Member of Cardinals' 2011 World Series Team Announces Retirement

Devon Platana
A member of the St. Louis Cardinals' 2011 World Series team has announced his retirement from baseball.
A member of the St. Louis Cardinals' 2011 World Series team has announced his retirement from baseball. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

One of the more fun MLB teams in recent history to watch was the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals, who went on to win that year's World Series. Now, over a decade later, one of the players from that memorable run has announced his retirement.

Former MLB outfielder Jon Jay announced his retirement from the sport in an Instagram post on Wednesday. The 37-year-old had spent 12 seasons in the Majors, highlighted by his championship victory with the Cardinals.

Jon Jay Retirement News

Jay outlined his entire baseball career in his retirement post, from his days playing at Christopher Columbus High School to the seven different MLB teams that he spent time with. He also made sure to give a shoutout to his time spent with the Cardinals.

"The 2011 Cardinals — what a year and what a run #11in11 #CardinalNation #HighSockSunday!"

Jon Jay

Although he played for many teams in his career, 757 of Jay's 1,201 MLB games played came while playing in a Cardinals uniform. That's also where he recorded 29 of his 37 career home runs and 185 of his 285 RBIs.

Jay may never have been the best player on the field, but he was still an instrumental part of the Cardinals' 2011 World Series run, playing in every game. Without his consistency and heart at the plate, there's no telling just how different history would be.

The Cardinals have the chance to honor Jay with a victory on Thursday when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks at 7:45 p.m. ET. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Cardinals as the -180 moneyline favorites, while the D-backs sit as +152 underdogs.

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