Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 9/6/13
Major League Baseball has lost one of its greats.  On September 3rd, 2013, from his home country of the Dominican Republic, 16 year MLB veteran Vladimir Guerrero has announced his retirement from the majors. The 38 year old Guerrero, a native of the town Don Gregorio, Nizao, has stated that his retirement is due in part to a couple of injuries he has in his right knee, as well as spending time with his family, especially his son.  It’s important to remember though that in recent years, Guerrero has had trouble finding work on any major league team, so this undoubtedly has some weight on his decision. Vladimir Guerrero was signed by the now-defunct Montreal Expos as an amateur free agent on March 1, 1993 and spent three years in the minor leagues before making his debut in the majors on September 19,1996.  Two days later, he would hit his first major league home run and ultimately paved his road to success as the best “bad-ball hitter” the game would ever see.  This was witnessed dur...
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