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How Should Eric Chavez Be Remembered In Oakland?

"I could ask the Phillies to keep me on to add to my statistics, but my love for the game won't let me do that." —Mike Schmidt

It’s always refreshing for a Hall-of-Famer like Mike Schmidt to know when the time’s right to hang up the spikes.

To that point, the majority of Schmidt’s days were spent at baseball’s hot corner, where he established himself as one of the all-time greats, winning three MVPs and 10 Gold Glove awards.  However as “Father Time” began to set in, Schmidt realized his best days were behind him and he could only regress moving forward on the diamond. 

What I admire about Schmidt is he had the courage to let go of the familiar before his game became unfamiliar to what fans were acc...

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