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Barrry Zito closes season, possibly career, with perfect inning

Barry Zito pitched a scorele s inning Sunday in relief for Triple-A Nashville.After the game, teammates showered the 37-year-old Zito with beer and champagne, according to CBS Sports.MORE: MLB’s worst contracts| Cal Ripken Jr. was more than just an iron manThe former Cy Young winner with the A’s won’t be promoted this month to finish the season for the team on which he rose to stardom.It’s po sible Zito won’t pitch again as a profe sional.Barry Zito, in what COULD be final career app., works 1-2-3 7th for @nashvillesounds in OMA. Teammates stood & clapped as he entered dugout. Jeff Hem (@JeffHemPBP) September 7, 2015For the season, the lefty finished with a 3.48 ERA in 24 appearances.For his career, Zito went 165-143 in 430 appearances, won the 2002 Cy Young, was a three-time All-Star and signed a seven-year, $126 million contract before the 2007 season.Not bad for one of the game’s Yan Gomes Jersey greatest free spirits.Zito says:!”Felt awesome out there. Had to end it with a curveball!” Susan Slu ser (@susanslu ser) September 7, 2015

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