Phillies honor club icons before home opener

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The Phillies showed video of Green, who led the Phillies to their first World Series championship in 1980. Green’s widow, Sylvia Green, threw out the first pitch to bench coach Larry Bowa.

Phillies' lineup introduced

The Phillies lost their home opener to the Nationals, 7-6, but they had plenty of pomp and circumstance beforehand. Like every year, the Phillies had the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men’s Chorale sing, state flags were carried onto the field by members of Philadelphia’s police and fire departments and a gigantic American flag was unfurled in center field.

Phillies players and coaches entered the ballpark through Ashburn Alley in center field.

Kane Kalas, son of the late Harry Kalas, sang the national anthem.

Kalas sings national anthem

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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