Reports: Pat Burrell retiring

Reports: Pat Burrell retiring

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Outfielder Pat Burrell, who won World Series with Philadelphia and San Francisco, is retiring after 12 big league seasons, multiple media reports said Monday.

MLB: San Fran 13, Chi Cubs 7 (1st game)

CHICAGO, June 28 (UPI) -- Pat Burrell homered and drove in three runs Tuesday, powering the San Francisco Giants to a 13-7 win over the Chicago Cubs in the first game of a doubleheader.

MLB: Arizona 3, San Francisco 2 (10 inn.)

PHOENIX, June 17 (UPI) -- Justin Upton hit a one-out homer in the 10th inning Thursday to give Arizona a 3-2 victory over San Francisco.

MLB: San Francisco 2, New York Mets 0

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Tim Lincecum struck out 12 over seven innings Wednesday and combined with four relievers to bring the San Francisco Giants a 2-0 blanking of the New York Mets.

MLB: San Francisco 3, St. Louis 2

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth Saturday rallied the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 victory over St. Louis.

MLB: San Francisco 4, Philadelphia 3

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Cody Ross smacked two solo home runs Saturday, powering the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 win over Philadelphia in Game 1 of the NLCS.

MLB: San Francisco 3, Arizona 1

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A three-run homer by Pat Burrell and a typically excellent outing from Tim Lincecum Wednesday gave the San Francisco Giants a 3-1 victory over Arizona.

MLB: San Francisco 6, Arizona 3

PHOENIX, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Tim Lincecum struck out 11 Tuesday while leading the San Francisco Giants to a 6-3 win over Arizona.

MLB: San Francisco 8, Chicago Cubs 7

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Andres Torres drove a bases-loaded shot to the warning track with one out in the ninth inning Thursday, giving San Francisco an 8-7 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: San Francisco 5, Chicago Cubs 4

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Pat Burrell snapped a tie with an eighth-inning homer Wednesday, giving the San Francisco Giants a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: San Fran. 4, Chi. Cubs 3 (11 innings)

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Pat Burrell's bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 11th inning Monday sent the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: San Francisco 3, Atlanta 2 (11 inn.)

ATLANTA, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Pat Burrell lofted a sacrifice fly that brought home Aubrey Huff in the 11th inning Friday, giving the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 win over Atlanta.

MLB: San Francisco 10, Colorado 0

DENVER, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Jonathan Sanchez pitched six scoreless innings and the San Francisco Giants cruised to 10-0 win over Colorado Tuesday.

MLB: San Francisco 2, LA Dodgers 1

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 (UPI) -- Pat Burrell belted a two-run homer in the eighth inning Saturday, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: LA Dodgers 4, San Francisco 2

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30 (UPI) -- James Loney drove in three runs Tuesday to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-2 win over Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants.
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Pat Burrell
New York Mets second baseman Jose Valentin straddles Philadelphia Phillies Pat Burrell as Burrell is out on a double play in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, April 17, 2007. (UPI Photo/John Anderson)

Patrick Brian "Pat" Burrell (born October 10, 1976, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas), nicknamed "Pat the Bat" is a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently with the San Francisco Giants. Previously, he has played for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays. He bats and throws right-handed.

Burrell attended San Lorenzo Valley High School in Felton, California, as a freshman. After his freshman year, he transferred to Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, where he played baseball and football. In the football program, playing quarterback, Burrell competed against Tom Brady (now the quarterback for the New England Patriots), who played for rival Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, California. He decided to concentrate on baseball in his senior year, however, and he was named the California Coaches Association Player of the Year after he batted .369 with eleven home runs.

After graduating from high school in 1995, Burrell attended the University of Miami, where he played third base and was a teammate of current Giants' first baseman Aubrey Huff. As a freshman, he was selected as a First-Team All-American by Baseball America and the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. He was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the 1996 College World Series, joining Dave Winfield and Phil Nevin as the only players to win the award without winning the series. In his sophomore year, he was again named a First-Team All-American by Baseball America and the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper but also by the Sporting News this year. Also, he was named Baseball America's Summer Player of the year in 1997. In 1998, as a junior, he won the Golden Spikes Award as the best player in college baseball. That year, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies with the first overall pick in the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft. Burrell finished his college career with sixty-one home runs, 187 runs batted in (RBI), and 170 walks in 162 games. His .442 batting average was seventh all-time by an NCAA player, and his slugging percentage of .888 was second only to Pete Incaviglia. In February 2008, Burrell was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

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