Catcher Stephen Vogt retiring after 10 big league seasons

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Veteran Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt will retire after 10 main league seasons and an extended, affected person highway to wreck into the big leagues at age 27.

Not to say a just about 15-month wait to after all get his first hit.

Vogt persevered an 0-for-32 hitless streak to begin his occupation that started in Tampa Bay and led to San Francisco’s East Bay.

“It was like a year-and-a-half wait in between my first at-bat and when I got the first hit,” said Vogt, who shared his future plans with The Associated Press. “I couldn’t believe it had happened. It had been 32 at-bats and I was in my 33rd at-bat, got a pitch to hit and fortunately I got my first hit.”

It got here eventually on June 28, 2013, a line-drive homer off Cardinals reliever Joe Kelly to finish the longest hitless streak to start a occupation through a non-pitcher since Chris Carter started 0-for-33 with the A’s in 2010.

Even after all that, Vogt sooner or later changed into a two-time All-Star and earned his personal signature chant of “I believe in Stephen Vogt!” from lovers who liked his trail and struggles.

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