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Ryan Theriot Announces Retirement

By Melissa Felkins

Oct 28, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; San Francisco Giants designated hitter Ryan Theriot reacts as he scores the go-ahead run against the Detroit Tigers in the 10th inning during game four of the 2012 World Series at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: H. Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish tweeted last night that Ryan Theriot has officially hung up his baseball hat and is retiring. He joins Aubrey Huff on a list of former Giants to retire this week.

However, unlike Huff, it wasn’t from lack of offers to keep playing, reports Cotillo.

Theriot was part of the 2012 San Francisco Giants World Series team and in fact, scored the final and winning run of the championship. For what it’s worth, he also did the same thing in his College World Series with LSU.

There was speculation last season that he may be interested in becoming an agent, after Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted this:

Theriot spent most of his career with the Chicago Cubs. His only season with the Giants he hit .270, however in his 8 year career, he hit .281. In the 2012 World Series, Theriot hit .200, only playing in 2 games. He only scored 1 run in that series, but as it turns out, he scored the one that matter and as such, will always hold a special place in Giant lore and this Giants fan’s heart.

Best of luck to Ryan “The Riot” Theriot in wherever he goes in his career from here.