Shane Victorino put together a very nice major league career, hitting .275/.340/.425 with 108 home runs, 489 RBI, and 731 runs scored. The spark plug Victorino also won two World Series titles, one with the Phillies
While Victorino had not officially announced his retirement
Shane Victorino is officially retiring from MLB. 12-year career. Two rings, four Gold Gloves, two All-Star teams. Don't think the Sox win in '13 without him. The ALCS slam ... the three-run double in Game 6 of the Series. Sox should get back him to Fenway sometime. https://t.co/oSLbRWEeP3— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) July 3, 2018
Now, Victorino plans to sign a one-day contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, where he spent 2005-2012. Victorino will be able to retire as a Phillie, something that means a lot to him and the fan base.
Shane Victorino will sign a one day contract and retire with the Phillies. Thanks for all the memories Flyin’ Hawaiian! pic.twitter.com/07xNqNF63I— Philly Sports (@MadeForPhilly) July 3, 2018
This will be a nice moment for Victorino, who will get to retire as a member of the team where he spent the most time and enjoyed the most success. He'll always be an indelible member of the 2013 Sox, too, where his ALCS dinger against Max Scherzer will endure.
But yeah, you think Victorino, you think Philadelphia. We just can't wait to see what the ceremony's like.