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The Best MLB Players Who Retired In 2019

Updated February 3, 2020 2.7k votes 372 voters 6.4k views11 items

List RulesVote up the best MLB players who retired In 2019

UPDATE: Check out the top MLB players to retire in 2020!

Just because an MLB player retires does not mean his legacy won’t live on. The average career length for MLB players is 5.6 years, based on a recent study. Many of the players on this list have played for much longer than the average. In this time they have played through countless injuries and made the most out of their careers. Look to the retired numbers on each team to get an idea of the most memorable players to walk onto the diamond.

While Jake Peavy was a Cy Young winner in his career and Koji Uehara won a World Series, the most prominent MLB player to retire in 2019 was Ichiro Suzuki. One of the greatest hitters of all time, Ichiro Suzuki retired after playing a final professional series in Japan, leaving one last incredible moment in a career full of them.

Look to this list for a running record of baseball players retiring in 2019. Check back regularly to see if older players like Peter Moylan retire this year. Vote up the players who declared their retirement in 2019 and had the biggest impact on the game during their career.

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  • AL MVP (2001)
    AL Rookie of the Year (2001)
    10x All-Star (2001-2010)
    10x Gold Glove winner (2001-2010)
    2x AL batting champion (2001, 2004)
    3x Silver Slugger (2001, 2007, 2009)
    MLB Record - 262 hits in a season (2004)

    • Position: Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder
    • Birthplace: Kasugai, Japan
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    #32 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#87 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#46 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • 5x All-Star (2010-2011, 2013-2015)
    2x Gold Glove winner (2010-2011)
    2x Silver Slugger (2010-2011)

    • Position: Shortstop
    • Birthplace: Santa Clara, California
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  • 2017 World Series champion
    7x All-Star selection (2006-2011, 2013)
    2010 All-Star Game MVP
    6x Silver Slugger (2006, 2008-2011, 2015)

    • Position: Catcher
    • Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, USA
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    #14 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time#236 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#39 of 149 The Greatest Catchers of All Time

  • 2x World Series champion (2013, 2014)
    NL Cy Young (2007)
    3x All-Star (2005, 2007, 2012)
    2x MLB ERA leader (2004, 2007)
    2x NL strikeout leader (2005, 2007)

    • Position: Starting pitcher
    • Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama
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    #88 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time#114 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time#140 of 164 The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time

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