Good Riddance (!)
Just heard the other night that Mike Sweeney retired. Whew! Talk about a Twin-killer! He OWNED our pitching during his long stint with the Kansas City Royals, then continued his mastery of our hurlers in Oakland and Seattle. I always cringed when he came up to bat against us.
Good guy, though, who just had a solid career with the bat. A career .297 hitter with 215 home runs. Not too shabby, especially considering all the years on dismal KC teams.
Oh yeah, this guy retired too…
I’ll always remember Mike Hampton for those couple of dominating seasons he had early in his career with the Houston Astros. Sadly, after being traded to the Braves (in a huge deal at the time) injury woes got the better of him and pretty much rendered him spotty for the rest of his career.