Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will be inducted into the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame during pre-game ceremonies on Wednesday, October 9th at Scottsdale Stadium. The induction will begin at 6:00 p.m. MST at the home plate area prior to the scheduled game between the Salt River Rafters and Scottsdale Scorpions at 6:35 p.m. MST. (Top prospects from the D-backs, Cardinals, Rockies, Giants, Braves, Yankees and other organizations will be featured during the game that evening).
During the ceremonies, Ryan will receive a special gift from the Phillies organization, a Cooperstown-style bronze plaque and have his AFL number officially retired as a former member of the 2004 Phoenix Desert Dogs. Ryan will have the opportunity to say a few words of encouragement to the current AFL players and address the fans by reflecting briefly on his past AFL experience.
Tickets will be available at the Scottsdale Stadium box office beginning one hour before game time. Tickets are $7.00 for adults; $ 6.00 for senior citizens and youth (17 and under). For additional information, call 480-990-1005.