Watch: Stephen Vogt’s Family Celebrates His Last Game With Him In Oakland

Oct 5, 2022, 1:55 PM

| Updated: Nov 11, 2022, 11:57 am
Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double by She...

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double by Shea Langeliers #23 in the bottom of the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at RingCentral Coliseum on September 22, 2022 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

While the A’s season might be one to forget, Wednesday’s finale was one catcher Stephen Vogt won’t for a long time.

Last month, Vogt announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2022 season. On Wednesday at the A’s final game of the season against the Los Angeles Angels, his family was with him every step of the way through his last game.

Before the game, his wife and three kids spent time with him in the dugout. Following an emotional tribute video from the team, Vogt headed to home plate to catch the first pitch from two of his kids.

Then for one of his final at-bats, guessed who announced the walk-up?

In what was his last at-bat, Vogt hit a home run in the 7th inning of Wednesday’s game.

Vogt, a fan favorite in Oakland, has been a member of the A’s for six of his 10 years in the league. The 37-year-old catcher debuted with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012 before joining the A’s the following season. During his time in Oakland, he was voted to the All-Star game twice in 2015 and 2016 while hitting .247.

Fans got behind Vogt quickly in Oakland, lamenting him with his own chant, “I believe in Stephen Vogt!”

Before rejoining the A’s in 2021, Vogt helped the Atlanta Braves win the World Series in 2020. He also played for the Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks.



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