After 13 Hall of Fame worthy seasons, New York Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki announced his retirement on Thursday. The news came via a statement written by Tulo and released by the team, “I will forever be grateful for every day that I’ve had to live out my dream. It has been an absolute honor.”
During his career, Tulowitzki was named an All-Star five times and won two Gold Glove awards. He was a .290 hitter who enjoyed his best season in 2011. That year he turned himself into a verifiable superstar, hitting .302 with 30 home runs and 102 runs batted in.
Even though he retired a Yankee, Tulowitzki will always be remembered as Colorado Rocky. He spent ten years in Denver and appeared in one World Series with the club, losing to the Boston Red Sox.
Unfortunately, injuries nagged him his entire career. In 13 years, he only played 140 or more games three times. Despite this, he managed to put up monster offensive numbers and finished in the top ten in MVP voting three times.
In 2019, Tulo attempted one final season and signed a contract with the New York Yankees. Again, injuries limited his ability to appear in games. He had been sidelined with a calf strain all year when he announced his sad goodbye.