Former Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox outfielder Magglio Ordonez has officially decided to call it quits.
On Sunday, Ordonez, 38, plans to announce his retirement before the Tigers-Yankees game at Comerica Park and Detroit will honor him in a special pregame ceremony.
The Detroit Free Press reports that radio announcer Dan Dickerson will emcee the ceremony, which will begin on the field at approximately 12:40pm.
Ordonez, a career .309 hitter with 2,156 hits, 294 home runs and 1236 RBIs, will forever be remembered for catapulting the Tigers into the 2006 World Series with a ALCS-winning three-run homer against the Oakland A’s.
Over the course of his 15 years in the MLB, Ordonez was a six-time All Star, four times with the White Sox (1999-2001, 2003) and two with the Tigers (2006-07). He also won three Silver Slugger Awards, in 2000 and 2002 with the White Sox and in 2007 with Detroit.
After spending 8 seasons with the White Sox (1997-2004), the Venezuela native signed an $85 million contract for five years with the Tigers prior to the 2005 season.
Ordonez’s 2011 season ended in the ALCS against the Texas Rangers when he suffered a broken right ankle, the second time he had suffered the injury in as many years.
He played in 92 games for the Tigers last season hitting a career-low .255 with five homers and 32 RBIs.
In honor Magglio Ordonez’ career and retirement, watch his 2006 ALCS winning homerun in the video below: