Nomar: Thanks & All The Best--Peter:
Well, it's official--Nomar Garciaparra has retired--as a member of the Red Sox! Coming home to the team that brought him and his exciting play to the majors, Nomar today signed a one day contract, donned the uniform one final time and announced his retirement. Whether or not he makes the Hall after his five year wait remains to be seen. Once considered a lock, late career injuries took away some of the luster. However, he was AL Rookie of the Year, won consecutive batting titles, including one at .370, and retires with a very good career BA of .313--not too shabby at all!
Nomar: Thanks for all the fun! We'll definitely miss you!