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The Most Disappointing Final Seasons in Recent Sports History

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 05:  Designated hitter Manny Ramirez #24 of the Tampa Bay Rays watches his team from the dugout ag
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 05: Designated hitter Manny Ramirez #24 of the Tampa Bay Rays watches his team from the dugout against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the game at Tropicana Field on April 5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Every athlete, no matter how great or how insignificant their professional careers in athletics (or semi-pro, or college, or high school), eventually gets to a point where he or she will ask themselves, "Damn, this is what it's come down to?" Injuries happen, bodies age, and the will to "shake it off" after enough hits, punches, or kicks absorbed just isn't there anymore. For some athletes, those symptoms sneak up on them, crippling careers where a second prime could've been possible.

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