Names In The News
Mike Schmidt, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Gary Maddox, John Kruk, Milt Thompson, Tommy Greene, Rhys Hoskins Among the Phillies and former Phillies paying their respects to David Montgomery today @6abc pic.twitter.com/YmrTNFyf7e— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) June 6, 2019
The Phillies on Thursday hosted "about 2,000 people" at Citizens Bank Park to pay tribute to late Chair DAVID MONTGOMERY, who died May 8 after a five-year battle with cancer. The group of attendees "included many former Phillies players from several different eras, including the current one." Former Pennsylvania Gov. ED RENDELL and MLB Commissioner ROB MANFRED both addressed the crowd (NBCSPORTSPHILADELPHIA.com, 6/6). Montgomery was remembered during the 90-minute ceremony as a "champion for Philadelphia who always made his employees feel appreciated and never forgot his humble Roxborough roots" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 6/7).
NAMES: PEYTON MANNING and Univ. of Kansas football coach LES MILES will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports HOF on Saturday. Miles spent 12 seasons as LSU's football coach (THEADVOCATE.com, 6/6)....DWYANE WADE is "cleaning out his closet and selling 300 plus items" on the online luxury consignment website The RealReal. The sale will go live at 10:00am ET on June 11 and a "portion of proceeds go to his Wade’s World Foundation" (MIAMIHERALD.com, 6/7)....The Univ. of Kentucky took another group of its football players to Ethiopia last week, marking the ninth straight year the Wildcats have sponsored the foreign service trip. UK CRO JASON SCHLAFER conceived the idea in '11 after he and his wife adopted a child from the African nation (Michael Smith, SBJ College).