Kevin Millwood: I’m Ready to Retire


Veteran Major League Baseball pitcher and former Atlanta Braves starting pitcher, Kevin Millwood is ready to call it a career!

Aug 14, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Kevin Millwood (25) pitches to Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Ben Zobrist (18) during the 6th inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Millwood told his local news paper back in North Carolina, “ready to retire.”

Millwood got his first start in the Major League’s with the Braves in 1997 and remained with the team until 2002 before he departed for the Philadelphia Phillies.

His best season with the Braves was in 1999 when had a 2.68 ERA and a 18-7 record.

In 2002, his final season with the Braves, he had hot hands at the plate too from the bullpen. He hit with a .200 batting average on the season.

Last season as a Seattle Mariner he went 6-12 with a 4.25 ERA.

If this is it for Kevin Millwood he will retire with a record of 169-152 overall in his sixteen year career and a 4.11 ERA.

In sixteen years he pitched for the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, and most recently the Seattle Mariners.

Though he is retiring after sixteen seasons, Millwood had hoped that he could play one more season. However, his one request was that a team near Atlanta would sign him. That wish wasn’t granted, so Millwood has packed his bags for one last time!