Longtime Dodger Andre Ethier is retiring from baseball, the club announced Wednesday. The Dodgers will honor the 12-year veteran with a ceremony prior to the game with Houston on Friday, August 3 at Dodger Stadium.
A core member of the team for over a decade, Ethier was part of seven division championships, five trips to the NLCS and one World Series. In fact, his last career plate appearance was a pinch-hit single to drive in the only run the Dodgers scored in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series.
Playing his entire major league career with the Dodgers, Ethier owns 14 career walk-off hits, including six in the magical year of 2009. In perhaps his best season, the lefty hit 31 homers and 42 doubles, driving in 106 with an .869 OPS.
“I look forward to coming back to Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium, places I’m so lucky to have called home for the last 12 years,” Ethier said.
“There’s nothing like stepping out on the field at Dodger Stadium and looking up and seeing the faithful Dodger blue supporting you, and I’m grateful for the reception and support I received in all my years playing there. I’m humbled by this evening and look forward to sharing it all with you.”
Ethier ends his career at .285/.359/.463 with 303 doubles, 162 home runs and 687 RBI in 1,455 games, with two All-Star selections (2010, 2011), a 2009 Silver Slugger Award and a 2011 Gold Glove Award.