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Kyle Seager's farewell to Mariners fans in October was his farewell to baseball

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Elaine Thompson
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The Associated Press
Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager motions to fans after a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Seattle. It was his final professional baseball game. Seager has announced he's retiring.

Seattle Mariners fans are still adjusting to the news that the longest-tenured player on the team — third baseman Kyle Seager — has retired from baseball. Seager made the announcement via Twitter shortly after Christmas. More from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting KNKX’s Morning Edition since 2006. She handles all aspects of the show - from news selection and writing to audio production. Kirsten has worked in radio for 30 years. She was born in Ohio, grew up in Indiana and attended high school and college in North Texas. In addition to being a journalist and active in the public radio host community, Kirsten is also sports lover. She and her husband live in Seattle with their son and their dog.