10 years ago the Philadelphia Phillies were on top of the world, and today another player who helped win the 2008 world series is saying goodbye (or in this case "Mahalo") to baseball!
Yes...in a statement released today, 2-time World Series champion Shane Victorino has announced his retirement.
Shane played with the Phillies from 2005 through 2012, and he won three Gold Glove Awards, was named to two MLB All-Star Games, and (of course) was a member of the 2008 World Series team.
Victorino also played for Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, the San Diego Padres, the LA Angels and the Chicago Cubs.
In the best news for us Phillies fans, Victorino did sign a 1 day contract with our team so he can officially retire as a Phillie! Love that!
Good luck to the "flyin Hawaiian" and thanks for all you did for our city!
Once a Phillie, always a Phillie. The Flyin' Hawaiian is hanging up his cleats, but not without becoming a member of the @Phillies once again. Share your favorite Shane Victorino memory. https://t.co/ag773Z2O1I pic.twitter.com/N1ppz51xIW— Philly.com (@phillydotcom) July 3, 2018