May 6, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Cincinnati Reds shortstop Edgar Renteria before the game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Reds won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

World Series Hero Edgar Renteria Retires


Edgar Renteria has decided it’s time to hang up the spikes, announcing his retirment Thursday.

Renteria, a two-time World Series MVP, had one of the biggest hits in San Francisco Giants’ history during Game 5 of the 2010 World Series—a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning off Cliff Lee, the Texas Rangers’ ace at the time.

In the 1997 World Series, Renteria hit a walk-off single with the Florida Marlins in 11th inning of Game 7.

Perhaps the best Colombian-born player of all-time, Renteria will be remembered for his clutch habits. For his career, he finishes with a stat line of .286/.343/.398 with 140 home runs and a 28.9 WAR.

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