After removing Pete Rose from their Alumni Weekend plans the Phillies have put together their new lineup
Statutory rape allegations against former Phillies star Pete Rose has caused Philadelphia to scramble heading into Alumni Weekend. With Rose no longer being inducted this weekend, or honored in any way, the team will instead honor their past inductees.
As the team takes the field Thursday night, a moment of silence will be had in honor of Darren Daulton, who passed away Sunday evening. Daulton, inducted onto the Wall of Fame in 2010, led the 1993 Phillies to the National League pennant.
Saturday evening, the Rose ceremony will be replaced with the recognition of previously inducted Wall of Famers. The franchise will honor three Wall of Famers who passed since last year’s ceremony in a video tribute: Jim Bunning, Dallas Green, and Daulton.
The following members of the Wall of Fame will be in attendance for the ceremony honoring Bunning, Green, and Daulton: Steve Carlton (1989), Mike Schmidt (1990), Larry Bowa (1991), Dick Allen (1994), Greg Luzinski (1998), Garry Maddox (2001), Tony Taylor (2002), Bob Boone (2005), Juan Samuel (2008), John Kruk (2011), Mike Lieberthal (2012), Charlie Manuel (2014) and Jim Thome (2016).
The two players missing from the lineup are Daulton’s former teammate Curt Schilling and the first 2008 World Champion to be inducted, Pat Burrell.
Sunday’s festivities will carry on as planned with more than 40 alums being recognized on the field pregame. Former Phillie Del Unser will throw out the first pitch to teammate Bob Boone in recognition of his 50 years in baseball.
First pitch Thursday night will be had against the New York Mets with Rhys Hoskins expected to be on the Phils’ roster.