Honors & Notes
John Denny, the Phillies Cy Young Award winner in 1983, presented Roy Halladay his 2010 award Saturday night at the New York Baseball Writers Association of America annual banquet. Nice touch.
Speaking of honors, Cliff Lee is being inducted into the Arkansas Hall of Fame in February. On Sunday in Springfield, MO, Tommy Herr, former Phillies second baseman (1989-90) is being inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Speaking of Halls of Fame…..work is in progress for the 12-person 2011 ballot for the Phillies Wall of Fame. Voting will take place on phillies.com again during spring training. More information will be forthcoming. The top five from fan voting are then passed on to a Special Wall of Fame Election Committee. Induction will take place August 12.
Here and There
The Phillies 5K sold out in less than 24 hours. 3,100 runners and I will not be among that number. . . New HD video board construction continues. Kind of strange right now looking at the naked structure in left field . . . “Old” Citizens Bank Park video board is up and running at Bright House Field, which will enhance the festival atmosphere in spring training . . . Citizens Bank Park remains a place to hold meetings, functions, etc. CITGO has a morning meeting Thursday in the Hall of Fame Club while Philly Coca-Cola has an all-day meeting in the Diamond Club . . . Happy 50th wedding anniversary to LHP Al Neiger, who wore the Phillies uniform in 1960. He and Barbara were married on January 28, 1961, had a short honeymoon and then headed for Clearwater and spring training.