Five most epic 'Farewell Tours' by modern MLB hitters
Written by Liz Banks
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Five most epic 'Farewell Tour' by modern MLB hitters
An article by USA Today
Though David Ortiz regrets disclosing that 2016 will be his final year in the major leagues, fans should be thankful he gave us ample time to appreciate his greatness. Big Papi is treating the fans to one of the finest farewell seasons by a hitter in MLB history.
With 3.2 wins above replacement already accumulated through 64 games played, he’s on pace to set a career high in WAR at 40 years old. That’s absurd, but as this week’s Weekly Rotation will show, it somehow understates how legendary his final campaign could be compared to other swan song seasons.