It started on their first date, on Darren Dalton day at the Phillies game on June 28, 1998⚾️ that lead to a 5 hour phone call on July 5th 1998. That THEN lead to an ENGAGEMENT on June 4th 2000, during an episode of the #simpsons !!! Patti & Al got married on July 20th, 2001 & have been inseparable since.