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Jason Giambi Calls It A Career


On Tuesday, Jason Giambi announced that he was hanging up his cleats after 20 big league seasons.

Giambi has worn many team jerseys, most notably the Oakland A’s and New York Yankees, where he spent a combined 15 years in the majors.

He appeared in one World Series with the Yankees in 2003, when they were defeated by the Marlins. In 45 post season games, that included Divisional series as well as the World Series, he batted .290, with seven home runs and 19 RBI’s.

In his 20 seasons combined, the 44-year old infielder/designated hitter, was a five-time all star, won the MVP with the A’s in 2000 and finished his career batting .277, with 405 doubles, 440 home runs, 1,441 RBI’s and a .516 Slug %.

“I’ve done everything I possibly can in my career,” Giambi tells the New York Daily News. “From making the big leagues to superstar to bench player to mentor, I’ve done every role you can possibly do in this game. I have two young ones and I want to get an opportunity to spend that time in their young lives. I want to be there to watch them grow.”

We wish Giambi best of luck in his new venture.  Thanks for the memories.

(Photo Credit:  Tony Dejak, AP)

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