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08:06 AM ET 11.02 | Edgar Renteria's body betrayed him on a number of occasions this season, and it led the 35-year-old to consider retirement. [Thirteen] years after his walkoff single won the 1997 World Series for the Florida Marlins, Renteria did it again. He joined Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra as the only players in World Series history to own game-winning RBIs in two clinching victories. "Unbelievable," said Renteria, who still hasn't decided about playing another year. "I just say thanks to the skipper for giving me a chance to be in this situation."

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November 2, 2010  08:16 AM ET

Game-winning RBIs in two clinching victories.

With two different teams!

Dude's had one hell of a ride...

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November 2, 2010  08:28 AM ET

Too bad he was a total bust in Boston but good for him...

November 2, 2010  08:30 AM ET

as clutch a s Jeter in the playoffs with far less opportunities....

November 2, 2010  09:11 AM ET

No better way to go out.

November 2, 2010  09:24 AM ET
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Brett Favre....take notice.

You know THATS not happening. Favre is so full of himself, I'm surprised he can find his way to the stadium.

November 2, 2010  09:30 AM ET

I didn't like the way he left St. Louis, but he was a great Cardinal for a number of years. Such a solid player and a clutch hitter too. I hope he retires on this very positive note.

November 2, 2010  09:33 AM ET

Oh, and that is 3 World Series titles in 5 years for the supposedly vastly inferior National League.

November 2, 2010  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

as clutch a s Jeter in the playoffs with far less opportunities....

Maybe the Yankees should sign him for $25M then. Renteria IS the Mexican Derek Jeter!

November 2, 2010  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

You know THATS not happening. Favre is so full of himself, I'm surprised he can find his way to the stadium.

Favre looks so old and out of his element this year. Eventually his career would end badly. Looks like that's now, and he's going to take the coaching staff with him.

November 2, 2010  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I didn't like the way he left St. Louis, but he was a great Cardinal for a number of years. Such a solid player and a clutch hitter too. I hope he retires on this very positive note.

The Renteria for Andy Marte trade was awesome!

November 2, 2010  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The Renteria for Andy Marte trade was awesome!

So was the Braden Looper for Edgar trade a few years back.

November 2, 2010  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Too bad he was a total bust in Boston but good for him...

....and Detroit.

November 2, 2010  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

So was the Braden Looper for Edgar trade a few years back.

Then the Braves traded him to the Tigers for Jair Jurjjens. Also nice.

November 2, 2010  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Too bad he was a total bust in Boston but good for him...

He hit .276 with 70 RBIs and 100 runs for Boston. I know he committed a ton of errors, but to call him a TOTAL Bust is overstating it. His offense was quite productive.

November 2, 2010  10:05 AM ET

All Tigers fans would like to thank fat toad Renteria for doing NOTHING for the Tigers in 2008, POS! Also, thanks to Aubrey Huff for hitting .189 with 2 HR in 100 AB's when the Tigers picked you up at the deadline in 2009, if you had gotten even one big hit game 163 would not have been needed. To both of you a BIG F U!

November 2, 2010  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#21):

All Tigers fans would like to thank fat toad Renteria for doing NOTHING for the Tigers in 2008, POS! Also, thanks to Aubrey Huff for hitting .189 with 2 HR in 100 AB's when the Tigers picked you up at the deadline in 2009, if you had gotten even one big hit game 163 would not have been needed. To both of you a BIG F U!

Renteria hit .270 with 10 HRs for the Tigers. How is that NOTHING? The guy gets a really bad rap.

November 2, 2010  10:26 AM ET
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Renteria hit .270 with 10 HRs for the Tigers. How is that NOTHING? The guy gets a really bad rap.

I'll go on record as saying he was excellent in St. Louis. Probably the best SS in the NL for the time he was here.

November 2, 2010  10:31 AM ET
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Renteria hit .270 with 10 HRs for the Tigers. How is that NOTHING? The guy gets a really bad rap.

yep with Detroit he hit .270 with a .382 slugging % in 2008, not awful but look at 2007. The year prior he hit .332 with a .470 slugging %. I'd say a 60+ point drop in average and nearly 90 point drop in slugging is significant. Also, he played AWFUL D at short that season in Detroit as he came into spring training overweight and out of shape.

 
November 2, 2010  10:31 AM ET

come back for another couple million...money is money.

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