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Jeff Kent To Retire From Baseball

Longtime Giant, Dodger will make official announcement
tomorrow.




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A long and storied career has come to an end. Jeff Kent, the
man who LA Dodger fans despised for so long during his tenure with the San Francisco
Giants, only to fall in love with him when he wore Dodger blue, will officially
announce his retirement Thursday at Dodger Stadium.

 

Kent
will leave a notable legacy, retiring as baseball's all-time home run leader
among second basemen with 377 during his 17 year career.

 

His last four years were spent playing for the Dodgers,
where he amassed a .291 batting average, 122 doubles, 75 home runs and 311 RBI
with the club.

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Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Many speculate that Kent
will be a sure Hall of Fame inductee, thanks to his impressive career stats.
Here's how some of his more notable accomplishments stack up in the Major
League history books.  

  • 560 doubles (tied for 20th all-time)
  • 1,518 RBI (47th all-time)
  • 377 home runs (62nd all-time)