Phillies ready to celebrate alumni weekend
PHILADELPHIA -- It is unlikely Cole Hamels will stick around for the Phillies' alumni weekend.
But the Phillies have plenty planned without him.
Here is a look at the weekend's festivities:
Friday: Pat Burrell will be the 37th player inducted onto the Phillies' Wall of Fame. Wall of Famers participating in the pregame ceremony at Citizens Bank Park include Jim Bunning (inducted 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), Darren Daulton (2010), John Kruk (2011), Mike Lieberthal (2012) and Charlie Manuel (2014).
Fans will receive a commemorative print of Burrell.
Saturday: The Phillies will dedicate their mural on the Walnut Street Bridge at 11 a.m. ET. The mural is part of the city's Mural Arts Program. Located at 24th and Walnut, it is eight stories high and faces the Schuylkill River and I-76. Later that night at Citizens Bank Park, more than 50 Phillies alumni will be introduced before the game.
Phillies alumni will be signing autographs at various parts of the ballpark from 5:45 p.m. ET to 6:15 p.m. ET.
The John Vukovich Award will be presented to Steve Schrenk, who is the pitching coach for the Gulf Coast Phillies. The John Vukovich Award is presented annually to an instructor in the Phillies organization who embodies the characteristics of the late Vukovich, the longest-tenured coach in team history.
Sunday: Fans will receive a Fathead that features Carlton, Daulton, Allen, Schmidt and Burrell.