After several injury-riddled seasons and dealing with the loss of velocity on his fastball, it appears Brad Lidge is hangin’ ’em up. Jayson Stark of ESPN broke the news via Twitter that Lidge, 35, will retire.
Last season, Lidge was cut by the Nationals after posting an ERA near 10 during his stint there. He was brought in for veteran leadership, but just could not cut it with a sagging fastball and a predictable slider.
Of course, we all remember that beautiful slider, the hug with Chooch, and 48-for-48. Lidge will forever remain an icon in this city for the remarkable season he put forth in 2008.
Beyond The Hug and 48-for-48, what are some of your fondest memories of Lidge?