Skip Schumaker, former St. Louis Cardinal, announces retirement

Skip Schumaker, former St. Louis Cardinal, announces retirement

(KFVS) - Long-time Cardinals favorite shortstop Skip Schumaker has finally hung up his cleats.

A representative with the San Diego Padres, Schumaker's final team, issued a tweet Wednesday with the announcement.

Schumaker, 36, was drafted by the Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2001 MLB draft, playing 810 of his 1,149 total career games for St. Louis.

Schumaker was also a member of the 2011 World Champion Cardinals team, and will retire with a career .278 batting average.

For more information, see the MLB story here.

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