|Posted by redsoxcollector on March 10, 2010 at 9:56 AM|
Nomar Garciaparra will sign a one day minor league contract with Boston, then announce his retirement as a member of the Red Sox.
Nomar played 9 seasons with the Sox, before being traded to the Cubs at the 2004 trade deadline. Nomar was Rookie of the Year in 1997. After the Sox went on to win their first world championship in 86 years in 2004, Nomar was given a ring and a share of the winnings.
Nomar was on six All-Star squads, led the league in batting average in 1999 and 2000, and will retire with a lifetime batting average of .313. Injury shortened seasons in recent years prevented the Hall of Fame career he would have likely had otherwise. As it stands, his stats fall short of what is generally considered Hall of Fame numbers.
Nomar is slated to do commentary and analysis for ESPN. We wish him well!