Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 5/19/12

Tonight, the Philadelphia Phillies will honor a long time love to  hate/fan favorite, Pat Burrell.  Pat "the bat" was drafted by the Phillies in 1998, as he was first overall pick from the University of Miami. 

Burrell played 9 of his 12 years with the Phillies, and will be honored in a pre-game ceremony before tonight's 7:05 start versus the Boston Red Sox.  Burrell hit 251 home runs as a Phillie, along with 827 runs batted in.  The left fielder recorded 1,166 hits while wearing red, 253 of his hits as a Phillie were doubles, and 14 triples.

Pat had a pretty solid career here in Philadelphia, and us fans got him almost all of the time. When the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, Pat Burrell led the way as he was the first car in the parade.  Today will be something special for Pat, the fans, and the Phillies organization.

After the jump, what it means to get "Burrell'd"

 

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