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Ex-Nats reliever Sean Doolittle exits after ‘11 incredible seasons’

Sean Doolittle, a two-time All-Star reliever who helped the Washington Nationals to a World Series title, has announced his retirement.

Doolittle revealed his decision in a social media post Friday, writing that he had a “full heart” as he said farewell “after 11 incredible seasons playing the sport I love.”

He said he felt very welcome in Washington, where he first pitched from 2017 to 2020, earned his second All-Star honor in 2018 and recorded a save in Game 1 of the 2019 World Series as the franchise won its first and only championship.

“The 2019 World Series title will always be the highlight of my career because we were able to share it with you,” Doolittle wrote, addressing Nationals fans. “I don’t have the words to tell you how grateful I am for your support during my time here in DC.”


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 22, 2023 at 12:48 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. jobu Posted: September 24, 2023 at 01:01 AM (#6142141)
A key member of the 2013 A's, one of the most fun teams I can remember watching. And it would seem, a good human being.
   2. Der-K's no Kliph Nesteroff. Posted: September 24, 2023 at 09:27 AM (#6142150)
Never played for a team I like, but a favorite all the same. Best of luck to him…
   3. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 24, 2023 at 09:38 AM (#6142151)
One more reason Nats fans loved Doolittle was because ne of the few Nats who boycotted Trump's photo-op after they won the 2019 World Series.
   4. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: September 25, 2023 at 07:32 AM (#6142184)
I preferred Surfer Rosa myself.
   5. A triple short of the cycle Posted: September 25, 2023 at 05:05 PM (#6142221)
I am a big fan of both Doolittles.
   6. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: September 25, 2023 at 05:31 PM (#6142228)
That is a pretty cool sendoff from a great guy.
   7. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 25, 2023 at 08:16 PM (#6142233)
10 WAR and $26 mil earned, not bad for a guy who's career needed to totally pivot from being a 1B. He seems like a decent guy who remained humble, a real nice story and like Andy, love the Trump snub; Doolittle has some chops for sure.

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