Thursday October 1st, 2015

Giants pitcher Tim Hudson made the final start of his career on Thursday and received a standing ovation from the fans on hand at AT&T Park and the Dodgers dugout as he exited the field for the final time. 

Hudson was given a farewell start in Oakland last weekend when he faced former Athletics teammate Barry Zito, who is also retiring, at the Coliseum. 

Hudson’s final home start came Tuesday and he was pulled after allowing three runs on three hits in 2 1/3 innings. On his way off the field, Hudson was saluted by the San Francisco crowd and by his opponents.

Hudson, 40, was a four-time All-Star and won his first World Series ring with the Giants last year. He finished this season with a 4.44 ERA in 123 2/3 innings.

Hudson began his career with the A’s, where he formed an impressive rotation with Zito and Mark Mulder. He was traded to the Braves before the 2005 season and played nine seasons there before finishing his career in San Francisco. 

- Dan Gartland

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