The ten weirdest career-ending performances of all time

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Chris Jaffe of The Hardball Times is at it again. Last time out he listed the ten worst career-ending performances. This time he trains his historical eye at the ten weirdest performances to end a career.

The first one he lists — John Kruk’s — is the best.  I don’t think I ever knew this, but apparently Kruk stopped playing exactly when he did — and I mean right down to the last mid-game at bat — because he wanted to preserve his .300 career batting average.  And as Chris reminds us, Kruk tore Jose Reyes a new one for asking out of his last game this season in order to ensure his batting title.

A sports talking head maintaining an inconsistent position on a given topic based on the identity of the player involved?!  That’s unpossible!