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Two Historic Pitchers Retired This Off Season And Their Press Conferences
- Updated: February 5, 2011
Trevor Hoffman Calls It Quits
So, after the trials of the 2010 season where Glenn’s little brother saw himself loose his job as the closer for the Brewers for a while, yet rebound and still get his 600th career save (most ever), he decided to hang ‘em up! Here is the video of his retirement announcement…
By the way, his big brother Glenn Hoffman was the SS for the Boston Red Sox from 1980-1987, then turned to coaching. He managed in the Dodgers minor league system up until 1998 when he became the interim manager of the big club in mid-season (replacing Bill Russell). The next year (1999) he became the club’s third base coach where he remained until 2005. Since then (2006) he has been the third base coach of the San Diego Padres.
Yankees‘ Andy Pettitte Announces Retirement
Yesterday, longtime Yankees (with a short stop playing for Houston from 2004-2006) pitcher Andy Pettitte retired after 16 seasons. Pettitte is the all time leader in playoff wins with 19 (in 42 starts, which is also a record).
As an aside, Pettitte may also need to testify in court this year against former teammate and friend Roger Clemens on his PED use. Might this be part of the reason Pettitte isn’t playing in 2011 and left the door open for a possible return to the game in 2012 (if he gets that itch back once the season begins)?