Former MLB Home Run Champ Announces Retirement

Former MLB home run champion and MVP candidate Khris Davis has officially announced his retirement from professional baseball at the age of 36.

Known for his prodigious power at the plate, Davis spent his nine-season career with the Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and Texas Rangers, but his most significant impact was felt during his tenure with the Athletics.

There, he became one of the league's premier sluggers, amassing three consecutive 40-home run seasons and peaking in 2018 with a league-leading 48 homers. Renowned for his consistency, he also achieved the unusual feat of batting exactly .247 for four consecutive seasons from 2015 to 2018.

Davis's career was not without its challenges, as injuries in his final years saw a decline in his performance, leading to brief stints with the Rangers and a return to Oakland in 2021.

Despite these setbacks, he remained a formidable presence, continuing to play with international and independent league teams before deciding to retire. His decision was influenced by a desire to explore new life avenues and the lack of opportunities to play at the level he was accustomed to.

Off the field, Davis has begun a new chapter as an auto mechanic, a passion he developed after graduating from the Arizona Automotive Institute.

Over his nine-year MLB career, the 36-year-old holds a .242/.314/.491 triple-slash line, with 221 home runs, 590 RBI, 18 stolen bases, and 506 runs scored across 980 games played.

Reflecting on his baseball career, he expressed satisfaction with his achievements and excitement for future opportunities outside of sports. While his powerful swings and home runs left a lasting legacy, Davis is equally enthusiastic about his new role and the potential to return to baseball in a coaching capacity. Photo Credit: Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports