Time to bring back the rally enchiladas, Ryan Vogelsong is back. The San Francisco Giants will sign Vogelsong to a one-day contract so he can officially retire as a Giant. Before Suday’s game the Giants will honor Vogelsong with a pre-game ceremony.
Ryan Vogelsong was drafted by the Giants in the 5th round of the 1998 draft. he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001 and suffered an arm injury that really derailed his career. Upon being released in 2006 Vogelsong found himself playing baseball overseas until 2010 where he signed minor league contracts with the Philadelphia Phillies and Anaheim Angels. When that did not work out, the Giants brought him back on a minor league deal in 2011 where he would shortly be promoted to the big leagues to replace the injured Barry Zito. You can say the rest is history.
Vogelsong was a nice surprise addition to the club. He got an all-star selection in 2011 and contributed greatly to the two championship runs in 2012 and 2014. When it came to the playoffs, Vogelsong shined and his journey through all those ups and downs finally paid off.
3-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 8 games (7 starts), is a pretty darn good career stat for postseason play. An even more impressive stat is that the Giants were a perfect 7-0 in Vogelsongs seven starts in October. Vogelsong will forever be a Giant and had many great moments. We picked a few that we thought were some of his best.