In modern Major League history, 154 position players finished their professional careers with just one plate appearance in the Major Leagues, their careers distilled down to a single stint or, in the famous case of Eddie Gaedel, a single stunt.
Of those 154, just 16 ripped a hit.
Of those 16, only five are living.
They are baseball’s one-hit wonders. One walk from the on-deck circle to the batter’s box. One trip down the first-base line. One story to tell.
These are their stories.
I really enjoyed the stories from the living players and had no idea that there was a player as current as 2008 on this list.
Not sure how I’d feel, really: having a 1.000 batting average for my career stat, or the fact that I only had 1 hit, 1 at-bat as my career stat also.
Reminds me of the first time I ever played golf. Ended up getting a hole-in-one on my second hole and never played again.