**Eddie Ortiz Confirms Retirement** _Motor Yard_ - Another mainstay of the Walkers organization calls it a career. Eddie Ortiz, one of the top SSBL sluggers of all time, has confirmed his retirement from the League after eight seasons. In a brief press conference he said, as though in disappointment, “Believe you me, I still want to win a Super Series before all is really said and done. The sprit burns hot but the body is not willing. So it is with a heavy heart that I announce that I am retiring from the Super Sim Baseball League.” Ortiz first cut his teeth in the League with the original Bombers roster. His contributions led the Bombers to securing their first two playoff berths in their first two seasons, including earning himself an All-Star selection alongside other historic names like Pablo Sanchez and Roger Marsh. In the midst of Season 3 he joined the Walkers, where he would acquire two more All-Star selections with the team. Eddie Ortiz finishes his career with a **.336/.396/.580** slash line between Bomber Blue and Walker Pink, adding up to a **.976 OPS**. In 324 career at-bats he has racked up **109 hits, 73 RBIs, 32 walks, scored 50 runs, and hit 24 home runs**, of which one has been immortalized as the first ever grand-slam in SSBL history, against the Skulls of Rock at the Bingata Bowl. When asked whether Ortiz would be joining the Walkers as part of their coaching staff, manager Kawashi Blue said merely, “Obviously we would love to have him as part of the staff and welcome him with open arms, but right now the organization is electing to let him breathe and enjoy his time off. He has earned that much.”
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