Generally speaking, this is the season for football retirements but we have a mid-season baseball retirement that is significant as New York Yankees Shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki has announced his retirement from Baseball.
Debuting for the Colorado Rockies in 2006, “Tulo” would be the runner-up for the National League Rookie of the Year in 2007, the same season that he helped the Rockies reach their only World Series to date. The Shortstop would quickly ascend to the top of Colorado hitters and from 2009 to 2011 he would finish in the top ten in MVP voting and was twice named a Silver Slugger and a Gold Glove. He would also go to the All-Star Game five times for Colorado. In the middle of the 2015 season, he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for their playoff drive.
Unfortunately, injuries to his legs piled up and he would miss all of 2018 and only had 13 Plate Appearances this year
Tulowitzki accumulated 1,381 Hits with 225 Home Runs and a Slash Line of .290/.361/856. While his career bWAR of 44.2 is good, in the modern era it will be difficult to see him making the Baseball Hall of Fame when he is eligible in 2025.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Troy Tulowitzki for his on-field memories and we wish him the best in his post-playing career.