14-Year Veteran First Baseman Announces Retirement

He's calling it a career.

Eric Thames has announced his retirement from professional baseball.

Thames announced the news via his personal Instagram page, writing: "The day has finally come. In the year of our Lord, twenty, twenty-three...HE GONE! I've been so blessed over these last 14 years to call baseball my job."

The thirty-six-year-old spent parts of six major league seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals and the Seattle Mariners.

He leaves behind a .241/.325/.467 triple-slash line, with 96 home runs, 235 RBIs and 286 runs scored over 605 career major-league games.

Thames will also leave behind a legacy as a power-hitting legend in Korea and Japan.
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