NEW YORK (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) On June 3, 1990 catcher Dave Liddell made his first and only appearance in the Major Leagues with the New York Mets. In his only at-bat, he singled then “retired” with a perfect 1.000 batting average.
There are others in baseball who’ve accomplished the same feat, but none have used the achievement to their advantage quite the way Liddell has.
Shunned by his girlfriend Molly Hoover in 1988, the career minor leaguer vowed he’d make the Majors someday, and she would rue the day she turned her back on a “future” Major Leaguer. Immediately after game, he called her to tell her what he had done, and that big bucks were on the way, which she of course would miss out on.