During his career, Adrian Beltre was able to rake in more than 3,000 hits during his 21 seasons. Well, it looks like it’s all over as he will be retiring this season.
During the press conference, the was sure to thank his family, fans, agents and former teams, Tommy Lasorda, the former executive for the Los Angeles Dodgers said that it was time to call it a career. In a statement released by the Rangers, he said that it was only after careful consideration and sleepless nights that he was able to make the decision
The almost 40-year-old Dominican is looking to be a great candidate for the Hall of Fame. For his 3,166 hits, he has a ranking of 16th of all time when it comes to foreign-born players. He was able to pass Ichiro Suzuki during his past season playing.
Beltre was able to bring home six Gold Gloves and four Silver Slugger awards. He was able to compile 477 home runs, 1,707 RBIs and a .286 batting average during his career.
Adrian Beltre Retires From Baseball
Though he wasn’t able to bring in a World Series ring, he was able to bat runs, 1,707 RBIs and had a 286 batting average while playing in the 2011 World Series. His team lost to the St. Louis Cardinals.
By the end of the 2018 season, he was ranking number one among those playing when it comes to hits, at-bats, and plate appearances.
Adrian Beltre was able to bring home $18 million in 2018. He was averaging around 100 games within the past two seasons. Beltre had to battle through numerous injuries to both his hamstrings and calf. He was still able to hit .273 with 15 homes runs.
Adrian became a Dodger when he was only 19-years-old in 1998. He was able to play seven seasons for the team before signing over to the Seattle Mariners. After playing five seasons in Seattle, he was later able to join the Boston Redsox in 2010 and then finally with the Rangers in 2011.