Pitcher Kevin Millwood announces his retirement from baseball on Friday

Pitcher Kevin Millwood announces his retirement from baseball on Friday

Shelby : NC : USA | Feb 03, 2013 at 2:31 PM PST
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Shelby North Carolina. Seattle Mariners right handed pitcher Kevin Millwood, 38, has decided to retire after 16 years of service in Major League Baseball.

Millwood told a Shelby North Carolina newspaper on Friday he is "ready to retire."

Millwood pitched his final season with the Seattle Mariners in the 2012 Major League Baseball season and won six games and lost 12 games in 28 starts with an earned run average of 4.28.

The Shelby Star reports Millwood wanted to pitch in the 2013 baseball season but only if he could play for a team close to his home in Georgia.

Millwood started his career in the Major Leagues in 1997 with the Atlanta Braves which he pitched for them for six years before he pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners.

Millwood career highlights include pitching a no hitter on April 27, 2003 as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies against the San Francisco Giants and he combined with five relief pitchers on June 8, 2012 to a no hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Seattle. Millwood pitched the first five innings before he left the game with a groin injury.

Millwood last pitched in September 2012 before he was placed on the injured list due to a sore shoulder. Millwood told the Shelby Star "It's special just to make it (to the majors) in the first place to be able to play as long as I played makes it extra special."

News sources Fox News, Fox Sports and Wikipedia.

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