Vivid memories of the “Rally Thong” still fill the minds of many Giants fans when they think of Aubrey Huff.
It’s hard to believe that it has been three years since Huff hit .290 with 26 home runs and 86 RBI in his first season in San Francisco, leading the Giants to their first World Series championship since 1954.
Now, the journeyman big leaguer who found a home with the Giants is effectively calling it quits.
“I’m pretty much retired,” Huff told the San Francisco Chronicle. “I have no regrets. I love it. I’m having a great time with my wife and kids. I don’t even have an itch to pick up a baseball bat. I wondered if I’d feel that desire when everybody reported to spring training, but I didn’t.”
Huff was looking to perhaps get a spring training invite with a team, but apparently nobody came calling and he is “absolutely fine” with not playing.
Following his stellar 2010 season, Huff hit just .246 in 2011 and barely played at all in 2012, battling numerous injuries and depression.
Huff has spent 13 years in the majors, batting .278 while accumulating 242 home runs and 904 RBI.
The best part? He gets to go out on top as a two-time World Series champion.