Bird delivers game-winner for RiverDogs in season finale
Greg Bird capped off one of the most remarkable seasons in Charleston RiverDogs history in dramatic fashion with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to send Charleston to a 1-0 win over the Rome Braves in the season finale on Monday night in South Atlantic League action in front of 4,593 fans at Riley Park.
The RiverDogs finished the season with a 36-34 second- half record and 75-63 overall.
Fu-Lin Kuo led off the ninth with a walk. After a strikeout by Wes Wilson, Charleston just missed getting a walk-off homer from Jake Cave as he flew out to the wall in center for the second out of the inning.
Jose Rosario got hit by a pitch to move Kuo to second and set the stage for the memorable ending to a memorable season.
Bird smacked a pitch back up the middle to score Kuo and win it just before the rain came.
The crowd of 4,593 brought the season average to a record 4,292 for the year.
The 283,274 total attendance for the season was the second largest behind the 284,718 that came through the gates in 2007.