30 Sep

one for the show

The list of players who got a hit, even a home run, in their first major league at-bat is pretty long. A list of players whose only big league hit came in their final career at-bat would have to be short. Nate Rolison’s name is on it. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the former Petal High star’s hit, a single for the Florida Marlins against Philadelphia’s Wayne Gomes. It was a big moment for Rolison, who was 0-for-12 at the time. But he never got another opportunity to bat in The Show. For more on what happened to this once-highly rated prospect, see the story on Mississippi Scoreboard.