Yanks' Brosius retires

Wednesday, November 28, 2001

NEW YORK -- After playing in four straight World Series, New York Yankees third baseman Scott Brosius decided he had done everything he wanted to in baseball and announced his retirement on Tuesday to be with his family.

"It's all about who I want to be as a husband, as a father and as a person," Brosius said in a conference call. "As a baseball player, there's no way to get away from 100 nights a year away from your family. My oldest daughter is 10. I spent over three years of her life away on road trips. I want to be together as a family."

The 35-year-old Brosius became a free agent after the Yankees' World Series loss to Arizona.

"I'm walking away with absolutely no regrets," Brosius said. "I've done everything I ever hoped to do as a player. I can leave with no bitterness and look ahead to great things for myself and my family.

Brosius and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters and a son.

Brosius had a knack for clutch hits, earning MVP honors in the 1998 World Series.

Brosius, who played seven seasons for Oakland, was a .257 career hitter with 141 homers and 531 RBIs. He won a Gold Glove in '99.

Brosius is the third member of the Yankees to retire this offseason.

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