Shane Victorino, who played nearly 1,000 games for the Phillies, received a standing ovation as a member of the Boston Red Sox in Philadelphia on Monday.
The Phillies traded Victorino in 2012. He made the trip to Philadelphia with the Red Sox in 2013, but was on the disabled list.
When Victorino trotted down the third-base line with the other starters during the pregame introductions, he received a loud round of cheers from the crowd at Citizens Bank Park.
"I obviously started here, got an opportunity as a young kid to become the baseball player that I am, and fortunately now, got moved to a great city with great fans, a great organization," said Victorino.
"To come back in '13 and not get an opportunity to play and still get the ovation I did in between innings, as I said last year when I was facing back surgery, there was a date on my calendar that I circled, that I wanted to be here for and be healthy, more importantly, and that was today here in Philadelphia."