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Phillies Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt to be Celebrity Reader on ‘Storytime with the Phillie Phanatic’ presented by Nemours Children’s Health

Live family event also features Schmidt’s wife, Donna, and airs Wednesday at 7 p.m. on @philliephanatic Instagram
May 26, 2020

On Wednesday, May 27, Hall of Famer Michael Jack Schmidt is making a return trip to Cooperstown, but this time through a virtual reading adventure with the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies fans. Schmidt, a member of the 1980 World Champion Phillies and one of the greatest third basemen in baseball

Phillies All-Star Aaron Nola and manager Joe Girardi to share messages of hope, resilience inside Champions Rise Challenge

May 21, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2020 -- Aaron Nola and Joe Girardi have teamed up with 5-Year MLB Veteran, Mikie Mahtook, and his Mentor -– high-performance coach, James Reid -- to give hope back to young athletes and their families who’ve been affected by COVID-19. Joe Girardi was recently interviewed in front

Phillies' Andrew McCutchen to Host Wednesday's 'Storytime with the Phillie Phanatic' presented by Nemours Children's Health

Live celebrity reading event on @philliephanatic Instagram
May 19, 2020

Look out Phillie Phanatic – because Cutch is about to be a virtual storytime showstopper! On Wednesday, May 20, Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen will be this week’s celebrity reader during “Storytime with the Phillie Phanatic” presented by Nemours Children’s Health, at 7 p.m. on @philliephanatic on Instagram. The popular player,

Yuengling and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star Aaron Nola launch 'Cheers PA' to raise funds for Pennsylvania bar and restaurant workers impacted by COVID-19

May 19, 2020

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (May 19, 2020) -- D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery®, and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star pitcher, Aaron Nola, announced today the launch of “Cheers PA,” a virtual celebrity fundraiser to benefit the Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania (HARP) and the hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania hospitality workers,

Citizens Bank, Philabundance, and Phillies Team Up for 2020 Phans Feeding Families Virtual Food Drive

Phillies’ Aaron Nola makes call for “hunger heroes” in PSA dedicated to the cause; Citizens Bank kicks off virtual food drive with $40,000 donation; Fans can donate through June 1
May 15, 2020

PHILADELPHIA -- The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that the need for hunger relief is more urgent than ever -- and that’s why Citizens Bank, Philabundance, and the Philadelphia Phillies today announced they’re teaming up to host a Phans Feeding Families Virtual Food Drive. Citizens Bank Mid-Atlantic President Daniel K. Fitzpatrick

World Champion Ryan Howard to headline Wednesday's 'Storytime with the Phillie Phanatic' presented by Nemours Children’s Health

Fans can join the live celebrity reading event at 7 p.m. on @philliephanatic Instagram
May 12, 2020

You know it’s a big deal when the Big Piece steps up to the plate – even virtually. On Wednesday, May 13, former Phillies slugger and World Champion Ryan Howard, along with his wife Krystle and daughters Ariana, Alexandria and Amara, will be this week’s celebrity readers during “Storytime with

Phillies’ Bryce Harper gets the nod for Wednesday’s 'Storytime with the Phillie Phanatic' presented by Nemours Children’s Health

Celebrity reading event kicks off live at 7:00 p.m. on @philliephanatic Instagram
May 6, 2020

This is going to be a grand slam of a bedtime story – as virtually told by one of the Phillie Phanatic’s biggest fans. On Wednesday, May 6, Phillies’ right fielder Bryce Harper will join the best mascot in sports as this week’s celebrity reader on “Storytime with the Phillie

'Storytime with the Phillie Phanatic' & celebrity readers to debut Tonight on @philliephanatic Instagram

April 29, 2020

Get the kids ready! The Phillie Phanatic is launching a weekly “Storytime with the Phillie Phanatic” on Wednesday, April 29, at 7:00 p.m., live on @philliephanatic on Instagram. The new, virtual event will feature a celebrity reader from the Phillies who will read a book from the popular Phanatic book

Statement from Brandy Halladay

April 16, 2020

“Yesterday’s NTSB report on Roy’s accident was painful for our family, as it has caused us to relive the worst day of our lives. It has reinforced what I have previously stated, that no one is perfect. Most families struggle in some capacity and ours was no exception. We respectfully

Nancy Giles, wife of Bill Giles, dies at 88

April 13, 2020

Nancy Kirwin Giles of Gladwyne, Pa., passed away on Easter night (April 12, 2020) from heart failure. Nancy, 88, is survived by her husband Bill, Chairman Emeritus of the Phillies Baseball Club; three sons Michael (Nanette), Joe (Paula), and Chris (Amy); eight grandchildren Eliza, Caroline, Warren, Dana, Molly, Max, Lowell

Nancy Giles, wife of Phillies Chairman Emeritus Bill Giles, passed away on Easter Night at the age of 88

April 13, 2020

Nancy Kirwin Giles of Gladwyne, PA, passed away on Easter night (April 12, 2020) from heart failure. Nancy, 88, is survived by her husband Bill, Chairman Emeritus of the Phillies Baseball Club; three sons Michael (Nanette), Joe (Paula), and Chris (Amy); eight grandchildren Eliza, Caroline, Warren, Dana, Molly, Max, Lowell

Phillies to establish $1 million fund to support workers impacted by postponement of Major League Baseball games

March 18, 2020

Recognizing the stress that the Coronavirus crisis is causing everyone, the Phillies will establish a fund of $1 million to assist workers impacted by the postponement of Major League Baseball games. “During this period of uncertainty, the Phillies want to provide reassurance to our staff by making financial assistance available

Manny Trillo selected as 2020 Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame inductee

Plus, plans & commemorative giveaways revealed for 40th anniversary salute to 1980 World Champion Phillies during Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend
March 7, 2020

The Phillies announced that Manny Trillo, a key member of the 1980 World Series champions and one of the top defensive infielders in team history, has been selected as the 2020 Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame inductee. Trillo will be inducted into the Wall of Fame on Saturday, August 8,

Phillies reveal what’s new at Spectrum Field for Spring Training games

February 21, 2020

There’s a reason why Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla. is rated among the top Spring Training ballpark destinations in the country. Earlier today, the Philadelphia Phillies revealed what’s new when it comes to fan fun surrounding Spring Training – all of which will be available starting with the team’s Grapefruit

Baseball’s back! Phillies single-game tickets on sale Wednesday

Also, pitchers and catchers to have first official workout in Spring Training
February 10, 2020

Get ready: Phillies baseball is returning to Philadelphia! On Wednesday, February 12, Phillies single game tickets for all 81 regular season home games at Citizens Bank Park will go on sale at 9:00 a.m. on Fans can also call the Phillies Ticket Services Line at 215-463-1000 or visit the

Phillies Announce 2020 Player Development Field Staff

February 7, 2020

The Phillies have finalized their player development field staff for the 2020 season, Josh Bonifay, director, player development, announced today. The field staff, which includes each affiliate’s coaches and the roving and support staffs, is as follows: Lehigh Valley (AAA) Gary Jones (manager) Aaron Fultz (pitching coach) Darryl Robinson (hitting

Phillies to retire No. 34 in honor of the late Roy Halladay on the 10th anniversary of Doc's perfect game

February 4, 2020

The late Roy Halladay is joining the list of all-time Phillies greats whose numbers are retired. On Friday, May 29, 2020, fans are invited to join the Phillies as they officially retire No. 34 on Roy Halladay Number Retirement Night at Citizens Bank Park prior to that evening’s 7:05 p.m.

Guns N' Roses to perform at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on July 8 and dominate new decade with larger-than-life global stadium tour

GNR will make history as first rock band to perform at LA’s SoFi Stadium; tickets for the North American dates on sale to the general public starting February 7th at
February 3, 2020

Los Angeles, CA (February 3, 2020) – Today rock and roll legends Guns N’ Roses announced they will perform at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 8 as part of their epic 2020 worldwide stadium tour this summer. The powerhouse performers will bring their uninhibited signature sound and

Phillies announce Spring Training guest instructors

January 24, 2020

The Phillies have invited six alumni to participate in spring training as guest instructors, the club announced today. The group consists of members of the 1980 and 2008 World Champion teams, along with the 1993 National League champs. Manager Joe Girardi and his coaching staff will be assisted by Ryan

Phillies Announce Additional Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees

January 22, 2020

The Phillies have signed left-hander Francisco Liriano, right-hander Bud Norris, right-hander Drew Storen and infielder Neil Walker to minor league contracts with invitations to attend major league spring training as non-roster invitees.

  • Francisco Liriano, LHP – Liriano, 36, went 5-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 69 relief appearances with

Phillies #BackInTown for 2020 Winter Tour fan events, January 20-24

January 17, 2020

Starting on Monday, January 20, the Phillies are back in town to take part in a week of fan events, including player photo opportunities, Minor League banquets, a free RBI baseball clinic, community appearances and more. Among those scheduled to participate are Phillies manager Joe Girardi, first baseman Rhys Hoskins,

Phillies Claim Nick Martini Off Waivers; DFA Odúbel Herrera

January 14, 2020

The Phillies have claimed outfielder Nick Martini off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds, the club announced today. Martini, 29, played in 32 combined games last season between the Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres and combined to hit .226 with a .330 on-base percentage. In 88 plate appearances against right-handers

McGraw back on the field in Philadelphia this summer

Tim McGraw with Luke Combs coming to Citizens Bank Park Saturday, September 12; Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 15 at 10AM!
January 13, 2020

Tim McGraw Citizens Bank Park Announce Video HERE! January 13, 2020 – Tim McGraw started the year off right by announcing his major HERE ON EARTH TOUR 2020, which will be making a stop at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, September 12th. McGraw is joining forces with reigning CMA Vocalist

Phillies announce additional Spring Training non-roster invitees

January 13, 2020

The Phillies have extended invitations to the following 15 internal players to attend major league spring training:

  • Alec Bohm, INF – The 23-year-old won the 2019 Paul Owens Award as the best player in the Phillies minor league system after slashing .305/.378/.518 with 30 doubles, 21 home runs and

Registration now open for 2020 Phillies Charities 5K on March 28

Surprises in store for race participants! Register early as event sells out each year
January 7, 2020

It’s getting closer to baseball season – and the Phillies Charities 5K! Registration is now open on for the 10th annual Phillies Charities 5K to be held on Saturday, March 28 – five days prior to the team’s Home Opener. The USATF certified 3.1-mile run starts and ends at