Thursday, July 7, 2011

The 100 Best Finds in a 30-Dollar Lot: #54

Ken Griffey, Jr., as the God intended him to be remembered, as a member of the Chicago White Sox...

2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History #23 Ken Griffey, Jr. Red Parallel

The timeline covering the end of Griffey's career is a unique one. Let's review.

July 30, 2008: Griffey hits home run in last game as a Cincinnati Red
July 31, 2008: Griffey traded to Chicago White Sox
February 18, 2009: Griffey signed by Seattle Mariners
March, 2010: Griffey falls asleep in clubhouse during game
May 20, 2010: Griffey hits final base hit of career, a walk-off single against the Toronto Blue Jays
June 2, 2010: Griffey announces retirement

That final hit factoid made me curious. Could there be any other Hall of Famers whose last career hit was in walk-off fashion? Surely there must be other players (non-HOFers) for whom this is true, but has it happened to a Hall of Famer? Maybe someone out there has an answer for me.

By the way, this card is available for trade or sale.


Jonathan @ RGB Cards said...

I'm interested. It would make a nice addition to my Griffey White Sox collection. What did you have in mind?

Thorzul said...

Check out my want list, or I'd take interesting Brewer parallels or inserts (Braun, Fielder, Gallardo, Gamel, Axford...)

Mad Guru said...

Lou Boudreau did something even more difficult I think. His last plate appearance was a walkoff suicide squeeze against Satchel Paige.

Noah B said...

Ted Williams maybe, i know his last hit was a HR dont remember if it was a walkoff