Pirates’ Burnett receives Batmobile-cycle as retirement gift
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett took the mound for the his final regular season start on Saturday night, as he is set to retire after this year.
He certainly had a last day to remember.
Prior to the game, his agent and financial advisor gave him a Batmobile-cycle as a retirement gift:
After 6 2/3 innings and 107 pitches, Burnett exited to a standing ovation at PNC Park:
All of this, paired with the Pirates throwing up a Bat-Signal when he came off the disabled list earlier in September, has likely made this a very memorable month for Burnett.
Over his incredible 17-year career, Burnett owns a 164-155 record with a 3.99 ERA. He owns a World Series ring from the 2009 Yankees, but there's no doubt he'd love to retire on a high note, bringing a championship to Pittsburgh in his final season.
Too cool. pic.twitter.com/RjqkxXTjx2
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) September 10, 2015