It's the swan song of an amazing career

Pitching his final season, righty-turned-lefty Billy Wagner has thrived as power closer

Originally Published: May 8, 2010
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

One of the greatest left-handed closers of all time is actually right-handed, which is where the amazing tale of Billy Wagner begins. The baseball portion of the story will end after this season; Wagner has announced that he will retire to spend more time with his kids, giving them a secure childhood that he never had. It likely will end as an Atlanta Brave, the team he grew up loving, it likely will end with over 400 career saves and it likely will end with a strikeout on a pitch close to 100 ...

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