On This Day In Baseball History: May 29, 1989

Philadelphia Phillies

 

Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt announces his retirement. Despite his announcement fans will still vote him in as the NL starting third basemen. He was selected to 12 All-Star teams, won three NL MVPs, 10 Gold Gloves, and six Silver Slugger awards. He led the league in runs once (1981), homers eight times (1974-1976, 1980-1981, 1983-1984, & 1986), rbi four times (1980-1981, 1984, & 1986), walks four times (1979, 1981-1983), on-base percentage three times (1981-1983), slugging five times (1974, 1980-1982, & 1986), and OPS five times (1980-1982, 1984, & 1986). He is considered by many to be one of the best third basemen of all-time.

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