Sunday, August 14, 2016
Alumni Weekend and a Grand Slam!
For Phillies' baseball fans, Alumni Weekend is always an exciting time in Philadelphia. Former players (many who are honored on the Phillies Wall of Fame) from Jim Bunning (pitched a perfect game in 1964) to Pat Burrell (from our 2008 World Series team) attend the three day event.
The festivities began on Friday evening with Jim Thome, former first baseman and hitter extraordinaire, receiving his plaque on the Phillies Wall of Fame.
Once the speeches were completed, Thome's daughter, Lila, delivered an awesome rendition of our country's national anthem.
Then, just when fans thought the evening couldn't get any more exciting, Ryan Howard comes up to bat and hits the fourteenth Grand Slam of his career. Yay, Ryan! Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies, 10-6.
Have a good week, Everyone!
(photos c/o facebook.com/phillies)