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Jeff Kent Hits the Showers for Good

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Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 4:21 PM



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Jeff Kent, the refreshingly candid Dodger who holds the Major League record for most home runs hit by a second baseman, is retiring. The L.A. Times reported today that the 40-year-old Kent will make the announcement at a Dodger Stadium news conference tomorrow.

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During his four years in L.A., Kent, the National League MVP in 2000, hit 73 of his 377 career homers -- ranking him only behind Davey Lopes and Jackie Robinson for most Dodger home runs by a second baseman. San Francisco Chronicle sports blogger Henry Schulman describes Kent's "serial killer smile" and the way he flashed it once while retrieving a dead dove from a trash can. (It had been dispatched by a Randy Johnson fastball.)

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