Colorado Rockies Old Friend: How The Hell Is Juan Uribe Still Playing?
By Bobby DeMuro
Jun 9, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; The sun sets as Atlanta Braves J. Uribe (2) watches from the dugout in the third inning of their game against the San Diego Padres at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Hampton — Retired
Can’t ever fault Hampton for how hard he worked to keep coming back to baseball after serious injuries. He finished out his career in 2010, throwing 4.2 scoreless innings with the Astros before hanging ’em up.
Denny Neagle — Retired
You should actually read this interview that we did with Denny Neagle to see what he’s doing now!
Shawn Chacon (23) — Retired
Chacon last played baseball in 2008 with the Houston Astros. Never forget that his last game as a big leaguer came around because he choked his general manager half to death.
Pedro Astacio — Retired
Astacio had a nice, long career including five season in Denver. He retired in 2006 as a member of the Nationals organization, and has recently been a Spring Training coach for the Rockies.
Brian Bohanon — Retired
The 2001 season with the Rockies was Bohanon’s last in baseball. Fun fact: the high school baseball field I played on at George Washington High School in Denver, Colorado is named Brian Bohanon Field. At least, it was when I was there in 2004, so I assume it might still be…?
John Thomson — Retired
Thomson actually had a couple of decent years for the Rockies (1997, 1998) and one really bad one (1999), but overall had a decent career in Colorado. Overall, Thomson started 212 games in the big leagues, his last two coming for the Royals in 2007.
Jose Jimenez — Retired
Jimenez had one of those weird careers; he threw a no-hitter as a rookie with the Cardinals, closed for a few years (often unsuccessfully) with the Rockies, and then he was out of baseball by his 30th birthday. He left the game in 2004 after going 1-7 with an 8.42 ERA closing (!!) for the Indians.
Kane Davis — Retired
Davis also had a weird career. He played parts of five season in the big leagues, never pitching in more than 15 Major League games in a season, except for his one shining moment — 2001 with the Colorado Rockies. He threw 57 of his career 107 games that season. He bounced between independent leagues, AAA, and very short big league stints from 2003-2010, before retiring.
Gabe White — Retired
White was somewhat of a veteran by the time he came to Denver, and finished his career relatively soon after the 2001 season — in 2005, with a few games with the Cardinals, and another handful with the club’s AAA affiliate in Memphis.
Justin Speier — Retired
Speier ended up having a really nice career as a relief pitcher. He last threw for the Los Angeles Angels in 2009
Mike Myers — Retired
Myers last threw for the Yankees and Red Sox in 2007, then spent part of 2008 in AAA Las Vegas in the Dodgers organization before calling it quits. In all, the lefty specialist tossed in 883 big league games so… he wasn’t a slouch.
Ron Villone — Retired
Villone (who only played for the Rockies for part of 2001, and was terrible) ended his big league career with the Nationals in 2009. He pitched in independent leagues as late as 2011 (Somerset, Atlantic League) but that’s all for the now 45-year old.
Jason Jennings (22) — Retired
Jennings debuted the same year that Uribe did, and yet was out of the big leagues by 2009. He threw in the minor leagues for the Athletics in 2010, pitched in 19 games for Grand Prairie of the independent American Association as a 32-year old in 2011, and that was it for him in baseball.
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