Media Room Magic at Citizens Bank Park

The Media Room is one of the most exciting stops for Phillies Baseball Academy campers during their exclusive tour of Citizens Bank Park!


PBA campers had the pleasure of meeting Phillies pitching coach, Bob McClure. McClure’s impressive MLB career includes pitching in the World Series and playing for a number of teams, like the Kansas City Royals and Milwaukee Brewers. McClure was extremely humble and gave great pitching advice to our campers. One tip of pitching advice they learned from McClure was that they should not throw curve balls until they are older, in order to avoid injury. McClure also shared with our campers his favorite memories of playing major league baseball.

Following a great visit from Coach McClure, our campers’ were very excited to see MLB relief pitcher, Justin De Fratus, walk through the door of the Media Room. De Fratus shared insights about working hard in order to achieve your dreams, and also gave advice on how to cope with nerves during baseball games. Campers also had the opportunity to ask him questions as he gave his thoughtful perspectives. A special thanks to the Phillies and De Fratus for an incredible day that our campers will remember for a lifetime.