Rose withdraws from Phils' alumni festivities
Plans for ceremony, Wall of Fame plaque, figurine canceled
ANAHEIM -- The Phillies announced Wednesday afternoon that Pete Rose will not participate in alumni weekend festivities Aug. 10-13 at Citizens Bank Park, following allegations in a recent lawsuit.
Rose had been scheduled to be inducted in a pregame ceremony on Aug. 12. He will no longer have a plaque placed on the Wall of Fame, and it is unclear at this point if it will happen in the future.
"While I am truly honored that the Phillies fans voted for me to be this year's Wall of Fame inductee, I am concerned that other matters will overshadow the goodwill associated with Alumni Weekend, and I agree with the decision not to participate," Rose said in a statement released by the Phillies.
The Phillies said they will not distribute the Pete Rose bobble figurine on Aug. 11. They still plan to pay tribute to previous Wall of Fame inductees on Aug. 12. More than 40 alumni will be recognized on the field on Aug. 13.
All fans in attendance on Aug. 13 will receive a Wall of Fame card pack.
Fans with tickets to the Aug. 11 or Aug. 12 games can exchange their tickets for any remaining 2017 game or receive a refund at any Citizens Bank Park sales window or by mailing their tickets to:
One Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Exchanges or refunds must be processed by Oct. 1.