April 25, 1978: The legendary Phillie Phanatic makes his debut at Veterans Stadium in a game against the Chicago Cubs.

The Phillies wanted a new mascot to replace the Revolutionary Era twins that represent the city for so many years. In came the Phanatic, who was an instant crowd-pleaser.

Since then, the Phanatic has provided fans with moment like this one.

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