Curt Schilling gets Wall of Fame nod; Brad Lidge to retire
The Phillies have announced the inductees to their annual Wall of Fame ceremony. It will take place Aug. 1-4 at Citizens Bank Park during Toyota Alumni Weekend.
Curt Schilling is the lone inductee into the 2013 Wall of Fame class. Schilling is scheduled to attend the event on Aug. 2 as the Phillies will add a 14×20 cast bronze plaque of the retired pitcher to the Memory Lane section of Ashburn Alley. All fans in attendance will receive a commemorative print of Schilling.
The Phillies will also honor the 1993 National League championship team on Aug. 4. Jim Fregosi, the skipper of that rambunctious crew, will be at the ballpark, along with a handful of players.
The team also announced that former closer Brad Lidge will ceremoniously retire as a Philadelphia Phillie on Aug. 1 and will throw out the first pitch. You may recall Lidge was the one that struck out Eric Hinske, with his trademark slider, to clinch the 2008 World Series title.
“I had my greatest moment at Citizens Bank Park and I would like to officially retire as a member of the Phillies organization,” said Lidge.
Lidge joins Doug Glanville, Mike Lieberthal and Pat Burrell as alumni who have chosen to retire as a Phillie.