Friday, August 12, 2011

John Kruk added to Phillies 'Wall of Fame"

Kruk and Mitch spoke today at the #Phils Alumni Luncheon held... on Twitpic

John Kruk and Mitch Williams today at the over-55 luncheon for Alumni Weekend at CBP


On Friday night at the ballpark, the Phillies honored one of the most colorful characters to put on a Phillies uniform. John Kruk was a Phillies player that Phillies fans just really adored while he was here in Philly. Kruk wasn't always the best, fastest, or clutch hitter, but he hustled each play and that's what the fans really appreciate more than anything.


Kruk was the catalyst of the rag-tag bunch that made up the 1993 Phillies. The '93 team wasn't expected to do much, but they made it all the way to the World Series, and even though they didn't win, they'll always have that special place in the fan's hearts for that magical season they put together. A lot of fans got to view this ceremony.

 These type of events most of the time are only being viewed by the fans that are at the ballpark, because they usually happen before the game. CSN Philly, Comcast Sports Net, decided to air the whole event for the many fans that are around the tri-state area to see. That was awesome by Comcast, and it was great to see all of the other players that are in Philadelphia for Alumni Weekend. Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Bob Boone, and Darren Daulton among other players were in attendance on Friday night, and they be at all of the games all weekend long. Congrats to John Kruk, a Phillies 'Wall of Fame' member inducted on August 12, 2011.

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