PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - It's about that time.
Former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star Shane Victorino has announced that he is retiring.
The Flyin’ Hawaiian” told KHON-TV that he will retire as a Phillie next month as part of a one-day contract.
Over the course of eight seasons with the Phillies, Victorino was a two-time All-Star—once in 2009 and again in 2011—and won four Gold Gloves. Phillies fans may also remember his two home runs during the team's World Series championship run in 2008.
“I’ve been blessed with that opportunity as a baseball player. As a little boy growing up in Maui, getting an opportunity to represent my state and represent my people, so it’s about that time,” Victorino told KHON.
Victorino won another World Series while playing with the Boston Red Sox in 2013.
By the end of his 12 seasons, Victorino batted .275, with 108 home runs and 1,274 hits over 4.630 at bats.