Citizens Bank Park
First and Figures
Status: current home of the Philadelphia Phillies
Address: Pattison Ave
Cost to construct: $346 Million
Architect: Ewing, Cole, Cherry Brott
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
* 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; 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
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)
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)
World Series: 2008, 2009
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