Aaron Barrett pitches final inning, officially retires from baseball

Evansville native Aaron Barrett announces retirement from baseball
Published: Jul. 2, 2022 at 4:19 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville native and former World Series champion Aaron Barrett seems to be hanging up his glove for good.

Barrett pitched his final game for the Philadelphia Phillies AAA affiliate on Monday.

On Saturday, Barrett announced on social media that he’s retiring from professional baseball.

Before signing with the Philadelphia Phillies prior to the 2022 season, the Central High School graduate spent 12 years as a member of the Washington Nationals, including the 2019 team that beat the Houston Astros to win their first World Series title in franchise history.

Barrett has overcome tons of adversary in his career, battling back from Tommy John surgery in 2015 and a broken arm in 2016. He finally made his triumphant MLB return in 2019.

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