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Troy Glaus’ career is over

Dec 9, 2011, 9:42 AM EDT

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This is not a shock — he didn’t play last year and was creaky when he played in 2010 — but Buster Olney reported this morning that Troy Glaus considers himself retired.

Glaus had a .254/.358/.489 batting line and 320 homers over 13 seasons. He could probably still help someone as a bench bat/DH/backup first baseman in the Jason Giambi mode, but you have to figure that once you take a year off to hang with your family like Glaus did, the competitive fires aren’t really burning anymore.

Nice career, Troy. Enjoy your retirement.

  1. cerowb - Dec 9, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    A very solid player for many years. Best wishes, Troy – enjoy a happy retirement!

  2. mirmz - Dec 9, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    I’ll never forget his beast years with the Halos. And his WS performance in 2002 was legendary from the perspective of an Angels’ fan – there’s a reason he was the MVP of that Series. You stay classy, Troy Glaus.

  3. thefalcon123 - Dec 9, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Congrats to Troy on a great career and World Series MVP!

    Here’s some trivia:

    In 2000, at least one player at every position qualified for the batting title and had an OPS over 1.000, the only time it’s ever been done in baseball history. Glaus was the sole 3rd baseman to top that mark.

    The highest:
    Catcher- Mike Piazza: 1.012
    1st Base- Todd Helton: 1.161
    2nd Base- Jeff Kent: 1.020
    Shortstop- Nomar Garciaparra: 1.033
    Thirdbase- *Troy Glaus*: 1.008
    Right Field- Vlaud Guerrero: 1.074
    Center Field- Richard Hidalgo: 1.027
    Left Field- Barry Bonds: 1.128
    DH- Frank Thomas: 1.061

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