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Wednesday May 30, 2012

Venezuelan Outfielder and Detroit Tiger Great: Magglio Ordonez Set to Retire this Weekend

Venezuelan Outfielder and Detroit Tiger Great: Magglio Ordonez Set to Retire this Weekend

Photo: Magglio Orgonez Set to Retire

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The Detroit Tigers will have a pregame ceremony to honor the 38 year-old Ordonez , who is set to retire, before Detroit plays the New York Yankees this weekend,.

Ordonez started his career with the Chicago White Sox, where je was a consistent hitter on the Southside of Chicago.  He batted over .300 for five consecutive seasons from 1999-2003.  Ordonez battled some injuries near the end of his time in Chicago and departed the Windy City after the 2004 season.

Ordonez signed a five-year, $85 million contract to play for Detroit in 2005. The Caracas born player helped the Tigers reach the 2006 World Series. Ordonez had his best season in 2007, when he batted a league high .363 and had 139 RBIs. Ordonez played his last game in the 2011 American League Championship Series after suffering a broken ankle.

Ordonez will be remembered as one of the most consistent hitters of the decade, who helped turnaround the Detroit Tigers franchise.

Written by HS News Sports Writer:  Nate Jacobson