It's been 10 years since the 2008 World Series champions took to the field together - and now, these legends are returning for an unforgettable Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend, August 3-5, at Citizens Bank Park.
Festivities take place during the Phillies-Marlins series and feature 2008 World Champion photo opportunities, special first pitches and pregame tributes throughout the weekend. Highlights include Retirement of Shane Victorino (Aug. 3); Induction Ceremony of Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick into the Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame (Aug. 4); 2008 Phillies World Series Champions Luncheon (Aug. 4); Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the 2008 World Champion Phillies (Aug. 5), and a 2008 World Champions' Home Run WIFFLE Ball Derby at the Yard (Aug 4-5).
Tickets are available at phillies.com.
TOYOTA PHILLIES ALUMNI WEEKEND LINEUP
Friday, August 3
"The Flyin' Hawaiian" Shane Victorino Retires as a Phillie. All fans receive a Toyota Shane Victorino Big Head Collectible Print.
It's time to say "mahalo" to Phillies legend Shane Victorino as he retires from his career in baseball. An integral part of the '08 championship team, Victorino will be celebrated prior to that night's 7:05 p.m. game, and have the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.
Victorino was a two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove Award recipient during his eight seasons with the Phillies. He was a key part of the Phillies' championship season thanks to his defensive plays and crucial hits, including a grand slam against Milwaukee Brewers pitcher C.C. Sabathia in Game 2 of the 2008 National League Division Series, and a game-tying, two-run home run in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.
Saturday, August 4
Induction Ceremony of Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick into the Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame, with commemorative print for all fans. Plus, 2008 World Champions' Home Run Derby WIFFLE Ball Challenge at The Yard.
In what's sure to be an emotional evening, fans are encouraged to be in their seats early as legends' Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick are inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame and bestowed with the team's highest honor, prior to that night's 7:05 p.m. game. Taking part in the dual induction ceremony will be Wall of Famers, as well as Halladay's wife, Brandy, and sons, Braden and Ryan.
Halladay, who died tragically in November 2017, is one of only four Phillies to be inducted without a fan vote. "Doc" pitched with the Phillies from 2010-13, winning the 2010 National League Cy Young Award. He also threw a perfect game and postseason no-hitter in 2010.
Gillick, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011, has had a tremendous impact on the game, where as general manager he led the Phillies to their second World Series championship and the first two of five consecutive NL East titles. He is currently in his 13th year with the Phillies, serving as senior advisor to the president and general manager.
Other pre-game highlights for fans who arrive early at the ballpark include a 2008 World Champions' Home Run Derby WIFFLE Ball Challenge at The Yard. The winners of the Derby will advance to the championship round before Sunday's Toyota Phillies Alumni Day game.
2008 Phillies World Series Champions Luncheon, 12:00-2:00 p.m. Limited tickets available at Phillies.com. Come join the fun as 2008 World Champion Phillies - including Pat Gillick, Charlie Manuel, Brad Lidge, Jamie Moyer, Kyle Kendrick, Pedro Feliz, Scott Eyre, and Shane Victorino - share stories from the historical '08 season.
Sunday, August 5
Toyota Phillies Alumni Day: 10th Anniversary Celebration of the 2008 World Champion Phillies! Toyota Brad Lidge Bobble Figurine for all fans. Plus, 2008 World Champions' Home Run Derby WIFFLE Ball Challenge Final Round at The Yard.
This is the day to celebrate the 2008 World Champion Phillies!
Festivities begin at 12:00 p.m. in The Yard, where fans are invited to cheer on '08 Phillies as they compete in a fun WIFFLE ball competition during the final round of the World Champions' Home Run Derby.
Following the Derby, fans are encouraged to be in their seats early to join the club as they honor the legends who were part of the '08 team.
More than two dozen 2008 World Champion Phillies will be recognized on the field, including Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Brad Lidge, Carlos Ruiz, Pat Burrell, Jayson Werth, Jamie Moyer, Shane Victorino, Brett Myers, Charlie Manuel, Pat Gillick and many more. Phillies Wall of Famers will also take part in the celebration.
Throughout the Series, August 2-5
On August 2, an official Phillies publication celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2008 World Champions will be available to fans for the first time. This commemorative, 88-page book ($10) featuring a look back at the season through the eyes of Brad Lidge will be sold at the Majestic Clubhouse Store, through Program Vendors and at the Phillies.com/shop.
There will also be a special Theme Night Ticket Offer featuring a #TBT '08 World Champion Phillies Parade T-Shirt, available to the first 500 fans each game.
PLAYERS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR (subject to change)
2008 World Champion Phillies
Mick Billmeyer, Coach (2004-13)
Joe Blanton, Pitcher (2008-12)
Eric Bruntlett, Infielder (2008-09)
Pat Burrell, Outfielder (2000-08)
Clay Condrey, Pitcher (2006-09)
Roly deArmas, Bullpen Coach (2008)
Greg Dobbs, Third Baseman (2007-10)
Rich Dubee, Pitching Coach (2005-13)
Chad Durbin, Pitcher (2008-10)
Scott Eyre, Pitcher (2008-09)
Pedro Feliz, Third Baseman (2008-09)
Pat Gillick, General Manager (2006-08), President (2014-15)
Ryan Howard, First Baseman (2004-16)
Geoff Jenkins, Outfielder (2008)
Kyle Kendrick, Pitcher (2007-14)
Brad Lidge, Pitcher (2008-11)
Charlie Manuel, Manager (2005-13)
Jamie Moyer, Pitcher (2006-10)
Brett Myers, Pitcher (2002-09)
Jimmy Rollins, Shortstop (2000-14)
J.C. Romero, Pitcher (2007-11)
Carlos Ruiz, Catcher (2006-16)
Milt Thompson, Hitting Coach (2004-10), Outfielder (1986-88), (1993-94)
Shane Victorino, Outfielder (2005-12)
Jayson Werth, Outfielder (2007-10)
Phillies Wall of Famers
Dick Allen, Third Baseman, All-Star (1963-69; 1975-76)
Bob Boone, Catcher & 1980 World Champion (1972-1981)
Larry Bowa, Shortstop & 1980 World Champion (1970-81); former Manager (2001-04), Coach (1989-96, 2014-17), Senior Advisor to General Manager (2017-present)
Steve Carlton, Pitcher & 1980 World Champion, Hall of Famer (1972-86)
John Kruk, First Baseman, 1993 National League Champion (1989-94)
Mike Lieberthal, Catcher, All-Star (1994-2006)
Greg Luzinski, Outfielder, 1980 World Series Champion (1970-80)
Garry Maddox, Outfielder, 1980 World Series Champion (1975-86)
Juan Samuel, Infielder, All-Star (1983-89), Coach (2011-17)
Mike Schmidt, Third Baseman & 1980 World Champion, Hall of Famer (1972-89)
Tony Taylor, Second Baseman, All-Star (1960-71; 1974-76)