Brad Lidge To Retire As A Phille; Curt Schilling Tabbed For Wall Of Fame
Posted 5/22/2013 3:15:00 PM

Closer Brad Lidge, one of the many heroes on the 2008 World Champion Phillies, will ceremoniously retire as a Phillie before the 7:05 p.m. game against San Francisco.  Lidge clinched the World Series title by striking out Tampa Bay’s Eric Hinske in Game 5.

“I had my greatest moment at Citizens Bank Park and I would like to officially retire as a member of the Phillies organization,” explained the 36-year-old Lidge, who will throw out the first ball.  Lidge will remain in town for the rest of the Alumni weekend festivities.

Previous Alumni who have also chosen to retire as a Phillie include: Doug Glanville (2005), Mike Lieberthal (2008) and Pat Burrell (2012).

Curt Schilling, will be inducted into the Phillies Toyota Wall of Fame on Friday, August 2. Schilling, who pitched nine of his 20 big league seasons with the Phillies – his longest tenure with one team – was the first Phillies right-hander to strike out 300 in a season and the first Phillies pitcher to win an NLCS MVP Award and toss a postseason shutout.

Posted By: John Lamb  

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