This Week at Citizens Bank Park, July 30-August 1

Features Brad Lidge Retirement as a Phillie & Start of Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend, Italian Heritage Celebration, Hall of Fame Inductee Paul Hagen Recognition, Harlem Globetrotter & much more! 

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

TUESDAY: 7:05 p.m.
Ashburn Alley - 4:35 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m.
Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish), WOGL HD4 (Spanish) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).

  • Fiat Italian Heritage Celebration. Enjoy great Italian music, food and fun!
    • Phanatic makes a grand entrance in style in a Fiat.
    • Pregame performances at entrance gates by: Joe Soprani, accordion player; Verdi Band; and Opera Philadelphia.
    • National Anthem: Dominic Chianese, who played "Uncle Junior" on HBO Sopranos.
    • 5th Inning: Phanatic shoots Hatfield Italian sausages into the crowd!
    • 7th Inning: Soprani will perform with the Phanatic!
  • Paul Hagen Recognition Ceremony: Longtime Philadelphia writer Paul Hagen will be honored on-field for being the 2013 J.G. Taylor Spink Award recipient and National Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Phans Feeding Families Commemorative Pin: Fans can purchase a limited edition pin, which provides seven meals for families in need, throughout the homestand as well as online. Buy yours today!
  • Special Welcome: Filitalia.
  • Philadelphia Hospitality Honorary Bat Boy: Kyle McBrearty.

WEDNESDAY: 7:05 p.m.
Ashburn Alley - 4:35 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m.
Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish), WOGL HD4 (Spanish) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).

  • First Basketball: Harlem Globetrotter Brawley "Cheese Chisholm," graduate of Cherokee High School (Marlton, NJ), will throw out a first basketball. 7th Inning: Chisholm will dance with the Phanatic!
  • Philadelphia Rotary Night. First Ball: Charles Streitwieser, District Governor. National Anthem: Rotary District 7450 Glee Club.
  • First Balls: Dr. Andy Gelman, representing ATI; John Shields, who won the opportunity through a Magee Rehabilitation Center fundraiser.
  • Equipment Collection: The Baseball Tomorrow Fund and State Farm are encouraging fans to bring new and gently used equipment to benefit Pitch In for Baseball, which will be collected at all entrance gates.
  • State Farm Pitch In Award presentation to David Rhode (Harleysville, Pa.), founder and executive director of Pitch In for Baseball will be recognized for serving, helping and assisting others in his community.
  • Junior RBI and RBI Leagues Sponsor Recognition of Citizens Bank and Turkey Hill will take place pregame on-field. The Baseball Tomorrow Fund will present grants to the Mayfair A.C. and the Academy Sabres RBI Leagues.
  • Phantastic Auction Honorary Ground Crew member: Brian Deal.
  • Player Ticket Program: JRoll's Aces (Mander Playground).

THURSDAY: 7:05 p.m.
Ashburn Alley - 4:35 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m.
Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish), WOGL HD4 (Spanish) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).

  • Toyota Brad Lidge Retirement Ceremony. Closer Brad Lidge, one of the many heroes on the 2008 World Champion Phillies, will ceremoniously retire as a Phillie prior to the game. First Ball: Lidge will throw out the first ball caught by Carlos Ruiz. All fans will receive a commemorative photo print.
  • National Anthem: All in Good Time.
  • Susquehanna International Group, LLP Night.
  • Alzheimer's Association Night. First Ball: Howard Needleman.
  • Bayada Home Health Care Night. First Ball: Mark Baiada.
  • First Ball: Julius Nunez, representing Bank of America.
  • Equipment Collection: The Baseball Tomorrow Fund and State Farm are encouraging fans to bring new and gently used equipment to benefit Pitch In for Baseball, which will be collected at all entrance gates.
  • State Farm Pitch In Award presentation to Annika Marks, 11-years-old, whose foundation Kids Kan will be recognized for serving, helping and assisting others in her community.
  • Player Ticket Program: Kendrick's Krew (Bancroft School).
  • Earlier in the Day: Phillies Alumni Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Diamond Club at Citizens Bank Park for seniors 55 and over. Speakers include: Jim Fregosi, Lee Thomas, Mitch Williams, Larry Andersen, Jim Eisenreich and Tommy Greene.

Tickets: Fans can purchase tickets at phillies.com, by calling 215-463-1000 or in-person at the First and Third Base Gate Ticket Windows as well as the Ticket Kiosks (24/7).

Traffic: Motorists are reminded they can log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone before or after the game to check traffic conditions on major highways surrounding the Sports Complex. A vast option of transit services is also available; for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.

Social Media: Fans can follow the action before and during the game on www.facebook.com/phillies and via Twitter: @phillies, also featuring in-game "tweet your ticket" and other special opportunities - just for phollowers!

Extra! Extra! The 2013 Phillies Yearbook and Issue 4 of the 2013 Phillies Magazine, featuring Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown, are available at the Majestic Clubhouse Store or ballpark NewsStands.