Phillies alumni notes for 2016

Phillies alumni notes for 2016

Craig Robinson, inducted into the Bucks County Sports Hall of Fame . . . Larry Bowa, Sacramento Sports HOF and John Vukovich Award . . . Pat Burrell, Jason Michaels and Eric Valent, Reading Fightin' Phils HOF . . . Dick Allen and Pete Rose, added to the New York-Penn League HOF . . . Jim Thome, Phillies Toyota Wall of Fame and Cleveland Indians HOF . . . Tim McCarver, Sports Broadcasting HOF . . . Charlie Manual and the late Chris Short, the Philadelphia Sports HOF . . . Ryan Howard, Roy Halladay and Marc Bombard, Florida State League HOF . . . Shane and Melissa Victorino, the Jamie Moyer Legends Award for their philanthropic work . . . Ryan and Krystal Howard, Philadelphia City Council proclamation for their dedication and commitment to the city's youth.

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Thome was the hitting coach for Team USA in MLB's Futures Game . . . Jim Lonborg and Mike Schmidt took part the Phillies 1970s Retro Night . . . Bob Boone and son, Bret, were at Citizens Bank Park on Father's Day . . . Mike Lieberthal and Ed Wade represented the Phillies at the Major League Baseball Summer Draft . . . Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg, Jamie Moyer, Todd Pratt, Desi Relaford and Aaron Rowand participated in the eighth annual Hall of Fame Classic Weekend in Cooperstown, NY . . . Hall of Famers Jim Bunning, Steve Carlton, Pat Gillick and Schmidt participated in Induction Weekend . . . Randy Wolf and Placido Polanco officially retired as Phillies during Alumni Weekend. Prior to this season three others had done the same, Doug Glanville, Mike Lieberthal and Pat Burrell . . . Jimmy Rollins was a postseason, in-studio analyst on TBS TV . . . Charlie Hayes returned to the organization as a hitting coach with the Gulf Coast League Phillies in 2017 . . . Gary Varsho joined the Pirates as a pro scout.

Sons of four Phillies Alumni are in the Phillies Minor League system. They include C Logan Moore (dad, Brad, RHP, 1988; '90); RHP Mark Leiter (dad Mark, RHP, '97-98); RHP Tyler Frohwirth (dad, Todd, RHP, '87-90) and RHP Kale Fultz (dad, Aaron, LHP, 2005-06).

Four other Phillies Minor Leaguers had dads that played in pro ball, INF Drew Stankiewicz (dad, Andy, Major League infielder, 1992-98); C Andrew Knapp (dad, Mike, Minor League catcher, Angles, '86-1996); RHP Luke Leftwich (dad, Phil, was a second-round draft pick of the California Angels in '90 and pitched in the Major Leagues from '93-96. Grandfather Tom Timmermann pitched for six seasons with the Detroit Tigers ('69-73) and Cleveland Indians ('73-74); LHP Brandon Leibrandt (dad, Charlie, pitched 14 years in the Majors with the Cincinnati Reds '79-82, Kansas City Royals, '83-89, Atlanta Braves, '90-92 and Texas Rangers, '93).

Larry Shenk is the vice president of alumni relations for the Phillies. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.