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Jerry Hairston Jr. will retire if Dodgers win World Series

Jan 14, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

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Jerry Hairston Jr. told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that he’ll retire after this season if the Dodgers win the World Series because “you can’t get any better than that.”

Hairston will be 37 years old in May, needed surgery to repair his injured hip, and has just one season remaining on his contract, but he’s been a solid part-time player while hitting around .270 with a .345 on-base percentage in each of the past two seasons.

Hairston previously won a World Series with the Yankees in 2009, going 1-for-8 in limited postseason action, and will top $20 million in career earnings this season.

In related news: I vow to retire from blogging if the Twins win the World Series this season.

  1. El Bravo - Jan 14, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    I’ll retire from eating pie if the Twins win the 2013 World Series.

    • southofheaven81 - Jan 14, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      I’ll retire from breathing if the Astros win.

  2. darthicarus - Jan 14, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    The fact he’s a bench player that’s nearing 40 and his contract is up has nothing to do with retirement either. (not that I think the Dodgers will win the World Series this year)

  3. bouwel92 - Jan 14, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    And ill quit drinking if the Astros win a world series.

  4. proudlycanadian - Jan 14, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Cubs fans will simply not believe it, if their team ever wins the World Series in their lifetime.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 14, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      No one will. I think everyone will walk around in a haze because everything they knew to be true has become wrong.

  5. caeser12 - Jan 14, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    No worries then, you’ll still playing after this year.

  6. lew24 - Jan 14, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    As a dodger fan…I hope he can retire at the end of the season!

  7. davidpom50 - Jan 14, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    I look forward to many more decades of Aaron Gleeman blogging.

  8. bolweevils2 - Jan 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Will he still retire even if the Dodgers trade him away prior to winning the World Series?

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