Former A’s, Giants pitcher Barry Zito announces retirement

Barry Zito
Oakland Athletics pitcher Barry Zito waves to fans as he leaves the baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

(KRON) — Left-handed pitcher Barry Zito announced his retirement from Major League Baseball Monday in a post for The Players’ Tribune.

Zito played 15 years of professional baseball. He spent 2000-2006 with the Oakland A’s, and 2007-2013 with the San Francisco Giants. He retires as an Athletic, though, playing his final season in 2015 with Oakland again.

The 37-year-old won the American League Cy Young Award in 2002, was a three-time All-Star, and won a World Series with the Giants in 2012.

Zito ends his career with a 165-143 record, a 4.04 ERA, and 1,885 strikeouts. He ends up being a rare fan favorite for both Bay Area baseball franchises.

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