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  • Ben Sheets retires

    In a career once filled with unlimited potential, Ben Sheets was slowed only by human fragility and sheer inconsistency. The four-time All-Star went 94-96 with a 3.78 ERA in his 10-year career.

    After a three month comeback, Ben Sheets announced that he will be retiring after today’s game. He was given the start today and in his one inning, he looked like a pitcher nowhere near retirement. He struck out two hitters in a 1-2-3 inning, blowing a 96 MPH fastball past Andrew McCutchen to end his career.
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    http://tomahawktake.com/2012/10/03/b...es-out-on-top/

  • #2
    I feel bad. He was one of my favorites, especially during his star years when the Brewers weren;'t doing so well. I was so glad when he came back. Another one bits the dust...
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    • #3
      I didn't know he unretired, and now he's retired again.
      They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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      • #4
        Ben Sheet's 2004 season was probably the best season in Baseball history by a pitcher with a losing record.

        Sheet's was utterly dominant that season, yet finished with a W/L record of 12-14.

        237 IP, 264 K and 32 BB! 2.70 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 162 ERA+... His SO:BB ratio of 8.25 is the 7th best by a starting pitcher since 1884.

        He finished 8th in Cy Young voting that year, receiving just a single 5th place vote.

        At his best, he was nothing short of spectacular.
        Last edited by GiambiJuice; 10-05-2012, 10:23 AM.
        My top 10 players:

        1. Babe Ruth
        2. Barry Bonds
        3. Ty Cobb
        4. Ted Williams
        5. Willie Mays
        6. Alex Rodriguez
        7. Hank Aaron
        8. Honus Wagner
        9. Lou Gehrig
        10. Mickey Mantle

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        • #5
          At least he got to play longer than Prior.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
            I didn't know he unretired, and now he's retired again.
            Eeeeeeyep. Braves gave him a shot, he won a few games, then lost a couple and his shoulder gave out. They let him have the one last inning to start in the final game, and that was it.
            46 wins to match last year's total

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