One of the moving moments of the closing ceremonies at Veterans Stadium in 2003 was Mike Schmidt raising the left arm of Jim Thome, the Phillies' new home run king.
1B Jim Thome traded to Chicago White Sox for OF Aaron Rowand, RHP Dan Haigwood and a minor league player to be named later (LHP Geo Gonzalez).
Mike Schmidt named NL's MVP.
RHP Jim Owens traded to Cincinnati for INF Cookie Rojas.
LHP Ricardo Jordan and RHP Toby Borland traded to Mets for 1B Rico Brogna.
RHP Jack Baldschun selected from Cincinnati Reds in the Rule 5 Draft.
RHP John Buzhardt and 3B Charlie Smith traded to Chicago White Sox for 1B Roy Sievers.
LHP Dennis Bennett traded to Boston Red Sox for 1B Dick Stuart.
SS Ruben Amaro traded to New York Yankees for SS Phil Linz.
C Clay Dalrymple selected from Milwaukee Braves in the Rule 5 Draft.