3-Time All-Star Curtis Granderson Retires After 16 Seasons

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January 31, 2020 - 11:46 am
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MIAMI (AP) — Three-time All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson, who played for both the Yankees and Mets, has announced his retirement after 16 seasons in the major leagues.

Granderson played for seven teams including the Miami Marlins last season. He was an All-Star for the Detroit Tigers in 2009 and for the New York Yankees in 2011 and 2012.

In 2011 he led the majors with 136 runs and led the American League with 119 RBIs while hitting 41 homers.

In 2007 with Detroit he became only the third player to collect at least 30 doubles, 20 triples, 20 homers and 20 steals in a season.

The 38-year-old announced his retirement Friday on social media.

“As I close out this wonderful chapter in my life and step away from my days on the field, I know that my role in this game is only just getting started,” Granderson wrote. “I look forward to continuing my work helping to diversify the sport, paving the way for young kids to learn and grow.”

“This journey would not be possible without those who came before me, breaking barriers to allow a young Curtis Granderson to live out his dream," he added. "It’s been an honor to wear my socks high.”

WCBS 880 contributed to this report.