It has been a tough week for New York Yankee fans.
On Friday (Aug. 5), first baseman, Mark Teixeira announced he’ll be retiring after the end of the season.
Today, Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) announced that he’ll play his last game next Friday (Aug. 12).
“Today is a tough day,” said the 41 year-old in a press conference. “I love this game (baseball), I love this team (Yankees) and today I’m saying goodbye to both.”
Both press conferences had something in common. Both Rodriguez and Teixeira were emotional.
During his 22 year career, A-Rod hit 696 home runs, had 2,084 RBIs (2nd all-time), 3,114 hits, 5,811 total bases, and 25 grand slams (1st all-time).
After Rodriguez plays his last game, he’ll become a special advisor and instructor for the Yankees.