Ben Sheets started the final game of the BARVES season today, a start making the end of his baseball career. Sheets threw just one inning in his final start, coming out after a clean first against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Sheets was coaching kids at the end of June. Three months later, he ends his career throwing 93-96 mph w/ 2 Ks in his final inning
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 3, 2012
Though injuries slowed Sheets’ career and limited his attempts to make the most of his considerable potential, his 2004 season is one that should live throughout the ages. One of the very finest seasons of our generation, Sheets’ incredible dominance in 2004 should live longer than the memory of all the missed starts and DL trips.
Congrats, Ben. Very few ever reach the heights he touched so briefly.