Alumni Weekend is Here

Beautiful day for Harry the K.

Tonight at 7 o’clock, Harry Kalas will be inducted posthumously into the Phillies Wall of Fame, the first non-player since we began honoring former greats in 1978.

Harry’s 14″x20″ cast bronze plaque was installed early this morning by Steve Vinciquerra, a carpenter here at Citizens Bank Park.  Steve also draped the plaque. It will be officially unveiled during the ceremonies.

If you don’t have a ticket for tonight’s game and Harry’s s induction, be aware the ceremonies will be carried live on phillies.com if you live in downtown London or ComcastSportsNet if you are in Comcast country.

Tomorrow is Toyota Alumni Night.  The 6:30 p.m. ceremony will not be carried on TV or phillies.com.

Sunday, the Alumni Batting Challenge at 12:30 p.m.

Three teams will compete: Milt Thompson and Dickie Noles . . . Jim Eisenreich and Mitch Williams. . . Ricky Jordan and Ricky Bottalico. 

Why pitchers in a batting challenge?  Bottalico was an amateur catcher and left-handed slugger . . . Noles batted .308 in 1980 . . . Who will ever forget Mitch’s 4:30 a.m. single that won a doubleheader on July 2, 1993, against the Padres at the Vet?

Don’t tell anyone, but Mitch has been hitting the batting cages.  He’s taking this seriously.

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