Originally written on 22gigantes  |  Last updated 1/30/12
Picimg_mlb_apr_14_34ad

Former Giants outfielder Pat Burrell has officially retired, according to MLB Trade Rumors and confirmed by Ken Rosenthal at FOX Sports.

This shouldn’t be a real big surprise for anyone following this site since we first speculated his retirement back in November.

The popular outfielder known as “Pat The Bat” told the Associated Press then that his career was likely over due to a foot injury.

“I don’t think I can play anymore. It hurts me to say that,” Burrell told the AP in November.

Burrell, 35, had a resurgent second half of the 2010 season, helping the G-men win their first World Series in San Francisco.

After batting just .202 with 2 HR and 13 RBI in 24 games for Tampa Bay, the Rays cut him loose. Giants GM Brian Sabean took a chance on him and it paid off as Burrell went on to hit .267 with 18 HR and 51 RBI in 96 games for the Giants that year.

He was a constant presence in the Giants’ locker room and dugout, where he and Aubrey Huff became like frat brothers in a college dorm. He roommated with Brian Wilson and is believed to be the man behind the getup in an unforgettable appearance by “The Machine” in a Cheap Seats video interview with Chris Rose. That sense of fun and camaraderie was a huge reason for the Giants’ magical run in 2010 and Burrell will surely be remembered fondly by Giants fans — especially the female ones.

The Bay Area native (who went to high school in San Jose) battled a foot injury that limited him to just 96 games in 2011 and he struggled to a .230 batting average with just 7 HR and 21 RBI.

He played for nine seasons in Philadelphia, after the Phils took him in the first round of the 1998 draft.

If this is indeed the end of the road for Pat The Bat, the final numbers on the back of his playing card will look like this:

    • 12 seasons
    • 1,640 games played
    • 6,520 plate appearances
    • 5,503 at bats
    • 767 runs scored
    • 1,393 hits
    • 299 doubles
    • 16 triples
    • 292 home runs
    • 976 RBI
    • 7 stolen bases
    • 932 walks
    • 1,564 strikeouts
    • .253 career batting average
    • .361 career on-base percentage
    • .472 career slugging percentage
    • .834 career OPS
    • 31 postseason games
    • 2 World Series rings




I hope you enjoyed reading "Burrell makes it official: he’s done." I'm interested in your opinion on this article. Why not leave a comment at 22gigantes.com?


GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Chancellor 'strongly considering a camp holdout'

Colts become favorites to win AFC with Brady suspended

Dodgers reportedly acquire Mat Latos and Michael Morse

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Troy Tulowitzki felt 'blindsided' by trade to Blue Jays

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Drew Storen not happy about Jonathan Papelbon trade

Kraft apologizes for accepting team Deflategate penalty

RG3 reportedly showing improvement during offseason

Nick Saban addresses rumors of interest in Longhorns job

Garoppolo back in spotlight after Brady suspension upheld

Tom Brady: I did nothing wrong, replaced a broken phone

Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez: Twin trade chips

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Canseco will live as a woman to support Caitlyn Jenner

Giants owner says nobody from team has seen JPP's hand

Conor McGregor admits he's intimidated by Ronda Rousey

NFL requests police guard Roger Goodell's Maine home

Baseball Hall of Fame changes voter eligibility rules

Atlanta Hawks should not be overlooked next year

Baseball's antitrust exemption: Its uncertain scope

The Cubs-White Sox trade that would rock Chicago, MLB

Cincinnati Bengals could look at signing WR Reggie Wayne

Brandon Marshall on marijuana tweets: ‘I was just kidding'

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Mets still act like a small-market team

Tom Brady: I did nothing wrong

NFL upholds Tom Brady's suspension, legal battle likely

Cardinals hire first female NFL coach

Larry Bird: Michael Jordan would kill me in 1-on-1 now

Seau family: HOF broke their word

Kobe to see time at power forward next year

Mike Pettine not ruling out Manziel

Galette appears to unload on Payton

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker