Just about every year we see at least one or two superstar athletes call it a career. There will be some speculation, they will call a press conference, they will announce their retirement and thank the fans and their organization, and then people in the media will write some nice stories about them.
This year, however, is different. In 2013 we didn’t just see one or two big name athletes hang it up. We saw a boatload. In fact, you could argue that retirement was one of the year’s biggest sports storylines—if not for all the athletes murdering people or getting caught cheating. So today, with just three weeks remaining in 2013, let’s take a look back at the storied careers that came to and end over the past 12 months.
Who’s retirement do you think was the biggest?