Originally posted on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 7/29/13
Brad Lidge spent four seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. On Thursday the former Phillies closer will sign a one-day contract to retire as a member of the team. Lidge, 36, announced in December that he planned to retire. Retired closer Brad Lidge will sign a 1-day contract Thursday with the #Phillies and retire in their uniform, throwing out 1st pitch Thu. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 29, 2013   In his 11 year career Lidge pitched for Houston, Philadelphia and Washington. Lidge was a key part of the 2008 Phillies who won the World Series finishing that year with 41 saves and a 1.95 ERA.
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