PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Pat Burrell will officially retire as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, the team announced Thursday.
Burrell, 35 years old, will sign a one-day minor league contract with the Phillies. The team will honor him prior to their May 19th game against the Red Sox, where he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
In nine major league seasons with the Phillies, Burrell hit 251 home runs, had 827 RBI’s, and had 518 extra-base hits. Burrell’s last hit as a Phillie was a double against the Tampa Bay Rays in the decisive game five of the 2008 World Series.READ MORE: 13-Year-Old Leienna Cuevas Found, Reunited With Her Family, Philadelphia Police Say
The last image of Burrell as a Phillie will be leading the World Series parade in 2008.MORE NEWS: Wife Accused Of Dismembering Husband's Body, Collecting Social Security Benefits For Years After He Died In Their Pennsylvania Home