Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordoñez will announce his retirement in a pregame ceremony Sunday at Comerica Park, the Detroit Free Press confirmed after an initial report by CBSSports.com.
Ordoñez played the final seven seasons of a 15-year major league career with the Tigers.
He likely will be best remembered for hitting a three-run, walk-off home run in Game 4 of the 2006 ALCS, lifting the Tigers to a 4-0 sweep of the Oakland A's and into the World Series for the first time since 1984.
Ordoñez batted .312 with 186 doubles, 107 home runs and 533 RBI in 847 games with the Tigers and was an AL All-Star in 2006 and 2007.
He batted .363 in 2007 to win the American League batting title, the first Tiger to accomplish that feat since Norm Cash in 1961.
Ordonez's 2011 season ended in the ALCS against the Texas Rangers when he suffered a broken right ankle, the second time he had suffered the injury in as many years.
He had hoped to play in 2012, but the Tigers decided not to sign him and he remained a free agent until his decision to retire.
In addition to his two All-Star selections with the Tigers, he was named to the AL team four times with the Chicago White Sox and also won two American League Silver Slugger Awards with the White Sox (2000, 2002).
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