Jason Giambi retired from baseball today, ending a pretty remarkable career.
Take a good look at the run this guy had from 1998 to about 2003. It’s about as strong a peak you can expect from a player’s age 27 season until his age 32 season.
Giambi spent 20 years in the big leagues, compiling 440 home runs and 2010 knocks. We bet he’s got a helluva story to tell.
The last couple years, Giambi was like a glorified bench coach who had the ability to step in the batters box and hit one out of the park. He’s provided us with some memorable moments on this blog, that big hairy old monster. He will be missed.