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    Eric Chavez announces retirement.

    ESPN -- Eric Chavez, a six-time Gold Glove Award winner over 17 major league seasons with the Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks, announced his retirement today at age 36.

    Chavez, a first-round draft pick by Oakland in 1996, is a career .268 hitter with 260 home runs and 902 RBIs. He averaged 28 home runs a season with the A's during a seven-year span from 2000-2006 and won the American League Silver Slugger Award at third base in 2002.

    Chavez's career .970 fielding percentage ties him for third best all-time with Ken Reitz among players with a minimum of 800 games played. Only Mike Lowell (.974) and Brooks Robinson (.971) are better.

    Chavez's six Gold Gloves tie him with Buddy Bell and Robin Ventura for fourth most ever by a third baseman, behind Robinson (16), Mike Schmidt (10) and Scott Rolen (7).

    Knee problems have sidelined Chavez for much of this season in Arizona. He's batting .246 with three homers in 69 at-bats with the Diamondbacks.
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    Oh, what could have been. That 2004 season could have been his banner year if not cut short by a broken hand.
    Thanks Damaso. And then the back....oh, the back. '06-'11 what a terrible return on that ill-timed extension.

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    Always liked him and wished the injuries weren't such a big factor in his career. Some thing that caught my eye in that story is that Lowell has the highest 3rd base fielding % ever , didn't know that.


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    heard rumbling of this at 2 days ago. And I too thought he was a good guy. Oh well times are a changing and this will pass.
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    Reminds me of that Chavez collection and fantastic mailday posts... some of my all-time favorites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VizquelCollector.com View Post
    Reminds me of that Chavez collection and fantastic mailday posts... some of my all-time favorites.
    What happened to him? Did he stop collecting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    What happened to him? Did he stop collecting?
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    Yes, I believe Chad sold off a lot of his Chavez collection.


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