After 14 years, New York Yankee’s first baseman, Mark Teixeira has decided to call it a career at the end of this season.
Teixeira was emotional during today’s press conference, recognizing both his parents.
“My dad taught me this game (baseball), said Teixeira, “If not for my dad, I wouldn’t be playing baseball.”
Teixeira also paid tribute to his mother who passed away recently.
Teixeira had a really good career. He was a three time all-star, won three Silver Slugger Awards, and five gold gloves.
During the 14 years that Teixeira played, he hit 404 home runs, had 1,836 hits, and 1,281 RBIs.
Along with the Yankees, Teixeira played for the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels, and the Atlanta Braves.
It is fitting that Teixeira decided to retire. His contract expires at the end of the season.