Today in Tribe History: January 21, 2009
Former Cleveland Indians infielder Jeff Kent retires. He hit 351 home runs as a second baseman in the majors, claiming the record for the position by 74 over his nearest competitor, Ryne Sandberg. A five-time All-Star and the 2000 National League MVP, he clubbed 377 homers overall and batted .290 in a 17-year career. Kent played half of the 1996 season with the Tribe before being traded to San Francisco where he would hit 175 homers in six seasons.