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13U-19U teams get opportunity to play on a professional baseball field
August 10, 2020

Rip It Baseballtown Charities is excited to announce its fall showcases for 13U, 14U, 15/16U, and 18/19U. All games are played at America’s Classic Ballpark, FirstEnergy Stadium, the home of the Reading Fightin Phils! With the uncertainty of fall sports, the Rip It Baseballtown Charities Showcase will provide athletes with

Spencer Howard Debuts at Citizens Bank Park

Former R-Phil makes big league start
August 10, 2020

On Sunday August 9th, Phillies top pitching prospect Spencer Howard was called up to the major leagues to start game two of a doubleheader. Howard, a 24 year-old right hander, was drafted in the second round in 2017. Philadelphia fell to the Atlanta Braves 8-0 and Howard took the loss.

All-Stars Announced for 14U Rip It Showcase

August 5, 2020

The Rip It Baseballtown Charities 14U Showcase was played at FirstEnergy Stadium from July 31-August 2. Standout players were selected to the All-Showcase Team as All-Stars. Beck Babb (Boyertown BearPaws) Michael Bradley (Wilson Bulldogs) Austin Brubaker (Warwick Warriors) Jaiden Fahr (Warwick Warriors) Nate Fullmer (Eagleville Phillies) Lance Gundlach (Eagleville Phillies)

Harley Night is Back For R-Phils Party With A Purpose

July 31, 2020

The Reading Fightin Phils and Classic Harley-Davidson are bringing back Harley Night on Thursday, August 6th during their Party With A Purpose event. The night will begin with the annual ride from Classic Harley and the fun will continue at the ballpark. Enjoy live music, your favorite ballpark food &

Baseballtown Charities Night Golf Set for August 29th

July 31, 2020

The Reading Fightin Phils and Baseballtown Charities prepare to host their annual night golf event presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The golf classic will be nine holes played at Manor Golf Club and the event will benefit a great cause in Baseballtown Charities. Night Golf will be held on August

Baseballtown Charities Showcase Schedule Set For FirstEnergy Stadium

Schedule Announced for Showcase
July 3, 2020

(READING, PA) – The Reading Fightin Phils will host the Baseballtown Charities Showcase featuring 12 teams of high school aged baseball players to give them a little part of the season they lost to COVID-19. It is set to kick off at the Double-A ballpark of the Philadelphia Phillies, FirstEnergy

Phils Add Top Prospects To Player Pool

Medina, Listi, and Stott to report to Lehigh Valley
July 29, 2020

While Philadelphia hasn’t had the opportunity to play these past few days, the taxi squad has engaged in games at Coca-Cola Park in Lehigh Valley. The Phillies added three more top prospects to their 60-man player-pool who will report to the alternate training site. Adonis Medina is a right-handed pitcher

2019 R-Phil Ramón Rosso Makes Phillies Opening Day Roster

Minor League Players Set to Make Big League Waves this Season
July 23, 2020

Ramón Rosso, a right-handed pitcher, was selected to the Philadelphia Phillies 30-man Opening Day roster. Rosso split the 2019 season between Reading and Lehigh Valley making incredible progress in velocity over the course of the season. He will be useful out of the bullpen for the Phillies this summer. Rosso

All-Tournament Team Announced for 13U Rip It Showcase

July 21, 2020

The Rip It Baseballtown Charities 13U Showcase was played at FirstEnergy Stadium from July 17-18. Eight standout players were selected to the All-Tournament team as All-Stars.

  • Scottie Dunleavy – Berks Bulls
  • Christo Hunsicker – Berks Bulls
  • Joey Markey – Roxborough Rebels
  • Andrew Mulligan – Roxborough Rebels

Howard Shines, Marchan & Davis Added to Phillies Player Pool

Philadelphia prepares to start season
July 17, 2020

The Philadelphia Phillies are set to begin the 2020 season on July 24th against the Miami Marlins. Players in the 60-man pool and on the roster are constantly fluctuating due to injury and illness. This week the Phillies announced that prospect Rafael Marchan and former Fightin’ Austin Davis were added.

Brown's Canes & Spidale's Bulls Set to Rival on Friday

Former R-Phils Players Lead 13U Teams
July 16, 2020

Domonic Brown and Mike Spidale are two R-Phils legends who still to this day consider Reading to be home. Although their time of playing ball for the Phillies has finished, both men stayed within the game. Now they will meet once again at FirstEnergy Stadium to square off, but this

Powerhouse Programs To Square Off Wednesday At FirstEnergy Stadium

Students from Wilson-West Lawn & Plymouth Whitemarsh will take the field
July 14, 2020

(READING, PA) - Two strong baseball programs are scheduled to play one another as a part of the Rip It Baseballtown Charities Showcase. Mays Sandwich Shop - Spring Township (Wilson-West Lawn) will face Colonial Baseball (Plymouth Whitemarsh) at FirstEnergy Stadium on Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30pm. Admission is free for

Berks Seniors Spend Memorable Night At First Energy Stadium

July 13, 2020

On Monday, July 13 the Berks County baseball seniors participated in the Rip It Baseballtown Charities All-Star Senior Classic. Players were honored before the game and competed in front of several hundred fans at FirstEnergy Stadium. A big thanks to EG Smith, Abilities in Motion, and Deer Country Farm &

Roster Announced For Baseballtown Charities Senior Classic

Honor Berks Seniors at FirstEnergy Stadium
July 8, 2020

On Monday, July 13th, the Reading Fightin Phils are set to host the Baseballtown Charities Senior Classic for the Berks County 2020 graduating senior class. The R-Phils thank the Baseballtown Charities Senior Classic Sponsors: Abilities in Motion, Deer Country Farm & Lawn and EG Smith Inc. The game will be

Minor League Baseball Announces Cancellation of 2020 Season

June 30, 2020

Dear Fans and Partners – Minor League Baseball announced today that the 2020 Reading Fightin Phils season has officially been cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision made by Minor League Baseball was based on public health concerns beyond our control. This official announcement comes with great

Bohm, Howard Among Players Named To Phillies 60-man Player Pool

Reading prospects added to Philadelphia's Summer Camp
June 29, 2020

The Phillies announced most of their roster that will participate in the second round of Spring Training starting this week at Citizens Bank Park. So far 53-players have been selected, with seven still up in the air. The roster is subject to change. The Phillies have many exciting prospects that

R-Phils To Host Baseballtown Charities Senior Classic

Berks County seniors to highlight in memorable moment
June 24, 2020

(READING, PA) - On Monday, July 13th, the Reading Fightin Phils are set to host the Baseballtown Charities Senior Classic for the Berks County 2020 graduating senior class. The game will be played on the professional baseball field at FirstEnergy Stadium. First pitch is set for 6pm and is free

Rip It Baseballtown Charities Open for Walk-Ins, To Offer Free Session

June 23, 2020

(READING, PA) - The grand opening of Rip It Baseballtown Charities took place last week for batting cages and tunnels for pre-registration only. The Reading Fightin Phils are pleased to announce that the facility will now be open for walk-in services on a daily basis beginning Friday, June 26th, while

R-Phils Announce Rip It Baseballtown Charities Showcase

Local teams to play at FirstEnergy Stadium
June 18, 2020

(READING, PA) – Rip It Baseballtown Charities will host weekend showcases to be played at the Double-A ballpark of the Philadelphia Phillies, FirstEnergy Stadium. Teams that enter will play two games versus an opponent of similar skill level on the professional field. The showcase is open to all teams within

Father's Day Celebration at FirstEnergy Stadium

Live Entertainment and outdoor fun set for June 21st
June 5, 2020

Father's Day is right around the corner and the R-Phils want to help you celebrate! The organization is hosting a day at the ballpark filled with a chance to play catch on the field, eat great food, and enjoy live music from local artists on Sunday, June 21st from 11am-2pm

R-Phils to Offer Camps and Clinics This Summer

Sign-up available to kids of all ages and abilities for baseball and softball
June 17, 2020

The Reading Fightin Phils will be offering multiple baseball camps tailored for both beginners and experienced youth baseball & softball players. Each camper will receive instruction from former professional baseball players & the areas’ top coaches, two tickets to a 2021 R-Phils game, and more. Children will receive instruction on

Phils Select Top Undrafted Talent

Philadelphia Goes After Free Agent Contracts
June 16, 2020

Last week, Major League Baseball hosted the 2020 draft in five rounds during a two-day event. Philadelphia had four picks. Following the conclusion of the draft, teams had access to signing the undrafted free agents for a maximum of $20,000. So far, the Phillies have signed seven other athletes out

Philadelphia Concludes Draft With High Level Prospects

Phillies take infielder, pitcher, and outfielder on day two of draft
June 12, 2020

On Wednesday afternoon, major league teams drafted top talent in rounds two through five finishing up the 2020 draft. Philadelphia had picks at 87, 116, and 146. After talking right-handed pitcher Mick Abel in the first round with the 15th pick, Philadelphia snagged some highly-touted athletes to close it out.

June 18 Scheduled For Second Party With A Purpose

Live Outdoor Music Event to Benefit Non-Profit
June 10, 2020

(Reading, PA) - Thurdsay, June 18th will be the second Party With A Purpose event hosted by the Reading Fightin Phils at FirstEnergy Stadium. This family friendly event will feature live music, food and drink, and the opportunity to play catch on the field. The first of its kind on