Pete Rose, Phillies Stars Join March 21
For 40th Reunion at Ruth Eckerd Hall
Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Ted Williams Museum announces Phillies 40th Anniversary of 1980 World Championship with special guests Pete Rose, Tim McCarver, Bob Boone, Larry Bowa and Greg Luzinski on Sunday, March 21 at 7:30 pm. Hosted by Chris Wheeler, the event will include an evening of classic stories, videos, Q&A and more. Tickets holders will be notified by email of their relocated seats. Tickets for the March 15, 2020 event will be honored on the new date. Tickets are on sale now and will be limited as the event will be presented at 50% capacity.
Phillies 40th Anniversary of 1980 World Championship
Pete Rose, known by his nickname “Charlie Hustle”, played baseball from 1963 to 1986 and managed from 1984 to 1989. Rose was a switch hitter and is the all-time MLB leader in hits, games played, at-bats, singles, and outs. He won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one MVP Award, two Gold Gloves and the Rookie of the Year Award.
Iconic Phillies All-Star catcher and broadcaster, Tim McCarver played in four different decades in the Major Leagues. Tim is a three-time EMMY®-winner and a Broadcasting Hall of Fame recipient in Cooperstown.
Bob Boone enjoyed a stellar 19-year career as a catcher and manager. He is a seven-time Golden Glove winner, a four-time All-Star and a World Series Champion.
Larry Bowa played shortstop, as well as being a manager and coach. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and New York Mets. Bowa is currently a Senior Advisor to the General Manager of the Phillies.
A left fielder, Greg “The Bull” Luzinski spent most of his career with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Roberto Clemente Award, given annually to a Major League Baseball player who demonstrates sportsmanship and community involvement, was presented to Luzinski in 1978. In 1989, Luzinski was inducted into the National Polish American Sports Hall of Fame.
Chris “Wheels” Wheeler is a former announcer and color commentator (1967-2014) for the Philadelphia Phillies.
The event will be presented at 50% capacity. In addition to frequent multi-layer sanitization of the venue, new XONAR technology has been installed that uses thermal imaging sensors to detect elevated body temperature. Appropriate face coverings will be required inside the facility, contact is being minimized and hand sanitizer stations are readily available. For more information, including social safety guidelines, please visit www.rutheckerdhall.com/facility-safety-protocols.
Tickets priced at $28.75, $43.25, $53.25 and $63.25 are only available by visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. In addition, there are two limited VIP Packages available. One package includes a premium seat, a meet & greet photo opportunity with the five players and a limited-edition baseball autographed by all five players priced at $198.75. The other package, which is extremely limited to ten, includes the above, plus a commemorative bat autographed by all five players. These are priced at $498.75. The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall opens one hour prior to show time.
More on Ruth Eckerd Hall:
Ruth Eckerd Hall was named #1 venue in Tampa, #3 in Florida, #4 in the United States and #5 in the world of theatre venues of 2,500 seats or less by industry trade publication Pollstar in 2019. Designed by the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Ruth Eckerd Hall is known for its fantastic sightlines and near-perfect acoustics. As part of the Expanding the Experience, Ruth Eckerd Hall recently completed an $11 million renovation, which includes a stunning three-story floor to ceiling windows surrounding the new 6,000 square foot Grand Lobby, home to the Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton Cabaret Theatre and the Holt Family Stage.
The members-only Hoffman Family Dress Circle Lounge has doubled in size, giving members a spectacular view and additional comfort, adjacent to the new Grand Lobby. In addition, patrons can enjoy enhanced food and beverage service, stunning décor including additional seating, custom acoustical and lighting features and a 34-foot, 5-inch-wide x 6-foot, 5-inch-tall video wall.
More on the Philadelphia Phillies:
The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They compete in Major League Baseball as a member of the National League East division. Since 2004, the team’s home stadium has been Citizens Bank Park, located in South Philadelphia. The Phillies are the oldest continuous same-name, same-city franchise in American professional sports.
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