues, and Gus Triandos becomes the first catcher to catch a no-hitter in each […]
  • Juan Marichal (San Francisco Giants) vs Bob Gibson (St Louis Cardinals) June 8, 1962 Complete Radio Broadcast
    On Friday night on June 8, 1962, At Busch Stadium future Hall of Famers, Juan Marichal (7-4) faces off against Bob Gibson (6-4).  the Giants come in 40-17 and the Cardinals a less robust 27-24. The game features additional Hall of Famers -  Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Stan Musial and Orlando Cepeda.     
  • 1960 06 03 New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Complete Radio Broadcast
    June 3 1960 Boston Red Sox face New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Bob Turley squares off against Sox starter Jerry Casale. Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle appear in today's game. The Red Sox come in 9 games under 500, the Yankees at playing dead even 500.
  • Game 2 1964 Kansas City A's vs New York Yankees Full Broadcast
    This podcast is brought to you by Franchising Connection. If you are in a career transition and are interested in exploring Franchising contact them: www.franchisingconnection.com  May 30, 1964 At Yankee Stadium   
  • Dodgers-vs-Pirates-Memorial-Day-1957
    This podcast is brought to you by Franchising Connection. If you are in a career transition and are interested in exploring Franchising contact them: www.franchisingconnection.com  May 30, 1957, At Forbes Field on Memorial Day the Brooklyn Dodgers face the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Game features hall of Famers Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Roy Campanella, Roberto Clemente, […]
  • Harvey Haddix Almost Perfect
    This podcast is brought to you by Franchising Connection. If you are in a career transition and are interested in exploring Franchising contact them: www.franchisingconnection.com  Today we explore May 26th and May 27th when Harvey Haddix pitches 12 brilliant innings only to lose it in the 13th.  What future famous owner was at the game? […]
  • Don Nottebart throws the first no-hitter in Houston History
    This episode is sponsored by - www.franchisingconnection.com On May 17, 1963 — At Colt Stadium, Don Nottebart throws the first no-hitter in franchise history when the Houston Colt .45’s beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1. Nottebart fans eight and walks three. Carl Warwick and Howie Goss homer to supply Houston its runs. Al Spangler snares Wes […]
  • Warren Spahn Faces Bob Gibson May 11 1965 Full Game Broadcast
    On May 11 1965 At Shea Stadium 24,000 fans enjoyed two future Hall of Famers duel in a classic game.  Here is the Full Radio Broadcast brought to you by Franchising connection.com. If you or someone you know is going through c career transition and is considering business ownership talk to franchising connections. www.franchisingconnection.com  1965 | Bob […]