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The Best MLB Players Who Retired In 2019

Updated February 3, 2020 2.7k votes 395 voters 7.0k 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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    2011 World Series champion
    2011 World Series MVP
    2011 NLCS MVP
    2012 All-Star

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    • 2013 World Series champion
      2014 All-Star
      2013 ALCS MVP

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        148
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      • MLB debut: April 4, 2006

        .284 avg., 108 home runs, 669 RBIs

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          #538 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#27 of 78 The Best Tampa Bay Rays of All Time#19 of 25 The Best Dodgers First Basemen of All Time

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          MLB debut: April 11, 2006

          96-114 record, 4.62 ERA, 1,428 strikeouts

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            186
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