On Friday, September 28, high school students - and their parents and teachers - are invited to go behind-the-scenes with the Phillies and find out what it's like to work for a major league baseball team at this exclusive pre-game event!
- Hear from a Phillies player, who will speak to students about their high school and major league experience
- Learn from Phillies executives as they discuss what it's like to work for a major league baseball team, and the career path they took to get there, during a panel discussion in the Phillies Media Room. Speakers include: Scott Franzke, Phillies Radio Broadcaster; Kenny Johnson, Coordinator, Phillies Community Engagement; ; Diego Ettedgui, Phillies Spanish Language Interpreter; Corinne Landrey, Quantitative Analyst, Phillies Baseball Research and Development; Tim Stoeckle, Phillies Social Media Representative; Moderator: Gregg Murphy, Phillies broadcaster.
- Take selfies with Mickey Morandini, 1993 National League Champion Phillie and Club Ambassador, who will also be providing a special welcome! Plus, take photos with the World Series Trophies and meet the Phillies Ballgirls!
- Cheer on the Phillies with a ticket to that night's Phillies-Braves game with seating in Sections 201-204.
- Ticket price includes $12 worth of concession credit that can be redeemed throughout the ballpark for food, beverage and/or merchandise.
To order tickets (subject to availability), click on the "Buy Now" button below and enter the password: HIGHSCHOOL
- Check-in, as well as photos with Mickey Morandini and the World Series Trophies, begins at 4 p.m. The panel program officially starts at 5 p.m., followed by the Phillies-Braves game at 7:05 p.m.
- Registration is $30 per person, with a maximum of 200 students for the event.
- Students are urged to ask questions throughout the session and encouraged to tweet them in advance to @Phillies using #HighSchoolSeries.
Mickey Morandini - 1993 National League Champion Phillie & Club Ambassador
Mickey Morandini is in his first year as a club ambassador with the Phillies. He had spent the previous two years with the team as first base coach and baserunning instructor.
Prior to joining the major league staff, Mickey spent five years in the Phillies minor league system as a coach for triple-A Lehigh Valley and double-A Reading and manager for single-A Lakewood and single-A Williamsport. He also spent four years as head coach for the Valparaiso High School varsity baseball team.
A 1995 National League All-Star, Mickey played nine of his 11 major league seasons with the Phillies and was a member of the 1993 NL Champions. He ranks fourth in Phillies history in most games played at second base (926) and was the recipient of the Paul Owens Award in 1989 as the best player in the Phillies minor league system. Mickey was originally selected by the Phillies in the fifth round of the 1988 draft out of Indiana University.
Born in Leechburg, Pa., Mickey and his wife Peg currently live in Glen Mills, Pa., with their three sons, Jordan, Griffin and Michael.
Diego Ettedgui - Phillies Spanish language interpreter
Diego Ettedgui is in his third season with the Phillies. Prior to joining the club, he covered the Red Sox for different media outlets in Boston, MA (local TV, radio and written press).
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Diego graduated high school back home in 2005, and moved to The States at the age of 18. He received his bachelor's degree from Northeastern University in 2010.
Diego has worked in the sports field since 2011.
Scott Franzke - Phillies Radio Broadcaster
Scott made his Phillies debut in 2006, when he was named the pre- and post-game host for Phillies radio broadcasts and did radio play-by-play in the middle innings. In 2007, he took over as the main play-by-play commentator for Phillies radio broadcasts, working with Larry Andersen. The duo was honored at the Philadelphia A.I.R. (Achievement in Radio) Awards, winning for Best Live Sports Event Coverage in 2007 and 2008. In addition, this year they received the Bill Campbell Award for excellence in local broadcasting from the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. In addition, Scott was the winner of the 2010 and 2015 Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year Award, given by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
A graduate of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 1994 with a degree in broadcast journalism, Scott began his radio career as a talk show host with Prime Sports Radio, a national all-sports radio network based in Dallas. He worked for two seasons as the part-time pre- and post-game host for his hometown Texas Rangers (1997-98) before becoming the voice of the Kane County Cougars, a single-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins (1999-2001). In 2000, Scott covered the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia for Sporting News Radio. He spent four years (2002-05) in his second stint with the Rangers as the full-time studio host of the pre- and post-game shows and fill-in play-by-play announcer, winning the 2003 Katie Award for Best Radio Play-by-Play Sportscast from the Press Club of Dallas.
Scott was born in Dallas, Texas. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Lori, son Gus, twin daughters Loretta and June, and their dog, Lady Bird.
Kenny Johnson, Coordinator, Community Engagement, The Phillies
Kenny started with the Phillies while still in high school in 1999, serving as both an intern in the Outreach Department and a game day employee for the Phillies Fan Clubs. While attending Villanova University the following years, he continued his office internship at the Phillies during each of his summers off from school.
In 2007, Kenny joined the Outreach Department as a full time Representative. Along with his colleagues in his department, he has been involved in the planning and implementation of many programs during the season that are geared towards evolving baseball fans. These programs range from Phillies Coaches' Clinics and the Phillies Baseball Academy for kids, to high school and collegiate showcase tournaments for teens and young adults, to Batting Challenges and mini-Fantasy Camps for corporate sponsors. He has also overseen the operations of the Phillies Fan Clubs and managed its staff of game day employees.
Kenny now works in conjunction with the Phillies Outreach, Events and Sales Departments to plan and promote outreach and community focused events at the Ballpark and around the city, as well as to keep the Phillies connected with Philadelphia's diverse communities. He also assists with the Phillies front office recruitment efforts and manages the Phillies high school internship program. Kenny currently serves on the UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball Auction Committee, the PHL Diversity Advisory Board and the PNAA Youth Sports & Education Fund Committee.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Kenny continues to reside in his native city.
Corinne Landrey, Quantitative Analyst, Phillies Baseball Research and Development
Corinne Landrey joined the Phillies baseball operations department in 2017 as an intern and was hired as an analyst in baseball research and development that October. Previously, she worked as a public baseball analyst for outlets including MLB.com, FanGraphs, and The Hardball Times.
Corinne grew up in Wilmington, DE and currently lives in Philadelphia, PA. A graduate of the Ithaca College School of Music, she spent three years as a high school band teacher before transitioning to her work in baseball analytics.
Gregg Murphy - Phillies Broadcaster
Gregg Murphy joined the Phillies broadcast team in 2012 as a field reporter. In his role, he brings viewers closer to the action reporting from the field, dugouts and elsewhere throughout the ballpark during the games. He added occasional play-by-play duties in 2014.
Part of the on-air team at CSN Philly since December 2008, Gregg is a multiple Emmy winner and nominee in numerous categories, including sports reporting. He was also recognized twice as the winner of the Associated Press Outstanding Talk Program for Out of Bounds, a program he hosted earlier in his career.
Before joining CSN Philly, he was at CN8, The Inquirer High School Sports Show and WFMZ in Allentown, Pa.
A 1993 graduate of St. Joseph's University with a degree in English, Gregg has reported on many notable sports events, including the NCAA Tournament, Super Bowl, World Series and NBA Finals.
Born in Meadowbrook, Pa., Gregg was raised in Mt. Laurel, N.J. and played baseball at Holy Cross High School in Delran, N.J. He gives his time and hosting talents to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as The Irish Pub Children's Foundation, which benefits Philadelphia police officers.
Gregg lives in Mullica Hill, N.J., and has three children: one daughter, Quinn, and two sons, Matthew and Colin.
Tim Stoeckle - Phillies Social Media
Tim Stoeckle was hired as the Social Media Representative for the Phillies in November, 2015 after working for Major League Baseball Advanced Media as the Phillies In-Game Coordinator from July-October, 2015. Tim is responsible for creating content for all official Philadelphia Phillies social media outlets, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Tim grew up in Mount Laurel, NJ and currently resides in Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated from Saint Joseph's University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as a Sports Marketing major in 2014.