Phillies plan 100-year anniversary party for first NL title

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Has it already been 100 years since the Phillies won their first National League championship? It has, and the Phillies are commemorating the moment with a special pregame ceremony April 9 against the Red Sox, who beat the Phils in the World Series that year.

The ceremony and other events at Citizens Bank Park include:

• Both teams will wear 1915-era caps.

• President Woodrow Wilson threw out the first pitch of that World Series. The American Historical Theater will recreate that moment, throwing a baseball from the stands.

• A commemorative 1915 pennant will be available for the first 500 purchasers, only through a special "100th anniversary salute" ticket offer.

• Two display cases of 1915 Phillies memorabilia will be available at the Hall of Fame Club the entire season. Items have been provided from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and others.

• Numerous 1915 stories and vintage photographs will be posted on

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.