A Fond Farewell

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A Fond Farewell

Many students are aware that the school year is in its final hour. While many underclassmen are getting ready to burn the midnight candle as they get ready for final exams and papers for the first time, other students are preparing to do it for the last time. While those same underclassmen will be returning to beaches and part time jobs, the students, or seniors, closing on commencement will look towards graduate school or turning their degrees into a full-time job.
Knowing that many of my own friends will be those seniors not returning to campus next fall got me to thinking about farewells in other aspects of life, namely in the sporting world. Players retire from their careers in the sporting world every year. Some go out as future hall-of-famers, while others might win world championships. Though not every player can end their career with one of these things being true, it is easy to think of a number of athletes whose careers have ended in grand fashion. The following list is a countdown of the top-10 farewells—or retirements—the sporting world has seen.

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