Philadelphia Phillies diehards around Middle Township, New Jersey were in for a treat on Saturday. Former closer Brad Lidge held an autograph signing in the area.
The appearance was at the ACME Market. He was featured at a booth outside the store and also posed for pictures in addition to signing an array of memorabilia.
The Philadephia sports radio station, 94 WIP, also had a live remote at the store. Many in attendance were able to share some of their fond memories with Lidge about his playing career.
Lidge pitched out of the bullpen for 11 big league seasons and made his debut with the Houston Astros in 2002. He collected a career-high 42 saves in 2005 and helped the Astros reach the World Series.
In Lidge's first season with the Phillies in 2008, he was a perfect 48 for 48 in saves through the postseason and recorded the final out as the franchise won the World Series. That season he won the National League Rolaids Relief Man Award and the National League Comeback Player of the Year.
Lidge was a two-time All-Star and retired following the 2012 season with 225 career saves. He is currently a show co-host for Sirius XM's MLB Network Radio.
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Brad Lidge Talks About the 2008 World Series Win: