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Season Ticket Holder of the Month

Ted Rauch

Seat Location: Section 130, row 17, seats 17-18

How long has your family had season tickets?

Since 1973 (39 years).

Who is your favorite current player and why?

Roy Halladay, I like his work ethic.

Who is your favorite player of all time and why?

Richie Ashburn, I got to know him and played tennis and squash with him.

What is your best memory as a fan?

My first Phillies game in 1946. It was double-header vs. the Boston Braves (Spahn and Sain, vs. Schoolboy Rowe and Dutch Leonard!)

What is your favorite concession?

Hot dog and Coke at the stand right behind section 130.

Do you prefer a pitcher's duel or a slugfest?

I go to about 25+ regular season games and prefer a mixture of both.

What is the best part of Citizens Bank Park?

To me, it is the best park in the National League. The ballparks in San Francisco and Pittsburgh are a close second.

What is the best part of being a season ticket holder?

The best part is getting to know the fellow season ticket holders around me, particularly in the postseason.

Where were your season tickets at Veterans Stadium (if applicable)?

They were the same spot as Citizens Bank Park (Third Base, infield).

Have you ever caught a foul ball or homerun, if so who hit it?

I've caught too many foul balls over the 39 years to remember.

Any stories or facts that you would like to add?

I have been to every home postseason game in Philadelphia starting with the two World Series games vs. Yankees in 1950 (including all postseason games at the Vet and CBP, with only 1915 not on my resume). Road trips away from CBP are almost as fun as home games. Bonding with all the Phillies fans on the road is a hoot. I traveled to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego with great regularity including the recent trip in April, 2012.