December 17, 2010 - by
Phillies On Deck

Dec. 17, 2010

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Mike Martin’s Florida State baseball team will help usher in the 2011 Major League season – at least the spring training variety – when the Seminoles meet the Philadelphia Phillies in a Feb. 24 exhibition game at Brighthouse Networks Field in Clearwater, Fla.

It marks the third time in four years the Seminoles will have dropped in on the reigning National League East champions. Albeit an exhibition, it will be the first game involving a Major League team since former Seminole great Buster Posey helped lead the San Francisco Giants to the World Series title.

The 1:05 p.m. first pitch should draw quite a crowd, thanks to the Phillies’ recent acquisition of free agent ace Cliff Lee, who will join Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt to form arguably the best starting rotation in baseball.

Martin is entering his 32nd season at the helm of the Seminoles, who are coming off a College World Series appearance, and will have four games under their belt in the 2011 season before tackling the Phillies.

More details regarding the purchase of tickets will be made available after the holiday break here at

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