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Greg Gross ALS Auction Returns Saturday

Memorabilia Auction Benefits ALS Association
April 30, 2012
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Current Philadelphia Phillies hitting coach and former R-Phils hitting coach Greg Gross is once again bringing his ALS Auction to FirstEnergy Stadium this season with a handful of great items that you won’t find anywhere else.

This Saturday, May 5, the R-Phils along with Gross will once again hold this great event at America’s Classic Ballpark when the team takes on the Erie SeaWolves at 6:05 p.m. The night also features one of the first post-game fireworks shows of 2012 thanks to Carpenter Technology Corporation.

During his time with Philadelphia (1979-1988), Gross began working to help fight ALS and remained dedicated to the battle. ALS is cause near and dear to the world of baseball and is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, named after the New York Yankees Hall of Famer who was diagnosed with the disease in 1939.

VIST Financial Plaza gates open at 4:05 p.m. and fans are encouraged to check out some great autographed memorabilia. All fans will have the opportunity to bid on these great auction items. Below is a list of the items that will be up for auction:

  • Home Plate signed by the 2012 Phillies infield (Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Freddy Galvis, Placido Polanco, and Carlos Ruiz)
  • Pitcher’s Rubber signed by Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels
  • Carlos Ruiz Chest Protector (autographed)
  • Ryan Howard signed slip cover (autographed)
  • Shane Victorino Batting Helmet (autographed)
  • Jonathan Paplebon Batting Practice Jersey (autographed)
  • Vance Worley game-worn spikes (autographed)
  • Steve Carlton autographed ball (autographed)
  • Hunter Pence game-worn spikes (autographed)
  • Chase Utley game-used bat (autographed)
  • Jim Thome game-used bat (autographed)
  • Cliff Lee autographed baseball
  • Jimmy Rollins autographed baseball
  • Carlos Ruiz autographed baseball 

Tickets for all regular season Reading Phillies home games, as well as Baseballtown All-Star Classic Events, are available online at, by phone at 610-370-BALL, or in person at the R-Phils Ticket Office located at FirstEnergy Stadium. Fans can also add the all-you-can eat Deck Buffett wristband to any order for only $12.