MLB Players Who Retired In 2021

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Vote up the retired MLB players based on their overall careers.
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All the MLB players who retire in 2021 will leave a lasting legacy that lives on. Whether they're finishing their careers as top baseball stars or calling it quits after a few up-and-down seasons, all these great MLB players retiring in 2021 have given the game their all. Look to this list regularly to see the best baseball players who retired in 2021, either because it was their time or because injuries cut a promising career short.

The first big name MLB star to choose retirement in 2021 was former Boston Red Sox second baseman, Dustin Pedroia, who played for the Olde Towne Team his entire fourteen-year career, winning two World Series championships (2007, 2013), while garnering All Star recognition four times, one Rookie of the Year award (2007), and one AL MVP (2008). 

Take a look at the recently retired baseball players list below and vote up the MLB stars you'll miss most, or those you think contributed the most to the game. Then check out all the athletes who've retired in 2021 so far.

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  • Buster Posey
    1
    Catcher, First baseman
    239 votes
    • Birthplace: Leesburg, Georgia
    • Teams: San Francisco Giants (2009-2021)

    Announced retirement on November 4, 2021

    Career Achievements:
    7× All-Star (2012, 2013, 2015–2018, 2021)
    3× World Series champion (2010, 2012, 2014)
    NL MVP (2012)
    NL Rookie of the Year (2010)
    Gold Glove Award (2016)
    4× Silver Slugger Award (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017)
    2× Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award (2015, 2016)
    2× Fielding Bible Award (2015, 2016)
    NL Hank Aaron Award (2012)
    2x NL Comeback Player of the Year (2012, 2021)
    NL batting champion (2012)

  • Dustin Pedroia
    2
    Second baseman
    256 votes
    • Birthplace: Woodland, California
    • Teams: Boston Red Sox (2006–2019)

    Announced retirement on February 1, 2021

    Career Achievements:
    4× All-Star (2008–2010, 2013)
    2× World Series champion (2007, 2013)[a]
    AL MVP (2008)
    AL Rookie of the Year (2007)
    4× Gold Glove Award (2008, 2011, 2013, 2014)
    Silver Slugger Award (2008)
    Home runs: 140
    Runs batted in: 725

  • Kyle Seager
    3

    Kyle Seager

    Third baseman
    85 votes
    • Birthplace: Concord, North Carolina
    • Teams: Seattle Mariners

    Announced retirement on December 29, 2021

    Career Achievements:
    All-Star (2014)
    Gold Glove Award (2014)
    242 Career Homeruns
    807 Career RBIs

  • Nick Markakis
    4

    Nick Markakis

    Right fielder
    159 votes
    • Birthplace: Glen Cove, New York
    • Teams: Baltimore Orioles (2006–2014), Atlanta Braves (2015–2020)

    Announced retirement on March 12, 2021

    Career Achievements:
    All-Star (2018)
    Silver Slugger Award (2018)
    3× Gold Glove Award (2011, 2014, 2018)
    Hits: 2,388
    Home runs: 189
    Runs batted in: 1,046

  • Ryan Braun
    5
    Left fielder
    148 votes
    • Birthplace: Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California
    • Teams: Milwaukee Brewers (2007-2020)

    Announced retirement on September 14, 2021

    Career Achievements:
    6× All-Star (2008–2012, 2015)
    NL MVP (2011)
    NL Rookie of the Year (2007)
    5× Silver Slugger Award (2008–2012)
    2× 30–30 club (2011, 2012)
    NL home run leader (2012)

  • Wade Davis
    6
    Pitcher
    69 votes
    • Birthplace: Lake Wales, Florida
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Rays (2009–2012), Kansas City Royals (2013–2016, 2021), Chicago Cubs (2017), Colorado Rockies (2018–2020)

    Announced retirement on November 24, 2021

    Career Achievements:
    3× All-Star (2015–2017)
    World Series champion (2015)
    NL saves leader (2018)