PHILADELPHIA (TSTIME) — Baseball greats from the first Phillies team to win a World Series return to South Philadelphia for Alumni Weekend festivities. It will be the first time Pete Rose takes the field at Citizens Bank Park since he was banned from Major League Baseball.
There will be a Wall of Fame induction on Saturday and a pregame ceremony honoring the 1980 World Series champions on Sunday.
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Former General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. talks about his time as a Phillies batboy in the 1980s and how these players helped shape his career.
Amaro Jr. is now a color commentator for the Phillies.
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Phillies public address announcer Dan Baker is also celebrating a milestone. He makes 50 years on the microphone.
“Daddy as a first base coach and being on that team, that was really 15 years old for me, was really why I wanted to be a Major League Baseball player, around all those iconic players said Amaro Jr. .
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He will be celebrated before Friday-evening’s game against the Nationals.