Speaking of retirements, Brad Ausmus is hanging up his tools of ignorance for the last time today.
Never a big stick (he hit .251 for his career), Ausmus will be more known for slick glove behind the plate. He won three Gold Gloves in his career. More amazing to me though is the fact that Ausmus caught 1,938 games in his 18 year career. That ranks 10th among all catchers all time. Look through his stat board and you’ll see that he often led his league in many defensive categories like catcher putouts and catcher assists.
Ausmus participated in six postseasons and one World Series (in 2005 with the Astros).