Dave Stieb Retires -- Again!

Sandy York, of Columbia, S.C., along with her niece Skylar Ellis, 5, find themselves coated in snow, after finishing a sled ride in Banner Elk, N.C., Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2006.
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Dave Stieb has retired -- again.

The 41-year-old right-hander, who came out of retirement last season to rejoin the Toronto Blue Jays, said Wednesday he is leaving major-league baseball again.

Stieb, who has the lone no-hitter in Blue Jays history, appeared in 19 games last season, his first in the majors since retiring in 1993. Stieb went 1-2 with a 4.83 ERA.

But it was still good enough to earn a minor-league deal and an invitation to spring training with the Blue Jays. Stieb would have earned $400,000 if he made the opening-day roster.

Stieb leaves as Toronto's franchise leader in victories (175), innings (2,873), strikeouts (1,658), shutouts (30), complete games (103) and starts (403). His career record with the Blue Jays is 175-134 with a 3.42 ERA.

Stieb also played briefly with the Chicago White Sox in 1993 before retiring.

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