Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stevenson retires

Two-time MVP calls it quits

One of the greatest hitters in the history of The Bigs has decided to call it a career. Long-time Milwaukee outfielder/first baseman Burt Stevenson has announced his retirement from baseball at the age of 39.

A four-time All-Star, Stevenson won two American League MVP Awards (seasons 2 and 6) while with Milwaukee and was a part of two World Series championship teams (Milwaukee, season 4 and St. Louis, season 11).

The future Hall of Famer finishes his career tied for second all-time in career slugging percentage with a .610 mark. He totaled 440 home runs, 1249 RBI and 1042 runs scored as well as a .310 batting average and 1.000 OPS.

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