1. GOING OUT SWINGIN'

    Lance Berkman Says Goodbye to MLB

    ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 10: Lance Berkman #27 of the Texas Rangers hits a two run home run in the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 10, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

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    One of the most beloved Houston Astros in the franchise’s history, Lance Berkman announced today that he will retire from baseball. He spent 12 of his 15 seasons with the team before playing out his last three years with the New York Yankees, the Texas Rangers, and the St. Louis Cardinals. “Physically, I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t think I can compete at a level I’m used to competing at,” Berkman said. “I’m excited about it to be honest. I think it’s going to be great.”

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