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Kenny Lofton Misses Competition

Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:05:00 +0000

Rob Carr/ Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former MLB outfielder Kenny Lofton spent 17 years in the league and still misses the competition after retiring in 2007.

Lofton finished his career with a .299 batting average, 622 stolen bases, and 2,428 hits.

"I love to compete and that's the tough part," Lofton told ABC Sports Radio on Friday.  "I'm trying to pick up golf now to try and have some competition with something."

Lofton played for 12 teams during his 17-year run and made six All-Star teams.

"Coming from a college basketball player to end up playing 17 years in the big leagues, that's something that I never would have dreamed of," Lofton said of his biggest accomplishment. 

The 47-year-old would jump at the right opportunity to get back into the game he loves in the right coaching situation.

"I would love to," Lofton said.  "If I have some people who would actually listen, I would want to do something like that."

"A lot of kids think they know it all and that's the problem I have," Lofton continued.  "Coaching and managing would be tough, but as long as you can get some young kids that would listen, I wouldn't mind doing it."

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