The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports, dating back to 1883. The Phillies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. Since 2004, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park, located in South Philadelphia.
What to Know for Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend During the Phillies-Mets Series (August 10-13)
It's time to take a trip down memory lane, as the Phillies host Toyota Alumni Weekend during a four-game series (August 10-13) against the New York Mets. Below is what's planned at Citizens Bank Park, including special tributes and photo/autograph opportunities with former Phillies players.
- Remembering Darren Daulton on Thursday.
On Thursday, August 10, the Phillies will hold a moment of silence in honor of Wall of Famer Darren "Dutch" Daulton, who passed away on August 6 at the age of 55 after a four-year battle with brain cancer. The team will also pay homage to Darren's legacy before and during the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Mets game.
- Food Drive on Friday and Alumni Auction all series.
On Friday, August 11, a food drive will be held at all gates; donate non-perishable food and help those in need through the South Jersey Food Bank as part of Rotary Strike Out Hunger Night.
Plus, every day of the Phillies-Mets series, fans can bid on signed, new and game-used items in the Phillies Charities, Inc. auction through the Ballpark app until Sunday, August 13. This auction includes alumni signed memorabilia. Items will be on display at the First Base Gate Plaza on Sunday.
- Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame Night to honor Phillies legends on Saturday. Plus, special video tribute in memory of Jim Bunning, Dallas Green and Darren Daulton.
#LegendsReturn! Before Saturday's game, the Phillies will honor their Wall of Famers during a special on-field, pregame ceremony. Among the Phillies greats taking part are Steve Carlton (1989), Mike Schmidt (1990), Larry Bowa (1991), Dick Allen (1994), Greg Luzinski (1998), Garry Maddox (2001), Tony Taylor (2002), Bob Boone (2005), Juan Samuel (2008), John Kruk (2011), Mike Lieberthal (2012), Charlie Manuel (2014) and Jim Thome (2016).
In addition, there is a book signing opportunity on Saturday and Sunday with William C. Kashatus, author of "Dick Allen, The Life and Times of a Baseball Immortal," from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., at the Phillies Authentics Kiosk behind Section 111.
- On Sunday - Toyota Phillies Alumni Day - more than 40 former players from Phillies history will take to the field to be recognized before the game.
Lots of great fan moments on the final day of Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend!
For starters, as fans enter the ballpark they will receive a Topps Wall of Fame Card Pack, featuring former players enshrined in the Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame.
From 12:30-1:00 p.m., there will be several Phillies alumni autograph stations on the Main Concourse.
Then at 1:00 p.m., fans should be in their seats for the Toyota Phillies Alumni Day pregame salute, with more than 40 alumni being introduced on the field, with a special moment dedicated to Darren Daulton. Also, Phillies alum Del Unser will throw out the ceremonial first pitch to his former teammate, Bob Boone, in celebration of his 50 years in baseball.
Additionally, the John Vukovich Award will be presented by his son, Vincent Vukovich, to Doug Mansolino, who joined the Phillies in 2008 as an infield coordinator. The award is presented annually to an instructor in the Phillies organization who embodies the characteristics of the late John Vukovich, the longest-tenured coach in team history.
Plus, more photo opportunities! From 12:30-2:30 p.m., fans can take photos with the 1980 and 2008 World Series Trophies behind Section 117 on the Main Concourse. Then from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. be on the lookout for the Phillies alumni photo booth, also behind Section 117.
Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all gates open one and a half hours prior to game time.
Fandom: Check-in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.
Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP will host all games during the season. CSN Philly will stream the games, as well as the pre- and post-game shows, on www.csnphilly.com and on the NBC Sports app.
Traffic: Fans should be aware of dual events taking place at the sports complex on Friday, August 11; Roger Waters will perform at 8 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. Please monitor traffic to avoid any road closures and/or delays. Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available; for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.