Edwin Jackson announced his retirement from baseball on his Instagram account Friday, which happens to be the 19th anniversary of his Major League Baseball debut and his 39th birthday. The right-hander played for 14 teams in his 17-year career, a major league record.
“I am so grateful to have 14 different organisations that have allowed me the opportunity to represent them ,” Jackson said in the post. “A mentor once told me that your strength depends on the team around you, and I have an amazing team.”
Jackson made his Dodgers debut in 2003 at the age of 20. The right-handed player will also go on to play for the Rays, Tigers, D-backs, White Sox, Cardinals, Nationals, Cubs, Warriors, Marlins, Padres, Orioles, A’s and Play for the Blue Jays. He last pitched for Toronto and Detroit in 2019, and the Blue Jays are his 14th team.
Jackson has a career 4.78 ERA and 1,508 strikeouts Out, with a record of 107-133. In 2009, Jackson enjoyed his best season as he played a career-high 214 innings with the Tigers, went 13-9 with a 3.62 ERA and became his only All-Star team. He won the World Series with the Cardinals in 2011, starting in Game 4.
June 25, 2010, while pitching for the D-backs, Jackson Started with a no-hitter against the Rays, who went eight times and threw 149 pitches. It was the second no-hitter in D-backs history.
“This game taught me a lot of life lessons and made me evolve into what I am today Me!” Jackson said in an Instagram post. “I will always have memories of the game I loved and dedicated my life to. Thank you baseball for giving me an amazing life experience I will never forget!”