Stephen Vogt

Stephen Vogt, take a bow.

The Oakland Athletics‘ veteran utility player enjoyed one of the feel-good moments of the season Wednesday, homering in the final at-bat of his career. Vogt then ran around the bases with all the unabashed enthusiasm of a six-year-old playing his first youth baseball game.

Vogt’s shot off Los Angeles Angels reliever Zack Weiss was the 82nd and final home run of his 11-season career, and he couldn’t contain his excitement.

If that’s not enough to give you goosebumps, Vogt’s children were on hand to announce an earlier plate appearance to the crowd at RingCentral Coliseum.

Baseball fans celebrated the 37-year-old Vogt’s epic swan song.

“This is so awesome … last game, likely his last at bat and his kids announced him. Great guy. Thrilled for this storybook ending,” tweeted Root Sports Northwest’s Angie Mentink.

“His kids intro earlier … then this? See you at the top of the show,” tweeted ESPN host Scott Van Pelt.

As many fans pointed out, Vogt had an unconventional career, which somehow makes this storybook ending even more poignant.

“Stephen Vogt didn’t get a major league hit until he was 28 years old. He then became a 2x All-Star and in his final big-league game, hits a home run. Persistence personified. Take your trot,” tweeted FanSided’s Matt Verderame.

About Arthur Weinstein

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