Jerry Hairston Jr. Retires

The versatile Jerry Hairston Jr. has accepted a position with the Dodgers broadcast team, tweets Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish tweets that Hairston has officially retired from playing.

The 37-year-old Hairston batted .211/.265/.275 with a pair of homers in 226 plate appearances for the Dodgers last season. Hairston comes from a strong baseball background, as he is the brother of outfielder Scott Hairston. His father, Jerry Hairston Sr., had a 14-year career, and his grandfather (Sam) and uncle (John) each saw brief time Major League Baseball as well.

Hairston played for the Orioles, Rangers, Dodgers, Cubs, Reds, Padres, Nationals, Yankees and Brewers in parts of 16 Major League seasons, batting .257/.324/.368 along the way. He will finish his career with 1,126 hits, 580 runs scored, 70 homers, 420 RBIs and 147 stolen bases. Hairston earned $21.2MM over the course of his big league career, per Baseball-Reference. Congratulations on the new job, and best of luck in life after your playing career, Jerry.


16 Responses to Jerry Hairston Jr. Retires Leave a Reply

  1. No relation to Happy Hairston? Didn’t think so.

  2. Revery 2 years ago

    Good for Jerry. He was a player that was very easy to root for.

  3. Revery 2 years ago

    Good for Jerry. He was a player that was very easy to root for.

  4. JacobyWanKenobi 2 years ago

    Good luck jerry! I appreciated his brief time in the Bronx.

  5. GoForThree 2 years ago

    The guy made a lot of money being a journeyman utility player. Good on him.

  6. GoForThree 2 years ago

    The guy made a lot of money being a journeyman utility player. Good on him.

  7. Ley_Z 2 years ago

    I look forward to watching him on the MLB network. He did some guest appearances this year and was pretty good.

  8. Ley_Z 2 years ago

    Whoops I obviously skimmed the first paragraph here haha

  9. FS54 2 years ago

    I will remember him for a double play he turned with Morse’s help.

  10. Robert A. 2 years ago

    One of my all-time favorites, as completely silly as that sounds. Loved JHJ and wish him the best in the booth.

  11. GoldenBoy 2 years ago

    Congrats to Jerry on a solid career. He was an exciting part of the 2010 Padres team. Was very fun to watch and always giving it 100%.

  12. starting to run out of players from the 90’s

  13. BlueSkyLA
    BlueSkyLA 2 years ago

    Talk about versatility. Jerry had only one more position to play, and now he’s done it — sports broadcaster!

  14. Jeffy25 2 years ago

    Very easy to like him.

    Professional, bright, articulate.

    Will be a good broadcaster.

  15. WazBazbo 2 years ago

    Wow… some seriously good MLB genes in that family! He had a good solid career and lived the dream, and good to him for that.

  16. Jonathan Gallo 2 years ago

    I always have respect for Jerry Hairston Jr. He helped a lot during the Yankees 2009 WS run. My favorite utility player of all time.

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