The Andie Summers Show

We had an incredible evening at ALS Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park and it came with a VERY big win for the Phillies, but we will get to that!


Detroit Tigers v Philadelphia Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 5: J.T. Realmuto #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts after hitting a two-run RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Citizens Bank Park for ALS Awareness Night on June 5, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Phillies’ Aaron Nola had a no-hitter through the sixth inning striking out 12 batters, ultimately the Phillies beat the Tigers 8-3. Trea Turner had four hits including two home runs, good to see him getting going!

What Is ALS Awareness Night?

ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s DiseaseGehrig played baseball for the New York Yankees way back in the day. In 1941, he passed away from what was then a relatively unknown disease. Now, 82 years later, the reality is we don’t have a cure.

Here’s more from the Phillies website.

Lou Gehrig Day was created by Major League Baseball to remember the legacy of Lou Gehrig and all those who have been lost to the disease, raise awareness and funds for research of ALS, and celebrate the groups and individuals who have led the pursuit for cures.

Chicago White Sox v Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, ON – JUNE 02: The Toronto Blue Jays celebrate Lou Gehrig Day during a MLB game against the Chicago White Sox at Rogers Centre on June 02, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

What Is The Connection To Jeff Kurkjian?

So for those who don’t know me, I’m Jeff Kurkjian, cohost of The Andie Summers Show on 92.5 XTU and not only am I huge baseball fan, but I am also an ALS Awareness supporter!

My uncle (my dad’s brother) was diagnosed with ALS in the summer of 2021 and continues to fight every single day. Unfortunately, this year, he was unable to make it out to any ALS Awareness Night across Major League Baseball.

Here’s Jeff and his Uncle Matt back in 2022.

Jeff and Matt Kurkjian

Let’s Check Out The Great Pics From The Game!

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