1988: The two-time All-Star outfielder had an 18-year Major League career, playing with the Cardinals (1970–74), Astros (1975–87), and Yankees (1988). Jose, nicknamed "Cheo," was an Astros legend who retired after the 1988 season with team records in games, at-bats, hits, total bases, and triples. He finished his career with 323 homers and 968 RBIs.
Castro had his 12-year MLB career with the Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins, and New York Yankees. Correction: The title of Rizzo was misspelled in a previous edition. He is the General Manager of the Nationals. This article originally stated that he was a catcher.
He debuted on April 17, 2015 vs. San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field. That game ended in a 4-4 tie. In that game, he got his first hit (an RBI double) and score a run. He played third base that day because Anthony Rendon was sick.
After appearing in only 63 games in his rookie season due to ankle injuries, Castro came back in 2017 and became one of the main anchors of the Cuban National Team. He played in the World Baseball Classic and won a gold medal at the Olympics. In 2019, he started the season well by hitting over.300 with 1 home run and 9 RBIs in his first 19 games before an injury slowed him down a bit. He returned in late May/early June and finished the season strong with another good year batting.292 with 11 HRs and 76 RBIs in 160 games.
Castro will be 25 years old when the season starts in 2020. He will be able to make $10 million if he chooses to opt out of his contract after this season.
41 years (July 1, 1980). Age/Nelson Cruz Nelson Cruz has 19 home runs this season, which is tied for second most among designated hitters. The Rays have had difficulty getting productivity from that position. Cruz, 41, is a seven-time All-Star with 436 home runs and 1,202 RBIs in his career.
Rafael Palmeiro has been linked with baseball for more than four decades. In the year 1985, he began his formal career. Palmeiro has been a consistent component of his team since then. Palmeiro, on the other hand, retired from the game in 2005-2006. He came out of retirement in 2009 when he signed with the Houston Astros.
He ended up playing only one season before retiring for good this past June. At the age of 40, Rafael Palmeiro is now considered one of the best hitters in MLB history. His lifetime batting average is.290 with 1,946 hits under his belt. He has hit over 100 balls in play twice during his career and has led the league in that category eight times. The left-handed hitter has also won three awards in the World Series: a Golden Spikes Award and a Silver Slugger Award in 2001 as well as a Babe Ruth Award in 2003.
Palmeiro has been named the MVP of the Texas League seven times, including two consecutive seasons (1995-1996). He has also been selected to the All-Star Game six times and has won the Home Run Derby twice. The third baseman has batted over.300 six times in his career and has had at least 100 RBIs five times. Rafael Palmeiro has been awarded the AL Man of the Year Award by his fellow players once upon becoming a member of the Baltimore Orioles (1997).
1982 Before retiring in 1982, he played two seasons with the New York Yankees, one with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and one with the California Angels. His final game was on May 31, 1982, at age 39. At the time of his retirement, he was the oldest player in Major League Baseball.
Tiant's career statistics include a record of 290-254 (.542 winning percentage). He had 1130 strikeouts and only 293 walks in 4752 innings pitched. Those numbers make him one of the best strikeout-to-walk ratios in baseball history. He also had a 3.21 ERA, which is good for 7th all-time among pitchers with at least 250 decisions.
He finished his career with an overall record of 295-279 (.523 winning percentage), with 1301 strikeouts and 302 walks in 4063 innings pitched.
After his playing days were over, Luis Tiant became a coach under Billy Martin in New York and later managed the Detroit Tigers from 1989 to 1991 and the Boston Red Sox from 1992 to 1993 before returning to manage the Tigers again from 1994 to 1995. He ended his managerial career with a record of 544-564 (.500 winning percentage).
"The only reason I haven't retired yet." Gonzalez will be 39 years old in May. During his 15-year big league career, the first baseman was a standout for the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and Boston Red Sox. He last appeared in a major league game for the New York Mets in 2018.
Gonzalez announced his retirement on November 20, 2018. He had been playing part time for the Mets and was batting.275 with 12 home runs and 59 RBIs.
In 2001, Gonzalez became the first player to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award and the World Series MVP Award in the same year when he took home both prizes after hitting.292 with 26 homers and 97 RBIs. He finished second in the MVP voting that year behind Barry Bonds.
Gonzalez is one of three players (along with Albert Pujols and Eric Davis) in Major League Baseball history to hit 500 home runs while playing only two seasons (since 2002). He has also stolen at least 40 bases five times, including twice when he led the league in thefts (102 in 2005-06 and 41 in 2009).
After graduating from El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California, Gonzalez attended the University of Florida where he played college baseball for the Florida Gators. The Los Angeles Dodgers selected him with the third overall pick in the 1996 MLB Draft.