Friday, April 13, 2012
One thing I didn't know about Flan was that he retired voluntarily. In fact, he announced a month beforehand that he would be playing his last game on September 29, 1989, his 32nd birthday. "It's a decision I've been thinking about for the last year," said Flan at the time. "If I wasn't going to play for this club, I wasn't going to play for any other club. I've always been a San Diego Padre, and I will retire a San Diego Padre."