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Former Oakland A's Pitcher Dallas Braden retires

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209-Faithful Dallas Braden told the San Francisco Chronicle that he is retiring from baseball. While in the midst of a comeback, the pitcher was once again struck by a shoulder injury. An MRI later showed that his shoulder is beyond repair.

"There is nothing left in there, it's just a shredded mess," Braden told the Chronicle by phone. "I left my arm on the mound at the Coliseum, and I'm OK with that."

Braden spent all five of his MLB seasons (2007-2011) with Oakland. It was a fateful Mother's Day in 2010 that will keep the Stockton native a part of the A's lore. On May 9, 2010, Braden became the 19th person to toss a perfect game. Following the feat, Braden celebrated on the field with his grandmother, Peggy Lindsey -- an emotional sight that many fans still remember vividly.

Braden ended his career with a 4.16 ERA as he went 26-36.

"I wasn't in a position to repeat my delivery, to pitch with any intention," he said as he spoke about his injury to the Chronicle. "That's OK, I understood the odds I was facing. You have to face your mortality one day, and I have been so blessed in this game. If I take 10 minutes to be hacked off about it, it would be nine minutes too long. You can't ask for more than I've been given, coming where my grandmother and I are coming from."

As he says good-bye to a career pitching in the big leagues, one should not forget: Stay off Dallas Braden's mound.

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