Former Phillies second and third baseman Placido Polanco retired as a Phillie before yesterday's game against the Colorado Rockies. Polanco played for the Phils from 2002-2005 (when he was traded to allow my hero Chase Utley to start every game) and again from 2010-2012.
Polanco had many career highlights while playing in Philadelphia...including hitting his 2,000th hit (a Home Run) on May 14th, 2012 against the Houston Astros and earning his third Gold Glove (at third base) at the end of the 2011 season. Polanco is only the second player in MLB history to win Gold Gloves at two different positions (he won his first two as a second baseman with the Detroit Tigers). Congrats on a great career Polly and I look forward to hopefully seeing you on the Phillies Wall of Fame someday.
|Throwing out the first pitch....|
Talk to you soon,