Dexter Fowler, one of the most valuable players on the Chicago Cubs team that ended a 108-year championship drought, announced his retirement Tuesday with a message on social media.

“You go, we go” had been the consistent, positive message from Cubs manager Joe Maddon to Fowler, the leadoff guy during two massively successful seasons at Wrigley Field. Acquiring Fowler from the Houston Astros ahead of the 2015 season was one of several moves that helped transform a last-place team into the fun-loving group that shocked the baseball world by winning 97 games and advancing to the National League Championship Series.