Congrats Hall of Famers

Congratulations to the new Half of Famers.  Certainly some quality inductees come July in Cooperstown, NY.  Should be another great weekend for baseball.

Pedro ended his brilliant career pitching in nine games with the Phillies in 2009, 5-1 record.  It will be interesting to see which cap he chooses for his HOF plaque.  Probably Boston where he won 117 of his 219 career games.

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs sent out a neat tweet last night: “We assume his plaque will have him in an IronPigs cap but nothing confirmed at this point.” Pedro pitched in one game for them in 2009 before joining the Phillies.

Pedro wore #45 for most of his career, including the Phillies. While the Phillies retire uniform numbers of their players who are Hall of Famers, that will not be the case with Pedro.  He’s in the category of numerous other Hall of Famers who wore a Phillies uniform.  To name a few, Eppa Rixey, Davey Bancroft, Casey Stengel, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez.  They all earned their spurs with other clubs.

Did You Know?
Pedro’s post season record: 14 starts: 6-4, 3.46, 96.1 innings, 96 strikeouts.

Cole Hamels: 13 starts, 7-4, 3.09, 81.2 innings, 77 strikeouts.

Trip Time
Phillies Phancation departs for Riivera Maya, Mexico, on Sunday and returns Friday.  Justin DeFratus, Tommy Greene, Greg Luzinski, Scott Palmer and the Phanatic will be on the trip with fans.

Prospect Program
Next week, Tuesday through Friday, the team’s annual program for young players will take place at Citizens Bank Park.

Group this year includes Aaron Nola, JP Crawford, Roman Quinn, Tim Windle, Zach Eflin, Hector Neris, Joely Rodriguez, Severino Gonzalez, Neifi Ogando, and Cameron Perkins.

Alumni Updates
There’s a vintage photo from the 1950s of Phillies broadcaster Gene Kelly and four players on http://www.phillies.com/alumni.

Mike Lieberthal has caught the most games in Phillies history.  Who’s second?
Find out at http://www.phillies.com/alumni.

This Date
January 11, 1960
After 12 years in a Phillies uniform and a club-record 2,217 hits, OF Richie Ashburn is traded to Chicago Cubs for INF Al Dark, 3B Jim Woods and RHP John Buzhardt[SL1].  Ashburn played two years with the Cubs, 1963 with the Mets and retired.

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E-Mail of the Day
Frank Coppenbarger, Director Team Travel and Clubhouse Services: “The equipment truck to Clearwater will be loaded and depart on the morning of Friday, February 13.  It will be unloaded at 8 a.m. on Sunday, February 15.”

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