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Players Who Called It A Career In 2014

In 2014, we witnessed a season where a Legend and some of the most notable ball players called it a career. Looking back at the names on the list below, it pains me to see some of the players that I grew up watching and now knowing I won’t get that privilege again.

This season saw some great baseball, and there is no doubt in my mind that in the coming years we will see some amazing more, especially with the young crop of talent entering the game. But as I look back at the players that are walking away from our National Pastime,  I have to tip my cap and thank them for the great memories.


Derek JeterDerek Jeter

Service: 20 Years

Career Stats: 2747 G, 1923 R, 3465 H, 260 HR, 1311 RBI, .310 BA

Team(s): Yankees



Bobby AbreuBobby Abreu

Service: 18 Years

Career Stats: 2425 G, 1453 R, 2470 H, 288 HR, 1363 RBI, .291 BA

Teams: Astros, Phillies, Yanks, Angels, Dodgers, Mets



BayJason Bay

Service: 11 Years

Career Stats: 1278 G, 737 R, 1200 H, 222 HR, 754 RBI, .266 BA

Teams: Padres, Pirates, Red Sox, Mets, Mariners



Josh BeckettJosh Beckett

Service: 14 Years

Career Stats: 335 G, 2051 IP, 138 W, 3.88 ERA, 1901 K

Teams: Marlins, Red Sox, Dodgers



Joe BlantonJoe Blanton

Service: 10 Years

Career Stats: 265 G, 1567.1 IP, 85 W, 4.51 ERA, 1086 K

Teams: A’s, Phillies, Dodgers, Angels



Eric ChavezEric Chavez

Service: 17 Years

Career Stats: 1615 G, 816 R, 1477 H, 260 HR, 902 RBI, .268 BA

Teams: A’s, Yankees, DiamondBacks



Ryan DempsterRyan Dempster

Service: 16 Years

Career Stats: 579 G, 2387 IP, 132 W, 4.35 ERA, 87 SV, 2075 K

Teams: Marlins, Reds, Cubs, Rangers, Red Sox




Octavio DotelOctavio Dotel

Service: 15 Years

Career Stats: 758 G, 951 IP, 59 W, 3.78 ERA, 109 SV, 1143 K

Teams: Mets, Astros, A’s, Yankees, Royals, Braves, White Sox, Pirates, Dodgers, Rockies, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Tigers



Adam DunnAdam Dunn

Service: 14 Years

Career Stats: 2001 G, 1097 R, 1631 H, 462 HR, 1168 RBI, .237 BA

Teams: Reds, Diamondbacks, Nationals, White Sox, A’s



KonerkoPaul Konerko

Service: 18 Years

Career Stats: 2349 G, 1162 R, 2340 H, 439 HR, 1412 RBI, .279 BA

Teams: Dodgers, Reds, White Sox



Brian RobertsBrian Roberts

Service: 14 Years

Career Stats: 1418 G, 850 R, 1527 H, 97 HR, 542 RBI, .276 BA

Teams: Orioles, Yankees



Kevin YoukilisKevin Youkilis

Service: 10 Years

Career Stats: 1061 G, 653 R, 1053 H, 150 HR, 618 RBI, .281 BA

Teams: Red Sox, White Sox, Yankees



Carlos ZambranoCarlos Zambrano

Service: 12 Years

Career Stats: 354 G, 1959 IP, 132 W, 3.66 ERA, 1637 K

Teams: Cubs, Marlins



(Player Photos: ESPN.com)

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David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

One Comment

  1. Rik

    December 18, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you, my father, there on the sad height,
    Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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