11-Year Veteran, Ex-World Series Champ Retires From Baseball

After 11 years in the big leagues, and a huge World Series pinch-hit home run that helped get him a ring with the 2018 Boston Red Sox, 11-year veteran infielder Eduardo Nunez has announced his retirement. 

"I had the opportunity of a lifetime to play the game I love for more than a decade while competing for five amazing @mlb teams," wrote Núñez. In addition to the Red Sox, he also played for the New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants and New York Mets. 

"To the fans, thank you for making this journey so much FUN!," he continued.

"Baseball opened up so many doors for a young kid from the Dominican Republic. The people I've met, the places I've visited and the lessons l've learned will stay with me forever.

"Today is the end of one chapter and the start of the next, and I am so excited to begin my next adventure!"

He played over 850 big league games, and finished with a .276 lifetime average, 142 stolen bases, and an All-Star selection in 2016.

Although he last played in the majors for two games with the Mets in 2020, the now-35-year-old Nunez will certainly be remembered best by Red Sox fans, for this one very special home run: