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Citizens Bank Park

 

First and Figures

Status: current home of the Philadelphia Phillies

Address: Pattison Ave

Capacity: 43,000

Cost to construct: $346 Million

Architect: Ewing, Cole, Cherry Brott

 

The Field

Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature: The Libert Bell, it lights up when Phillies win or hit homeruns and rocks back and forth.

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

Left Field:  329

Left Center:  370

Center Field:  401

Right Center:  370

Right Field:  330

 

 

Significant events

* Randy Wolf of the Phillies threw the first pitch at 1:32 pm EDT on April 12, 2004 to D'Angelo Jimenez of the Reds, who got the park's first hit, a lead-off double. Bobby Abreu of the Phillies hit the first home run, which also served as the franchise's first hit in the club's new home. Reds pitcher Paul Wilson earned the first win in that game and Danny Graves earned the park's first save. 
* On June 14, 2004, former Phillies first baseman Jim Thome hit his 400th career home run to the left-center field seats at Citizens Bank Park. 
* The Eastern League Reading Phillies hosted the Trenton Thunder on May 9, 2005 at CBP;[10] Reading beat Trenton 5–3. 
* On September 14, 2005, Andruw Jones of the Atlanta Braves hit his 300th career home run which went 430 feet (130 m) off Phils reliever Geoff Geary in a 12–4 Phillies win. The ball landed in the upper deck in left field. 
* The Phillies lost their 10,000th regular-season game in their history on July 15, 2007 to the St. Louis Cardinals, 10–2, marking the first time a professional sports franchise reached that plateau. 
* The park hosted its first World Series game on October 25, 2008, with the Phillies defeating the Tampa Bay Rays, 5–4 in Game 3. Before the game, country music singer Tim McGraw, the son of the late Phillies closer Tug McGraw (who had recorded the last out in the Phillies' World Series victory in 1980), took a handful of his dad's ashes and spread them on the pitcher's mound just before handing the ball used in throwing out the ceremonial first pitch in the game to Steve Carlton. The elder McGraw died from a brain tumor in 2004. Four days later, the Phillies completed a suspended Game Five, defeating the Rays, 4–3, and claiming the franchise's second World Series championship in front of a park record crowd of 45,940. 
* The first inside-the-park home run was hit by Jimmy Rollins on June 20, 2004, against the Kansas City Royals.

 

 

 

First Game 04/12/2004 Reds 4, Phillies 1

  Umpires Jerry Crawford, Angel Hernandez, Mike Everitt, Mark Wegner

  Managers Larry Bowa, Phillies; Dave Miley, Reds

  Starting Pitchers Randy Wolf, Phillies; Paul Wilson, Reds

  Ceremonial Pitch Robin Roberts, Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Richard Ashburn, Bud Selig

  Attendance 41,626

Batting

  Batter D'Angelo Jimenez (double)

  Hit D'Angelo Jimenez (double)

  Run D'Angelo Jimenez

  RBI Bobby Abreu

  Single Ryan Freel

  Double D'Angelo Jimenez

  Triple Austin Kearns

  Home Run Bobby Abreu

  Grand Slam Andruw Jones (05/27/2004)

  IPHR Jimmy Rollins (06/20/2004)

  Stolen Base Marlon Byrd

  Sacrifice Hit Paul Wilson

  Sacrifice Fly Sean Casey

  Cycle David Bell (06/28/2004)

Pitching

  Win Paul Wilson

  Loss Randy Wolf

  Shutout Randy Wolf, Rheal Cormier (04/30/2004)

  Save Danny Graves

  Hit by Pitch Kevin Millwood hit Brian Schneider (04/17/2004)

  Wild Pitch Randy Wolf

  Balk Carl Pavano (04/21/2004)

  No-Hitter Roy Halladay (10/06/2010, NL Division Series)

 

 

Hosted Events

World Series: 2008, 2009

 

 

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