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Ballpark Buzz: Top Things to Know for Phillies vs. Red Sox (8/14-15) & Mets (8/16-19)

On Tuesday, the Phillies return to host the Boston Red Sox followed by the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The final game of the homestand will take place in Williamsport, Pa., as the Phillies take on the Mets in the MLB Little League Classic. Below are the top things to know.

  1. Interleague play! The Boston Red Sox come to town for a two-game series starting on Tuesday. Pregame highlights at Wednesday's game feature the Police Athletic League (PAL) Celebrity Softball Game with local media celebrities.

On Tuesday, August 14, the Phillies take on the Boston Red Sox at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

On Tuesday, the Phillies return to host the Boston Red Sox followed by the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The final game of the homestand will take place in Williamsport, Pa., as the Phillies take on the Mets in the MLB Little League Classic. Below are the top things to know.

  1. Interleague play! The Boston Red Sox come to town for a two-game series starting on Tuesday. Pregame highlights at Wednesday's game feature the Police Athletic League (PAL) Celebrity Softball Game with local media celebrities.

On Tuesday, August 14, the Phillies take on the Boston Red Sox at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

Then, on Wednesday, August 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m., local television personalities and print newspaper writers will play softball against web and radio personalities to benefit the Police Athletic League prior to the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game.

After the PAL celebrity softball game, PAL representatives will make a pregame presentation to Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, recognizing him for his community service; also, a PAL youngster, accompanied by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. In the 7th inning, PAL kids and a PAL officer will dance on the dugout with the Phanatic.

 

  1. Double the fun with a doubleheader on Thursday, which kicks off the series against the Mets. Plus, fans are invited to the Goya Latino Family Celebration!

The Phillies will hold a single-admission doubleheader against the Mets on Thursday, August 16 (rescheduled from Saturday, May 12). Tickets purchased for August 16 are valid for both games of the doubleheader. The first game will begin at 4:05 p.m. and all gates will open at 3:05 p.m. The second game will begin 30 minutes after the end of the 4:05 p.m. game.

Before the first game, Will Power, winner of the 2018 Indianapolis 500, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Plus, it's the final Throwback Thursday of the season; Phillies players will sport 1980s era powder blue uniforms for both games and organist George Akerley will be adding organ music and flavor throughout the first game.

Additionally, Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, will once again partner with the Phillies to host the Goya Latino Family Celebration on Thursday. Highlights include:

  • For both games of the doubleheader, Angel Castillo, a member of the Phillies Spanish language broadcast team, will introduce the lineups in Spanish, Hector Serrano Events presents Grupo Fuego, Caliente Dancers and Salseros Unidos will perform on-field, pregame and in-game and local artists will perform at the entrance gates, including DJ Oz and DJ Loso.
  • Before the second game, the Phillies Goya Family Service Award, given annually to an organization or individual that has an impact in the Latino Community, will be presented to Jarida Rodriguez, a foster parent who has provided a safe and happy home for numerous children as part of Concilio's foster care program.
  • The first 500 fans to purchase tickets through this Theme Night Ticket promotion will receive a limited-edition Phillies Goya Latino Family Celebration Los Phillies T-shirt.

 

  1. Postgame concert with Old Dominion on Friday!

ACM award-winning band, Old Dominion, will perform an on-field, postgame concert at Citizens Bank Park on Friday, August 17, after the Phillies host the New York Mets at 6:05 p.m. Each game ticket is also a concert ticket - no additional purchase is required to attend.

 

  1. Youngsters to receive Jake Arrieta Nickname T-Shirt on Saturday. Plus, it's Bud & Burger Night!

On Saturday, August 18, children 14 and under will receive an IBEW Local 98 Jake Arrieta Nickname T-Shirt with Arrieta's nickname "Snake" on the back at the 4:05 p.m. Phillies game.

Saturday is also Bud & Burger Night! Phillies alum Gary "Sarge" Matthews will be at the Boardwalk Eats Burger stand near the Left Field Plaza from 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. to sign autographs and chat with fans. Fans 21 and older are invited to enjoy specials on Budweiser throughout the ballpark. Plus, at the Hatfield grill stands at Sections 106, 120, 135 and 136, and the Boardwalk Eats Burger stand, discounts on Bud & Burgers will be available.

 

  1. Phillies head to Williamsport for the MLB Little League Classic!

On Sunday, August 19, the Phillies will take on the Mets in the second MLB Little League Classic at the BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, the home of the Phillies' Class-A Williamsport Crosscutters of the New York-Penn League.

The game will air nationally on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" and ESPN Radio at 7:10 p.m.

 

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all other gates open one and a half hours prior to game time. For the single-admission doubleheader on Thursday, August 16, all gates will open at 3:05 p.m.

Fandom: Check in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP will carry all games during the season and fans can tune into Spanish radio on 1680 WTTM.

Traffic: Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available, for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.

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Phillies Acquire Bour

The Phillies have acquired first baseman Justin Bour and cash considerations from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league left-handed pitcher McKenzie Mills.

 

The Phillies have acquired first baseman Justin Bour and cash considerations from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league left-handed pitcher McKenzie Mills.

 

The 30-year-old Bour batted .227 with 10 doubles, 19 home runs, 54 RBI, 69 walks and a .347 on-base percentage in 112 games for the Marlins this season. His 69 walks are seventh-most among National League players, and rank 10th in MLB. The left-handed hitting Bour is tied for the major league lead with three pinch-hit home runs, batting .500 in such situations.

 

A veteran of five major league seasons with Miami, Bour is a career .262 hitter with 83 home runs, 272 RBI and 197 walks in 478 games. Last season, the Washington, D.C. native set career highs in batting average (.289), home runs (25), RBI (83) and OPS (.902). He was originally selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 25th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, and later selected by Miami in the 2013 Rule 5 Draft.

 

Mills, 22, was 2-5 with a 3.51 ERA (35 ER, 89.2 IP), 85 strikeouts and 33 walks in 20 games (16 starts) for single-A Clearwater. The southpaw was acquired by Philadelphia in the July 2017 trade that sent infielder/outfielder Howie Kendrick to the Washington Nationals. He was originally selected by Washington in the 18th round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

 

To make room for Bour on the 40-man roster, right-hander Jake Thompson has been designated for assignment.

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Cozens, Brogdon, Santos And Moniak Earn Organizational Honors For The Month Of July

Lehigh Valley outfielder Dylan Cozens, Lakewood right-hander Connor Brogdon, Gulf Coast League Phillies East right-hander Victor Santos and Clearwater outfielder Mickey Moniak have been named Phillies Minor League Hitter, Co-Pitchers and Defender of the Month, respectively, for July.

 

Lehigh Valley outfielder Dylan Cozens, Lakewood right-hander Connor Brogdon, Gulf Coast League Phillies East right-hander Victor Santos and Clearwater outfielder Mickey Moniak have been named Phillies Minor League Hitter, Co-Pitchers and Defender of the Month, respectively, for July.

 

Cozens, 24, batted .303 with eight doubles, eight home runs, 22 RBI, 12 walks, 13 runs scored, and a 1.198 OPS in 18 games during July. He had two multi-home run games and homered in back-to-back games to start his month. Cozens did not play in a minor league game in July until the 12th and from then until the end of the month was second among all triple-A players in extra-base hits (16), tied for second in RBI and ranked third in home runs. His 18 homers overall this season are tied for third in the International League. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native was selected by the Phillies in the second round of the June 2012 draft.

 

The 23-year-old Brogdon made eight relief appearances for Lakewood in July and did not allow an earned run in his 12.0 innings of work. He went 2-1 with two saves, a 0.58 WHIP (2 BB, 5 H) and 16 strikeouts. In his final three appearances of the month, he tossed 7.0 innings, struck out 12 and allowed only three hits. The 6-foot-6 right-hander has not allowed an earned run over his last 18.0 innings since June 25 and has posted a 1.67 ERA in his 18 relief appearances for the BlueClaws this season. Brogdon was selected by the Phillies in the 10th round of the June 2017 draft.

 

Santos, who just turned 18 in July, went 2-0 with a 2.30 ERA (7 ER, 27.1 IP) and 32 strikeouts to three walks in five starts last month. On July 28, he struck out a career-high 11 batters and allowed two hits with no walks over 6.0 scoreless innings at the GCL Yankees East. Three of his last five starts have been scoreless outings (since July 9). A native of the Dominican Republic, Santos was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent on Nov. 18, 2016.

 

The 20-year-old Moniak did not commit an error in 26 games in the outfield during July. He started at each outfield position, primarily playing center field. Overall this season, he has not committed an error in 194 total chances over 91 games (90 starts) in the outfield. Additionally, he has five outfield assists in 2018.

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What to know for Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend during the Phillies-Marlins series (August 2-5)

#WorldChampionsReturn for Weekend of Fan Festivities

The Phillies are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2008 World Champion Phillies as they host Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend during a four-game series against the Miami Marlins (August 2-5). Below is what's planned at Citizens Bank Park, including special tributes and photo opportunities with former Phillies players.

1. Start celebrating Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend on #ThrowbackThursday with a commemorative t-shirt package and exclusive publication highlighting the 2008 World Champions.

The Phillies are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2008 World Champion Phillies as they host Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend during a four-game series against the Miami Marlins (August 2-5). Below is what's planned at Citizens Bank Park, including special tributes and photo opportunities with former Phillies players.

1. Start celebrating Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend on #ThrowbackThursday with a commemorative t-shirt package and exclusive publication highlighting the 2008 World Champions.

On Thursday, August 2, join the Phillies for Throwback Thursday at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game. Phillies players will sport 1980s era powder blue uniforms and organist George Akerley will be adding organ music and flavor throughout the game including a live performance of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch.

Starting Thursday, fans can join in on the alumni weekend fun with a Theme Night Ticket offer featuring a t-shirt commemorating the team's historic parade down Broad Street. Limited tickets are still available for this #TBT 2008 T-Shirt Game package.

Plus, an official Phillies publication highlighting the 2008 World Champions will be available to fans for the first time. This 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 Phillies.com/shop.

2. Dress in your Hawaiian best for Shane Victorino's retirement as a Phillie on Friday.

On Friday, August 3, Phillies legend Shane Victorino will retire as a Phillie. Fans are encouraged to dress in their Hawaiian best and be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. as Victorino throws out a specially-delivered ceremonial first pitch prior to the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game.

In honor of the Flyin' Hawaiian, all fans will receive a Toyota Shane Victorino Big Head Collectible Print and hula dancers will dance with the Phanatic on-field in the fifth inning.

Also making a ceremonial first pitch that evening, and representing Toyota, is Katie Spencer from Special Olympics Montgomery County. Spencer is a six-sport Special Olympics Athlete, Best Buddies Ambassador and Presidential Volunteer Service Award Winner; Toyota is also donating their suite to Spencer and other members of Special Olympics Montgomery County.

3. Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame Night to honor Phillies legends Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick on Saturday.

Before Saturday's game, fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. as legends Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick are inducted into the Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame. Taking part in the dual induction ceremony will be Pat Gillick, along with Halladay's wife, Brandy, and sons, Braden and Ryan, as well as several Wall of Famers. All fans will receive a Toyota Commemorative Print of Pat Gillick & Roy Halladay.

Other pre-game highlights include a 2008 World Champions' Home Run Derby WIFFLE Ball Challenge at the Yard, where members of the 2008 team will compete. The winners of the Derby will advance to the championship round before Sunday's Toyota Phillies Alumni Day game.

Plus, representing Toyota for a ceremonial first pitch before the game is Marcus Allen, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region. Then in the third inning, Little Brother Tyrice Smith will make the Toyota base change as his Big Brother Brian Sloan cheers him on. Toyota is also donating their pregame Coaches Clinic and suite to Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region.

4. Enjoy Bud and Burger Night on Saturday.

Saturday is also Bud & Burger Night! Fans 21+ are invited to enjoy specials on Budweiser throughout the ballpark. Plus, discounts on Bud & Burgers will be available at the Hatfield grill stands at Sections 106, 120, 135, 136 and the Boardwalk Eats Burger stand in left field.

5. Toyota Phillies Alumni Day featuring the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the 2008 World Champion Phillies on Sunday.

Sunday is Toyota Phillies Alumni Day; all fans will receive a Toyota Brad Lidge Bobble Figurine at the 1:35 p.m. Phillies game. Fans should be on the lookout for the 2008 World Champions around the ballpark as festivities begin at 12:00 p.m. at The Yard, with the '08 Phillies competing in the final round of the World Champions' Home Run Derby WIFFLE Ball Challenge

Following the derby, fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 1:00 p.m. to join the club as they honor alumni including National League and World Series Champions, Hall of Famers, Wall of Famers and the '08 legends. More than two dozen 2008 World Champion Phillies will be recognized on the field, listed here. Plus, Brad Lidge will throw out a ceremonial first pitch to teammate Carlos Ruiz.

Also, representing Toyota from the U.S. Army, Major Nick Liermann, founder of Team Foster, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game. Toyota is also donating their suite to Team Foster; during the game, Sgt. Mike Geib will make a Toyota base change in the third inning accompanied by his service dog, Cookie Dough.

Additionally, the John Vukovich Award will be presented by his children, Vincent Vukovich and Nikki Stolarick, to Rafael DeLima, hitting coach of the Gulf Coast League East Phillies. The award is presented annually to an instructor in the Phillies organization who embodies the characteristics of the late John Vukovich, the longest-tenured coach in team history.

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all other gates open one and a half hours prior to game time.

Fandom: Check-in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP will carry all games during the season and fans can tune into Spanish radio on 1680 WTTM.

Traffic: Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available, for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.

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What to Know for Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend During the Phillies-Marlins Series (August 2-5)

#WorldChampionsReturn for Weekend of Fan Festivities

The Phillies are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2008 World Champion Phillies as they host Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend during a four-game series against the Miami Marlins (August 2-5). Below is what's planned at Citizens Bank Park, including special tributes and photo opportunities with former Phillies players.

  1. Start celebrating Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend on #ThrowbackThursday with a commemorative t-shirt package and exclusive publication highlighting the 2008 World Champions.

On Thursday, August 2, join the Phillies for Throwback Thursday at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game. Phillies players will sport 1980s era powder blue uniforms and organist George Akerley will be adding organ music and flavor throughout the game including a live performance of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch.

The Phillies are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2008 World Champion Phillies as they host Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend during a four-game series against the Miami Marlins (August 2-5). Below is what's planned at Citizens Bank Park, including special tributes and photo opportunities with former Phillies players.

  1. Start celebrating Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend on #ThrowbackThursday with a commemorative t-shirt package and exclusive publication highlighting the 2008 World Champions.

On Thursday, August 2, join the Phillies for Throwback Thursday at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game. Phillies players will sport 1980s era powder blue uniforms and organist George Akerley will be adding organ music and flavor throughout the game including a live performance of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch.

Starting Thursday, fans can join in on the alumni weekend fun with a Theme Night Ticket offer featuring a t-shirt commemorating the team's historic parade down Broad Street. Limited tickets are still available for this #TBT 2008 T-Shirt Game package.

Plus, an official Phillies publication highlighting the 2008 World Champions will be available to fans for the first time. This 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 Phillies.com/shop.

  1. Dress in your Hawaiian best for Shane Victorino's retirement as a Phillie on Friday.

On Friday, August 3, Phillies legend Shane Victorino will retire as a Phillie. Fans are encouraged to dress in their Hawaiian best and be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. as Victorino throws out a specially-delivered ceremonial first pitch prior to the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game.

In honor of the Flyin' Hawaiian, all fans will receive a Toyota Shane Victorino Big Head Collectible Print and hula dancers will dance with the Phanatic on-field in the fifth inning.

Also making a ceremonial first pitch that evening, and representing Toyota, is Katie Spencer from Special Olympics Montgomery County. Spencer is a six-sport Special Olympics Athlete, Best Buddies Ambassador and Presidential Volunteer Service Award Winner; Toyota is also donating their suite to Spencer and other members of Special Olympics Montgomery County.

  1. Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame Night to honor Phillies legends Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick on Saturday.

Before Saturday's game, fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. as legends Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick are inducted into the Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame. Taking part in the dual induction ceremony will be Pat Gillick, along with Halladay's wife, Brandy, and sons, Braden and Ryan, as well as several Wall of Famers. All fans will receive a Toyota Commemorative Print of Pat Gillick & Roy Halladay.

Other pre-game highlights include a 2008 World Champions' Home Run Derby WIFFLE Ball Challenge at the Yard, where members of the 2008 team will compete. The winners of the Derby will advance to the championship round before Sunday's Toyota Phillies Alumni Day game.

Plus, representing Toyota for a ceremonial first pitch before the game is Marcus Allen, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region. Then in the third inning, Little Brother Tyrice Smith will make the Toyota base change as his Big Brother Brian Sloan cheers him on. Toyota is also donating their pregame Coaches Clinic and suite to Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region.

  1. Enjoy Bud and Burger Night on Saturday.

Saturday is also Bud & Burger Night! Fans 21+ are invited to enjoy specials on Budweiser throughout the ballpark. Plus, discounts on Bud & Burgers will be available at the Hatfield grill stands at Sections 106, 120, 135, 136 and the Boardwalk Eats Burger stand in left field.

  1. Toyota Phillies Alumni Day featuring the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the 2008 World Champion Phillies on Sunday.

Sunday is Toyota Phillies Alumni Day; all fans will receive a Toyota Brad Lidge Bobble Figurine at the 1:35 p.m. Phillies game. Fans should be on the lookout for the 2008 World Champions around the ballpark as festivities begin at 12:00 p.m. at The Yard, with the '08 Phillies competing in the final round of the World Champions' Home Run Derby WIFFLE Ball Challenge.

Following the derby, fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 1:00 p.m. to join the club as they honor alumni including National League and World Series Champions, Hall of Famers, Wall of Famers and the '08 legends. More than two dozen 2008 World Champion Phillies will be recognized on the field, listed here. Plus, Brad Lidge will throw out a ceremonial first pitch, caught by teammate Carlos Ruiz.

Also, representing Toyota from the U.S. Army, Major Nick Liermann, founder of Team Foster, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game. Toyota is also donating their suite to Team Foster; during the game, Sgt. Mike Geib will make a Toyota base change in the third inning accompanied by his service dog, Cookie Dough.

Additionally, the John Vukovich Award will be presented by his children, Vincent Vukovich and Nikki Stolarick, to Rafael DeLima, hitting coach of the Gulf Coast League East Phillies. The award is presented annually to an instructor in the Phillies organization who embodies the characteristics of the late John Vukovich, the longest-tenured coach in team history.

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all other gates open one and a half hours prior to game time.

Fandom: Check-in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP will carry all games during the season and fans can tune into Spanish radio on 1680 WTTM.

Traffic: Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available, for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.

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Phillies Acquire Loup

The Phillies have acquired left-hander Aaron Loup from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Jacob Waguespack.

Loup, 30, has made 50 relief appearances for the Blue Jays this season, posting a 4.54 ERA (18 ER, 35.2 IP) and averaging 10.60 SO/9.0 IP (42 SO). He entered play today tied for the sixth-most appearances among American League relievers.

The Phillies have acquired left-hander Aaron Loup from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Jacob Waguespack.

Loup, 30, has made 50 relief appearances for the Blue Jays this season, posting a 4.54 ERA (18 ER, 35.2 IP) and averaging 10.60 SO/9.0 IP (42 SO). He entered play today tied for the sixth-most appearances among American League relievers.

Now in his seventh major league season, Loup has made 369 career relief appearances (all for Toronto), going 12-20 with six saves and a 3.47 ERA (123 ER, 318.2 IP). Additionally, he has held left-handers to a .231 batting average and .299 on-base percentage during his career.

Waguespack, 24, was originally signed by the Phillies as a non-drafted free agent in 2015. He appeared in 21 combined games (15 starts) for double-A Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, going 4-6 with a 4.68 ERA.

To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder Trevor Plouffe was designated for assignment.

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Phillies Acquire Ramos

The Phillies have acquired catcher Wilson Ramos and cash considerations from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The 30-year-old Ramos is batting .297 with 14 doubles, 14 home runs, 53 RBI and an .834 OPS in 78 games this season, and was named to his second career All-Star team earlier this month. He is second among all major league catchers in batting average and RBI, and tied for second in home runs.

The Phillies have acquired catcher Wilson Ramos and cash considerations from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The 30-year-old Ramos is batting .297 with 14 doubles, 14 home runs, 53 RBI and an .834 OPS in 78 games this season, and was named to his second career All-Star team earlier this month. He is second among all major league catchers in batting average and RBI, and tied for second in home runs.

A native of Valencia, Venezuela, Ramos is a .271 career hitter with 108 home runs, reaching double-digit figures in each of the last six seasons and seven of his last eight. This season marks his ninth in the majors, having spent time with the Minnesota Twins (2010), Washington Nationals (2010-16) and Rays (2017-18). He was originally signed by the Twins as an amateur free agent in July of 2004.

Ramos is currently on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, left-hander Zac Curtis was designated for assignment.

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Phillies Acquire Cabrera

The Phillies have acquired infielder Asdrubal Cabrera from the New York Mets in exchange for right-hander Franklyn Kilome.

A switch-hitter and two-time All-Star (2011-12), Cabrera, 32, has appeared in 98 games for the Mets this season, slashing .277/.329/.488 in 407 plate appearances with 42 extra-base hits (23 2B, 1 3B, 18 HR). Cabrera ranks second among all major league second basemen this season in home runs and extra-base hits, trailing only Atlanta's Ozzie Albies in both categories.

The Phillies have acquired infielder Asdrubal Cabrera from the New York Mets in exchange for right-hander Franklyn Kilome.

A switch-hitter and two-time All-Star (2011-12), Cabrera, 32, has appeared in 98 games for the Mets this season, slashing .277/.329/.488 in 407 plate appearances with 42 extra-base hits (23 2B, 1 3B, 18 HR). Cabrera ranks second among all major league second basemen this season in home runs and extra-base hits, trailing only Atlanta's Ozzie Albies in both categories.

A veteran of 12 major league seasons, Cabrera has appeared in 1,047 games at shortstop, 332 games at second base and 45 games at third base. In 24 career games at Citizens Bank Park, Cabrera is slashing .387/.418/.634 in 98 plate appearances.

Kilome, 23, was originally signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in 2013. He has made 19 starts for double-A Reading this season is 4-6 with a 4.24 ERA.  

This marks the first trade between the Mets and Phillies since July 27, 2001 when Philadelphia sent left-handers Bruce Chen and Adam Walker to New York in exchange for left-hander Dennis Cook and right-hander Turk Wendell.

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2008 World Champions Return to Be Honored during Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend, August 3-5

Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Brad Lidge, Carlos Ruiz, Jayson Werth, Pat Burrell, Jamie Moyer, Shane Victorino, Charlie Manuel, Pat Gillick & many more to take part in fan festivities

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).

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)

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Chase Utley Returns & More! Top Things to Know for Phillies vs. Dodgers (July 23-25)

Phillies' 2008 World Series Champion Chase Utley, along with the Los Angeles Dodgers, is coming to Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series (July 23-25). Below are the top things to know.

  1. Chase Utley returns to Citizens Bank Park and Phillies recognize the 2018 Carpenter Cup Champions on Monday.

On Monday, July 23, former Phillies second baseman Chase Utley returns to Philadelphia. Throughout the series, Utley will receive special recognition in-game to pay homage to his recent retirement announcement. The Phillies plan to honor Utley during a pre-game tribute on a future date, after the completion of his playing career.

Phillies' 2008 World Series Champion Chase Utley, along with the Los Angeles Dodgers, is coming to Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series (July 23-25). Below are the top things to know.

  1. Chase Utley returns to Citizens Bank Park and Phillies recognize the 2018 Carpenter Cup Champions on Monday.

On Monday, July 23, former Phillies second baseman Chase Utley returns to Philadelphia. Throughout the series, Utley will receive special recognition in-game to pay homage to his recent retirement announcement. The Phillies plan to honor Utley during a pre-game tribute on a future date, after the completion of his playing career.

Also on Monday, the Baseball Carpenter Cup champions, Olympic Colonial, and the Softball Carpenter Cup champions, Delaware South, will be honored on-field, pregame. The Phillies Carpenter Cup powered by ENGIE gives the top high school athletes in the tri-state area the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of college scouts.

  1. Fans can show support at Cancer Awareness Night on Tuesday!

Tuesday, July 24, is Cancer Awareness Night at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game. Jefferson Health will offer complimentary melanoma screenings at the first and third base gates during the game.

Fans that purchase tickets via this Theme Night promotion, will receive a special Phillies Cancer Awareness Night hat in a color of their choice. Each color represents a different type of cancer that is most prevalent in the Philadelphia area.

  1. FC Bayern mascot Berni to throw out first pitch on Tuesday.

Berni, the mascot of professional football team FC Bayern from Munich, Bavaria, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday's game. The German soccer champions will be competing in the International Champions Cup match against Italian football club Juventus on July 25 at Lincoln Financial Field.

  1. Celebrate Christmas in July on Wednesday at the Citizens Bank Businessperson's Special. Plus, donate at the Phillies Ballgirls Toy Drive and receive a BOGO game ticket!

Celebrate Christmas in July with the Phillies on Wednesday, July 25, at the 12:35 p.m. Citizens Bank Businessperson's Special game. Special guests include the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mouse King from the Pennsylvania Ballet's "Nutcracker" and Santa Claus. The first 1,500 fans that purchase tickets through this Theme Night promotion will receive a pair of Phillies Christmas in July socks.

The Phillies Ballgirls will also be holding their annual Christmas in July Toy Drive at all gates. Fans who donate new, unwrapped toys will receive a BOGO ticket offer on select dates. The toys will be delivered during the holiday season in December to surprise children in need through local community groups.

  1. Also on Wednesday, enjoy Summer Camp Day & final Nemours Kids Run the Bases. Plus, Phillies players' favorite items are up for bid in the Phillies Wives Pro-Pack Auction.

Campers and their counselors are invited to Phillies Summer Camp Day on Wednesday! Following the game, children 14 years and under are invited to go onto the field and run the bases as part of Nemours Kids Run the Bases. This will be the last Nemours Kids Run the Bases event for the season.

Plus, during the entire homestand, Phillies players' favorite items are up for bid at the Phillies Wives Pro-Pack Auction benefitting Phillies Charities, Inc.! Fans everywhere can bid on Pro-Packs filled with the favorite items of Phillies players and the Phillie Phanatic, including signed baseball memorabilia and hobby items such as favorite books, games, movies and snacks. All bidding will be through the Ballpark app until Tuesday, July 31. Fans holding tickets to the Phillies game on Wednesday, July 25, can view the Pro-Packs at the First Base Gate Plaza and meet the Phillies Wives.

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all other gates open one and a half hours prior to game time.

Fandom: Every Monday is Miller Lite Monday; fans 21+ are invited to enjoy a discounted price on Miller Lite around the ballpark on Monday, July 23. Plus, check in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP will carry all games during the season and fans can tune into Spanish radio on 1680 WTTM.

Traffic: Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available, for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.

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Phillies' Jake Arrieta, Mickey Morandini & Others 'Pay It Forward' During Club's "Summer Week of Giving Events," July 23-31

Plus, Phillies players favorite items are up for bid in the Phillies Wives Pro-Pack Auction benefitting Phillies Charities, Inc.

Starting on Monday, July 23, the Phillies are hosting their annual Summer Week of Giving featuring events to spread summer fun, as well as give back to the community and various organizations that provide valuable services to those in need.

Among those participating are Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta and his wife Brittany, club ambassador Mickey Morandini, the Phillies Wives and other special guests including the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies Ballgirls.

Starting on Monday, July 23, the Phillies are hosting their annual Summer Week of Giving featuring events to spread summer fun, as well as give back to the community and various organizations that provide valuable services to those in need.

Among those participating are Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta and his wife Brittany, club ambassador Mickey Morandini, the Phillies Wives and other special guests including the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies Ballgirls.

 

PHILLIES SUMMER WEEK OF GIVING EVENTS

Friday, July 20 - Tuesday, July 31

Phillies Wives Pro-Pack Auction featuring player's favorite things; Phillies players favorite items are up for bid! The Phillies Wives will host a Pro-Pack Auction benefitting Phillies Charities, Inc. Fans everywhere can bid on Pro-Packs filled with the favorite items of Phillies players, coaches and the Phanatic, including signed baseball memorabilia and hobby items such as favorite books, games, music, restaurant gift cards, movies and baseball equipment. All bidding will be through the Ballpark app starting on Friday, July 20, until Tuesday, July 31. Fans holding tickets to the Phillies games on Sunday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 25, can view each Pro-Pack at the First Base Gate Plaza and meet the Phillies Wives.

 

Monday, July 23 

Phillie Phanatic's Summer Senior Bingo Party; 2:00 p.m., Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor, 1616 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, Pa. Over 100 seniors will be treated to a special game of Phillies bingo featuring the Phillie Phanatic, Phillies Ballgirls and Scott Palmer, Phillies Director of Public Affairs.

 

Tuesday, July 24

Jake & Brittany Arrieta make special "Phillies CARE-a-van" trip, delivering Rita's Italian Ice to patients, 11 a.m., Anthony N. Fusco, Sr. Atrium at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, De. Over 150 patients will enjoy a cool summer treat when the Phillies CARE-a-van with Rita's Italian Ice visits Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, the official children's hospital of the Phillies. Attendees will have some fun with Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta and his wife Brittany while enjoying Rita's Italian Ice! Also taking part is the Phillie Phanatic, Phillies Ballgirls and Scott Palmer.

 

Wednesday, July 25

Phillies Ballgirls to host ballpark-wide "Christmas in July" Toy Drive for kids in need, Starts 11 a.m., All Gates at Citizens Bank Park, One Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, Pa. The Phillies Ballgirls will host their annual Christmas in July Toy Drive at all gates before and during that day's 12:35 p.m. Phillies-Dodgers game until the bottom of the third inning. Fans who donate new, unwrapped toys will receive a BOGO ticket offer on select dates. The toys will be delivered during the holiday season in December to surprise children in need through local community groups.

  

Thursday, July 26

Phillies Front Office to host "Give Back Day," to help youth in dependent care at Valley Youth House, 10 a.m., The Achieving Independence Center at the Valley Youth House, 1415 North Broad Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia, Pa. Members of the Phillies Front Office will visit the Achieving Independence Center in North Philadelphia as part of the Phillies Give Back employee volunteer program. Phillies employees will assist with painting, general maintenance and mentoring of some of the program's participants. The Achieving Independence Center provides youth in dependent care with many necessary life skills and resources. 

 

Tuesday, July 31

Mickey Morandini, Phillies & Liberty USO to deliver school supplies to kids whose military parents are serving overseas, 11:30 p.m., The Yard at Citizens Bank Park, One Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, Pa. The Phillies and Liberty USO, with help from Phillies club ambassador Mickey Morandini, will distribute over 800 school supplies to local military families whose family members are currently away from home serving our country. All items were donated by fans during the Phillies' recent Fourth of July "Rucksacks to Backpacks" collection. Plus, the group will enjoy a party in The Yard and lunch provided by Chickie's and Pete's.

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W.B. Mason Team Photo Night & More! Top Things to Know for Phillies vs. Padres (July 20-22)

The first-place Phillies start the second half of the season with a three-game series against the San Diego Padres (July 20-22) at Citizens Bank Park. Below are the top things to know.

  1. Kick off the weekend with the Phillies Italian Heritage Celebration and a Harlem Globetrotter "tricky" first pitch on Friday!

On Friday, July 20, the 11th annual Italian Heritage Celebration will take place at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game. The first 1,500 fans to purchase tickets through this Theme Night promotion will receive an exclusive Phillies Italian Heritage Celebration soccer jersey available only at phillies.com/themenights.

The first-place Phillies start the second half of the season with a three-game series against the San Diego Padres (July 20-22) at Citizens Bank Park. Below are the top things to know.

  1. Kick off the weekend with the Phillies Italian Heritage Celebration and a Harlem Globetrotter "tricky" first pitch on Friday!

On Friday, July 20, the 11th annual Italian Heritage Celebration will take place at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game. The first 1,500 fans to purchase tickets through this Theme Night promotion will receive an exclusive Phillies Italian Heritage Celebration soccer jersey available only at phillies.com/themenights.

Also happening, Harlem Globetrotter and American Ninja Warrior finalist Bull Bullard will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The Delaware resident is known internationally for his trick shots.

  1. Take photos with players at Saturday's W.B. Mason Team Photo Night.

W.B. Mason Team Photo Night takes place Saturday, July 21! As soon as gates open at 5:05 p.m., fans can go onto the field (limited field access) to take photos with players, broadcasters, the Phillie Phanatic, the Galapagos Gang, Phillies Ballgirls and more - taking place before that night's 7:05 p.m. game.

  1. Enjoy Bud and Burger Night with Sarge on Saturday.

Saturday is also Bud & Burger Night! Phillies alum Gary "Sarge" Matthews will be at the Boardwalk Eats Burger stand near the Left Field Plaza from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. to sign autographs and chat with fans. Fans 21+ are invited to enjoy specials on Budweiser throughout the ballpark. Plus, at the Hatfield grill stands at Sections 106, 120, 135 and 136, and the Boardwalk Eats Burger stand, discounts on Bud & Burgers will be available.

  1. PECO Phillies Socks for all fans on Sunday! Plus, book signing on the Main Concourse.

On Sunday, July 22, all fans will receive a pair of PECO Phillies Socks at the 1:35 p.m. Phillies game.

Also happening from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., author Bill Kashatus will sign copies of his book, "Suicide Squeeze," on the Main Concourse behind Section 111.

  1. Phillies players' favorite items are up for bid in the Phillies Wives Pro-Pack Auction.

During the entire homestand, Phillies players' favorite items are up for bid at the Phillies Wives Pro-Pack Auction benefitting Phillies Charities, Inc.! Fans everywhere can bid on Pro-Packs filled with the favorite items of Phillies players, coaches and the Phillie Phanatic, including signed baseball memorabilia and assorted items such as favorite books, games, movies and snacks. All bidding will be through the Ballpark app starting on Friday, July 20, until Tuesday, July 31. Fans holding tickets to the Phillies games on Sunday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 25, can view the Pro-Packs at the First Base Gate Plaza and meet the Phillies Wives.

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all other gates open one and a half hours prior to game time.

Fandom: Check in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP will carry all games during the season and fans can tune into Spanish radio on 1680 WTTM.

Traffic: Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available, for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.

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Citizens Bank Park, Home of the Phillies, to Host the Spartan Race on September 22, 2018

Event also features Spartan Kids Race & Special Spartans; Phillies fans receive exclusive pricing of 25% off registration price with special promo code

Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies, will host its sixth Spartan Race on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

For one day only, athletes will have a chance to run the Spartan Race through one of Major League Baseball's best ballparks! The Spartan Race event combines the existing attributes of the ballpark (inside and out) with the brand's constructed obstacles. The test of strength and agility will see competitors climbing steep stairs, racing down concourses and facing tall walls, rope climbs, monkey bars and more. Additionally, race day will feature the Spartan Kids Race, a specialized obstacle course for children between the ages of 4-12 and also the Special Spartans Heat, customized for young athletes with developmental disabilities as well as those with intellectual or vocational delays.

Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies, will host its sixth Spartan Race on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

For one day only, athletes will have a chance to run the Spartan Race through one of Major League Baseball's best ballparks! The Spartan Race event combines the existing attributes of the ballpark (inside and out) with the brand's constructed obstacles. The test of strength and agility will see competitors climbing steep stairs, racing down concourses and facing tall walls, rope climbs, monkey bars and more. Additionally, race day will feature the Spartan Kids Race, a specialized obstacle course for children between the ages of 4-12 and also the Special Spartans Heat, customized for young athletes with developmental disabilities as well as those with intellectual or vocational delays.

To make Spartan's return to Philadelphia even more special, Phillies fans will receive exclusive pricing of 25% off the registration price using the promotional code: "PHILLIESFAN2018." Go to www.Spartan.com/Philadelphia to register.

Parents can register their children under 13 years old for the Spartan Kids Race. Spartan Kids has 2K and 4K heats with 15+ obstacles. Targeting kids age 4-12, each obstacle is crafted to instill child-like adventure, courage, camaraderie, and a sense of accomplishment. Like the adults, all finishers receive a Spartan T-shirt, finisher's medal and a great sense of accomplishment.

The event at Citizens Bank Park is part of the Spartan Stadium Series which brings the brand's signature three-mile "Sprint" races to eight storied ballparks and stadiums across the country.

Spartan Race, the world's leading obstacle race, was voted Outside magazine's "Best Obstacle Race." With more than 1 million participants and 200 events planned around the globe this year, Spartan Race continues trailblazing the creation of one of the fastest growing sports in the world. And now the excitement of the Spartan Race is on cable and network television with another season of Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge premiering on NBC and of Spartan's U.S. Championship Series launching on NBC Sports, raising the bar on competition.

If you'd like to be a spectator, you can register to be one. To see the official video of the event from past years go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvX_R3PogmA (2014) or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuzAdyzuDn0 (2013).

"We're excited to bring Spartan's signature stadium series event back to Philadelphia and Citizens Bank Park!" said CEO and Spartan founder Joe DeSena. "Competing in a Spartan Race at one of the nation's best ballparks is such a unique experience for Spartan and Phillies fans alike. We can't wait to push competitors to their limits and see what they are made of on September 22."

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Guest Info for Eagles with James Taylor and his All-Star Band Concert at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, July 28, 2018

Tickets

  • For tickets, please go to www.Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
  • For Customer Service questions, please call Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000.
  • The concert is "rain or shine".
  • On the concert date, prior to entering the Ballpark, ticketing questions can be answered by personnel at the Citizens Bank Park ticket windows located on the west side of the Ballpark on Citizens Bank Way starting at 12:00 pm.  
  • On the concert date, once inside the ballpark, ticket questions can be addressed at the Guest Services window on the Main Concourse behind Section 123.
  • Field level ticket holders must obtain a wristband at one of the kiosks located just inside the entrances at the Left Field, Third Base and First Base Gates. Wristbands are required to get onto the playing field level.

 

Tickets

  • For tickets, please go to www.Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
  • For Customer Service questions, please call Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000.
  • The concert is "rain or shine".
  • On the concert date, prior to entering the Ballpark, ticketing questions can be answered by personnel at the Citizens Bank Park ticket windows located on the west side of the Ballpark on Citizens Bank Way starting at 12:00 pm.  
  • On the concert date, once inside the ballpark, ticket questions can be addressed at the Guest Services window on the Main Concourse behind Section 123.
  • Field level ticket holders must obtain a wristband at one of the kiosks located just inside the entrances at the Left Field, Third Base and First Base Gates. Wristbands are required to get onto the playing field level.

 

Parking

  • The parking lots in the Sports Complex will open starting at 2:00 pm. Lots will be opened at staggered times. Parking is $25 per vehicle ($50 for oversized vehicles).
  • Tailgating is permitted only in parking lots south of Pattison Avenue and/or east of Darien Street (Lots A-G, J-N and P).
  • See link below for directions and parking map http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/phi/ballpark/parking.jsp

 

Gate Openings

  • Show time is 7:00 pm. All gates will open at 5:00 p.m.
  • Due to heightened security measures, guests are advised to arrive at least one hour prior to show time!
  • McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon will be open to the public starting at 11:00 a.m. After gates open for concert, restaurant patrons who have tickets to that night's concert may enter the ballpark through a designated entrance to the Main Concourse.

 

Security Issues

  • All ticket holders will be subject to metal detection and bag check.
  • Prohibited items include: bags/backpacks (except women's purses), professional cameras, audio and video recording devices, food and beverage, alcohol, cans and bottles, umbrellas, fireworks, weapons, laser pointing devices, glow sticks, flash bulbs and projectiles. Any such items should be returned to your vehicle and/or discarded. Women's purses will be searched prior to entry.
  • Ballpark staff will NOT be able to hold or check any items for you.
  • There is a no re-entry policy at Citizens Bank Park. Once you leave the ballpark, you may not re-enter.
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Guest Info for the Billy Joel Concert at Citizens Bank Park on Friday, July 27, 2018

Tickets

  • For tickets, please go to www.Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
  • For Customer Service questions, please call Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000.
  • The concert is "rain or shine."
  • On the concert date, prior to entering the Ballpark, ticketing questions can be answered by personnel at the Citizens Bank Park ticket windows located on the west side of the Ballpark on Citizens Bank Way starting at 12:00 pm.  
  • On the concert date, once inside the ballpark, ticket questions can be addressed at the Guest Services window on the Main Concourse behind Section 123.
  • Field level ticket holders must obtain a wristband at one of the kiosks located just inside the entrances at the Left Field, Third Base and First Base Gates. Wristbands are required to get onto the playing field level.

 

Tickets

  • For tickets, please go to www.Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
  • For Customer Service questions, please call Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000.
  • The concert is "rain or shine."
  • On the concert date, prior to entering the Ballpark, ticketing questions can be answered by personnel at the Citizens Bank Park ticket windows located on the west side of the Ballpark on Citizens Bank Way starting at 12:00 pm.  
  • On the concert date, once inside the ballpark, ticket questions can be addressed at the Guest Services window on the Main Concourse behind Section 123.
  • Field level ticket holders must obtain a wristband at one of the kiosks located just inside the entrances at the Left Field, Third Base and First Base Gates. Wristbands are required to get onto the playing field level.

 

Parking

  • The parking lots in the Sports Complex will open starting at 3:00 pm. Lots will be opened at staggered times. Parking is $25 per vehicle ($50 for oversized vehicles).
  • Tailgating is permitted only in parking lots south of Pattison Avenue and/or east of Darien Street (Lots A-G, J-N and P).
  • See link below for directions and parking map http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/phi/ballpark/parking.jsp

 

Gate Openings

  • Show time is 8:00 pm. All gates will open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Due to heightened security measures, guests are advised to arrive at least one hour prior to show time.
  • McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon will be open to the public starting at 11:00 a.m. After gates open for concert, restaurant patrons who have tickets to that night's concert may enter the ballpark through a designated entrance to the Main Concourse.

 

Security Issues

  • All ticket holders will be subject to metal detection and bag check.
  • Prohibited items include: bags/backpacks (except women's purses), professional cameras, audio and video recording devices, food and beverage, alcohol, cans and bottles, umbrellas, fireworks, weapons, laser pointing devices, glow sticks, flash bulbs and projectiles. Any such items should be returned to your vehicle and/or discarded. Women's purses will be searched prior to entry.
  • Ballpark staff will NOT be able to hold or check any items for you.
  • There is a no re-entry policy at Citizens Bank Park. Once you leave the ballpark, you may not re-enter.
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