Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Shane Victorino, 2013 Red Sox Hero, Announces Retirement From Baseball

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Shane Victorino announced his retirement from baseball today on his Twitter feed. The Flyin' Hawaiian was an integral part of the 2013 Red Sox World Series Championship. Said Victorino, "I think it's time to hang it up and call it a career. I've been blessed with that opportunity as a baseball player, as a little boy growing up in Maui, getting the opportunity to represent my state, represent my people, so it's about that time. It's time for me to say it's time for me to move on; time for me to enjoy retirement." The fans at Fenway Park loved it when Victorino walked to the plate with his signature song, Bob Marley's "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"—which became a sort of anthem for the Bearded Band Of Brothers who captured that year's ring. We will never forget his Game Six grand slam that sealed the deal against the Tigers on October 19th, 2013. Or his three-run double off the Monster in the World Series clincher against the Cardinals. Two of many great moments he gave us that year. We wish Shane all the best in his well-deserved retirement.