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Season Ticket Holder of the Month

Mark Steinberger

Seat Location: Sec. 221

How long has your family had season tickets?

We've had them since the 1976 Season.

Who is your favorite current player and why?

Chase Utley because of his bat swing!

Who is your favorite player of all time and why?

Richie Ashburn, I saw him play in the '50s and adored his radio commentary during games for 35 wonderful years.

What is the best Phillies moment you've witnessed in person?

Believe it or not it isn't Koufax's last victory ever (last game of '66 Season in Connie Mack Stadium). It's not Roy Halladay's post-season no-hitter at CBP.

It's the one I most often tell folks about to illustrate the highly knowledgeable fans who attend Phillies games. It's Mike Grace's September 1997 game. Mike threw a 3-hitter and only faced the minimum of 27 batters in his complete game. The fans were paying attention as Jeter was thrown out stealing and in later innings the defense behind Mike Grace turned two double plays. It was so nice to be among fans who knew the reason to roar, not just cheer, after each double play! This game occurred 27 hours after Curt Schilling beat the Yankees, Hideki Irabu, and George Steinbrenner who stalked out mid-game from the Vet on that Labor Day.

What is your favorite concession?

Chicken Tenders and Fries, I buy it when I get to my section then I open my Soda and can sit for all 9 innings without leaving my seat.

If you were a player, what song would you want played while you were announced to bat?

"Rockin' Robin" by Bobby Day.

What position would you play if you were a member of the Phillies and why?

Due to a life-long lack of talent, I could only possibly think of helping as Bench Coach.

What is the best part of Citizens Bank Park?

I'd say all the winning seasons it has hosted!

What is the best part of being a season ticket holder?

It would have to be renewing my same good seats every year.

Where were your season tickets at Veterans Stadium (if applicable)?

We were in Section 228 (later re-numbered Section 230, I believe).

Have you ever caught a foul ball or homerun, if so who hit it?

My daughter trapped a foul ball at her seat, but none of us have caught a ball on the fly.

If you could start any Phillies pitcher in Game 7 of the World Series who would it be and why?

I would start Steve Carlton because he would fully respond to the game.

Do you remember the first Phillies game you ever attended as a fan? If so when was it?

If so when was it? My father brought me 100 miles to Connie Mack Stadium in 1959 or 1960.

What is your favorite promotion or giveaway?

I like any rally towel during Post-Season.

If you could have dinner with one Phillies player who would it be and why?

Robin Roberts if he would have spent the evening telling stories of late 1940s and 1950s the "Golden Age" of baseball especially in the NL.

Have you ever traveled to other stadiums to see the Phillies play, if so which ones?

Almost to Olympic Park, Montreal during the Expos' last season there, but tickets for us opened up at Fenway so we drove the shorter distance there.

Do you have any superstitions or traditions related to watching the Phillies?

Remembering to breathe slowly and regularly during late innings!