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Identify players who ended their careers WITHOUT an extended period of slow deterioration. See how to play notes.

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3 Year WAR EndingPlayerCategory - Details
25.8 - 1966I - Arthritic elbow
17.9 - 1920BG - Black Sox participant
17.5 - 1972D - NYE plane crash
15.8 - 1910D - Tubercular meningitis
14.9 - 1947P - Released in favor of Richie Ashburn
14.6 - 1903D - Fell or jumped into Niagra river
14.3 - 1920BG - Black Sox participant
13.0 - 1947R - Retired at 36 unhappy in Pittsburgh
12.8 - 1991I - Elbow surgury
12.8 - 2007A - 44 years young
12.7 - 1950P - Released in favor of Bobby Avila
12.6 - 2014I - Flexor tendon tear
12.6 - 1951R - Retirement at 36 hastened by arrival of Mickey Mantle
12.5 - 1980I - Stroke and blood clot
12.4 - 1973P - Released by the Cubs
12.4 - 1945W - Released by Red Sox as vets returned from WWII
12.2 - 1974D - Carbon monoside poisening ruled accidental
12.2 - 1978D - Murdered by gunshot
12.0 - 2014R - Returned to Japan at 39
11.9 - 2009I - Rotator cuff surgery
11.8 - 1939I - Namesake disease
11.6 - 1986A - 41 years young
11.6 - 1936A - 40 years young
11.6 - 1936R - Early retirement at 37 hastened by left leg injury
11.6 - 1951R - Early retirement at 33 based on back problems
3 Year WAR EndingPlayerCategory - Details
11.3 - 1920BG - Black Sox participant
11.2 - 2008A - Retired at 39 near the top of his game
11.2 - 2016A - Retired at 40 near the top of his game
11.1 - 2000I - Degenerative hip osteoarthritis.
11.0 - 1921P - Jumped to the Midwest League during a horrible 1921 season
10.9 - 1922A - Retired early at 37 to manage the Phillies
10.8 - 1917W - Served in WWI
10.8 - 1968A - Chose to retire at 37 rather than play for Montreal
10.8 - 1976P - Sent to minors after poor 1976 season
10.8 - 1956R - Retired at 37 with diabetes, business opportunities outside baseball
10.5 - 1934A - Retired at 37 to manage SF Seals and also bring baseball to Japan
10.5 - 1947A - Moved to the Cubs' front office at 37
10.5 - 1950A - Began as a coach for the Yankees at 37
10.5 - 1979D - Died in crash piloting his own plane
10.4 - 1945W - Demoted to minors when WWII vets returned
10.3 - 2006R - Retired early at 33 with torn labrum
10.3 - 1929P - Journeyman demoted to minors by the Braves at 37
10.1 - 1913R - Retired early at 32 with general arm trouble
10.1 - 1968R - Retirement at 36 hastened with arrival of Bobby Murcer
10.1 - 1997I - Shoulder injury at 30
10.0 - 1906D - Suicide by poisening
10.0 - 1961R - Retired early at 34 largely due to fear of flying
9.9 - 1945W - Released as WWII vets returned
9.9 - 2007A - 40 years young
9.8 - 1941A - 41 years young

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