Miners Retire Metropoulos' Number 31

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By WSIL Sports

MARION -- The Southern Illinois Miners recognized one of its all-time greats on Saturday night at Rent One Park.

The Miners officially retired Metropoulos' number 31.

Metropoulos is the franchise's all-time leader in homeruns, hits, doubles, rbis, and extra basehits.

He was a two-time Frontier League all-star and was the league's MVP in 2009.

"It is an amazing feeling and I am always going to feel like I am a part of Southern Illinois," said Metropoulis. "I spent three and a half summers out here and the people that I met out here and in the community are just amazing."

Metropoulos currently lives in San Diego where is married and has a son.

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