Former Royals World Series Hero Officially Retires From Baseball

Eric Hosmer officially announced his retirement from baseball
Eric Hosmer officially announced his retirement from baseball / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Royals legend Eric Hosmer officially announced his retirement from professional baseball Wednesday morning with plans to start a media company, MoonBall Media, as he looks to his first entrepreneurial venture.

Hosmer spent seven years in Kansas City as one of the core pieces of the Royals that ushered in a golden era of baseball with two World Series appearances and one championship.

He spent time with the Padres, Red Sox and Cubs after the Royals, though he'll always be remembered for his time in Kansas City.

Royals News: Eric Hosmer Officially Retires From MLB

Hosmer dashed home for the game-winning run in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series against the Mets and always seemed to come through in clutch moments during that stellar run.

In his seven years with the Royals, Hosmer hit .284 with 127 home runs and 566 RBIs, winning four Gold Gloves and one Silver Slugger in the process.

He's now committed to his media company and launched a podcast this morning with genuine excitement for life after baseball.

Overall, Hosmer spent 14 years in the league and while he never again reached the heights that he did with Kansas City, he accumulated generational wealth and goes down as one of the most memorable players in Royals history.

This fanbase appreciates you, Mr. Hosmer, and we'll forever fondly remember your contributions to our city.

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