Dexter Fowler Cubs World Series

Dexter Fowler, who played a crucial role in the Chicago Cubs‘ first World Series in over 100 years, announced his retirement from baseball.

Fowler announced his retirement from the game after a 14-year career in Major League Baseball. He made the announcement on both his Twitter and Instagram.

“It’s here. I’m hanging up my cleats,” Fowler said in the lengthy post. He detailed the long road he went on through his career and his call-up. And then, of course, went on to wax poetic about his time in Chicago.

“Forever grateful. Soaking wet and freezing on the field with tears in my eyes after winning the World Series in Chicago,” Fowler wrote.

Fowler famously opened Game 7 of the 2016 World Series with a leadoff home run. He’s the only player in MLB history to hit a lead-off home run in Game 7 of the World Series. The homer started a parade of dingers the Cubs dished out in that memorable game. They went on to win in extra innings, earning their first World Series title in 108 years. Fowler was crucial that postseason and throughout the entire year. He quickly became a favorite and, as former manager Joe Maddon said to him several times, “You go, we go,” became a popular phrase amongst Cubs fans.

Fowler spent the rest of his career with the Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Los Angeles Angels. He hit a career .259 batting average with an OPS of .775.

The MLB world said goodbye to Fowler after his retirement announcement. Not surprisingly, his World Series heroics for the Cubs were put over the top.


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