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Magglio Ordonez hits the game-winning home run off Huston Street to advance the Tigers to the World Series.
After winning Rookie of the Year with 23 saves and a 1.72 ERA in 2005, Huston Street had everyone in Oakland excited. A 21-year-old phenomenal closer is hard to come by.
The next year, on his way to 37 saves, his ERA rose to 3.31. No big deal. It happens.
Beginning in 2007 though, Street's performance was less than stellar. His ERA was inconsistent and his saves were incredibly low for a "superstar" closer.
In his last three years in Oakland, Street blew nearly eight saves per year. That number wouldn't be nearly as bad if he had been saving north of 25 games.
He went on to pitch very well in Colorado, only blowing 11 saves in three years.
Two more factors to keep in mind: The trade of Street to the Rockies included Carlos Gonzalez (see Colorado Rockies slide) and returned Matt Holliday.
Huston Street also gave up an ALCS clinching, three-run home run to Magglio Ordonez in the bottom of the ninth inning. A home run that would break the tie in the game and in the series, sending Detroit to the World Series.
A home run that would be hard to swallow and harder to forget.