Stephen Vogt's Final Career Game Had Two Incredible Heartwarming Twists

It was announced a couple of weeks ago that Oakland A's catcher, and 10-year major league veteran, Stephen Vogt would be retiring at season's end. That final game came today in Oakland and in one heartwarming, adorable moment, his walk-up to the plate was announced by his young kids:

As part of heartwarming moment #1, his kids even got to hang out with dad in the dugout before the game for a bit. 

But then came yet another magical moment, the kind of moment that only happens in baseball:  

Yes, he hit a home run in likely his final at-bat. The joy on his face rounding the bases is what this game is all about.  

Announcing his retirement was an emotional time for Vogt, and he's thrilled he got to finish his career in Oakland, where he became a full-time major leaguer, and made two All-Star teams (2015, 2016).

He finishes his career having playing in 793 big league games, hitting 81 home runs, and batting .238 with a .705 OPS. He became a fan favorite in Oakland in those 2015/16 seasons, hitting .256 with a .746 OPS and 32 home runs over those two campaigns. 

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