Lidge, 36, will officially retire as a Phillie and throw out the first pitch on Thursday, August 1st. He retired this offseason but spent four seasons (2008-11) in Philadelphia. During his time with the Phillies, he was 3-11 with a 3.73 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP while saving exactly 100 games.
His most memorable season in Philadelphia came during his first year, 2008, when he went a perfect 41-for-41 in save opportunities in the regular season while going 2-0 with a 1.95 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. He then went 7-for-7 in save opportunities in the playoffs, including the final out of Game 5 of the World Series to clinch the title for the Phillies.
Schilling, 46, will be enshrined on the Wall of Fame on Friday, August 2nd. He spent part of nine seasons in Philadelphia going 101-78 with a 3.35 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. He won the 1993 National League Championship Series MVP award. Schilling's time in Philadelphia is often clouded by the events that led to his departure and the perceived "whining" he did to get out of Philadelphia.
Schilling ultimately was traded at the July 2000 trade deadline to the Arizona Diamondbacks. He won w World Series in Arizona before winning two World Series in Boston. He then later bankrupted a video game company he started and set the Rhode Island taxpayers back $75 million but that's neither here nor there.
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