(NEW YORK) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter announced on Wednesday that he is retiring after 15 seasons in Major League Baseball.
The 38-year-old Carpenter spent all of the 2013 on the disabled list after there was a recurrance of a nerve issue in his shoulder that limited him to just three regular season starts in 2012.
The 2005 National League Cy Young Award Winner, Carpenter retires with a career record of 144-94 with a 3.76 ERA.
For as good as he was in the regular season, he was arguably better in the postseason. In 18 postseason starts, Carpenter went 10-4 with a 3.00 ERA.
“He’ll go down as one of the greatest we’ve ever had,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement that appeared on the team’s Twitter page.
In 2011, Carpenter helped lead the Cardinals to the a World Series championship, his second with the team.
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