Former Kansas City Royals Star Eric Hosmer Retires, Launches Podcast

Eric Hosmer decided to end his career in the Major Leagues after 13 seasons and made the announcement on social networks where he also commented that he will embark on a podcast project.

“I’m excited to take on this new challenge, MoonBall Media and our first project, The Diggin’ Deep Podcast. Unfortunately, my playing days are over, but I am committed to giving back to the baseball community that helped shape my life,” said the World Series champion player with Kansas City.

Hosmer was one of the best first basemen of the last 15 years and lived his best time with the Kansas City Royals, part of the 2015 championship team.

The first baseman is also remembered for rejecting the trade to the Washington Nationals for Juan Soto and Josh Bell.

Eric Hosmer, an elite first baseman from Kansas City

Hosmer had a .282 batting average with 542 hits, 60 home runs, 288 runs batted in and 273 runs scored in 521 career home games for the Royals.

Eric debuted in 2011 with the Royals and came third in Rookie of the Year voting that season. That season, Jeremy Hellickson won the honor and Mark Trumbo came in second.

The Kansas City slugger hit .293 with 153 hits, 19 home runs, 78 RBIs and 66 runs scored in 128 games in his rookie season in 2011.

After that campaign he established himself as one of the best defenders at first base and won four Gold Gloves, three of them consecutively (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017).

He also earned an election to the All-Star Game, an edition in which he won the MVP award. He hit a home run and drove in two runs to give the American League the victory.

In 2018, he instead joined the San Diego Padres. He also played for the Boston Red Sox and ended up with the Chicago Cubs.

2024-02-21 16:29:55
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