Monday, December 3, 2012

Former Phillies closer Brad Lidge annonces retirement

PBR - Brad Lidge will forever be linked to perfection.

The right-hander saved 112 games during his four year stint with the Phillies, including an outstanding 2008 season when he converted 48-of-48 save opportunities en route to a World Series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

According to an ESPN.com report, Lidge informed his agents that he plans to retire.

Lidge recorded the final out of the '08 Fall Classic with a strikeout and the image of him falling to the ground pointing to the sky with Carlos Ruiz charging will always remain etched in Phillies lure.

Lidge finishes his career with 225 saves and a 3.54 ERA.

Injuries limited the 35-year-old to just 11 games last season with Washington.

- Patrick Gordon is the editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. Contact him at pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com or @Philabaseball on Twitter. 

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