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Photo by Heather Barry/Philadelphia Phillies

Phillies Pack Up for Spring Training on Truck Day presented by Citizens

February 13, 2024

Spring Training is just around the corner! Thursday, February 8 marked the return of Phillies Truck Day presented by Citizens, as nearly two dozen front office staff members and Citizens Ballpark Bankers packed thousands of needed items for Spring Training onto three giant, 28-foot trailers.

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Photo by Heather Barry/Philadelphia Phillies

Items packed onto the truck include: 10,000 cups; 2,400 baseballs; 2,000 short-and-long sleeved shirts; 1,200 bats; 900 pairs of socks; 600 pairs of pants; 600 batting practice hats; 350 pairs of shorts; 300 batting gloves; 250 batting practice tops; 200 fleeces; 200 light jackets; 140 batting helmets; 125 leather and elastic belts; 75 pairs of assorted spike, plastic and turf shoes; 40 heavy jackets; 20 coolers; and several bikes.

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Photo by Heather Barry/Philadelphia Phillies

After being packed, the truck left Citizens Bank Park with a sendoff by Phillies fans and front office employees and made its way up Broad Street, through Center City, to make a final truck stop outside the Citizens branch on 18th and Market Streets.

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Photo by Chanda Jones/Philadelphia Phillies

The truck then traveled 1,058 miles, passing through eight states, before being unloaded at its final destination of BayCare Ballpark on Sunday, February 11 – just three days before the first official workout for Phillies pitchers and catchers on Wednesday, February 14.

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Photo by Chanda Jones/Philadelphia Phillies