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Honoring Roy Halladay

"Being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame is every boy's dream. To stand on that stage in Cooperstown and deliver your acceptance speech in front of baseball's most enthusiastic fans is something that every baseball player aspires to achieve, and Roy was no exception. But that was not Roy's goal. It was not his goal to have those three letters after his signature. His goal was to be successful every single day of his 16-year career. Tonight's announcement is the end result of that effort. If only Roy were here to personally express his gratitude for this honor, what an even more amazing day this would be. I would like to extend special thanks to the baseball writers for the overwhelming percentage of votes that Roy received in his first year on the ballot. It means so much to me, Braden and Ryan."                                                         

- Brandy Halladay

"Being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame is every boy's dream. To stand on that stage in Cooperstown and deliver your acceptance speech in front of baseball's most enthusiastic fans is something that every baseball player aspires to achieve, and Roy was no exception. But that was not Roy's goal. It was not his goal to have those three letters after his signature. His goal was to be successful every single day of his 16-year career. Tonight's announcement is the end result of that effort. If only Roy were here to personally express his gratitude for this honor, what an even more amazing day this would be. I would like to extend special thanks to the baseball writers for the overwhelming percentage of votes that Roy received in his first year on the ballot. It means so much to me, Braden and Ryan."                                                         

- Brandy Halladay

"Roy Halladay made an indelible, unforgettable mark on Phillies history during his time with us. From his perfect game to his postseason no-hitter to his Cy Young Award, his accomplishments in red pinstripes are nothing short of legendary, and his placement in the Hall of Fame is well deserved. Even more impressive was the way Roy carried himself off the field, always giving back not just to his teammates, but more so to his community, whether it was here in Philadelphia or in the Pinellas County area. For all he accomplished as a player and everything he stood for as a person, Doc will forever remain in the hearts of Phillies fans everywhere. My heartfelt congratulations go out to Brandy, Braden and Ryan."

- John Middleton, Phillies Managing Partner

"Roy's accomplishments speak for themselves, but what I will always remember is talking to him following his perfect game and how anxious he was to give Chooch all the credit for his performance and that was so typical of how he carried himself during his four years with us. And, of course, we all treasure the watches he gave us. Everyone associated with the team was given a very special memento that said 'We did it together,' which was symbolic of not just Roy the pitcher but also Roy the man."

- David Montgomery, Phillies Chairman

"As a fellow Hall of Famer, it is my privilege to welcome Roy as a 2019 inductee. He was always a great competitor and made significant contributions both on and off the field. In retirement, he was an inspiration to Phillies minor leaguers. He made a lasting impact on so many young men. He was a caring husband, father and teammate and this honor is so well-deserved."

- Pat Gillick, Hall of Famer

"People like to throw the word 'ace' around a lot, but Roy Halladay was a true 'ace.' In his time with the Phillies, he completed more games than anyone else in baseball, because his mindset was to pitch at least 9.0 innings. He was one of the most prepared guys I've ever been around and put more work into preparing for his next start than anyone I'd ever seen. Roy had great control with a tremendous arsenal of pitches and even if he didn't have his best stuff on a particular day, he'd still find a way for his team to win. He was an unquestioned leader on our team because with Roy it was never about him, but always about the people around him. We all miss Roy every day and I'm so thankful to have called him a friend. Congratulations to his whole family, especially Brandy, Braden and Ryan, on an honor that is very well deserved."

- Charlie Manuel

"Roy, much like another Phillies icon, Chase Utley, held himself to the highest standard an athlete could ever hold himself to. His dedication and commitment to the excellence of his craft was second to none. He was a quiet leader who chose to lead by example. Shortly after he retired, we had an opportunity to include Roy as a consultant and his impact, while short-lived, was significant. He was a special man who achieved so much in a relatively short period of time."

- Ruben Amaro Jr.

"Not only was Doc a great pitcher and teammate, he was an even greater person and a tremendous ambassador for the game of baseball. He loved being in the clubhouse with his sons and having them experience the feeling of being a member of the team. Brandy played such a big role in helping Doc find his way to fame and it will be such a great day for her and the boys, filled with so many different emotions."

- Rich Dubee

"Roy was such a great family man and teammate, beloved by Phillies fans. His teammates watched him train and I believe that pushed them to be better. He studied the game, its mechanics and mental side and was always willing to share his wealth of knowledge with anyone interested. Roy was indeed a 'man for all seasons.' After retiring, he established an office at the minor league complex to mentor young Phillies, which was his secret love. I could go on and on, but I'll end by thanking the baseball writers who recognized Roy Halladay as a first-ballot member. His family, friends and teammates only wish he could be here."

- Mike Schmidt, Phillies Hall of Famer

"I enjoyed my short time playing alongside Roy. He was a great competitor who had an impressive work ethic. I'm sure it means so much to his family to have him honored in this way. Welcome to the Hall, Roy."

- Jim Thome, Hall of Famer

"One of the great pleasures of my career was being able to play behind a man like Roy Halladay. He was fierce. He was competitive. He was focused. But, most of all, he was great. Not just a great player but also a great teammate and a great friend. On the field, Roy wanted nothing more than to bring another championship to Philadelphia. Off the field, he wanted nothing more than to be the best husband and father he could be. He was someone I admired then and still do today. Jen and I send not just our congratulations to Brandy, Braden and Ryan, but also our thanks for sharing Roy with us and the city of Philadelphia."

- Chase Utley

"Congratulations to Roy and the Halladay family on Roy's induction into baseball's Hall of Fame, a place you knew he was destined for if you ever had the opportunity to witness his dominance! The days Doc would take the ball you knew you had to be your very best because there was zero doubt in anyone's mind that you would receive anything less from him! When Roy decided to come to Philadelphia, it was for one reason, to win a championship, and we wanted nothing more than to share in that moment of glory with him. Although we never accomplished that with him, it doesn't take away from all that he was able to accomplish during his career. Anyone that has ever heard the name Roy Halladay wishes he were here for us all to celebrate this moment of greatness and give thanks for the many memories he gave us on the playing field but even more importantly the ones we all got to create when he took off his Superman cape, gave that big ol' cheesy smile and made you feel like you had known him all your life! Congrats Doc, you are forever enshrined in baseball greatness!!"

- Jimmy Rollins

"I consider myself very fortunate to have played alongside Roy. He defined work ethic and how to prepare yourself to win. He wasn't about the spotlight and never wanted to take credit away from his teammates. He now finally gets the credit he deserves. He completely reinvented himself in order to succeed at the major league level and in a game of failure he didn't lose much. If you did beat him, he would make sure you never did again. There's a part of him that I take with me every time I prepare for my games and step out onto that mound. I congratulate Brandy, Braden and Ryan on Roy Halladay's election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He had such an amazing impact on so many baseball players and future stars."

- Cole Hamels

"There is not another name on the ballot that deserves his place in the Hall of Fame more than Doc! He set the bar for every other starter in the league."

- Roy Oswalt

"Roy was one of the greatest teammates I have had the pleasure of taking the field with. He was always the professional and he was always the most prepared player on the field, which came from a work ethic off the field that was the best I have ever seen. Roy was one of the fiercest competitors there has ever been."

- Joe Blanton

"Roy Halladay is a definite first-ballot Hall of Famer. His impact on the game, his teammates, and his craft was undeniable. His peers would tell you that his preparation, execution, desire and commitment to excellence were the best they had ever seen. As a teammate, it was a privilege to participate in and bear witness to his tenacity, competitiveness, execution and all-around greatness. As an opponent, it was an honor to have competed against him regardless of the outcome. Off the field, Doc was a devoted husband, father, friend, teammate and philanthropist, who lent a helping hand to any community he was part of. He embodied everything that is beautiful about baseball and life and everything about him was so authentic. Congratulations to Brandy, Braden, Ryan and the entire Halladay family."

- Raúl Ibañez

"A well-deserved honor for the fiercest competitor I ever had the honor to take the field with. Roy is deeply missed but remembered forever."

- Jayson Werth

"Roy's numbers speak for themselves, but for me it was his work ethic in between starts and the way he treated and respected the game. I know Roy is smiling down on Brandy and the boys today."

- Kyle Kendrick

"Roy was the ultimate competitor and workhorse. He (along with Chase) defined what it meant to be the first to show up and the last to leave. His work ethic was only topped by how brilliant his command was and how nasty his pitches were. He went through the best hitters like a hot knife through butter and did it with ideal efficiency. He rose up on the biggest occasions of his career and he always gave you every ounce of energy he had."

- Brad Lidge

"Congratulations to the Halladay family on an honor bestowed only to those careers that are worthy of Hall of Fame acknowledgment! Roy's work ethic was uncanny and he competed with his teammates over everything, whether it was training physically or mentally. What some may not realize about Roy was how big his heart was. It was an honor to have played with and against a man who I can call a friend."

- Jamie Moyer

"What a day when a guy who is the epitome of a Hall of Famer actually becomes a Hall of Famer! I couldn't be happier for him and his family. I was fortunate enough to play with someone who was considered larger than life (which he was), but found out he was an even bigger competitor than I thought. On a personal level, Doc treated me like I was someone. I may have just been a utility guy, but Doc saw me as more because he saw me prepare. He was a superstar who had his finger on the pulse of the clubhouse and he knew who prepared to win and who prepared just to prepare. He respected the game more than anything and he respected everything about being a great pitcher who was part of a legacy in Philadelphia!"

- Kevin Frandsen

 

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Phillies, Aramark Team Up to Announce Pass and Stow Featuring Outdoor Beer Garden & Family-Friendly Sports Pub at Citizens Bank Park; Plus, Shake Shack to Make Its Debut!

New fan destination areas - along with the iconic Liberty Bell from Veterans Stadium - to be ready for Opening Day

The Phillies and Aramark, Citizens Bank Park's exclusive food and beverage provider, are currently transforming 24,500 square feet of space adjacent to the Third Base Plaza into Pass and Stow, a new area that features an outdoor beer garden and bar, Foundry Pizza serving brick-oven pizza, a family-friendly sports pub, 44 TVs to catch game action, and more. The offseason upgrades also include a 120-seat Shake Shack.

"We are always striving to make the Phillies fan experience the best in baseball," said David Buck, Phillies Executive Vice President. "With this, we are excited to partner with Aramark to bring an outdoor beer garden to the ballpark, complete with an open-patio concept and backyard type feel. Pass and Stow's sports pub and Shake Shack are also great additions for our fans. Not only will these social spaces feature a wide array of food options, but also fun design elements that tie into Phillies history and Philadelphia's iconic Liberty Bell."

The Phillies and Aramark, Citizens Bank Park's exclusive food and beverage provider, are currently transforming 24,500 square feet of space adjacent to the Third Base Plaza into Pass and Stow, a new area that features an outdoor beer garden and bar, Foundry Pizza serving brick-oven pizza, a family-friendly sports pub, 44 TVs to catch game action, and more. The offseason upgrades also include a 120-seat Shake Shack.

"We are always striving to make the Phillies fan experience the best in baseball," said David Buck, Phillies Executive Vice President. "With this, we are excited to partner with Aramark to bring an outdoor beer garden to the ballpark, complete with an open-patio concept and backyard type feel. Pass and Stow's sports pub and Shake Shack are also great additions for our fans. Not only will these social spaces feature a wide array of food options, but also fun design elements that tie into Phillies history and Philadelphia's iconic Liberty Bell."

Pass and Stow is an historic nod to the Liberty Bell, which has been part of the Phillies brand and logo for many years. The name is derived from the two Philadelphia foundry workers, John Pass and John Stow, who recast the original bell in 1753, and whose names are inscribed on this important piece of American history.

• Immediately upon entering the Third Base Gate, fans will experience the outdoor beer garden, bar with local craft and draft beers, and Foundry Pizza of Pass and Stow. The first of its kind at Citizens Bank Park, this open-air, food and drink destination will span 11,500 square feet, seat 250 fans, and have ample standing room. Additional features include fire pits, picnic tables, a 30' x 50' pergola adorned with lights, and a Phillies-etched water feature. 

• Pass and Stow will also include a 7,000-square foot, family-friendly sports pub with seating for 150 fans. Other highlights: garage doors that open and a split-flap board (similar to Amtrak's board at 30th Street Station) that shows game updates.

• Continuing with the Liberty Bell theme, the Phillies are bringing back the iconic 19-foot high Liberty Bell that was once located atop Veterans Stadium. The newly refurbished bell will be prominently displayed as fans approach the ballpark, providing yet another photo opportunity.

• For the first time, Shake Shack is bringing its sit-down restaurant experience to a sports venue, with seating for 120 fans. This popular modern-day "roadside" burger stand will now serve its classic burgers, crinkle-cut fries, hand-spun shakes and more at the ballpark. More than 6,000 square feet, Shake Shack will be adjacent to Pass and Stow.

"We're continually working with the Philadelphia Phillies to deliver new and innovative ways to enhance the food experience for fans at Citizens Bank Park," said Brent Hardin, Vice President, East Region, Aramark's Sports and Entertainment division. "We're confident these upgrades will further add to an already robust lineup of offerings and give fans even more to cheer about this season at Phillies games and other ballpark events."

These new enhancements follow last year's successful additions of The Yard, an interactive major league kids experience in right field, and Boardwalk Eats, a boardwalk-themed concession area in left field.

All of these new attractions will be ready for fans to enjoy, starting with the home opener against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, March 28. Pass and Stow will be open two hours before the start of each home game, and will remain open until post-game. Shake Shack will be open during normal home game hours.

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Phillies Back in Town for First Time in 2019 for Winter Tour Fan Events, January 21-25

MLK Day of Service to kick off week of player appearances throughout the Delaware Valley; Phillies' Gabe Kapler, Rhys Hoskins and Aaron Nola among lineup

Starting on Monday, January 21, the Phillies are back in town to take part in a fan-fueled week of events, including player selfie opportunities, Minor League banquets, a free baseball clinic, a Shred Hate anti-bullying school event, the Phillies College Winter Summit and more.

Among those participating are Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, outfielder Dylan Cozens, first baseman Rhys Hoskins, catcher Andrew Knapp, pitcher Hector Neris, pitcher Aaron Nola, pitcher Nick Pivetta, outfielder Nick Williams and other special guests including the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies broadcasters.

Starting on Monday, January 21, the Phillies are back in town to take part in a fan-fueled week of events, including player selfie opportunities, Minor League banquets, a free baseball clinic, a Shred Hate anti-bullying school event, the Phillies College Winter Summit and more.

Among those participating are Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, outfielder Dylan Cozens, first baseman Rhys Hoskins, catcher Andrew Knapp, pitcher Hector Neris, pitcher Aaron Nola, pitcher Nick Pivetta, outfielder Nick Williams and other special guests including the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies broadcasters.

This annual offseason visit to the Delaware Valley takes place with less than one month until pitchers and catchers report for spring training in Clearwater, Fla. For the most up-to-date event listings, please visit www.phillies.com/events.

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Monday, January 21

MLK Day of Service Events:

24th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service; 9 a.m., Girard College, 2101 S. College Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. The Phillie Phanatic will join an expected 150,000 volunteers to help out on service projects throughout the region, organized by Global Citizen. One of these service projects will take place at the Franklin S. Edmonds Elementary School, 8025 Thouron Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers from the Phillies front office will join YouthBuild Philadelphia to create murals inside the school and work on a construction project.

MLK Weekend Celebration Sponsored by Citizens Bank: Photos with Nick Williams; Plus the Phillie Phanatic! 10:30 a.m., African American Museum, 701 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. Nick Williams and the Phillie Phanatic will be at the African American Museum in Philadelphia to take part in MLK Day activities. Williams will take selfies with fans, while the Phanatic will make a special appearance. For more details, visit aampmuseum.org.

Nick Williams, Phillies Ambassador Mickey Morandini and Phillies Alumni Milt Thompson to Pitch-In at MLK RBI Baseball Clinic at the Phillies UYA sponsored by your local Chevy dealers; 12 p.m., Phillies MLB Urban Youth Academy Indoor Training Center, located at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center, 740 South 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. Phillies RBI players will be treated to a free baseball clinic with guest instructors: Nick Williams, Mickey Morandini, Milt Thompson and RBI alumni!

Tuesday, January 22

Reading Fightin' Phils 2019 Phillies Winter Banquet, Media Session: 5:30 p.m., Banquet: 7:00 p.m., The Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel, Reading, Pa. Benefits Baseballtown Charities. Special guests include Gabe Kapler, Dylan Cozens, Andrew Knapp, Hector Neris, Nick Pivetta and Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy. For more information or tickets, visit www.fightins.com.

Wednesday, January 23

Aaron Nola to Help Shred Hate at Anti-Bullying School Visit, 10 a.m., Hopkinson Elementary School, 4001 L St., Philadelphia, Pa. Aaron Nola, along with MLB Vice President & Special Assistant to the Commissioner Billy Bean, Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy, and the Phillie Phanatic, will surprise over 400 students with a special Shred Hate assembly and share tips on how they can spread kindness at their school. For more information on the Shred Hate program, visit www.mlb.com/shredhate.

Phillies College Winter Summit, 4-7 p.m., Phillies Diamond Club at Citizens Bank Park. College students and professors are invited to attend this off-season Phillies event, giving students the great experience to go behind-the-scenes in the business of baseball with major league leaders including Gabe Kapler, Dylan Cozens, Andrew Knapp, Hector Neris, Nick Pivetta, General Manager Matt Klentak, Assistant General Manager Ned Rice, Baseball Research & Development Director Andy Galdi, Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy and more. Event also features a Networking Hour with executives from the Phillies front office. To register, go to www.phillies.com/collegesummit.

Thursday, January 24

Lehigh Valley IronPigs 2019 Phillies Winter Banquet, Media Session: 5:30 p.m., Banquet: 6:30 p.m. The Sands Event Center, Bethlehem, Pa. Benefits IronPigs Charities. Special guests include Gabe Kapler, Dylan Cozens, Andrew Knapp, Hector Neris, Nick Pivetta and Phillies broadcaster Ben Davis. For more information or tickets, go to www.ironpigsbaseball.com.

Friday, January 25

Nemours Lunch with the Phanatic; Plus, special guests Gabe Kapler, Dylan Cozens, Rhys Hoskins, Andrew Knapp, Aaron Nola and Nick Pivetta, 11:30 a.m. Anthony N. Fusco, Sr. Atrium at the Nemours/duPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, De. Pediatric patients will be treated to fun major league activities with Gabe Kapler, Dylan Cozens, Rhys Hoskins, Andrew Knapp, Aaron Nola, Nick Pivetta and Phillies broadcaster Ben Davis. In addition to lunch provided by Papa John's, activities include crafts, a photo booth and prize wheel. The event will conclude with a Phanatic Dance Party with all family members, with music provided by DJ Timmy DeMoss.

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The Who Announce 2019 North American Moving On! Tour

29 Dates Set for Summer and Autumn Live Treks; Iconic Band Also Set to Release their First Album of New Songs in Thirteen Years

For WHO fans everywhere, the announcement of a brand new tour means only one thing: the world's most untameable rock band is about to deliver the goods once again. Never ones for nostalgia, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend will be unleashing the combustible force that is The Who, with symphonic accompaniment this summer and fall in 2019. Produced by Live Nation, The Who's North American MOVING ON! TOUR will bring their indelible brand of powerhouse rock to 29 cities beginning in May (see tour itinerary below). The kickoff date is May 7 in Grand Rapids, MI with the band wrapping up the first leg of the tour June 1 in Toronto, ON. A much-anticipated series of fall dates will launch on September 6 in St. Paul, MN and conclude on October 23 in Edmonton, AB. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 18 at LiveNation.com.  

The Who will also be releasing their first album of new songs in thirteen years later this year. On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar WHO players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.

For WHO fans everywhere, the announcement of a brand new tour means only one thing: the world's most untameable rock band is about to deliver the goods once again. Never ones for nostalgia, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend will be unleashing the combustible force that is The Who, with symphonic accompaniment this summer and fall in 2019. Produced by Live Nation, The Who's North American MOVING ON! TOUR will bring their indelible brand of powerhouse rock to 29 cities beginning in May (see tour itinerary below). The kickoff date is May 7 in Grand Rapids, MI with the band wrapping up the first leg of the tour June 1 in Toronto, ON. A much-anticipated series of fall dates will launch on September 6 in St. Paul, MN and conclude on October 23 in Edmonton, AB. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 18 at LiveNation.com.  

The Who will also be releasing their first album of new songs in thirteen years later this year. On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar WHO players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.

The Who's fan club presale starts Wednesday, January 16 at 10am local time and runs through Thursday, January 17 at 10pm local time. Every pair of tickets purchased online includes a redeemable code for a CD copy of The Who's forthcoming album when it's released. This offer is available to US and Canada customers only and not valid for tickets purchased via resale. In addition, $1 from each ticket sold for the MOVING ON! TOUR will benefit Teen Cancer America (www.teencanceramerica.org.)

The tour is their first return to the states since their 2017 Las Vegas residency. That same year they did a limited run of shows following 2016's rescheduled leg of their acclaimed 50th anniversary celebration. The band also drew praise for their extended 2012-2013 North American run, a 36 city Quadrophenia tour with the band performing their 1973 rock opera in its entirety. 

Commenting on what WHO fans can expect on the 2019 MOVING ON! tour, Pete Townshend stated: "The Who are touring again in 2019. Roger christened this tour Moving On! I love it. It is what both of us want to do. Move on, with new music, classic WHO music, all performed in new and exciting ways. Taking risks, nothing to lose. Looking forward to seeing you all. Are you ready?"  

Commented Roger Daltrey: "Be aware Who fans! Just because it's The Who with an orchestra, in no way will it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music. This will be full throttle WHO with horns and bells on."

The Who are one of the top three greatest rock legacies in music history. Their music provoked explosive change and spanned what many critics declare is rock's most elastic creative spectrum, with Pete Townshend's songwriting moving between raw, prosaic, conceptual, and expressively literate. Their visionary sense of stagecraft headed by Roger Daltrey's soaring vocal prowess is topped off by the band's blistering rhythm section. With both Roger and Pete delivering their own memoirs in recent years (Pete's Who I Am was released to much acclaim in 2012, and Roger's autobiography, Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite; My Story, was embraced by critics in 2018) it's fitting that the two remaining WHO members have shared their incredible legacy in literary fashion, for few bands have had a more lasting impact on the rock era and the reverberating pop culture than The Who

Emerging in the mid-1960s as a new and incendiary force in rock n' roll, their brash style and poignant storytelling garnered them one of music's most passionate followings, with the legendary foursome blazing a searing new template for rock, punk, and everything after. Inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990, the band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, placing 27 top-forty singles in the United States and United Kingdom and earning 17 Top Ten albums, including the 1969 groundbreaking rock opera Tommy, 1971's pummeling Live At Leeds, 1973's Quadrophenia and 1978's Who Are You.  The Who debuted in 1964 with a trio of anthems "I Can't Explain," "The Kids Are Alright" and "My Generation." Since then they have delivered to the world hits such as "Baba O'Riley," "Won't Get Fooled Again," "Pinball Wizard," Who Are You," and," You Better You Bet."

In 2008, they became the first rock band ever to be awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. The Who has performed all over the world including global music events for the Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show in 2010 and closing the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The Who continued their charity work by playing a concert in January 2011 to raise money for trials of a new cancer treatment called PDT. In December 2012 they performed at the Hurricane Sandy Benefit in New York. In January 2014 they played a set on the U.S. television special to support the charity Stand Up To Cancer. In November 2012 Daltrey, with Townshend at his side, launched Teen Cancer America. The charity is now established in the USA, with offices in Los Angeles and devoted Teen Cancer units being opened in hospitals all over the U.S. TCA's work has impacted over 5,000 young people and their families nationwide during the last six years.

2019 North American Tour Dates

Summer Dates

May 7 / Van Andel Arena / Grand Rapids, MI

May 9 / KeyBank Center / Buffalo, NY

May 11 / Jiffy Lube Live / Bristow, VA

May 13 / Madison Square Garden / New York, NY

May 16 / Bridgestone Arena / Nashville, TN

May 18 / Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center / Noblesville, IN

May 21 / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre / Chicago, IL

May 23 / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis / Maryland Heights, MO

May 25 / Citizens Bank Park / Philadelphia, PA

May 28 / Little Caesars Arena / Detroit, MI

May 30 / PPG Paints Arena / Pittsburgh, PA

June 1 / Scotiabank Arena / Toronto, ON

Fall Dates

Sept 6 / Xcel Energy Center / St. Paul, MN

Sept 8 / Alpine Valley Music Theatre / Alpine Valley, WI

Sept 10 / Blossom Music Center / Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Sept 13 / Fenway Park / Boston, MA

Sept 15 / Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater / Wantagh, NY

Sept 18 / State Farm Arena / Atlanta, GA

Sept 20 / BB&T Center / Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Sept 22 / Amalie Arena / Tampa, FL

Sept 25 / Toyota Center / Houston, TX

Sept 27 / American Airlines Center / Dallas, TX

Sept 29 / Pepsi Center / Denver, CO

Oct 11 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA

Oct 13 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA

Oct 16 / Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University / San Diego, CA

Oct 19 / T-Mobile Park / Home of the Seattle Mariners / Seattle, WA

Oct 21 / Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena / Vancouver, BC

Oct 23 / Rogers Place / Edmonton, AB

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Phillies announce additional Spring Training non-roster invitees

The Phillies have signed the following three players to Minor League contracts with invitations to attend Major League Spring Training as non-roster invitees:

•   Gift Ngoepe, INF - Ngoepe, who turns 29 on Jan. 18, spent most of 2018 with triple-A Buffalo in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, appearing at shortstop, second base and third base over 48 games with the club. He batted .168 with three doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and 25 walks. Ngoepe, who also appeared in 13 games with the Blue Jays during the 2018 season, has played in 41 major league games with the Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates (2017), making no errors in 206.0 innings in the field while batting .181 in 72 at-bats. Originally from South Africa, Ngoepe became the first native of continental Africa to appear in a major league game. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 2008.

The Phillies have signed the following three players to Minor League contracts with invitations to attend Major League Spring Training as non-roster invitees:

•   Gift Ngoepe, INF - Ngoepe, who turns 29 on Jan. 18, spent most of 2018 with triple-A Buffalo in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, appearing at shortstop, second base and third base over 48 games with the club. He batted .168 with three doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and 25 walks. Ngoepe, who also appeared in 13 games with the Blue Jays during the 2018 season, has played in 41 major league games with the Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates (2017), making no errors in 206.0 innings in the field while batting .181 in 72 at-bats. Originally from South Africa, Ngoepe became the first native of continental Africa to appear in a major league game. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 2008.

•   Edward Paredes, LHP - The 32-year-old reliever went 3-2 with a 3.79 ERA, two saves and 41 strikeouts in 35.2 innings with triple-A Oklahoma City in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in 2018. He also appeared in 15 games for the Dodgers (7.2 IP), holding opponents scoreless in his first 10 outings. In 10 minor league seasons, Paredes has posted a 4.28 ERA in 324 appearances (46 starts), and since 2017 has appeared in 25 major league games with the Dodgers, going 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. Paredes, a Dominican Republic native, was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent in 2005.

•   Andrew Romine, INF - A veteran of parts of nine major league seasons, Romine has appeared at all nine positions in his career, playing in more than 40 games each at shortstop (188), third base (160), second base (87), first base (75) and center field (48). The 33-year-old is a career .235 hitter with 38 doubles, 10 home runs, 81 RBI and 40 stolen bases for the Los Angeles Angels (2010-13), Detroit Tigers (2014-17) and Seattle Mariners (2018). He batted .210 in 72 games for the Mariners last season. Romine was originally selected by the Angels in the fifth round of the 2007 draft out of Arizona State University.

Additionally, the Phillies have extended invitations to the following eight internal players to attend Major League Spring Training:

•   Malquin Canelo, INF - Canelo, 24, spent the entire 2018 season with double-A Reading, batting .251 with 15 doubles, six triples, nine home runs and 24 stolen bases in 128 games. A native of the Dominican Republic, Canelo has batted .244 with 108 doubles, 20 triples, 29 home runs and 90 stolen bases across seven minor league seasons. He was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in April of 2012.

•   Tyler Gilbert, LHP - A 25-year-old California native, Gilbert pitched in 48 games in 2018 between Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley, all in relief. He went 7-2 with a 3.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 69.1 innings, while holding opponents to a .211 batting average. He has posted a 3.44 ERA in 116 minor league appearances (32 starts) over four seasons. Gilbert was selected by the Phillies in the sixth round of the June 2015 draft.

•   Deivi Grullón, C - Grullón, 22, batted .273 with a .515 slugging percentage in 2018, collecting 14 doubles and 21 home runs in 90 games with Reading. His 21 home runs were tied for the fourth-most in the Eastern League. Grullón caught 28 of 85 attempted base stealers (32.9 %) in 87 games at catcher. Originally signed by Philadelphia as an amateur free agent in July of 2012, the Dominican Republic native has batted .247 with 92 doubles, 49 home runs and 231 RBI in six minor league seasons.

•   Adam Haseley, OF - Selected by Baseball America as the Phillies' No. 5 prospect heading into 2019, the left-handed-hitting Haseley was a .305 hitter with 17 doubles, 11 home runs, 55 RBI, 77 runs scored and a .361 on-base percentage between single-A Clearwater and Reading last season. The 22-year-old native of Orlando, Fla., has batted .298 with a .360 on-base percentage in his first two professional seasons, recording 203 hits in 176 games. Haseley was selected by the Phillies in the first round (8th overall) of the June 2017 draft out of the University of Virginia.

•   Cole Irvin, LHP - The 24-year-old southpaw spent 2018 with Lehigh Valley, where he led the International League in ERA (2.57), WHIP (1.05) and wins (14), was second in innings (161.1), third in strikeouts (131) and tied for fourth in starts (25). He was selected as the league's Most Valuable Pitcher. Irvin, a fifth-round selection by the Phillies in the June 2016 draft, has a 2.84 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 286 strikeouts in 61 minor league games (56 starts). This is Irvin's second straight year in major league camp.

•   Austin Listi, INF/OF - Listi, the Phillies 2018 recipient of the Paul Owens Award for the organization's top minor league position player, combined to bat .312 with 25 doubles, 18 home runs, 84 RBI, 62 walks, a .412 on-base percentage and .502 slugging percentage between Clearwater and Reading last season. He was the first Phillies minor leaguer in 11 years to slash at least .310/.410/.500 in at least 500 plate appearances. In his first two professional seasons after being selected by the Phillies in the 17th round of the 2017 draft, the 25-year-old has batted .296 with a .383 on-base percentage and 65 extra-base hits in 176 games.

•   Mickey Moniak, OF - Moniak, 20, played the 2018 season with Clearwater, batting .270 with 28 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 50 runs scored in 114 games. He played 110 of those games in center field, recording six outfield assists while making just one error. The first overall selection by Philadelphia in the June 2016 draft, Moniak has batted .258 with 61 doubles, 13 triples and 127 RBI over his first three professional seasons.

JoJo Romero, LHP - Romero, a 22-year-old left-hander, made 18 starts for Reading in 2018, going 7-6 with a 3.80 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 106.2 innings. In three minor league seasons, the Camarillo, Calif., native has posted a 2.85 ERA in 51 starts, surrendering only 245 hits in 281.1 innings. He was selected by the Phillies in the fourth round of the June 2016 draft.

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Phillies Announce Additional Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees

The Phillies have signed the following three players to minor league contracts with invitations to attend major league spring training as non-roster invitees:

  • Gift Ngoepe, INF - Ngoepe, who turns 29 on Jan. 18, spent most of 2018 with triple-A Buffalo in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, appearing at shortstop, second base and third base over 48 games with the club. He batted .168 with three doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and 25 walks. Ngoepe, who also appeared in 13 games with the Blue Jays during the 2018 season, has played in 41 major league games with the Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates (2017), making no errors in 206.0 innings in the field while batting .181 in 72 at-bats. Originally from South Africa, Ngoepe became the first native of continental Africa to appear in a major league game. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 2008.  
  • Edward Paredes, LHP - The 32-year-old reliever went 3-2 with a 3.79 ERA, two saves and 41 strikeouts in 35.2 innings with triple-A Oklahoma City in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in 2018. He also appeared in 15 games for the Dodgers (7.2 IP), holding opponents scoreless in his first 10 outings. In 10 minor league seasons, Paredes has posted a 4.28 ERA in 324 appearances (46 starts), and since 2017 has appeared in 25 major league games with the Dodgers, going 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. Paredes, a Dominican Republic native, was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent in 2005.  
  • Andrew Romine, INF - A veteran of parts of nine major league seasons, Romine has appeared at all nine positions in his career, playing in more than 40 games each at shortstop (188), third base (160), second base (87), first base (75) and center field (48). The 33-year-old is a career .235 hitter with 38 doubles, 10 home runs, 81 RBI and 40 stolen bases for the Los Angeles Angels (2010-13), Detroit Tigers (2014-17) and Seattle Mariners (2018). He batted .210 in 72 games for the Mariners last season. Romine was originally selected by the Angels in the fifth round of the 2007 draft out of Arizona State University.

Additionally, the Phillies have extended invitations to the following eight internal players to attend major league spring training:

The Phillies have signed the following three players to minor league contracts with invitations to attend major league spring training as non-roster invitees:

  • Gift Ngoepe, INF - Ngoepe, who turns 29 on Jan. 18, spent most of 2018 with triple-A Buffalo in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, appearing at shortstop, second base and third base over 48 games with the club. He batted .168 with three doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and 25 walks. Ngoepe, who also appeared in 13 games with the Blue Jays during the 2018 season, has played in 41 major league games with the Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates (2017), making no errors in 206.0 innings in the field while batting .181 in 72 at-bats. Originally from South Africa, Ngoepe became the first native of continental Africa to appear in a major league game. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 2008.  
  • Edward Paredes, LHP - The 32-year-old reliever went 3-2 with a 3.79 ERA, two saves and 41 strikeouts in 35.2 innings with triple-A Oklahoma City in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in 2018. He also appeared in 15 games for the Dodgers (7.2 IP), holding opponents scoreless in his first 10 outings. In 10 minor league seasons, Paredes has posted a 4.28 ERA in 324 appearances (46 starts), and since 2017 has appeared in 25 major league games with the Dodgers, going 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. Paredes, a Dominican Republic native, was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent in 2005.  
  • Andrew Romine, INF - A veteran of parts of nine major league seasons, Romine has appeared at all nine positions in his career, playing in more than 40 games each at shortstop (188), third base (160), second base (87), first base (75) and center field (48). The 33-year-old is a career .235 hitter with 38 doubles, 10 home runs, 81 RBI and 40 stolen bases for the Los Angeles Angels (2010-13), Detroit Tigers (2014-17) and Seattle Mariners (2018). He batted .210 in 72 games for the Mariners last season. Romine was originally selected by the Angels in the fifth round of the 2007 draft out of Arizona State University.

Additionally, the Phillies have extended invitations to the following eight internal players to attend major league spring training:

  • Malquin Canelo, INF - Canelo, 24, spent the entire 2018 season with double-A Reading, batting .251 with 15 doubles, six triples, nine home runs and 24 stolen bases in 128 games. A native of the Dominican Republic, Canelo has batted .244 with 108 doubles, 20 triples, 29 home runs and 90 stolen bases across seven minor league seasons. He was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in April of 2012.
  • Tyler Gilbert, LHP - A 25-year-old California native, Gilbert pitched in 48 games in 2018 between Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley, all in relief. He went 7-2 with a 3.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 69.1 innings, while holding opponents to a .211 batting average. He has posted a 3.44 ERA in 116 minor league appearances (32 starts) over four seasons. Gilbert was selected by the Phillies in the sixth round of the June 2015 draft.   
  • Deivi Grullón, C - Grullón, 22, batted .273 with a .515 slugging percentage in 2018, collecting 14 doubles and 21 home runs in 90 games with Reading. His 21 home runs were tied for the fourth-most in the Eastern League. Grullón caught 28 of 85 attempted base stealers (32.9 %) in 87 games at catcher. Originally signed by Philadelphia as an amateur free agent in July of 2012, the Dominican Republic native has batted .247 with 92 doubles, 49 home runs and 231 RBI in six minor league seasons.  
  • Adam Haseley, OF - Selected by Baseball America as the Phillies' No. 5 prospect heading into 2019, the left-handed-hitting Haseley was a .305 hitter with 17 doubles, 11 home runs, 55 RBI, 77 runs scored and a .361 on-base percentage between single-A Clearwater and Reading last season. The 22-year-old native of Orlando, Fla., has batted .298 with a .360 on-base percentage in his first two professional seasons, recording 203 hits in 176 games. Haseley was selected by the Phillies in the first round (8th overall) of the June 2017 draft out of the University of Virginia.   
  • Cole Irvin, LHP - The 24-year-old southpaw spent 2018 with Lehigh Valley, where he led the International League in ERA (2.57), WHIP (1.05) and wins (14), was second in innings (161.1), third in strikeouts (131) and tied for fourth in starts (25). He was selected as the league's Most Valuable Pitcher. Irvin, a fifth-round selection by the Phillies in the June 2016 draft, has a 2.84 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 286 strikeouts in 61 minor league games (56 starts). This is Irvin's second straight year in major league camp.  
  • Austin Listi, INF/OF - Listi, the Phillies 2018 recipient of the Paul Owens Award for the organization's top minor league position player, combined to bat .312 with 25 doubles, 18 home runs, 84 RBI, 62 walks, a .412 on-base percentage and .502 slugging percentage between Clearwater and Reading last season. He was the first Phillies minor leaguer in 11 years to slash at least .310/.410/.500 in at least 500 plate appearances. In his first two professional seasons after being selected by the Phillies in the 17th round of the 2017 draft, the 25-year-old has batted .296 with a .383 on-base percentage and 65 extra-base hits in 176 games.   
  • Mickey Moniak, OF - Moniak, 20, played the 2018 season with Clearwater, batting .270 with 28 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 50 runs scored in 114 games. He played 110 of those games in center field, recording six outfield assists while making just one error. The first overall selection by Philadelphia in the June 2016 draft, Moniak has batted .258 with 61 doubles, 13 triples and 127 RBI over his first three professional seasons.  
  • JoJo Romero, LHP - Romero, a 22-year-old left-hander, made 18 starts for Reading in 2018, going 7-6 with a 3.80 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 106.2 innings. In three minor league seasons, the Camarillo, Calif., native has posted a 2.85 ERA in 51 starts, surrendering only 245 hits in 281.1 innings. He was selected by the Phillies in the fourth round of the June 2016 draft.

 

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Phillies, Robertson Agree to Two-Year Contract

The Phillies and free agent right-hander David Robertson have agreed to terms on a two-year contract, the club announced today. The deal includes a third-year club option for the 2021 season.

The 33-year-old reliever appeared in 69 games for the New York Yankees in 2018, going 8-3 with a 3.23 ERA, five saves, a 1.03 WHIP and 91 strikeouts in 69.2 innings. He held opponents to a .183 batting average and .595 OPS, allowing just one home run to the 151 right-handed batters he faced. Left-handers batted .176 with a .240 on-base percentage against him, both of which ranked in the top eight among any pitcher in baseball who faced at least 130 left-handed hitters last season.

The Phillies and free agent right-hander David Robertson have agreed to terms on a two-year contract, the club announced today. The deal includes a third-year club option for the 2021 season.

The 33-year-old reliever appeared in 69 games for the New York Yankees in 2018, going 8-3 with a 3.23 ERA, five saves, a 1.03 WHIP and 91 strikeouts in 69.2 innings. He held opponents to a .183 batting average and .595 OPS, allowing just one home run to the 151 right-handed batters he faced. Left-handers batted .176 with a .240 on-base percentage against him, both of which ranked in the top eight among any pitcher in baseball who faced at least 130 left-handed hitters last season.

Robertson, an 11-year veteran and 2011 All-Star, has appeared in at least 60 games in nine straight seasons (since 2010), a feat accomplished by only 12 other pitchers in major league history. He has averaged at least 10.00 strikeouts per nine innings in each of his first 11 seasons, something no other major leaguer has ever accomplished, and his career 11.97 strikeouts per nine is the best mark among any pitcher ever with at least 600.0 innings pitched. Robertson is 53-32 with a 2.88 ERA, 137 saves, a 1.14 WHIP and 874 strikeouts in 657.0 innings over 654 career relief appearances.

A native of Birmingham, Ala., Robertson has also appeared in 30 postseason games, all with New York, posting a 3.48 ERA with 40 strikeouts and just 26 hits allowed in 33.2 innings.

Robertson has spent parts of nine seasons in the majors with the Yankees (2008-14, 2017-18) and three with the Chicago White Sox (2015-17) after originally being selected by the Yankees in the 17th round of the June 2006 draft out of the University of Alabama. 

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Philadelphia Phillies and Live Nation Celebrate the First Music Franchise of the Philadelphia Phillies

Billy Joel Named the First Stadium Residency to Perform for a Record-Breaking Sixth Consecutive Year on Friday, May 24, 2019; Public On-Sale Friday, January 11th at 10 a.m

The Philadelphia Phillies and Live Nation Philadelphia today announced Billy Joel will be honored with the first music franchise at Citizens Bank Park. His return to Citizens Bank Park on Friday, May 24, 2019, will continue his stadium residency.

As part of the residency, the Phillies will have a special kiosk set up to offer Billy Joel tour merchandise for sale during all home games in May. In celebration of this announcement, the Phillies are offering a key to Citizens Bank Park to Billy Joel to mark this occasion.

The Philadelphia Phillies and Live Nation Philadelphia today announced Billy Joel will be honored with the first music franchise at Citizens Bank Park. His return to Citizens Bank Park on Friday, May 24, 2019, will continue his stadium residency.

As part of the residency, the Phillies will have a special kiosk set up to offer Billy Joel tour merchandise for sale during all home games in May. In celebration of this announcement, the Phillies are offering a key to Citizens Bank Park to Billy Joel to mark this occasion.

Billy Joel, who will celebrate his 70th birthday on May 9, 2019, is the first artist to perform for a record-breaking six consecutive years at the Phillies Ballpark and he holds the record for the most live performances by any artist in the venue's 15-year history. 

"Billy Joel's past performances at Citizens Bank Park have been exceptional which is why his fans in Philadelphia return year after year," said Phillies Executive Vice President David Buck. "In addition to being thrilled that he will perform again at Citizens Bank Park in 2019, we are also honored that Billy has chosen our ballpark as his residency. That speaks volumes about his personal connection with our city."

American Express cardmembers will have first access to presale tickets for the May 24th show from Monday, January 7th at 10:00AM (EST) through Thursday, January 10th at 10:00PM (EST). Presale ticket access will also be available for the May show through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. By collaborating with Verified Fan, we can create a safe and reliable shopping experience, and protect the fans from those who are using malicious technology to access tickets. Verified Fan registration opens on Thursday, January 3rd at 12:00PM (EST) and continues until Sunday, January 6th at 12:00AM (EST). The Verified Fan presale will run on Tuesday, January 7th at 10:00AM (EST) through Thursday, January 10th at 10:00PM (EST). A simple registration is all it takes to participate. For more information and to register, visit https://verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/billyjoel2019. Tickets for the May show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 10:00AM (EST) on Friday, January 11th via ticketmaster.com and by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

In November 2014, Billy Joel received both The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which honors living musical artists' lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations, and the once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Award, which is presented to American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond.

Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States' top cultural awards, in December 2013. He is also the recipient of six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards including a TONY AWARD for "Movin' Out," a Broadway musical based on Joel's music. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

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Phillies Announce Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees

The Phillies have signed the following seven players to minor league contracts with invitations to attend major league spring training as non-roster invitees:

 

The Phillies have signed the following seven players to minor league contracts with invitations to attend major league spring training as non-roster invitees:

 

  • Jeremy Bleich, LHP - A veteran of 10 seasons in the minors, Bleich made his major league debut on July 13, 2018, with the Oakland Athletics. Last season at triple-A Nashville, the 31-year-old posted a 2.63 ERA (15 ER, 51.1 IP) and held left-handed hitters to a .211 batting average in 38 relief appearances. Bleich, a Louisiana native, pitched in the Phillies organization in 2016, spending the majority of that season with double-A Reading, while making a brief stint at triple-A Lehigh Valley. The lefty has posted a 3.88 ERA in 250 career games (69 starts) in the minors. He was originally selected by the New York Yankees as a compensation pick (No. 44 overall) in the June 2008 draft out of Stanford University.

 

  • Rob Brantly, C - The 29-year-old catcher played in 72 games combined at the triple-A level last season for Gwinnett and Columbus. He caught 14 of 43 runners attempting to steal (32.6%) in 2018. Brantly, who is from California, has appeared in parts of four seasons in the majors with the Miami Marlins (2012-13) and Chicago White Sox (2015 & 2017). In 13 games with the White Sox in 2017, he batted .290 (9-31) with one double, two homers and five RBI. A member of the U.S. Team in the 2012 MLB All-Star Futures Game, Brantly was originally selected by the Detroit Tigers in the third round of the June 2010 draft.

 

  • Phil Gosselin, INF - Gosselin, born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and a graduate of Malvern Prep (PA), appeared in 20 games with the Cincinnati Reds last season. The 30-year-old made the Reds Opening Day roster in 2018 after being a non-roster invitee during spring training. He has batted .263 over 276 major league games in parts of six seasons with the Atlanta Braves (2013-15), Arizona Diamondbacks (2015-16), Pittsburgh Pirates (2017), Texas Rangers (2017) and Reds (2018). Defensively, in the majors, he has played every position except pitcher, catcher and center field. Gosselin, a product of the University of Virginia, was originally selected by Atlanta in the fifth round of the June 2010 draft.

 

  • Josh Martin, RHP - Martin, 28, posted a 2.91 ERA (7 ER, 21.2 IP) with 24 strikeouts in 19 relief appearances for triple-A Columbus last season. The Alabama native, who began 2018 on the disabled list, made four rehab appearances in the Arizona League prior to joining Columbus in early July for the remainder of the season. The 6-foot-5 right-hander previously pitched for Columbus in 2016-17, posting a 3.41 and 3.25 ERA, respectively in those seasons. In 2015, he was selected by San Diego in the major league phase of the Rule 5 Draft but was later returned to the Cleveland organization. Originally selected by Cleveland in the 10th round of the June 2012 draft out of Samford University, Martin owns a 3.33 ERA and has averaged 9.19 SO/9.0 IP in 239 career minor league games (five starts).

 

  • Matt McBride, C/1B/OF - A native of Bethlehem, Pa., who attended Lehigh University, McBride spent the entire 2018 season with triple-A Lehigh Valley, his first year in the Phillies organization. He also was a spring training non-roster invitee for Philadelphia in 2018. The 33-year-old batted .242 with 13 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 26 RBI and posted an .812 OPS in 60 games last season. Defensively, he made 20 or more starts at catcher and first base, while also making two starts in right field. Originally a compensation pick (No. 75 overall) by the Cleveland Indians in the June 2006 draft, McBride has batted .290 with 140 home runs, 677 RBI and has posted an .836 OPS in 1,060 minor league games. He also has played in the majors in parts of four seasons with the Colorado Rockies (2012; 2014-15) and Oakland Athletics (2016).

 

  • Gregorio Petit, INF - The 34-year-old returned to the major leagues in 2018, appearing in 26 games for the Minnesota Twins. He batted .246 with two doubles, three RBI and three stolen bases, while playing all four infield positions for the Twins. Petit also appeared in 79 games for triple-A Rochester last season. A native of Venezuela, he has played in parts of six seasons in the majors for the Oakland Athletics (2008-09), Houston Astros (2014), New York Yankees (2015), Los Angeles Angels (2016) and Twins (2018). The right-handed hitter has batted .249 over 197 career games in the majors and has collected 1,299 hits (.269 AVG) in 1,315 career minor league games. Petit originally signed with Oakland as an amateur free agent in 2001.

 

  • Shane Robinson, OF - A member of the 2013 National League champion St. Louis Cardinals, the outfielder has appeared in parts of nine seasons in the majors, including each of the last eight since 2011. Robinson, 34, has played for the Cardinals (2009; 2011-14), Minnesota Twins (2015), Los Angeles Angels (2016-17) and New York Yankees (2018). Last season, he also spent time with triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. The Florida native has started at all three outfield spots over 461 career games in the majors. He played in 18 postseason games over two years (2012-13) with the Cardinals, including four games in the 2013 World Series. Robinson slugged a pinch-hit home run in Game 4 of the 2013 NL Championship Series at Dodger Stadium. The right-handed hitter out of Florida State University was originally a fifth-round selection by St. Louis in the June 2006 draft.
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Phillies, McCutchen agree to three-year contract

The Phillies and free-agent outfielder Andrew McCutchen have agreed to terms on a three-year contract, the club announced today. The deal includes a fourth-year club option for the 2022 season.

A five-time All-Star and the 2013 National League Most Valuable Player, McCutchen played in 155 games last season between the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees and combined to slash .255/.368/.424 with 83 runs, 30 doubles, 20 home runs, 95 walks and 14 stolen bases. After being traded to the Yankees on Aug. 31, McCutchen posted an .892 OPS in 25 games for New York.

The Phillies and free-agent outfielder Andrew McCutchen have agreed to terms on a three-year contract, the club announced today. The deal includes a fourth-year club option for the 2022 season.

A five-time All-Star and the 2013 National League Most Valuable Player, McCutchen played in 155 games last season between the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees and combined to slash .255/.368/.424 with 83 runs, 30 doubles, 20 home runs, 95 walks and 14 stolen bases. After being traded to the Yankees on Aug. 31, McCutchen posted an .892 OPS in 25 games for New York.

A four-time recipient of the Silver Slugger Award (2012-15), McCutchen owns a lifetime .287/.378/.481 slash line and has averaged 90 runs, 32 doubles, 22 home runs, 79 RBI, 78 walks and 19 steals per season during his 10-year career. Since his debut season in 2009, McCutchen has accrued 48.6 fWAR, which ranks fourth among all major league players in that span behind only Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels (64.7), Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds (52.4) and Robinson Cano of the New York Mets (48.9). His defensive play earned him a Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2012.

Further, since 2009, he ranks second among major league hitters in runs scored (897) & times on base (2,460), fourth in walks (780) and fifth in hits (1,608). McCutchen is also one of just three players with 20 or more home runs in each of the last eight seasons, joining Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees and free agent Nelson Cruz.

Off the field, McCutchen was honored with the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award, given annually to the player who demonstrates the values Clemente displayed in his commitment to community and understanding the value of helping others.

Originally selected in the first round (11th overall) of the June 2005 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, McCutchen has appeared in 1,501 games for the Pirates (2009-17), Giants (2018) and Yankees (2018). He ranks fourth in Pirates history in home runs, seventh in extra-base hits and walks, ninth in doubles and 10th in stolen bases.

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Phillies, McCutchen Agree to Three-Year Contract

The Phillies and free-agent outfielder Andrew McCutchen have agreed to terms on a three-year contract, the club announced today. The deal includes a fourth-year club option for the 2022 season.

A five-time All-Star and the 2013 National League Most Valuable Player, McCutchen played in 155 games last season between the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees and combined to slash .255/.368/.424 with 83 runs, 30 doubles, 20 home runs, 95 walks and 14 stolen bases. After being traded to the Yankees on Aug. 31, McCutchen posted an .892 OPS in 25 games for New York.

The Phillies and free-agent outfielder Andrew McCutchen have agreed to terms on a three-year contract, the club announced today. The deal includes a fourth-year club option for the 2022 season.

A five-time All-Star and the 2013 National League Most Valuable Player, McCutchen played in 155 games last season between the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees and combined to slash .255/.368/.424 with 83 runs, 30 doubles, 20 home runs, 95 walks and 14 stolen bases. After being traded to the Yankees on Aug. 31, McCutchen posted an .892 OPS in 25 games for New York.

A four-time recipient of the Silver Slugger Award (2012-15), McCutchen owns a lifetime .287/.378/.481 slash line and has averaged 90 runs, 32 doubles, 22 home runs, 79 RBI, 78 walks and 19 steals per season during his 10-year career. Since his debut season in 2009, McCutchen has accrued 48.6 fWAR, which ranks fourth among all major league players in that span behind only Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels (64.7), Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds (52.4) and Robinson Cano of the New York Mets (48.9). His defensive play earned him a Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2012.

Further, since 2009, he ranks second among major league hitters in runs scored (897) & times on base (2,460), fourth in walks (780) and fifth in hits (1,608). McCutchen is also one of just three players with 20 or more home runs in each of the last eight seasons, joining Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees and free agent Nelson Cruz.

Off the field, McCutchen was honored with the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award, given annually to the player who demonstrates the values Clemente displayed in his commitment to community and understanding the value of helping others.

Originally selected in the first round (11th overall) of the June 2005 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, McCutchen has appeared in 1,501 games for the Pirates (2009-17), Giants (2018) and Yankees (2018). He ranks fourth in Pirates history in home runs, seventh in extra-base hits and walks, ninth in doubles and 10th in stolen bases.

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Phillies acquire Jose Alvarez from Angels

The Phillies have acquired left-handed pitcher José Álvarez from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for right-handed pitcher Luis García, the club announced tonight.

Álvarez, 29, appeared in 76 games for the Angels last season, posting a 2.71 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 63.0 innings pitched. He allowed only three home runs to the 261 batters he faced while holding left-handed hitters to a .206/.265/.338 slash line and right-handers to a .232/.321/.303 line.

The Phillies have acquired left-handed pitcher José Álvarez from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for right-handed pitcher Luis García, the club announced tonight.

Álvarez, 29, appeared in 76 games for the Angels last season, posting a 2.71 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 63.0 innings pitched. He allowed only three home runs to the 261 batters he faced while holding left-handed hitters to a .206/.265/.338 slash line and right-handers to a .232/.321/.303 line.

He posted a career-best 1.4 bWAR, which ranked 10th-best among all left-handed relievers in the majors in 2018. Additionally, his 2.71 ERA ranked fourth among all left-handed American League relievers and his 3.09 FIP ranked eighth.

A veteran of six Major League seasons, Álvarez has a career 3.69 ERA over 284 combined appearances for the Detroit Tigers (2013) and Angels (2014-18). He was originally signed as an amateur free agent by the Boston Red Sox in 2005.

García, originally signed by the Phillies in 2013 as a Minor League free agent, appeared in 251 games for the Phillies over six seasons (2013-18) and posted a 4.12 ERA. He was the 2014 recipient of the Paul Owens Award, given annually to the best pitcher in the Phillies minor league system.

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Phillies Expand Frandsen's Radio Duties

The Phillies have expanded the role of radio broadcaster Kevin Frandsen, Executive Vice President David Buck announced today. He will now work 81 games alongside play-by-play announcer Scott Franzke, beginning in the 2019 season. Larry Andersen will also work 81 games with Franzke, as he did last season.

"Kevin demonstrated during the 2018 season that he brings the perfect blend of enthusiasm and knowledge for our listeners," said Buck. "In addition, he has a great rapport with Scott Franzke. We look forward to his continued contributions in 2019 and beyond."

The Phillies have expanded the role of radio broadcaster Kevin Frandsen, Executive Vice President David Buck announced today. He will now work 81 games alongside play-by-play announcer Scott Franzke, beginning in the 2019 season. Larry Andersen will also work 81 games with Franzke, as he did last season.

"Kevin demonstrated during the 2018 season that he brings the perfect blend of enthusiasm and knowledge for our listeners," said Buck. "In addition, he has a great rapport with Scott Franzke. We look forward to his continued contributions in 2019 and beyond."

"My family and I are beyond excited that the Phillies chose me to be part of a team with Scott and Larry," Frandsen said. "I have such an admiration for them both, and to have the opportunity to continue to broadcast Phillies games is very special."

A native of San Jose, Frandsen joined the Phillies broadcast team in January of 2018 and spent last season working select road games with Franzke on the Phillies Radio Network. During that time, he continued his role with KNBR 680 AM in the San Francisco Bay Area, co-hosting the evening show "KNBR Tonight." He also previously co-hosted KNBR 1050 AM's morning drive show, "The Audible."

Frandsen, a former infielder, played in 174 games for the Phillies after being signed by the club in March of 2011, batting .280 with a .333 on-base percentage. He spent parts of nine seasons in the major leagues with the Giants (2006-09, 2015), Angels (2010), Phillies (2012-13) and Nationals (2014) after originally being drafted by his hometown San Francisco club out of San Jose State University in 2004.

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Phillies Acquire Segura, Nicasio and Pazos

The Phillies have acquired infielder Jean Segura, right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio and left-handed pitcher James Pazos from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for infielders J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana, the club announced tonight.

A two-time All-Star (2013 & 2018), Segura, 28, slashed .304/.341/.415 with 91 runs, 29 doubles, and 20 stolen bases over 632 plate appearances for the Mariners in 2018. Winner of the American League Final Vote last year, Segura hit a three-run, pinch-hit, go-ahead home run off Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader in the eighth inning of the All-Star Game at Nationals Park.

The Phillies have acquired infielder Jean Segura, right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio and left-handed pitcher James Pazos from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for infielders J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana, the club announced tonight.

A two-time All-Star (2013 & 2018), Segura, 28, slashed .304/.341/.415 with 91 runs, 29 doubles, and 20 stolen bases over 632 plate appearances for the Mariners in 2018. Winner of the American League Final Vote last year, Segura hit a three-run, pinch-hit, go-ahead home run off Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader in the eighth inning of the All-Star Game at Nationals Park.

Last season marked Segura's third straight season with a batting average of .300 or better and his sixth consecutive year with at least 20 steals. He is one of only four players in the majors to hit .300 or better in each of the last three years, joining Jose Altuvé of the Houston Astros, Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels. He ranked sixth in the American League in hits (178) and seventh in batting average last season, while also leading the majors in three-hit games (20). Defensively, Segura has appeared in 763 career games at shortstop and 142 games at second base.

In 2018, Segura took 1,080 swings, and missed on only 136 of them, posting a 12.6% whiff rate, the fourth-best mark among all qualified hitters in the majors. Conversely, of those 1,080 swings, 527 of them were put in play, resulting in the ninth-best contact rate in the majors (48.8%).

Since the start of the 2016 season, Segura has accrued 13.0 bWAR, which ranks fourth-best among all major league shortstops with at least 200 games at the position over that span, trailing only Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians (19.3), Andrelton Simmons (17.4) of the Los Angeles Angels and Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros (14.0), per Baseball Reference's variation of the metric.

Originally signed by the Angels as an amateur free agent in 2007, Segura has appeared in 901 career games for the Angels (2012), Milwaukee Brewers (2012-15), Arizona Diamondbacks (2016) and Seattle (2017-18) and has combined to hit .287 with 154 doubles, 36 triples, 64 home runs, 316 RBI and 171 stolen bases over his seven-year career.

Nicasio, 32, made 46 relief appearances for the Mariners last season and tallied 53 strikeouts to only five walks in 42.0 innings pitched, as he posted the best strikeout-to-walk ratio among all American League relievers (10.60 SO/BB). He previously appeared in two games for the Phillies during the 2017 season after being claimed on waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sep. 6, 2017. Among all relievers with at least 100.0 innings pitched over the last two years, Nicasio's 2.98 FIP is 17th-best in the majors.

Pazos, 27, posted a 2.88 ERA over 60 relief appearances, 13th-best among all left-handed relievers in the majors last season. Over the last two seasons, Pazos has faced 175 left-handed hitters and struck out 48 of them (27.4%).

Crawford, selected by the Phillies in the first round (16th overall) of the June 2013 draft, appeared in 72 games for the Phillies over the last two seasons and slashed .214/.333/.358 over 225 plate appearances. Santana, signed by Philadelphia as a free agent in December of 2017, played in 161 games in his only year with the Phillies and ranked second in walks (110) among all National League players.

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In Honor of #GivingTuesday, Phillies Charities, Inc. Recognizes 2018 Community Heroes

Dozens of organizations to be honored on Thursday, December 6, for helping those in need; awarded more than $2 million in Phillies Charities, Inc. grants to ensure that community efforts continue

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities are getting some much-deserved recognition.

In honor of #GivingTuesday, Phillies Charities, Inc. is saluting dozens of local charities and organizations who are making an impact in the Phillies' major league and minor league communities. All of these community heroes (listed below) will be honored for their charitable efforts on Thursday, December 6, at the Phillies Charities, Inc. Holiday Giving Party at Citizens Bank Park. This special event will also recognize those who were selected to receive a 2018 Phillies Charities, Inc. grant, distributed so that their community efforts could continue.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities are getting some much-deserved recognition.

In honor of #GivingTuesday, Phillies Charities, Inc. is saluting dozens of local charities and organizations who are making an impact in the Phillies' major league and minor league communities. All of these community heroes (listed below) will be honored for their charitable efforts on Thursday, December 6, at the Phillies Charities, Inc. Holiday Giving Party at Citizens Bank Park. This special event will also recognize those who were selected to receive a 2018 Phillies Charities, Inc. grant, distributed so that their community efforts could continue.

"There are many charities in our communities doing commendable work to improve the lives of others," said John Weber, President, Phillies Charities, Inc. "Through the support of our fans, Phillies Charities is able to enhance the efforts of these charitable organizations providing vital services to individuals and families in need."

In the past year, Phillies Charities, Inc. awarded more than $2 million to charitable organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and in areas near the Phillies minor league affiliates as well as in the hometowns of uniformed personnel. Phillies Charities, Inc. serves as the fundraising arm of the Phillies organization and awards grants to a variety of charitable organizations each year. For more information on Phillies Charities, Inc. please visit www.phillies.com/community.

2018 Phillies Charities, Inc. Honorees & Grant Recipients

Adoption Center

Philadelphia, PA

The Adoption Center expands adoption opportunities for children living in foster care and is a resource to families and agencies that seek the permanency of caring homes for children. For additional information, visit www.adopt.org.

 

The ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Area &

Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter

Philadelphia, PA Baton Rouge, LA

The ALS Association is leading the fight to treat and cure amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. For more information, visit www.alsphiladelphia.org.

 

Athletes with Disabilities Network Northeast Chapter

Moorestown, NJ

The Athletes with Disabilities Network North East Chapter promotes a better quality of life for veterans and people with physical disabilities by creating awareness and opportunities to get involved with athletic, recreational, and educational activities. For additional information, visit www.adnnec.org.

 

Barnstone Art for Kids

Phoenixville, PA

Barnstone Art for Kids pairs children who have suffered multiple adverse childhood experiences with compassionate mentors in small groups to deliver a trauma informed resilience program, The Power of Art. For additional information, visit www.barnstoneartforkids.org.

 

Bethesda Project

Philadelphia, PA

Bethesda Project operates 14 sites throughout Center City Philadelphia for individual adults experiencing homelessness. These sites range from emergency shelter to supportive housing to independent living spaces, including Our Brother's Place. For more information, visit www.bethesdaproject.org.

 

Bringing Hope Home, Inc.

Malvern, PA

Bringing Hope Home provides Unexpected Amazingness to local Families with cancer through financial and emotional support. For more information, visit www.bringinghopehome.org.

 

Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ)

Toms River, NJ

CVCJ is an interfaith nonprofit agency dedicated to providing supportive services to seniors, veterans, the elderly disabled, individuals with dementia, and caregivers of loved ones with chronic illness, enabling them to live independently and with dignity in their own homes. For additional iformation, visit www.caregivervolunteers.org.

 

Daemion Counseling Center Inc

Berwyn, PA

Daemion Counseling Center is a grass-roots, community-based mental health counseling center, serving clients in southeastern Pennsylvania. For additional information, visit www.daemioncounseling.org.

 

Danny's Farm Foundation

Altadena, CA

Danny's Farm offers a safe and nurturing petting farm and social environment for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. They also provide meaningful employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to help them reach their fullest potential by developing special skills through their work and mentoring. For more information, visit www.dannysfarm.org.

 

The Delaware Valley Children's Charity

West Chester, PA

The Delaware Valley Children's Charity is dedicated to bringing relief and assistance to children and families in need throughout the Delaware Valley. For additional information, visit www.dvcconline.org.

 

Destined for A Dream Foundation, Inc.

Bristol, PA

The Destined for A Dream Foundation works closely with disadvantaged youth to teach and build leadership, discipline, self-esteem, teamwork, healthy lifestyles and professional development through workshops, seminars, camps, literacy awareness and other activites. For more information, visit www.destinedforadream.com.

 

ESF Dream Camp Foundation

Bryn Mawr, PA

The ESF Dream Camp Foundation transforms the lives of underserved youth through innovative year-long programs that teach children to create successful pathways for themselves. For additional information, visit www.esfdreamcamp.org.

 

Expressive Path

Norristown, PA

Expressive Path provides free creative art workshops for at-risk adolescents in schools and centers where there are no existing programs or a shortage of help due to cuts in the arts. For additional information, visit www.expressivepath.org.

 

Family Promise of Lycoming County

Williamsport, PA

In response to homelessness, Family Promise of Lycoming County brings the faith community together to help families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. For more information, visit www.familypromiselycoming.org.

 

The Fiaria Project

Doylestown, PA

The Fiara Project supports foster families in need with "transition kits," providing foster children with essential clothing, toiletries and other basic items. For more information, visit www.fiaria.org.

 

Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation

Philadelphia, PA

The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation focuses on four programs: The Legion of Honor Award Program, The Dr. Fred K. Honigman Annual National Student Scholarship Competition for students, The Veterans Outreach Program and The Emergency Chaplain & First Responder Chaplain Programs. For more information, visit www.fourchaplains.org.

 

Funny Farm Rescue Animal Sanctuary

Mays Landing, NJ

Funny Farm is a 15-acre privately owned farm that provides food, shelter, medical care, compassion and love to over 500 unwanted farm animals, domesticated animals and animals with special needs for the rest of their natural lives in a permanent, safe and healthy environment. For more information, visit www.funnyfarmrescue.org.

 

Helping Hand Rescue Mission (Philly Restart)

Philadelphia, PA

Philly Restart is under the umbrella of the Helping Hand Rescue Mission. Philly Restart serves meals to the homeless on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and helps them to obtain proper state identification. For more information, visit www.helpinghandphilly.org.

 

Judith Creed Horizons for Achieving Independence (JCHAI)

Bryn Mawr, PA

JCHAI encourages and assists individuals with disabilities to develop their independence, work skills and daily living skills, while their lives are enriched with an array of opportunities to be active within the greater community. For more information, visit www.jchai.org.

 

Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund

Fort Washington, PA

The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund lightens the burdens and lifts the spirits of families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries, while respecting the pride and dignity of families in need. For additional information, visit www.dolanfund.org.

 

Laurel House

Norristown, PA

Laurel House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency, providing supportive and preventative services throughout Montgomery County, committed to ending domestic violence in each life, home and community. For additional information, visit www.laurel-house.org.

 

LiveConnections

Philadelphia, PA

LiveConnections specializes in music education, arts accessibility and collaborative concerts for over 38,000 participants through educational Bridge Sessions and in-school residencies. For more information, visit www.liveconnections.org.

 

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia Inc.

Philadelphia, PA

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia Inc. creates services that respond to the needs of those who are poor in the North Philadelphia community, especially women, children and persons with special needs. For more information, visit www.mercyneighbors.org.

 

Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA)

Philadelphia, PA

MANNA uses nutrition to improve health and quality of life for people with serious illnesses by providing medically tailored meals and education. For more information, visit www.mannapa.org.

 

Muscular Dystrophy Association Greater Philadelphia (MDA)

Philadelphia, PA

MDA is leading the fight to free individuals - and the families who love them - from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. For more information, visit www.mda.org.

 

Natural Lands

Media, PA

Natural Lands saves open space, cares for nature and connects people to the outdoors in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. For more information, visit www.natlands.org.

 

New Hope Philly

Philadelphia, PA

New Hope Philly assists men that have successfully completed a recovery program by providing free life skills workshops that teach budgeting skills, resume writing, job interview preparation and studying for GED exams. For additional information, visit www.newhopephilly.com.

 

North Light Community Center

Philadelphia, PA

The North Light Community Center enables people of all ages and abilities in the community to reach their full potential as productive and responsible citizens through initiatives that support and enrich children, teens and families. For additional information, visit www.northlightcommunitycenter.org.

 

Open Door Clinic at St. Wilfrid's Church

East Camden, NJ

The Open Door Clinic at St. Wilfrid's Church is an all-volunteer effort with no state, federal or reimbursement funding, directly serving the destitute in East Camden, NJ. For additional information, visit www.opendoorcliniccamden.org.

 

Our Lady of Angels Regional Catholic School

Morton, PA

After rebuilding from a devastating fire, Our Lady of Angels Regional School continues its academic excellence which rigorously prepares students to be contributing members of the global community. For more information, visit www.ourladyofangelsmorton.org.

 

The Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA)

Philadelphia, PA 

The PSPCA rescues animals from cruelty and neglect, rehabilitates them medically and behaviorally and places them with new, loving families. For more information, visit www.pspca.org.

 

Philabundance

Philadelphia, PA 

Philabundance provides food to approximately 90,000 people per week - of which 30 percent are children and 15 percent are senior citizens - through a network of nearly 350-member agencies including food cupboards, shelters, emergency kitchens and more. For more information, visit www.philabundance.org.

 

Philadelphia Orchard Project

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Orchard Project works with community-based groups and volunteers to plan and plant orchards filled with useful and edible plants. For additional information, visit www.phillyorchards.org.

 

Philadelphia Robotics Coalition

Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Robotics Coalition connects public high school's with financial resources and mentors to start and sustain robotics programs. For additional information, visit www.roboticscoalition.org.

 

Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative

Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative enhances the capacity of youth-serving organizations in Philadelphia to provide high quality, sports-based youth development programs to children in every community. For additional information, visit www.pysc.org.

 

Police Athletic League of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA 

The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia aspires to be the premier youth-serving organization in the city, by reducing crime, promoting character development, and improving educational outcomes. Philadelphia Police Officers, supported by civilians, offer sports and other programs to youth in 17 centers in some of the city's highest crime and lowest income neighborhoods. The Phillies have adopted "Ford PAL Center." For more information, visit www.phillypal.org.

 

The Richie Ashburn-Harry Kalas Foundation

Blue Bell, PA

The Richie Ashburn-Harry Kalas Baseball Foundation gives children in the city and suburbs of Philadelphia the opportunity to learn the art of baseball by offering free camps throughout the area. For more information, visit www.ashburnkalasfoundation.org.

 

Shockers Youth Sports Development, Inc.

Schererville, IN

Shockers Youth Sports Development, Inc. is a baseball program focused on providing a positive learning environment that encourages sportsmanship, teamwork and quality training to the youth of Northwest Indiana. For more information, visit www.indianashockers.com.

 

SLAMT1D, Inc.

Williston, VT

SLAMT1D is committed to helping those affected by Type 1 diabetes (T1D) to live life in full by empowering, educating and connecting through backyard team sports played with a big-time vibe. For additional information, visit www.slamt1d.org.

 

Supportive Older Women's Network (SOWN)

Philadelphia, PA

SOWN provides innovative solutions for adults 50+ to lead independent, healthy lives and age in place in their homes and communities. For more information, visit www.sown.org.

 

Team Foster

Philadelphia, PA

Team Foster raises money to partner service dogs with tri-state area veterans suffering from combat-related disabilities including post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. For more information, visit www.teamfoster.org.

 

Tug McGraw Foundation

Yountville, CA

The Tug McGraw Foundation provides resources and hands-on support, fosters understanding, promotes awareness, and stimulates research and scientific collaboration to improve quality of life for people with brain-related trauma and tumors. For more information, visit www.tugmcgraw.org.

 

Worthwhile Wear

Pipersville, PA

Worthwhile Wear exists to reach and restore women affected by human trafficking, both internationally and in the U.S., and to help prevent girls from ever entering it. For more information, visit www.worthwhilewear.org.

 

 

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