Cardinals' Chris Carpenter Retires

Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter is calling it a career. The right-hander is officially retiring. General manager John Mozeliak revealed the news at a Wednesday press conference. The 2005 Cy Young winner missed most of the 2012 season and all of 2013 due to injury. The 38-year-old helped the Cards to World Series championships in 2006 and 2011. In 15 seasons, Carpenter had 144 wins with a career ERA of 3.76 while pitching for Toronto and St. Louis.

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Ross Seitter with the Washington Senior American Legion Baseball Team.

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The Washington Seniors will play in the Central Plains Regional this week, despite taking second in the state tournament in Sedalia over the weekend. With Iowa unable to put together the required 12-man roster for the tournament, two teams from Missouri get to go.