Pat Burrell Returns for Phillies Alumni Luncheon! Tickets on Sale Wednesday

Relive history with World Series Champion "Pat the Bat" - the Phillies' 2015 Wall of Fame Inductee - on July 30 with this special fan event leading up to Toyota Alumni Weekend

On Wednesday, May 20, tickets will go on sale at phillies.com for the 6th annual Phillies Alumni Luncheon, being held on Thursday, July 30 at 11:30 a.m. in the Diamond Club at Citizens Bank Park.

The Alumni Luncheon gives fans the chance to relive history with Phillies legends, with this year's event recognizing World Series champion Pat Burrell, who will also be inducted into the Phillies Toyota Wall of Fame on Friday, July 31, during Toyota Alumni Weekend.

Phillies Alumni Luncheon attendees also receive lunch in the Diamond Club, photos with the 1980 and 2008 World Series trophies, a special appearance by the Phillie Phanatic, an optional tour of Citizens Bank Park, a buy one, get one free ticket voucher for a game during the Phillies vs. Dodgers series August 4-6, and more. Scott Palmer, Phillies Director of Public Affairs, will emcee.

The luncheon takes place during Toyota Alumni Weekend festivities (July 31 - August 2), and is a continuation of the team's tribute to its former players.  

PHILLIES ALUMNI LUNCHEON TICKETS

Tickets to the Phillies Alumni Luncheon, which has sold out each year, will go on sale Wednesday, May 20, 9:00 a.m. at phillies.com. Cost is $100 per person and includes lunch.

For more information, please visit www.phillies.com/alumniluncheon. Fans are also invited to find out the latest on Phillies Alumni by visiting www.phillies.com/alumni.

ABOUT PAT BURRELL
Pat Burrell was the first overall selection out of the University of Miami in the 1998 First-Year Player Draft. He made his debut with the Phillies two years later. Burrell began his career as a first baseman, but became the club's left fielder just a few months later. One of Burrell's most notable moments was a seventh-inning double in Game 5 of the 2008 World Series. That hit led to the winning run as Phillies captured their second World Championship.

A right-handed slugger, Burrell hit 20 or more home runs in eight consecutive seasons and finished with 251, putting him behind only Mike Schmidt, Ryan Howard and Del Ennis in Phillies history. He hit .257 in 1,306 games, driving in 827 runs which places him on the Phillies top 10 all-time list.

Burrell, who was selected as a Phillies Wall of Famer through fan voting on Phillies.com, ended a 12-year career in the majors with the Tampa Bay Rays (2009-10) and San Francisco Giants (2010-11). He's currently a professional scout for the Giants.