Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Garret Anderson Calls It Quits After 17 Seasons
After 17 Seasons, 15 of them in an Angel Uniform, Garret Anderson has retired from Major League Baseball. With the Angels, Garret hit 272 Home Runs (2nd all-time behind Tim Salmon), 1292 RBI's, 2368 Hits (Both Angel's Records) and was a 3-time All-Star, a Home Run Derby Champion and, most importantly, a World Series Champion.
Garret Anderson also holds the Angels' records for RBI's in a single game (10) and consecutive games with an RBI (12). Most importantly, Anderson hit the eventual game-winning double in Game 7 of the World Series against the Giants. While the end of his Angel Career will be remembered as a slowing superstar who couldn't quite cut it in the outfield, he will likely be remembered as one of the two or three best offensive players in Angels history.
While his playing days might be over, I'm sure many would love to see Anderson as a hitting coach, or in some sort of an advisory role. Only time will tell what the future holds for Anderson, but I for one would love to see him back with the Angels organization.