After 14 seasons split between the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers, four time All-Star Hunter Pence has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball.
Coming up with Houston in 2007, he was selected to his first All-Star game in 2009 and stayed in Houston until the 2011 trade deadline. In his five seasons in Houston,he had 103 homeruns and a .290/.339/479 slashline for his best years. He spent about a year total in Philly until he was dealt to San Francisco.
In San Francisco, Pence won two World Championships. He left for Texas in 2019 and had a tremendous bounceback campaign at 36 years old. Returning back to San Francisco this year, however, ultimately spelled the end for the long time outfielder. Playing in 17 games this season, he was released after.096. He was unable to find another team.
Overall during his career, he had 1791 hits, 244 homeruns and a 31 WAR for a very solid career.
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