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Stephen Vogt Shares Emotional Details Around Home Run in Final MLB At-Bat

Adam Taylor McKillop
Former Oakland Athletics DH Stephen Vogt shared the emotional details around hitting a home run in his final MLB at-bat.
Former Oakland Athletics DH Stephen Vogt shared the emotional details around hitting a home run in his final MLB at-bat. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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There's some moments in sports that make you scratch your head, scream at your TV, or sit back and say "wow, did that really just happen?" Just ask former Oakland Athletics catcher/DH Stephen Vogt, who homered in the final AB of his decade-long MLB career.

The 37-year-old Vogt revealed his retirement plans just a few weeks before season's end, preventing any sort of retirement tour or lengthy and emotional goodbyes. But, he capped off a 10-year MLB career in dramatic fashion during the Oct. 5 matchup with the Los Angeles Angels.

Vogt recently sat down with MLB insider Chris Rose and shares the emotional details behind this special moment.

Vogt refers to the moment as "one of those out of body experiences," explaining how he walked to the plate knowing it was his "last moment ever on a baseball field as a player." He remembers saying "are you kidding me" over and over and compared himself to the "three-year-old me that was playing in the front yard."

He goes on to explain that he doesn't really remember any of the details of jogging around the bases, rather the feelings involved.

Baseball is a classic game, and one that allows for those special moments like the one Vogt experienced in his final AB.

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