Dontrelle “D-Train” Willis to retire

Phoenix, Ariz.
March 13, 2015

Although pitcher Dontrelle Willis had a promising career in Major League Baseball, sadly, the 33-year-old southpaw announced his retirement today.

Florida Marlins pitcher Dontrelle Willis pitcher throws against the Giants at the then named SBC Park in San Francisco, July 22, 2005.  The 33-year-old southpaw recently announced his retirement from the game.  2005 file photo by Stephen Dorian Miner

Florida Marlins pitcher Dontrelle Willis pitcher throws against the Giants at the then named SBC Park in San Francisco, July 22, 2005. The 33-year-old southpaw recently announced his retirement from the game. 2005 file photo by Stephen Dorian Miner

Having won a World Series with the Florida Marlins in 2003 and coming in 2nd in Cy Young Award voting in 2005, Willis’ recent years were plagued by injuries and the young ‘studly’ phenom that used to ‘wow’ fans with his high leg kick and infectious presence hadn’t pitched in the majors since 2011 and is hanging up his spikes.