Phillies Press Release
Phillies Toyota Alumni Weekend at Citizens Bank Park, August 2-4; NL East rematch with the Braves!
All Weekend Long
ALUMNI SURPRISES! Fans are urged to be on the lookout all around the ballpark before and during the games on Friday through Sunday of Alumni Weekend - you never know where your favorite former Phillies might turn up!
FRIDAY: 7:05 p.m. … Ashburn Alley - 4:35 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m. … Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish), WOGL HD4 (Spanish) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).
PHILLIES TOYOTA WALL OF FAME NIGHT, 6:50 p.m.
Wall of Fame Induction Ceremonies for Curt Schilling, on-field. Live on Phillies.com.
- The evening honors Curt Schilling, who will be inducted into the Phillies Toyota Wall of Fame. Schilling, who pitched nine of his 20 big league seasons with the Phillies - his longest tenure with one team - was the first Phillies right-hander to strike out 300 in a season and the first Phillies pitcher to win an NLCS MVP Award and toss a postseason shutout.
- The Phillies Wall of Famers scheduled to attend include: Jim Bunning (1984), Steve Carlton (1989), Mike Schmidt (1990), Larry Bowa (1991), Dick Allen (1994), Greg Luzinski (1998), Garry Maddox (2001), Tony Taylor (2002), Bob Boone (2005), Dallas Green (2006), Juan Samuel (2008), John Kruk (2011) and Mike Lieberthal (2012).
- All fans will receive a commemorative print of Schilling, courtesy of Toyota.
- National Anthem: The Liberty Brass.
- Phans Feeding Families Commemorative Pin: Fans can purchase a limited edition pin, which provides seven meals for families in need, throughout the homestand as well as online. Buy yours today!
- Special Welcome: SABR.
- MLBPAA Silent Auction: Third Base Gate, 5:35 p.m. - 5th inning. Player autographed memorabilia and game-used items will be auctioned to benefit the Major League Baseball Alumni Association, which has raised over $25 million for organizations around the globe.
- Player Ticket Program: Doc's Box (Fellowship House).
- Phillies Charities 50/50 Raffle takes place throughout the weekend! One lucky fan will take home a cash prize each night.
SATURDAY: 4:05 p.m. … Ashburn Alley - 1:35 p.m.; Other gates - 2:05 p.m. … Broadcast: FOX, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish), WOGL HD4 (Spanish) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).
PHILLIES TOYOTA ALUMNI NIGHT
- More than 50 Alumni will be introduced on the field during pre-game with the Phillies-Braves game to follow.
- It's a great opportunity for fans to see their favorite Phils, as introductions include Phillies Wall of Famers, members of the 1983 and 1993 National League Champion Phillies, and local alumni.
- Presentation of the annual John Vukovich Award will also take place pre-game. Manny Amador, coordinator of the Dominican Summer League Phillies, is the 2013 recipient.
- MLBPAA Silent Auction: Third Base Gate, 5:35 p.m. - 5th inning. Player autographed memorabilia and game-used items will be auctioned to benefit the MLBPAA.
- Book Signing: Bob Gordon will sign copies of "More Than Beards, Bellies and Biceps: The Story of the 1993 Phillies," co-written with Tom Burgoyne, adjacent to the NewsStand located on the main concourse behind section 111 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
- Player Ticket Program: Howard's Sluggers.
SUNDAY: 8:05 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley - 5:35 p.m.; Other gates - 6:05 p.m. … Broadcast: ESPN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish) and WOGL HD4 (Spanish).
SALUTE TO THE '93 NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPS
- Many players from the team, who went from last place in 1992 to the World Series the next year, will be introduced on-field before the game. The '93 club is the first Phillies team to lead the division on the first of the month in May, June, July, August and September.
- All fans will receive a 1993 National League Champions pennant, courtesy of Toyota.
- First Ball: Jim Fregosi and Lee Thomas.
- National Anthem: St. Luke's CYO Choir.
- God Bless America: Thomas Gamba.
- MLBPAA Silent Auction: Third Base Gate, 6:00 p.m. - 5th inning. Player autographed memorabilia and game-used items will be auctioned to benefit Phillies Charities, Inc.
- Book Signing: Dallas Green will sign copies of his book "The Mouth that Roared" adjacent to the NewsStand located on the main concourse behind section 111 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Alumni Charity Events Hosted by Garry Maddox
- The 12th Annual Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge will take place starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, on Citizens Bank Way at Citizens Bank Park. Fans will have the opportunity to taste the delicious offerings of restaurant and pit master teams cooking off for a good cause.
- On Sunday, August 4, the annual Garry Maddox-Drew Katz Celebrity Bowling Classic will be held at 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at 30 Strikes. This fun-filled evening, a private, sponsor-only event, features bowling, appearances by local celebrities, silent auction, food and much more.
For more information on the Garry Maddox charity events, please contact Kerry Ann Williams via (267) 886-8233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.