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Monday, April 06, 2020

These 10 legends’ careers ended with a reunion

It’s always nice to see a homecoming for a franchise icon, and throughout MLB history, plenty of players have returned to the teams where they became stars.

It was 11 years ago on April 6, for instance, that Ken Griffey Jr. homered in his first game back with the Mariners after a decade away from Seattle. So, with that game in mind, MLB.com is taking a look back at these reunions, highlighting some of the most prominent players who were, in fact, able to go home again.

Only players who returned to an old team for the final stage of their careers are included here. There are others who, after their homecomings, went on to play for other teams. Those players—Rickey Henderson with the A’s, Greg Maddux with the Cubs, Tim Raines with the Expos, Tom Seaver with the Mets, Jim Thome with the Indians and Phillies and many more—aren’t included.

Here are 10 of MLB’s most memorable player-team reunions.

Who would you add to this list?

 

QLE Posted: April 06, 2020 at 01:20 AM | 17 comment(s)
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