SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 27: Bengie Molina #11 of the Texas Rangers celebrates after scoring in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants in Game One of the 2010 MLB World Series at AT&T Park on October 27 2010 in San Francisco California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
The oldest of the three famous Molina brothers in baseball, Bengie Molina, tells Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area his professional playing days are over. Molina hasn't played since last season, but it was never official that he was done playing baseball.
Molina, 37, played thirteen seasons at the professional level with four different teams, including eight with the Angels. A lifetime .274/.307/.411 hitter, Molina was known for being arguably the slowest player in the majors but also one of the better defensive catchers.
Another thing I'll remember Molina for is getting a 2010 World Series ring from the Giants in his last season playing despite losing against them, as he was on the Rangers roster. This was because he was on the Giants earlier in the year, but was traded to the Rangers in July.
- Former Giant Molina surprised, honored by retirement bash: Even though he hasn't played Major League Baseball since Game 5 of the 2010 World Series, Bengie Molina had yet to make his retirement official. A surprise party, attended by numerous Giant teammates, did just that.