Carlos Lee Announces Retirement

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Former all-star outfielder Carlos Lee announced his retirement today from the game of baseball.  The Panama-born slugger nicknamed “El Caballo” spent 14 years in the Majors on 5 different ball clubs.  Carlos Lee finished with impressive stats since breaking in to the league in 1999:

.285 Batting Average

358 Home Runs

1,362 Runs Batted In

125 Stolen Bases

3x All-Star (2005-07)

2x Silver Slugger (2005, 2007)

11 consecutive years of 20 or more home runs

Best known for his years with the Houston Astros, Lee also played for the Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers and the Miami Marlins. It is truly a testament to Lee’s talent as a baseball player to be able to continue to put up such solid numbers while bouncing around the league, not to mention while learning a new position.  Carlos Lee continued to be a threat in the lineup later in his career, despite having to learn to play first base after being deemed to slow for the outfield. Although I would not put him in the Hall of Fame, the well respected veteran will be missed around the baseball community.

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