Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend Lineup Announced: #LegendsReturn July 30-August 2 for Fan Events

Pat Burrell to be inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame as Phillies greats return for four days of fan festivities & surprises! Highlights also include autograph opportunities, @Phillies #ChatWithPat and The Phillies Mural Dedication

Phillies legends are returning for four days of fan events and surprises during Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend, July 30 - August 2, 2015 at Citizens Bank Park, taking place during the series against the Atlanta Braves.

Each day features opportunities to see former Phillies All-Stars and Wall of Famers. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and be on the lookout, as they never know who they will bump into at the ballpark.

Tickets are available at www.phillies.com. Fans are also invited to visit www.phillies.com/alumni for features, vintage photos, news, notes, quotes and anecdotes involving former Phillies.

PHILLIES ALUMNI WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, July 30

@Phillies Twitter Chat with Pat Burrell

11:00 a.m.

Take part in a twitter chat with 2015 Wall of Fame inductee Pat Burrell! Fans are invited to send their questions to @Phillies using the hashtag #ChatWithPat.

PHILLIES ALUMNI LUNCHEON HONORING PAT BURRELL

Sold out, 11:30 a.m., Diamond Club, Citizens Bank Park

Phillies left fielder Pat Burrell, who will be inducted into the Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame on Friday night, will get a special welcome back to Philadelphia during Thursday's sold-out Phillies Alumni Luncheon. The event features surprise Phillies guests who will be in attendance in honor of Burrell's return. Fans are encouraged to follow @Phillies on Twitter, featuring live tweets from the event.

 

Friday, July 31

TOYOTA PHILLIES WALL OF FAME NIGHT

6:50 p.m. Wall of Fame Induction Ceremonies for Pat Burrell, On-field.

Before Friday's Phillies-Braves game, Pat Burrell will be bestowed with one of the team's highest honors as he becomes the 37th inductee into the Phillies Wall of Fame. Current and former Phillies players who were part of Burrell's career will participate in the ceremony.

  • Phillies Wall of Famers scheduled to attend include: Jim Bunning (1984), Steve Carlton (1989), Mike Schmidt (1990), Larry Bowa (1991), Dick Allen (1994), Greg Luzinski (1998), Garry Maddox (2001), Tony Taylor (2002), Bob Boone (2005), Dallas Green (2006), Juan Samuel (2008), Darren Daulton (2010), John Kruk (2011), Mike Lieberthal (2012) and Charlie Manuel (2014).
  • A 14"x20" cast bronze plaque of Burrell will be added to the Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame display in Ashburn Alley. The Phillies began the Wall of Fame in 1978. 
  • All fans will receive a commemorative print of Burrell, courtesy of Toyota.
     

Saturday, August 1

THE PHILLIES MURAL DEDICATION

11:30 a.m. Walnut Street Bridge, Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Phillies will host a dedication for The Phillies Mural. Created by award-winning Mural Arts Program artist David McShane, The Phillies Mural towers eight stories high and faces the Schuylkill River and I-76 Schuylkill Expressway. Located on a 24th & Walnut Street building, the 3,750 square-foot mural features more than 30 prominent players and icons depicting Phillies historical moments. Some of the Phillies greats featured in the mural will be in attendance for this special Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend event.

TOYOTA PHILLIES ALUMNI NIGHT

6:30 p.m. On-field Tribute

More than 45 Alumni will be introduced on the field prior to Saturday's 7:05 p.m. game. It's a great photo opportunity for fans, as introductions include Phillies Wall of Famers, Hall of Famers and legends from the 1940s to the current decade.

  • Gates open at 5:05 p.m., with surprise fan interaction with alumni legends prior to the game. Plus, Phillies Alumni will be signing autographs at various ballpark locations from 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. 
  • Highlights also include the presentation of the annual John Vukovich Award, which will be awarded to Steve Schrenk, pitching coach for the Gulf Coast Phillies.


Sunday, August 2

TOYOTA PHILLIES WALL OF FAME FATHEAD; LIVE TAPING OF BEHIND THE PINSTRIPES WITH PHILLIES ALUMNI

Fans attending the final day of Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend will receive a Phillies Wall of Fame Fathead collectible giveaway, featuring former players enshrined in the Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame. Players on the giveaway include Hall of Famers Steve Carlton and Mike Schmidt, newly-inducted Wall of Famer Pat Burrell, and Phillies Wall of Famers Darren Daulton and Dick Allen.

Plus, at 12:00 p.m. fans are invited to watch a special live taping of Phillies Behind the Pinstripes with Phillies Alumni and host Scott Palmer in Ashburn Alley.

ABOUT 2015 PHILLIES WALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 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).

Note: Phillies alumni and times subject to change.