St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright recently announced his retirement as an active MLB player.
He achieved great success as a hurler, winning 200 games and wrapping up his excellent career with a 3.53 ERA.
In his farewell tour, he received applause, ovations, he played a concert, and got a puppy from the Cardinals organization.
It has been a couple of weeks to remember for the storied pitcher, who won the 2006 World Series with the Cardinals as a rookie-eligible pitcher and was part of the organization when they won again in 2011, even though he didn’t pitch due to injury.
Now, he seems to be focused on starting a music career as a country singer-songwriter.
First, however, we will get to see another side of him as a broadcaster.
“Newly retired St. Louis Cardinals legend Adam Wainwright is returning to FOX Sports as a broadcaster for the 2023 MLB playoffs,” MLB on FOX tweeted.
Newly retired St. Louis Cardinals legend Adam Wainwright is returning to FOX Sports as a broadcaster for the 2023 MLB playoffs.
Welcome back, @UncleCharlie50 🙌
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 2, 2023
It will surely be a treat to listen to what Wainwright has to say about the 2023 playoffs.
If anyone has playoff experience and knows what it takes to play (and win) these games, it’s him.
Throughout eight different postseasons (all with St. Louis), Wainwright pitched 114.1 innings and had a phenomenal 2.83 ERA and 1.11 WHIP, with 123 strikeouts.
In other words, he was quietly one of the most dominant playoff pitchers of our generation, shining when the lights were brightest.
That’s, in part, why Cardinals fans love him so much.
Also an interesting character and person by all accounts, people will surely want to listen to his analysis in the current postseason.NEXT: Cardinals Make A Fitting Decision On Adam Wainwright