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Sheffield files for retirement

Posted on: February 17, 2011 11:16 am
Edited on: February 17, 2011 11:48 am
 
There was talk at the Winter Meetings that Gary Sheffield was looking for a team. Who was talking? May have been Sheffield, who was at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, shopping himself.

Well, with camps opening up and no team, Sheffield has officially retired, he told George A. King III of the New York Post .

Gary Sheffield Sheffield last played for the Mets in 2009. He finishes his career with a career slash line of .292/.393/.514, 509 home runs, 2,689 hits and 1,676 RBI in parts of 22 seasons with the Brewers, Padres, Marlins, Dodgers, Braves, Yankees, Tigers and Mets.

Now, of course, comes the talk of the Hall of Fame, and Sheffield is already lobbying.

"I am sure it will be mentioned and debated, but from standpoint I know who is in the Hall of Fame," Sheffield said. "A lot of them don't belong in the Hall of Fame. If someone wants to debate me, check the stats."

Sheffield will be another interesting case in what is now known as the "steroid era" and his inclusion in the Mitchell Report will certainly be a strike against his case.

"The thing about the Mitchell Report is that I cringe about it because the guy who wrote the report didn't talk to me," Sheffield said. "If he talked to me I would respect that no matter what. But I cringe on that because he didn't."

According to the report, Sheffield initially declined an interview request by George Mitchell, then said he'd agree to an interview with his lawyer present. However, his lawyer was "undergoing medical treatments" at the time and because of that, he didn't meet with Mitchell.

Sheffield was a known client of BALCO founder Victor Conte. Sheffield was also mentioned in the book "Game of Shadows" and admitted using a cream given to him by Greg Anderson, Barry Bonds' trainer, but said he didn't know the substance was a steroid.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Sheffield files for retirement

"I am sure it will be mentioned and debated, but from standpoint I know who is in the Hall of Fame," Sheffield   -----If the hall of fame required that its inductees have some character --this boob would never come close.  I'll always remember him as a Milwaukee Brewer --never satified with anything...collect the paycheck and whine, whine, whine.....



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Sheffield files for retirement

If you average 150 hits a year, and get 25 home runs a year, you get get 3,000 hits, and 500 home runs. See how easy it is to be superior? That's about a .275 Batting average.
If its so easy to get basehits, how come only 100 out of 17,000 have been capable of achieving only 2,466 hits?



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