Ex-Phillie Burrell Retires

Pat Burrell leads the parade after the Phillies won the 2008 World Series. (Photo by John Russo/Team to Beat)

One of the most important cogs in the 2008 World Series team, Pat Burrell, has retired today.

Drafted with the first overall pick in the 1998 draft, Burrell played 1306 games with the Phillies in nine seasons. He finished with a .257 average and 251 home runs as a Phillie.

He hit 292 home runs and 976 RBIs in his career in 12 seasons with the Phillies, Rays and Giants.

Burrell won two World Series rings, 2008 with the Phillies and 2010 with the Giants. He went 1-for-27 in nine World Series games, striking out a remarkable 16 times.

Happy trails Burrell. We will have a story about Burrell later during the week.

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