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LANCE BERKMAN RUMORS

Retired Lance Berkman heads back to school, will be student-coach

Retired former World Series MVP Lance Berkman will be wandering the ivy covered walls of Rice University this fall.  At least proverbially.  After walking away from playing baseball after the 2013 season, the Houston Chronicle reports he has enrolled in the elite University and will also volunteer as a student coach for his former head coach, Wayne Graham: Berkman received the...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Saying Good-Bye to Berkman and Young

Two players exited the game this off-season who leave behind them a legacy of class and excellence. Lance Berkman and Michael Young were stars during their years on the field, but they will never be immortalized in Cooperstown.  And rightfully so. Berkman started his career in a Houston Astros uniform back in 1999. He quickly became the third member of the "Killer B's" trio...
Via The Sports Post
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

So long, Lance Berkman and Michael Young

A couple of Texas institutions during the past fifteen years hung up their spikes this week. Between the two of them, Lance Berkman and Michael Young banged out 3,940 hits while wearing the uniform of teams from Texas. Berkman, of course, was the first round draft pick of the Houston Astros who had quite a career there and Young plied his trade with the Texas Rangers for his...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Upon retirement, how should Lance Berkman's career be viewed?

After 15 seasons in the major leagues, Lance Berkman announced on Wednesday that he's decided to retire.  Knee, hip and back injuries have just become too much to overcome for the slugger, who will turn 38 years old next month. Last season, Berkman was limited to 73 games and 294 plate appearances with the Rangers. Though he was signed primarily to be a designated hitter and...
Via The Outside Corner
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Berkman retires after 15-season career

Six-time All-Star 1B/OF Lance Berkman has officially retired from baseball, according Richard Justice of MLB.com.  Presumably not finding a lot of free agent suitors with his recent knee problems, it became apparently to him, that now was the time.  Berkman seemed content (via MLB.com): “It doesn’t make sense to play in the physical condition I’m in,” Berkman said.  ...
Via Reading Between The Seams
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Berkman announces retirement

Lance Berkman has retired from baseball. Berkman, 37, spent 15 seasons at the big league level between Houston, New York, St. Louis and Texas. There was plenty of speculation that Berkman would retire prior to last season but he ended up playing in 73 games hitting .242/.340/.359 with six home runs and 34 RBI with the Rangers. Berkman will end his career with a .293/.406/.537 line...
Via Tireball.com
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Berkman retires because of knee, plans to coach

Lance Berkman announced on Wednesday that he will retire because of his problematic knee rather than try to make it through another baseball season. He also says he plans to coach in the future. Berkman shared word of his decision with MLB.com’s Richard Justice, telling him that it doesn’t make sense for him to continue […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

6-time All-Star Berkman retiring from baseball

HOUSTON -- Six-time All-Star Lance Berkman is retiring after 15 seasons in the major leagues. Berkman almost left the game last offseason before signing with the Texas Rangers. He then had another injury-plagued season and was limited to 73 games. The 37-year-old Berkman was Houston's first-round draft pick in 1997 out of Rice, and played 12 seasons for the Astros. He played 1,879...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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