"It came as a surprise. A nice surprise," Inge said. "A wonderful gesture."
"Brandon was here for only nine games last year, but it shows the great awareness they have for what he meant for 11 years," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "He did a lot for the organization and for the community. His service speaks for itself. Good for him. Well done, well deserved."
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