Wilmington Evening Journal - April 29, 1980

Sports briefs (excerpt)


Hostage in Iran is a Phillies’ fan


COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) – The Phillies sent a team jersey and a package of other baseball mementos to the parents of one of the hostages in Iran.


The club not only sent the jersey with Phillies emblazoned across the front, and Gillette across the back, but invited Duane Gillette to throw out a game ball when he returns home.


Attorney Andrew Appel, a family spokesman, said said that in a letter, Duane said he wrote to the Phillies, wished the team well this baseball season, and asked the club to send him game scores.