National League Players Who Retired in 1991

The baseball torch is passed from season to season and in some cases, from game to game. In 1911, Cy Young pitched his final Major League game, lost 1-0, and ended the final season of his career with a losing record of 7-9 and an ERA of 3.77. Young's opponent that particular day was a first-year pitcher named Grover Alexander who received the win, added to his league leading shutout total, and went on to begin his career with a winning record of 28-13 and an ERA of 2.57.

Bob Gibson, who was easily one of the most intense competitors of all time, gave up a grand slam to the last Major League hitter he faced, Pete LaCock of the Chicago Cubs. Fifteen years passed and when the two faced off during an old-timer's game, Gibson hit LaCock on his back with a fastball.

Babe Ruth summed it up when he responded to a question about retirement by saying, "A ballplayer should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill." Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive list of National League League players who hung up their spikes in 1991.

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"You are George Brett and all the cheering has stopped. The music is muted, the hour is late, and they will be taking the banners down and emptying your locker any minute now. As the late Jimmy Cannon would say it, 'All your bats are broken.'" - Broadcaster Jim Murray

National League Baseball Players Who Retired in 1991

1991 AL Retirements / 1991 NL Retirements

11
10-06-1991
23
18
10-06-1991
35
8
07-02-1991
36
17
06-08-1991
33
42
08-06-1991
38
43
05-23-1991
33
39
08-25-1991
29
39
07-17-1991
29
42
10-01-1991
28
26
08-21-1991
29
25
10-02-1991
31
6
10-04-1991
30
55
07-17-1991
23
35
08-14-1991
29
36
10-06-1991
27
22
09-20-1991
30
39
10-05-1991
22
23
10-06-1991
25
28
07-05-1991
28
29
10-06-1991
28
33
04-13-1991
35
20
10-06-1991
30
36
08-09-1991
24
3
09-28-1991
27
21
05-24-1991
24
24
09-03-1991
38
48
04-14-1991
31
48
10-06-1991
26
2
10-06-1991
27
6
04-26-1991
24
12, 44
10-04-1991
27
38
09-30-1991
27
0
10-04-1991
24
11
10-05-1991
35
39
07-24-1991
31
35
07-02-1991
29
37
07-14-1991
32
16
07-06-1991
25
44
07-14-1991
27
26
10-06-1991
27
42
04-20-1991
31
28
07-23-1991
26
27
05-04-1991
32
36
07-15-1991
30
30
10-04-1991
22
47
05-15-1991
29
7
05-07-1991
32
45
10-05-1991
30
39
10-05-1991
27
32
08-06-1991
25
18
06-07-1991
29
41
05-26-1991
26
31
09-29-1991
36
50
06-10-1991
29
28
10-04-1991
35
16
10-06-1991
35
29
07-02-1991
35
48
10-06-1991
25
48
04-22-1991
41
46
07-04-1991
28
56
06-16-1991
25
37
09-13-1991
31

National League Baseball Players Who Retired in 1991

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Find out which players made their Major League debut in the National League during the 1991 season as this group of players bid farewell to their field's of dreams.

Did you know that future hall of fame pitcher Walter Johnson ended his Major League career in 1927 with a pinch-hit appearance? During the final game of the season pitcher Tom Zachary , who had just given up Babe Ruth's sixtieth home run of the season, was lifted and Johnson replaced him at the plate.

On July 28, 1976 , Blue Moon Odom pitched the final five innings of his Major League career. He was relieved by Francisco Barrios in the sixth inning and the two White Sox combined to pitch a 2-1 no-hitter versus the Oakland Athletics.

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