With emotional speech, 'The Flyin' Hawaiian' officially retires in Phillies ceremony

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Wailuku native Shane Victorino formally retired from Major League Baseball on Friday.

The former Philadelphia Phillies center fielder got emotional during a speech Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.

"This is not a goodbye. It's just the next chapter," Victorino said, holding back tears. "Mahalo, Philly!"

Victorino, 37, spent eight of his 12 MLB seasons with the Phillies, winning three Gold Glove awards while earning two All-Star appearances.

But perhaps the greatest achievement for the "Flyin' Hawaiian" came in 2008, when he helped Philadelphia win the World Series.

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