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Meet Phillies Legends this Weekend at Valley Forge Casino and Resort

Posted by Brian Michael, Fri, September 26, 2014 01:20 PM Comments: 0

SVA_NoHitClub.300x250.PRF1On Saturday, September 27th, fans will have an opportunity to meet five of the six Philadelphia Phillies who threw a complete perfect game or no-hitter in the last 50 years at the Philadelphia Sportscard and Memorabilia Show located in the Valley Forge Casino and Resort. This includes Roy Halladay, Jim Bunning, Rick Wise, Terry Mulholland, and Phillies Nation TV star, Tommy Green. Additionally, you can meet current Phillies such as Cole Hamels, Carlos Ruiz, Maikel Franco and Cody Asche as well as past stars like Darren Daulton, and on Sunday, Art Mahaffey, Bobby Wine, Frank Thomas and Bobby Shantz.  Plus, bring your camera because there will be free photos with the Phillie Phanatic and free autograph tickets for our furry green friend to the first 100 guests.

There will be 12 VIP tickets available for elite fans to personally meet the pitchers and witness the signing of their own historic piece as part of Sports Vault’s inaugural event launching their new brand: Sports Vault Access “Beyond the Game.” Sports Vault Access is a new platform that provides sports fans with unparalleled access to athletes through unique events and meet-and-greet opportunities.

Additionally, if you can’t make the event there is great opportunity to own a limited edition autographed framed photo. This MLB licensed 20 “x 24″ Philadelphia Phillies Perfect Game/No Hitter Photo, created exclusively by Sports Vault, displays all six Phillies who threw a complete perfect game or no-hitter in the last 50 years (those listed above plus Kevin Millwood). As a limited edition photo, only 100 pieces will be created with each player personally autographing his name and inscribing his accomplishments including the date of their historical performance.  Plus, exclusively for Phillies Nation readers, you can save 20% off the price of the autographed photo by using the following coupon code at checkout:  20NoHit

For more information and to purchase tickets or memorabilia, visit: www.sportsvaultaccess.com

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Meet Phillies Legends this Weekend at Valley Forge Casino and Resort

Posted by Brian Michael, Tue, September 23, 2014 05:02 PM Comments: 4

SVA_NoHitClub.300x250.PRF1On Saturday, September 27th, fans will have an opportunity to meet five of the six Philadelphia Phillies who threw a complete perfect game or no-hitter in the last 50 years at the Philadelphia Sportscard and Memorabilia Show located in the Valley Forge Casino and Resort. This includes Roy Halladay, Jim Bunning, Rick Wise, Terry Mulholland, and Phillies Nation TV star, Tommy Green. Additionally, you can meet current Phillies such as Cole Hamels, Carlos Ruiz, Maikel Franco and Cody Asche as well as past stars like Darren Daulton, and on Sunday, Art Mahaffey, Bobby Wine, Frank Thomas and Bobby Shantz.  Plus, bring your camera because there will be free photos with the Phillie Phanatic and free autograph tickets for our furry green friend to the first 100 guests.

There will be 12 VIP tickets available for elite fans to personally meet the pitchers and witness the signing of their own historic piece as part of Sports Vault’s inaugural event launching their new brand: Sports Vault Access “Beyond the Game.” Sports Vault Access is a new platform that provides sports fans with unparalleled access to athletes through unique events and meet-and-greet opportunities.

Additionally, if you can’t make the event there is great opportunity to own a limited edition autographed framed photo. This MLB licensed 20 “x 24″ Philadelphia Phillies Perfect Game/No Hitter Photo, created exclusively by Sports Vault, displays all six Phillies who threw a complete perfect game or no-hitter in the last 50 years (those listed above plus Kevin Millwood). As a limited edition photo, only 100 pieces will be created with each player personally autographing his name and inscribing his accomplishments including the date of their historical performance.  Plus, exclusively for Phillies Nation readers, you can save 20% off the price of the autographed photo by using the following coupon code at checkout:  20NoHit

For more information and to purchase tickets or memorabilia, visit: www.sportsvaultaccess.com

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Interview with the President of the Athletic Club of Philadelphia

Posted by Johnny Goodtimes, Fri, September 05, 2014 12:30 PM Comments: 0

Scott AlbertsWith the 2014 Base-ball Exhibition and Fair taking place at the Naval Yard this weekend, I thought I’d chat with the President of the Athletic Club of Philadelphia (4701 South Broad Street) Scott Alberts. For the uninitiated, the Athletic Club is a group of local guys who get together to play old-fashioned baseball. And these dudes take it seriously. They have uniforms that match the ones the Philadelphia team wore when they played in the 1860s and 70s and they play by the exact rules laid down in 1864. It bears a close relation to the game we’ve come to know and love, but with some very interesting variations.

JGT: How was baseball different in 1864 than it is today?

SCOTT: Baseball has evolved in many ways in the past 150 years, but the most significant differences are that, in 1864, players did not wear gloves while playing in the field, pitches were required to be delivered in an underhand fashion, and a batter can be put out when a fielder catches a struck ball in the air OR after a single bounce. There are a number of other minor rule differences as well.

JGT: Why are grown men such as yourself deciding to dress up in wool jerseys to play baseball by rules that were in place 150 years ago? Why not just join a softball league instead and wear shorts and gloves on your hands?  Continue reading Interview with the President of the Athletic Club of Philadelphia

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BlueClaws set to retire Hamels’ number

Posted by Jay Floyd, Thu, May 29, 2014 02:35 PM Comments: 2

Phillies ace Cole Hamels started his pro career in Lakewood

Cole Hamels has achieved a lot as a professional pitcher, but, as many realize, his accomplished career began in the minor leagues.  To honor his time in the developmental ranks, the 30-year-old lefty hurler will have his jersey number 19 retired by the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws prior to the team’s game on Monday, June 9th.

Hamels, who was the Phillies’ top draft choice in 2002 (17th overall), made his pro debut with the BlueClaws in 2003.  As a 19-year-old in the South Atlantic League, Hamels tallied a 6-1 record with a 0.84 ERA in 13 starts before earning a promotion to Class A Advanced Clearwater.

“Cole is the greatest pitcher that has come through Lakewood and certainly worthy of having his #19 retired by the BlueClaws,” said team general manager Chris Tafrow. “His level of dominance as a BlueClaw speaks for itself, and we have been thrilled to see him carry his professional success that started here 11 years ago into a tremendous career with the Phillies. We’re looking forward to seeing him back in Lakewood in June.”

The jersey retirement ceremony will mark Hamels’ first visit back to FirstEnergy Park since he made a rehab appearance for the ‘Claws in June 2006.

Hamels, a three-time All-Star and the MVP of the 2008 World Series, will be the second former BlueClaws player to have such an honor, after Ryan Howard‘s #29 was retired by the team during a rehab appearance in 2010. Additionally, Jackie Robinson‘s #42 is retired across baseball for breaking baseball’s color barrier, and in honor of long-time South Atlantic League/Western Carolinas League President John Henry Moss, #50 is also retired by all SAL clubs.

Tickets are currently on sale by calling the BlueClaws’ sales office at 732-901-7000 option 2.  Fans can also purchase online by clicking here.

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Play Major League Bocce in Philly this Spring at Xfinity Live

Posted by Brian Michael, Mon, April 28, 2014 10:48 AM Comments: 0

PhilliesNation_300x300After this long winter, we’re all looking for something fun to do outside this spring.  Well, look no further!  Starting May 7th, Major League Bocce is hosting an outdoor league on the turf fields at Xfinity Live near the ballpark.  Play a relaxing game bocce with old friends and meet some new ones while you enjoy adult beverages.

Plus you can save $20 off your registration by using the promo code XFINITY.

  • All players receive a team shirt, specials on food and beer, FREE parking, weekly prizes and giveaways, and a free party at the end of the season
  • Drink LEGALLY while you play
  • Play on turf field outside of Xfinity Live
  • All games are on non-event nights
  • Xfinity Live is easily accessible driving via I-95 and I-76 and via SEPTA on the Broad Street Line (AT&T Station stop)
  • Winners of each season will have money donated to their favorite charity ($125,000 donated to date)

Get your team together and your spot reserved soon before it sells out!

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Phils Night with The South Jersey Young Professionals Association

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sun, April 27, 2014 12:18 PM Comments: 0

Screen Shot 2014-04-27 at 12.14.49 PMJoin the South Jersey Young Professionals Association as they get together for a Phillies tailgate and game for a good cause.

Hang out for an extended happy hour with drink specials at McFadden’s at the Ballpark, followed by Phillies vs. Mets at Citizens Bank Park, with all proceeds donated to Camp No Worries, a local summer camp for children with cancer.

Camp No Worries is a non-profit organization run by dedicated people who volunteer their time and ask for nothing in return – other than the reward of touching the lives of these amazing children. It costs Camp No Worries approximately $700-800 per camper for a week at camp, and campers attend at no cost to their families. Therefore, funding for its operation depends on the generosity and financial support of community organizations, businesses, foundations, and individuals like you.

Here’s what you’ll get: 

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. // Happy Hour at McFadden’s

  • Drink Specials ($4 Well Drinks, $3 Beers)

7:05 p.m. // Phillies vs. Mets at Citizens Bank Park

  • Sections 430-432

Here’s where to go for tickets: 

NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK WITH SJYPA! 

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Phillies Nation 2014 road trips

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, April 24, 2014 10:30 AM Comments: 1

Major League VacationsThis season we’re partnering with our friends at Major League Vacations for some awesome road trips.  In addition to a Cinco de Mayo bus trip to Citi Field in New York and a November trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, we have two very special trips we want you to start thinking about.  Read some more about our St. Louis and DC trips below and start telling your friends to mark their calendars!  For questions any Phillies road trips listed here or custom road trip packages to other cities, please email:  trips@philliesnation.com

St. Louis

Busch StadiumWe’re excited for this new destination for Phillies Nation road trips.  Come with us to enjoy the Gateway Arch, the Budweiser factory, the mighty Mississippi, live music and plenty of delicious BBQ.  We have tickets to 2 games at Busch Stadium to watch the Phils take on last year’s pennant-winners.  This trip includes airfare from Philly to St. Louis, 3 nights at the Downtown Hilton, tickets to 2 games and rides between the hotel and airport.

Read more about the St. Louis trip.

Washington, DC

A trip to Citizens Bank South is always a great time, and this year we have a special tailgate planned!  Our coach bus arrives at 4:00 pm at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, conveniently located only 3 blocks from Nationals Park, to celebrate a pre-game pool party with special guests including Phillies alumni!

Read more about the Washington, DC trip.

For questions about Phillies road trips, please email:  trips@philliesnation.com

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Play Major League Bocce in Philly this Spring

Posted by Brian Michael, Tue, April 22, 2014 09:21 AM Comments: 0

PhilliesNation_300x300After this long winter, we’re all looking for something fun to do outside this spring.  Well, look no further!  Starting May 7th, Major League Bocce is hosting an outdoor league on the turf fields at Xfinity Live near the ballpark.  Play a relaxing game bocce with old friends and meet some new ones while you enjoy adult beverages.

Plus you can save $20 off your registration by using the promo code XFINITY.

  • All players receive a team shirt, specials on food and beer, FREE parking, weekly prizes and giveaways, and a free party at the end of the season
  • Drink LEGALLY while you play
  • Play on turf field outside of Xfinity Live
  • All games are on non-event nights
  • Xfinity Live is easily accessible driving via I-95 and I-76 and via SEPTA on the Broad Street Line (AT&T Station stop)
  • Winners of each season will have money donated to their favorite charity ($125,000 donated to date)

Get your team together and your spot reserved soon before it sells out!

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Baseball Trivia this Thursday night

Posted by Brian Michael, Tue, January 28, 2014 11:30 AM Comments: 0

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Winners from the December event

On Thursday, January 30th, Pat Gallen and Phillies Nation are hosting a Baseball Trivia night at Everybody Hits, an awesome indoor batting cage facility in Northern Liberties (529 W. Girard Ave.).

The contest starts at 8pm and costs $10 per person with a maximum of six people per team (the sixth person plays for free!).  There will be Phillies giveaways, prizes for the winners, hitting challenges, plus the batting cages will be open for unlimited hitting until 11pm.

The event is a BYOB affair, so bring your favorite brews to enjoy while you show off your academic and athletic abilities.

Woohoo!

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Baseball Trivia Night on January 30

Posted by Brian Michael, Sat, January 18, 2014 02:30 PM Comments: 0

trivia-winners

Winners from the December event

On Thursday, January 30th, Pat Gallen and Phillies Nation are hosting a Baseball Trivia night at Everybody Hits, an awesome indoor batting cage facility in Northern Liberties (529 W. Girard Ave.).

The contest starts at 8pm and costs $10 per person with a maximum of six people per team (the sixth person plays for free!).  There will be Phillies giveaways, prizes for the winners, hitting challenges, plus the batting cages will be open for unlimited hitting until 11pm.

The event is a BYOB affair, so bring your favorite brews to enjoy while you show off your academic and athletic abilities.

Woohoo!

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