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Casey retires for TV career

Updated: January 27, 2009, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- During his 12-year career, Sean Casey's most endearing trait became his most enduring.

Fellow major leaguers dubbed him "The Mayor" because he seemed to know everyone he met. He chatted up runners at first base, making the game's luminaries smile by respectfully calling them "Mr." before offering a compliment.

When he retired on Tuesday to move into broadcasting -- a career that fits his gift for gab -- the 34-year-old Casey remained proud of his reputation as baseball's ...

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