Tthey had to happen 4,589 days what for Sean Kazmar returned to a major league game. The slugger didn’t have a chance since 2008 with the Padres; But due to injuries to the Atlanta Braves, the 36-year-old veteran was promoted to the main roster for the game against the Chicago Cubs this Saturday.
Brian Snitker’s ninth had surprised him with his decision on Friday. Kazmar had not had a turn at bat since September 23, 2008, but after 12 years and 206 days he was called to be present at the mourning.
Notably this is the longest comeback in the major leagues. Since with his performance against the ‘Cubs’, Kazmar Jr. surpassed the previous mark of Minnies Minoso who waited 4,451 days to return to the plate.
After his last game with San Diego, Sean was active in various leagues and the Minor Leagues. In fact, the outfielder has been with Atlanta since 2015, however he had settled for inferior contracts.
Kazmar entered the fifth high and he hit a ground ball that was easily caught and ended in a double play for the Braves.