Outfielder Matt Holliday had a picture-perfect ending to what may be his final at-bat as a St. Louis Cardinal.
Earlier on Friday, the team activated Holliday, who had suffered from a broken thumb, from the 15-day disabled list before announcing that it won’t pick up the 36-year-old’s $17 million club option for the following year.
But those emotions came forth during Holliday’s at-bat against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the seventh inning on Friday night. The crowd at Busch Stadium rose to their feet to honor the seven-time All-Star in what very well have been his last walk to the plate in a Cardinals uniform. And then Holliday launched a pitch deep into right field for a solo home run: