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Phanatic: Giles’ lovable, lumpy legacy with one regret

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 03 / 17

The Phillie Phanatic, one of the lasting legacies of Philadelphia Phillies chairman emeritus Bill Giles, started with a thorny problem. Going into the 1978 season, the Phillies were coming off consecutive 100-win, division-champion years and had future hall of famers Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlto...

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