Pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who has played for seven teams over 13 major-league seasons, said in August that this year with the Atlanta Braves would be his last. He will retire on a high note.
McCarthy hasn’t pitched since June because of right knee tendinitis, but after his last appearance on June 24—five innings of three-run ball in a 7-3 victory over the Orioles—he became the only MLB player in history to achieve two statistical feats: 69 career wins and a 4.20 career ERA. That’s the cue for you to do the “Nice” thing.
McCarthy was supposed to come back and possibly help out the Braves in a relief role, but his rehab has taken longer than expected.