FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
JEFF KENT TO ANNOUNCE RETIREMENT FROM BASEBALL
TOMORROW AT DODGER STADIUM
WHAT: Future Hall of Famer Jeff Kent, baseball’s all-time leading home run hitter as a second baseman, will formally announce his retirement from baseball tomorrow at Dodger Stadium. Kent spent 17 years in the Major Leagues, tying for 20th on baseball’s all-time list with 560 doubles, while ranking 47th with 1,518 RBI and 62nd with 377 home runs. His 351 career home runs as a second baseman are 74 more than Ryne Sandberg. Kent played the final four seasons of his career with the Dodgers, batting .291 with 122 doubles, 75 home runs, and 311 RBI. He ranks eighth in club history in batting average (minimum 1,800 AB), while also placing among franchise leaders with 73 home runs as a second baseman (third) and 497 games played at second base (fifth).
WHEN: Tomorrow, January 22, 2009
11:30 a.m. PST
WHERE: Dodger Stadium
Stadium Club (Club Level)
Media should park in Lot L and proceed to the Stadium Club, located on the first base side of the Stadium.