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Lidge to retire Aug. 1 as member of Phillies

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MIAMI -- The Phillies announced Wednesday that Brad Lidge will formally retire as a member of the Phillies before their Aug. 1 game against the Giants at Citizens Bank Park.

Lidge recorded the final out in Game 5 of the 2008 World Series to give the Phillies their second World Series championship in franchise history.

"I had my greatest moment at Citizens Bank Park and I would like to officially retire as a member of the Phillies organization," Lidge said in a statement.

Lidge will throw out the first pitch. He is hoping he throws the pitch to Carlos Ruiz.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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