He is not as famous as David Ortiz, not as notorious as Alex Rodriguez. Mark Teixeira, too, is retiring, but the Yankees first baseman will be remembered for his career-long excellence on the field and very little off of it.

Teixeira, 36, spent 14 years in the majors, making three All-Star teams, winning five Gold Gloves, hitting 406 home runs — the fifth-highest total ever by a switch-hitter. He finished second to Joe Mauer in the 2009 American League MVP voting. And from ‘04 to ’11, a span of eight seasons, only three players had more home runs; only one, Albert Pujols, more RBIs.

Late Saturday afternoon, after his penultimate game at Fenway Park, Teixeira sat down with FOX Sports and reflected upon his career — his time with the Rangers, Braves, Angels and Yankees, his injuries, his views on performance-enhancing drugs and the state of the game.