May 13, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Jeff Suppan (38) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Padres, 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Former St. Louis Cardinals’ pitcher Jeff Suppan announces retirement

Jeffrey Scot Suppan made his Major League debut with the Boston Red Sox all the way back in 1995 after he was drafted out of high school in 1993.

Suppan was 20 years old when he made his debut and he played with the Boston Red Sox for three years before he was picked up by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Fast forward a handful of years and you have a man who finally accomplished what every Major League baseball player dreams about.

Suppan won a World Series in 2006 with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Most pitchers aren’t known for their power in the batters box, but Jeff was able to get the best of pitcher Steve Trachsel twice in his career. One game in a regular season 4-2 win against the New York Mets, the second game in Game 3 of the 2006 National League Championship Series.

He moved a couple times since winning that World Series with the Cardinals. He made a four year pit stop in Milwaukee, ended up back in St. Louis in 2010 then fell off the radar. The veteran right handed pitcher eventually surfaced as he landed with the San Diego Padres in 2012.

Suppan hasn’t pitched since and has finally made the decision to announce his retirement according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

Heyman also states that he retired on the day of his 39th birthday and anniversary of his Mother’s death.

He finishes his career with a win/loss record of 140-146, 4.70 ERA and 1,390 strike outs.

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