Alumni Day, a new idea in spring training a year ago, is back for a second run. This Saturday many former Phillies players will be at Bright House Field, a 1:05 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays, who just signed 38-year-old Randy Wolf. No, Randy won’t be at Alumni Day.
Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Some of the Alumni will swing into action at 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. There will be multiple autograph stations and greeters at the west gate entrances. Don’t be surprised if an Alumnus driving a golf cart shows up to pick up fans from the parking lot and drive them to the ballpark. That’s in the plans unless the Alumni driver gets lost.
At 12:45 p.m. over 40 Alumni will be introduced on the field, including those former players currently in uniform in the big league and minor league camps. That group will not appear at autograph stations because of their daily workout schedule.
There’ll be a few more surprises before and during the game.
Please be aware the list of names is subject to change.
2015 Alumni Day Roster
Dallas Green, Charlie Manuel
Billy DeMars, Carlos Arroyo, Roly deArmas
Larry Andersen, Chris Brock, Don Carman, Brandon Duckworth, Scott Eyre, Paul Fletcher, Aaron Fultz, Tom Gordon, Dave LaPoint, Dickie Noles, Robert Person, Shane Rawley, Steve Schrenk, Rich Surhoff
Darren Daulton, Mike Compton, Bill Nahorodny
Larry Bowa, Dick Allen, Dave Cash, Juan Samuel, Ron Clark, Ivan DeJesus, Denny Doyle, Pedro Feliz, Greg Legg, Pete Mackanin, Mickey Morandini, Tomas Perez, Desi Relaford, Ryne Sandberg, Andy Tracy
Greg Luzinski, Rob Ducey, Tony Longmire, Gary Matthews, Jason Michaels, John Morris, Matt Stairs
Jerry Crawford, Philadelphia native who’s retired and living in St. Petersburg.