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2024 Baseballtown Charities Phillies Winter Tour Begins February 15

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February 12, 2024

(Reading, PA) - The Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, are excited to announce that the 2024 Baseballtown Charities Phillies Winter Caravan presented by Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc. will begin Thursday night Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. Fightin Phils broadcaster Jake Starr will be joined by a

(Reading, PA) - The Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, are excited to announce that the 2024 Baseballtown Charities Phillies Winter Caravan presented by Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc. will begin Thursday night Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. Fightin Phils broadcaster Jake Starr will be joined by a variety of former and current Reading players and coaches.

The caravan can be streamed on a variety of our social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram Story, Twitter, Twitch and YouTube. Starr will be joined by a variety of former and current R-Phils players and coaches. Phillies Pitcher Orion Kerkering will join Starr this Thursday to lead off. Kerkering played for Reading in 2023, and made his big league debut in September after pitching for every Phillies full-season affiliate during the season.

The schedule for this years Caravan is as follows (all begin at 8 p.m.):

Feb. 15: Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Orion Kerkering
Feb. 22: Fightin Phils Manager Al Pedrique
Feb. 29: Fightin Phils Hitting Coach Brock Stassi
Mar. 7: Fightin Phils Pitcher Andrew Baker
Mar. 14: Phillies Assistant General Manager, Player Development: Preston Mattingly

Pedrique managed the Fightin Phils in 2023 and will return for his second season at the helm this upcoming year. Stassi will join Pedrique's staff as the R-Phils' hitting coach, after having multiple stints as a player in Reading. Stassi also made his major league debut with the Phillies in 2017. Baker spent the last month of 2022 and all of the '23 season with the Fightin Phils and features a fastball that sits in the upper 90's and consistently touched 100 miles per hour. Mattingly was hired by the Phillies in 2021 as their Director of Player Development, and was promoted to Assistant General Manager, Player Development this past offseason.

The R-Phils also welcome back Leibensberger Funeral Home as the primary sponsor for the Winter Caravan, benefitting Baseballtown Charities.

Additionally, an online auction will be included with the Caravan. Included with the auction is R-Phils nostalgic memorabilia, autographed items and one-of-a kind experiences at the ballpark! One auction item will be released each week before the interview and will conclude the following week. The link to bid on auction items will be HERE each week, when available.

You can check out more about Baseballtown Charities HERE. For more information on the Winter Tour, including full interviews, guest bios, donation links and more, you can visit rphils.com/wintertour.

The Fightin Phils are so excited to welcome many great current and former R-Phils and members of the Phillies organization for the 2024 Baseballtown Charities Phillies Winter Caravan presented by Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc.. Be sure to tune in Thursday's at 8 p.m. starting on February 15 and through March 14 on the R-Phils Facebook Page, Instagram Story, Twitter, Twitch and YouTube!

The Reading Fightin Phils return to FirstEnergy Stadium to open the 2024 season on April 9, 2024, against the Portland Sea Dogs. While individual game tickets go on sale at a later date, fans can purchase a General Admission 10 Pack, which includes 10 General Admission tickets to be used at any game, as well as two FREE Opening Night Tickets; all for just $70. Fans can also purchase a Mini Plan or Flex Bank for the 2024 season. Mini Plans start with as few as four games, and flex banks as little as 12 tickets. Both full and half-season ticket plans are on sale now as well. More info on season ticket packages can be found HERE or by calling 610-370-BALL.

The 2024 R-Phils season is presented by Pepsi. Follow the Fightin Phils on Twitter @ReadingFightins, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram @Fightins.