Home Run in Last At-Bat

Major League Baseball Players Who Homered in Their Last At-Bat

Baseball is Life, so goes the old saying. A baseball life is spent working through pain. It's spent sliding and hitting and stealing and traveling over six months of the year. Most of the players consider this a privilege. It is the greatest time of their lives. What better way to say thank you and good-bye than with a home run in your final at bat?

Ted Williams' final good-bye is memorable. It is the stuff of legends.

Fifty-five other men have done likewise. They have ended the best years of their lives in the most wonderful way possible. They retire in style, leaving at the top of their game, never to be remembered as losing their edge. Baseball Almanac presents these final hurrahs from some of the game's greatest.

"I've found that you don't need to wear a necktie if you can hit." - Ted Williams (who hit a home run in his last major league at-bat on September 28, 1960) in The Sporting News (Volume 183, 1977, Page 24)
American League Players Who Hit Home Run in Last At-Bat

American League Players Who Hit Home Run in Last At-Bat

In Chronological Order

A.L. #
M.L. #
Name (Career Home Runs)
Date / Box Score
Age
Inning
Men On
Team
1.
4.

08-03-1901

30.356
10th
0

Cleveland

2.
5.

10-06-1906

33.269
8th
1

Boston

3.
8.
29.242
6th
0

Philadelphia

4.
9.
27.349
9th
0

Washington

5.
11.
34.049
3rd
0

Detroit

6.
14.
37.199
7th
1

Chicago

7.
15.
33.360
9th
0

Baltimore

8.
17.
29.191
10th
2

Washington

9.
18.
42.029
8th
0

Boston

10.
19.
27.164
9th
1

Boston

11.
20.
29.067
4th
0

Washington

12.
21.
29.356
9th
1

New York

13.
23.
35.105
8th
1

Milwaukee

14.
24.
25.071
7th
1

Seattle

15.
26.

Joe Rudi (179)

36.026
4th
1

Oakland

16.
29.
30.195
9th
1

Toronto

17.
30.
34.220
8th
2

California

18.
33.
25.065
8th
1

California

19.
36.
28.244
7th
0

Baltimore

20.
39.
34.037
8th
0
Baltimore
21.
40.
28.053
9th
0
Detroit
22.
41.
28.142
6th
1

Boston

23.
44.
25.160
7th
0
Toronto
24.
52.
33.311
8th
0
Cleveland
25.
53.
32.028
9th
0

Texas

A.L. #
M.L. #
Name (Career Home Runs)
Date / Box Score
Age
Inning
Men On
Team
A.L. Players Who Hit Home Run in Last At-Bat (25) | Italic = Pitcher | Bold = Walk Off
National League Players Who Hit Home Run in Last At-Bat

National League Players Who Hit Home Run in Last At-Bat

In Chronological Order

N.L. #
M.L. #
Name (Career Home Runs)
Date / Box Score
Age
Inning
Men On
Team
1.
1.
09-18-1890
30.020
8th
2
Cleveland
2.
2.
08-07-1893
24.326
2nd
2
Philadelphia
3.
3.
09-29-1895
30.047
7th
0
Louisville
4.
6.
35.234
1st
2
St. Louis
5.
7.
21.046
6th
1
New York
6.
10.
36.012
9th
0
Boston
7.
12.
24.004
6th
0
Philadelphia
8.
13.
25.011
4th
1
Chicago
9.
16.
27.363
5th
0
Philadelphia
10.
22.
25.193
8th
0
Los Angeles
11.
25.
31.074
8th
0
New York
12.
27.
26.310
7th
0
Los Angeles
13.
28.
27.093
9th
0
San Diego
14.
31.
33.145
3rd
0
San Diego
15.
32.
26.291
8th
0
New York
16.
34.
29.329
2nd
0
Cincinnati
17.
35.
34.312
9th
0
New York
18.
37.
31.191
7th
1
Arizona
19.
38.
32.230
8th
0
Arizona
20.
42.
37.120
6th
1
St. Louis
21.
43.
39.024
6th
2
New York
22.
45.
29.178
3rd
0
Houston
23.
46.
40.086
2nd
0
Cincinnati
24.
47.
36.241
6th
0
Los Angeles
25.
48.
34.092
8th
1
Los Angeles
26.
49.
37.023
12th
0
Los Angeles
27.
50.
33.129
7th
0
Washington
28.
51.
25.120
9th
0
San Francisco
29.
54.
28.177
10th
2
Arizona
30.
55.
35.027
10th
3
Cincinnati
31.
56.
33.089
9th
1
Pittsburgh
32.
57.
Dan Uggla (235)
35.206
7th
0
Washington
33.
58.
30.065
7th
0
Philadelphia
N.L. #
M.L. #
Name (Career Home Runs)
Date / Box Score
Age
Inning
Men On
Team
N.L. Players Who Hit Home Run in Last At-Bat (33) | Italic = Pitcher | Bold = Walk Off



Did you know that the historic home run hit by Ted Williams in his final at bat is often shown whenever a special about his life appears on television? Listen to the authentic recording on this page then watch closely during the next televised event.

Click the Radio to Play/Pause Ted Williams' Final At-Bat - Home Run #521

Trivia Fans: Use this chart to determine players from teams who were first or most recent, players with the most in the league when they joined the "club", players who had a home run in both their first at bat and their last at bat, etcetera.

Did you know that while Ron Samford homered in his last at-bat, on September 7, 1959 , he appeared in four more games and had one more plate appearance? Samford executed a sacrifice bunt on September 23, 1959 , in his last game.

Don Gile became the first player to hit a walk-off home run in his last at-bat, for the Boston Red Sox in game two of a doubleheader on September 30, 1962 . This walk-off home run was hit in the last game of the 1962 Boston Red Sox season!

Ramon Santiago hit the "ultimate" walk-off home run September 27, 2014 , playing for the Cincinnati Reds against the Pittsburgh Pirates . In the bottom of the 10th inning, tied at six, two outs, bases loaded, Santiago cleared the bases against left-hander Bobby LaFromboise . Incidentally LaFromboise only gave up two homeruns in his career - both were grand slams.

Did you know that while pitcher Ed Hobaugh homered in his last at-bat, on September 2, 1963 , he appeared in eight more games and had one more plate appearance? In that last plate appearance, on September 7, 1963 , Hobaugh drew a walk.

Did you know that while Glenn Braggs , on 09-10-1992 , homered in his last Major League at bat, he played four more seasons (1993 to 1996) in the Japan Central League for the Yokohama Bay Stars, hitting 91 more home runs?

Mickey Cochrane had one more plate appearance in a game on May 25, 1937 , after his home run in the third inning listed above. Cochrane was hit in the head with a pitch (not an at-bat), which fractured his skull, knocked him out of the game, and resulted in the end of his Hall of Fame playing career.

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