A bit of a blast from the past today, as former Phillie Kevin Millwood reportedly has announced that he is hanging up his spikes.
Millwood joined the Phils in 2003, after the Braves dealt him for catcher Johnny Estrada. Millwood, like Robert Person, Adam Eaton, Jon Lieber, and many other pitchers of the early to mid-2000’s, was viewed by many as a player who could help lead the Phillies to their first playoff appearance since 1993.
Ultimately Millwood disappointed in two seasons with the ‘Fightins, posting a combined record of 23-18 with a 4.43 ERA. After 2004 Millwood left the Phillies to sign with the Cleveland Indians.
While Millwood totaled 169 wins over a solid MLB career, he will forever be remembered by Phillies fans as a disappointing pickup. However, Millwood does hold one bright moment in Phillies history, as he threw the final no-hitter in Veterans Stadium in 2003.