The MLB All-Star Game rosters have been announced, and as always, there were more deserving players than roster spots available. You can see the rosters by clicking here, and in this space we’ll tell you the guys who didn’t make the cut.
Yet, that is. As you baseball fans know, we’ll see a Cheap Quality Jerseys lot of subtractions (for injury reasons) and additions to fill those spots. Basically, consider this a list of potential substitutions for the All-Star Game in Miami on July 11.
But before the season began, Henke had decided he would hang up his spikes at year’s end. In fact, Henke and his wife Kathy had discussed him retiring after a tough 1994 season with the Rangers in which he’d dealt with a back injury before players went out on strike in August.
“I told Kathy, I said, ‘You know what? I think I’m done. I’m tired of all the politics in baseball and all the stuff that goes on behind the scenes.’ I said, ‘I’d just as soon go home and be with the family,’” Henke told Sporting News in a phone interview from his Taos, Mo., home.
Only a call from the Cardinals in the months before the 1995 season changed Henke’s mind. Teams would call Henke for two to three years thereafter, trying to coax him back, with Tony La Russa particularly keen. But Henke knew he was done. For one thing, he didn’t want to become another player who hung on too long. He went out on top.
“It’s nice to be remembered in that light,” Henke said. “People remember your last year and they remember how dominant and how good you were that year. They attribute it to the rest of your life, almost. That’s a nice thing, it really is, instead of having people say, ‘Well, you hung on too long.’”
It’s funny, though. Henke’s decision might have cost him a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame.