CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Clearwater Threshers will be celebrating 30 years of Minor League Baseball in Clearwater, Florida, on July 25, 2015. Former Clearwater Phillies and Threshers will be honored during ceremonies prior to the Clearwater Threshers vs. the Jupiter Hammerheads game at Bright House Field. In-game entertainment will also feature tributes to the three decades of Phillies prospects in the Florida State League.
The evening will be highlighted by appearances of Clearwater Phillies and Threshers alumni. The Threshers team on the field for the game will be wearing throwback uniforms and caps. There will be a 30th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Giveaway for the first 1,000 guests to arrive and everyone will be able to enjoy the post-game fireworks.
"We are thrilled to be celebrating 30 years of minor league baseball in the city of Clearwater," said Director of Florida Operations and Threshers GM John Timberlake. "We will be celebrating all summer long but are particularly excited about reuniting players and staff on July 25."
The Philadelphia Phillies' Advanced-A affiliate in Clearwater began play at Jack Russell Stadium in 1985 as the Clearwater Phillies. In 2004 with the opening of Bright House Field, the team became the Clearwater Threshers and adopted a new identity while maintaining the tradition of a fun, family-friendly pastime.
Former players and field staff from the Clearwater Phillies and Threshers are asked to email the Threshers at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive details about the Alumni Weekend and to be included in the festivities.