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David Montgomery
David Montgomery, the late team president and chief executive officer of the Philadelphia Phillies, will be honored with a lasting tribute to his legacy. On Saturday, August 17, Montgomery will be posthumously inducted into the Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame at Citizens Bank Park, a fitting acknowledgment of his profound impact on the team and its fans. 
“As we commemorate the 20th anniversary of Citizens Bank Park, it is the perfect time to continue our celebration of the 2007-2011 teams who established Red October as one of the best experiences in all of sports,” said Phillies Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer John Middleton in a release. 
“No person deserves to be this year’s honoree more than David Montgomery, who led the effort to design and build our ballpark and presided over one of the best eras in Phillies baseball. This will be a very special tribute for our fans and Phillies family, as David becomes the 48th inductee of the Toyota Wall of Fame.” 
The induction ceremony will take place prior to the Phillies' 6:05 p.m. game against the Washington Nationals. The event is part of the Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend festivities, which run from August 16-18. 
Phillies players who were part of Montgomery’s storied career, along with his family and fellow Phillies Wall of Famers, will participate in the on-field ceremony. 
“David Montgomery was one of those rare men with a brilliant baseball mind, who truly cared about his players and the people he worked alongside,” said Hall of Famer Jim Thome, the 2016 Phillies Wall of Fame inductee. 
“He loved the City of Philadelphia, and his name is synonymous with the Phillies. I’m thrilled to hear that his impact on the club and his contributions to Citizens Bank Park are being immortalized on the Wall of Fame. Our family can’t wait to celebrate with Lyn and the Montgomery family in August.” 
Montgomery, a Philadelphia native, dedicated 48 years to the Phillies, rising from a ticket office representative to the club's president and CEO. Under his leadership, the team enjoyed a period of remarkable success, including a then-National League record of 257 consecutive sellouts from 2009 to 2012, five straight NL East titles from 2007 to 2011, back-to-back NL pennants in 2008 and 2009, and the 2008 World Series championship.
In recognition of his contributions to the sport, Montgomery was posthumously awarded the prestigious Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020. 
Montgomery passed away in May 2019 after a five-year battle with cancer, leaving behind a legacy that will now be forever enshrined in Phillies history.

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