Phillies set to honor Utley, Howard, and Rollins in 2019

It’s time to pull out the Phillies shirseys from the back of the closet as the club announced plans on Tuesday to celebrate three of the franchise’s greatest stars since the turn of the millennium. Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, and Ryan Howard will each be honored with a retirement ceremony before a game in 2019. Rollins’ celebration will take place Saturday night, May 4, when the Phillies host the Nationals…

November 21, 2018
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Phillies announce retirement ceremonies for three franchise legends

The Phillies announced the dates of retirement ceremonies for Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, and Jimmy Rollins, integral players from the 2008 World Series. The Phillies announced Tuesday the dates for retirement ceremonies for Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Jimmy Rollins. They will be honored in their own individual ceremonies as opposed to as a group. […] Phillies announce retirement ceremonies for three franchise legends – That Balls Outta Here –…

November 20, 2018
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Phillies alum Ryan Howard to potentially join ESPN

Longtime Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is in talks to join ESPN as part of a larger shakeup by the organization’s baseball coverage. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that longtime Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is in talks to join ESPN as an analyst. ESPN is revitalizing its baseball coverage, including a […] Phillies alum Ryan Howard to potentially join ESPN – That Balls Outta Here –…

November 1, 2018
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10 years ago today the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series

Brad Lidge dropped to his knees and Carlos Ruiz leaped into his open arms, grinning from ear-to-ear. It’s an image now memorialized in poster form, found on basement walls and in man caves throughout the Philadelphia region. It was a moment of glory, a time of vitality. “I just remember letting go of the pitch,” Lidge said earlier this summer, fondly recalling the 10-year anniversary of Phillies club that won…

October 29, 2018
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Hoskins and Santana to represent Phillies in Japan

Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana will represent the Philadelphia Phillies in two weeks as a group of Major League stars head to Japan for a series of exhibitions against the Yomiuri Giants and a team of Japanese All-Stars. Major League Baseball unveiled the entire roster on Monday, highlighted by four 2018 All-Stars, with Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger and Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto joining Yadier Molina of the St….

October 29, 2018
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Former All-Star Ryan Howard officially announces his retirement

Ryan Howard officially announced his retirement from baseball on Tuesday, making the announcement on the Player’s Tribune, in a letter titled “Thank you, Philly.” “I’m officially announcing my retirement from the game of baseball. It’s almost like I blinked, you know? It’s almost like I blinked — and suddenly, September 2004 … it became September 2018,” Howard said. Howard played all 1,572 games of his major league career with the…

September 4, 2018
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Phillies legend Ryan Howard announces retirement from baseball

After spending 13 years in the major leagues, longtime Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard announced his retirement from baseball Tuesday morning. Phillies fans woke up Tuesday to surprising yet expected news: Ryan Howard is retiring from baseball. He announced it in a Player’s Tribune article detailing the highlights of his career, from his major-league debut to a […] Phillies legend Ryan Howard announces retirement from baseball – That Balls Outta Here –…

September 4, 2018
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Where Has The Time Gone?

Dave Schofield photo The 2008 World Champions return to Citizens Bank Park tomorrow, their 10th reunion. Where has the time gone? Festivities begin at 12 noon with the Phillies-Marlins game at 1:35 p.m. General Manager Pat Gillick Manager Charlie Manuel Coaches Nick Billmeyer Roly deArmas Rich Dubee Milt Thompson Catcher Carlos Ruiz Pitchers Joe Blanton Clay Condrey Chad Durbin Scott Eyre Kyle Kendrick Brad Lidge Jamie Moyer Brett Myers J.C. Romero Infielders Eric Bruntlett Greg Dobbs Pedro…

August 4, 2018
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Times Change

Robin Roberts, Steve Carlton 2008 Alumni Day (Miles Kennedy) By Larry Shenk Alumni Weekend is a tradition started by the Phillies way back in the 1970s at Veterans Stadium. The Whiz Kids ruled the Phillies nation as the legends back then. The current Phillies of the time watched the Alumni Day ovations for Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn, Del Ennis, Andy Seminick, Curt Simmons, Dick Sisler, Granny Hamner, Willie Jones, Bob Miller, Eddie Sawyer….

August 1, 2018
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A look at four of Chase Utley's most memorable moments with the Phillies

You can debate the eventual candidacy of Chase Utley for a spot in Cooperstown, but his role as one of Philadelphia’s greatest and most beloved ballplayers over the past quarter-century is undeniable. Utley announced last week that this season will be his last, capping a 16-year career highlighted by five All-Star game appearances and a World Series title with the Phillies in 2008. Utley will be in Philadelphia over the…

July 23, 2018
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