Found January 30, 2012 on Buzz On Broad:
Earlier today, we found out that Pat Burrell would be retiring. We can't forget Pat Burrell. We just can't. The ad above appeared in the Daily News, and it's the perfect day to think back.

An inside look at Pat Burrell’s love shack

Now that former San Francisco Giants outfielder Pat Burrell has formally announced his retirement, it’s time to do what every new retiree does: sell the house. Wait. What? Burrell won’t be playing baseball anymore (or earning a million-dollar-a-year contract), so the slugger has decided to sell his swanky digs in Scottsdale. You’ve seen Tim Lincecum‘s crib. You’ve read...

Pat Burrell Retires–The Internet will have just a few less dirty stories now

Pat Burrell is expected to formally announce that he is retiring any day now, effectively stealing some news during Super Bowl week. He hardly leaves the game empty handed. Two world series rings, 292 career big league home runs, and he was a career .834 OPS guy. Then there’s the stories. If we’ve heard some of them there’s a good chance there’s a bunch we haven’t heard...

Was Pat Burrell A Bust?

Yesterday, Pat “The Bat” Burrell retired, seeing his playing days end due to a combination of chronic foot problems and a lessening need for a bat-only player who flopped in his one audition as a DH. Burrell finishes his career with 6,520 plate appearances and a .253/.361/.472 line, good for a 117 wRC+ and 21.9 WAR. If you offered any nearly any player a 12 year career with...

Pat Burrell to Retire

Pat the Bat retires after 12 productive seasons with 2 World Series rings. Photo: APPat Burrell is set to announce his retirement today according to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. Burrell, also known as Pat the Bat and the Machine, was a beacon of hope for a floundering franchise scorned by JD Drew’s famous refusal to sign. Burrell was the number one pick out of the University...

Burrell makes it official: he’s done

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...

MLB News: Two Former Phillies Outfielders Move into New Stages of the Lives

Two former Philadelphia Phillies that each played corner outfield positions are moving on. Pat Burrell is expected to retire and Matt Stairs is heading to the broadcast booth. According to MLB Trade Rumors, Burrell 35, is planning on announcing his retirement. The left fielder spent most of his career with the Phillies before signing with the Tampa Bay Rays after winning the 2008...

Pat Burrell retires.

Yesterday, Pat Burrell, who had spent nine years playing for the Phils, and was a member of the 2008 World Series Championship team, as well as being a member of the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants team, announced his retirement. Burrell, nicknamed Pat the Bat, was the number one draft choice of the Phils in the 1998 draft, before joining the main club in 2000. Spending...

Former Tampa Bay Rays DH Pat Burrell retires

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Pat Burrell retiring after 12 seasons

Pat Burrell is retiring after a 12-year major league career, according to multiple reports.

Report: Pat Burrell To Retire

According to, Pat Burrell will retire. Pat The Bat will always be remembered for his time in Philly.

Burrell, No. 1 overall pick in '98, calls it a career

Pat Burrell is retiring after a 12-year Major League career, according to multiple reports that surfaced on Monday afternoon.
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