STATEMENT FROM MAYOR BILL WHITE ON RETIREMENT OF ASTROS STAR JEFF BAGWELL
Mayor Bill White today joined Houston Astros fans in praising the career of Jeff Bagwell, who announced his retirement from playing Major League Baseball. The Astros announced that Bagwell will remain associated with the team under a personal services contract.
“The greatest hitter in Astros history may have hung up his spikes, but his home run trot keeps replaying in our best baseball memories,” said Mayor White. “As a ballplayer, a team leader and a great community-minded Houstonian we all appreciate having been witness to his career here. We look forward to his continued presence with our team, in our city … and in the Hall of Fame.”