Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal
|Posted: Mon 10/2/17 8:06 pm Post subject: Another S.F. Retirement
|I wrote about Ryan Vogelsong retiring a couple of weeks ago; now it's another Jints pitcher who is calling it a career.
Matt Cain threw his final game on Saturday, as the Battery Chuckers lost to the Padres at AT&T Park, to wrap up his 13-season career, all of it spent with San Francisco. It is also the longest by any player exclusively spent with the Jints in S.F. history. Cain turned 33 on Sunday.
His final W-L numbers were 104-118 over 342 starts, highlighted by pitching for three Jints championship teams, and he pitched a perfect game against Houston on June 13, 2012.
(I did not realize until reading the linked article that his was the only perfect game in franchise history.)
Job well-done (said through clenched teeth)...although I liked him a lot better earlier in his career when he was 0-8 vs. the Dodgers.
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."
-Baseball Hall of Fame