In a few weeks, the Baseball pre-season will commence but we will be missing Curtis Granderson, who announced his retirement today.
Granderson cracked the Majors in 2004 where he would join the Detroit Tigers. With the Tigers, he would lead the American League in 2007 & 2008, and was an All-Star in 2009. The Outfielder would be dealt after the season to the New York Yankees where he played for four seasons. With the Bronx Bombers, Granderson would have two All-Star Game appearances and in 2011 would lead the AL in Runs Scored (136) and RBIs (2011). That season and he the year after he had 40 Home Run seasons.
Granderson would next play three and half seasons with the New York Mets, where he had 95 Home Runs for the team. He finished off his last two seasons and change with stops in Los Angeles, Toronto, Milwaukee and Miami. He retires with an even 1,800 Hits and 344 Home Runs.
While Granderson is unlikely to make the Baseball Hall of Fame, he will be on the ballot in 2025.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thanks Curtis Granderson for his on-field play, philanthropic nature and we wish him the best in his post-playing career.
In a tumultuous year that was not normal for anything and everything including baseball, one thing that might be back to normal is voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Granted, the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot has 14 returning candidates, with just about every one of them owning cases for induction that range from borderline to compelling.