Dec. 4, 2008
Former Major League Baseball player and manager, and Tennessee standout Phil Garner will have his number retired at the 2009 Tennessee Baseball Leadoff banquet Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
Individual tickets for the banquet are $40, and tables (10 seats) are $350. Tickets can be purchased on UTsports.com beginning Friday at 8 a.m. For questions regarding the banquet, please contact the UT Marketing Department at 865-974-9001.
"We are privileged to have the opportunity to honor this Tennessee native by retiring his number," says Coach Raleigh, Tennessee baseball's head coach. "Phil Garner has positively impacted the game of baseball at every level."
The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and the program to follow at 6:30 p.m. Garner is the featured speaker for the evening. The All-Century Baseball Team will also be introduced and honored during the evening.