Edwin Jackson announced his retirement from baseball on his Instagram account Friday, which been the 19th anniversary of his MLB debut and his 39th birthday. The right-hander played for 14 teams, a significant League record, over his 17-year career.
“Im super grateful to possess had 14 different organizations allow me the chance to represent them,” Jackson said in the post. “I was once told by way of a mentor that you will be only as strong because the team you have around you, and I’ve an incredible team.”
Jackson debuted with the Dodgers in 2003 at 20 yrs . old. The right-hander would continue to also play for the Rays, Tigers, D-backs, White Sox, Cardinals, Nationals, Cubs, Braves, Marlins, Padres, Orioles, A’s and Blue Jays. He lately pitched for Toronto and Detroit in 2019, with the Blue Jays being his 14th team.
Jackson went 107-133 with a 4.78 ERA and 1,508 strikeouts over his career. In 2009, Jackson enjoyed perhaps his best season when he went 13-9 with a 3.62 ERA over a career-high 214 innings with the Tigers and made his only All-Star team. He won a global Series with the Cardinals in 2011, obtaining the begin in Game 4.
On June 25, 2010, pitching for the D-backs, Jackson threw a no-hitter contrary to the Rays in a start that saw him walk eight and throw an impressive 149 pitches. It had been the next no-hitter in D-backs history.
“This game has taught me many life lessons and allowed me to evolve in to the person I’m today!” Jackson said in the Instagram post. “I’ll forever have memories that may live within me from the overall game that I loved and dedicated my entire life to. Many thanks baseball for an incredible life experience that I’ll remember!!”