Overcomes outfielder Nick Markakis declares retirement at age 37

Nick Markakis

Atlanta Braves rightfielder Nick Markakis of Woodstock, GA declared his retirement at age 37 on Friday as per David O’Brien and Dan Connolly of The Athletic. In the course of the last 15 seasons, Markakis has been in the Major League Baseball outfield. He was with the Baltimore Orioles for nine seasons from 2006 to 2014, and afterward with the Braves throughout the last six seasons from 2015 to 2020.

In 2154 vocation games, 9321 plate appearances and 8302 at bats, Markakis had 189 homers and 1046 runs batted in. He likewise scored 1119 runs, and had 2388 hits, 514 pairs, 22 triples, 66 taken bases, 891 strolls, 3513 absolute bases, four penance hits, and 73 fielder’s choices. Markakis really drove the American League with 10 fielder’s choices while as an individual from the Orioles in 2009.

It ought not come as a tremendous astonishment that Markakis is resigning. That is on the grounds that he was reluctant of playing the 2020 Major League Baseball standard season due to Covid. Markakis at first quit when Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman tried positive for the infection, yet then adjusted his perspective subsequent to speaking with Freeman.

In 2021, Markakis batted .254 with one homer and 15 runs batted in. During 37 games, 130 at bats, and 141 plate appearances, he scored 15 runs, and had 15 pairs, 10 strolls, a .312 on base rate, .392 slugging rate, 51 complete bases, and one time hit by a pitch. Markakis’ grand slam arrived in a 4-3 Braves prevail upon the Toronto Blue Jays on August 6.

Three years prior, Markakis was a National League All-Star while with the Braves. That season he batted .297 with 14 grand slams and 93 runs batted in, and won the gold glove grant for a third time, and the silver slugger grant for a first time. Markakis recently won the gold glove grant with the Orioles in 2011 and 2014.

On an individual note, I had the chance to watch Markakis live at the 2003 European Baseball Championships in the Netherlands. Markakis helped Team Greece win the silver decoration.

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