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Pat Burrell to Retire as a Phillie in May During Red Sox Series

Apr 12, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT

Pat Burrell will sign a one-day minor league contract with the Phillies to retire as a member of the organization that drafted him.

Pat the Bat will return home to the Phillies organization to retire as a member of the franchise that drafted him.

The Phillies just announced that Burrell will make it official at Citizens Bank Park in May.

The
35-year-old will sign a one-day minor league contract with the
Phillies, thus officially retiring as a member of the organization that
selected him as the very first player in the 1998 draft.  He’ll be
honored during pregame on Saturday, May 19, by throwing out the
ceremonial first pitch.

Night caps at the Irish Pub.