Lance Berkman has decided to call it quits after 15 seasons in Major League Baseball. Berkman spent the majority of his career with the Houston Astros but won a World Series Title with the 2011 St Louis Cardinals. He was also a six time National League All-Star and the member of a playoff team on five different occasions. Berkman blames his physical condition on his choice to retire.
According to Berkman; “it doesn’t make sense to play in the physical condition I’m in.”
Berkman will finish his career with 366 home runs, 1,234 RBI, 422 doubles and a career .293 average. He also finished in the top-5 of the Most Valuable Player voting on four different occasions and won the 2011 National League Comeback Player of the Year Award. When talking about the decision Berkman stated;
“I’ve had a great career, I did everything anyone could have set out to do. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next.”
On the occasion of his retirement let’s look at some of his career highlights below.
Youtube Video Courtesy of MLBHighlights2012