JACKSON, Miss.- Major League Baseball player Roy Oswalt calls it quits after 13 major league seasons. He retired from baseball Tuesday at the age of 36 with accomplishments any ball player would be proud of.
Oswalt’s hometown is in Weir Mississippi. He built a mansion there, but gave that home to his parents after he moved to Starkville in 2010 so his three daughters could be involved in more activities. One of those activities being softball, where he’ll be coaching his little girls’ team with his free time.
Oswalt spent most of his career with the Houston Astros and decided to retire with them on a one day contract since he was last playing for the Rockies.
“My No. 1 moment is pitching us to the World Series in 2005,” Oswalt said. “It was pretty special. It was the team that drafted me. To get them to the World Series was pretty special.”
He will be joining his agent, Bob Garber, to work on the business side of baseball instead of standing on the mound.