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Re: Bad Test Bob and the Clean Belmont (245 Views)
Posted by: BB (IP Logged)
Date: June 07, 2021 10:24PM

HP Wrote:
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> I always thought it was kind of lame the way he
> went out “chasing the record” batting .240 for
> a few years. It was sad to see that after he was
> so great but it sold tickets and lots of people
> seemed to go for it. Cobb went out hitting .323

I'm totally with you on the lameness of chasing career records when you have ceased being the player you once were. But, for the record, in his last three full seasons (passing Cobb towards the end of his last full season) Rose hit .245, .286, and .264.

But I believe the gold standard for how to end a career belongs to Ted Williams, who, after being pissed off that he hit .254 at age 40, came back for one last season and hit .316 with 29 homers in 310 ABs (his slugging percentage of .645 exceeded his career percent of .634). He also homered in his final plate appearance, inspiring the greatest piece of highbrow sports journalism ever written.

Nice to see you commenting, Scott.



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