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  • Chase Utley Keeps Going

    Chase Utley's contract that he signed before this season is for two years 2018 & 2019 (not an easy thing to negotiate at age 39, when so many players in their late 30s are being signed to only one year deals.) So far he's played in 17 of the Dodgers first 20 games and hit .302. I could speculate that Utley didn't get to the majors until age 24 in 2003 and turned 25 late that year. - a fairly late MLB career start - and so he's motivated to stay in the majors for as long as possible. If he stays with the Dodgers through the 2019 postseason he will be almost 41 when the contract concludes. (born: December 17,1978).
    Utley had so many problems with his legs back in 2011 and 2012 and he had such a poor offensive season in 2015, which resulted in his trade from the Phillies to the Dodgers that it's amazing that he's still in the majors and is a semi-regular with one of the best teams in baseball. Even a slight resurgence by him is somewhat heartwarming to his long-time fans.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 04-23-2018, 05:28 PM.

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    I’m reading your post now and I know Utley already retired. But let me talk.
    I think Chase Utley is one of the legend in MLB. His career was so long 18 years including minor league and his baseball life wasn’t smooth sailing. As he get older, was put on the disabled list many times. But he never gave up, then finally he played baseball until 40 years old. A game what I was most impressed was 2009 World Series. In this game, he hit 5 home runs. At the time, As I was a ignorant kids, didn’t understand his admirability. However I surely understand it now and wanna follow like this career.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tyga View Post
      I think Chase Utley is one of the legend in MLB...A game what I was most impressed was 2009 World Series. In this game, he hit 5 home runs.
      Just to clarify, Utley hit 5 home runs during the six-game World Series; no player has hit 5 home runs in a single major league game.

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