Philly Phanatic

The Philly Phanatic :)

The Philly Phanatic :)

Gia G., Sports Reporter

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One of Philadelphia’s favorite mascots is the Philly Phanatic. The large, furry, green creature loves to make us laugh. Whenever the Phillies play, people look forward to when the Phanatic shoots hot dogs out of a blaster.

The Philly Phanatic is from Galapagos Islands. This place is near Ecuador. The Phanatic’s birthday is April 29th. He was first seen on April 25, 1978 during a Phillies game. Did you know that the Philly Phanatic actually gets paid for making people laugh? At every Phillie’s game, the Phanatic gets paid 600 dollars per hour!  Every mascot makes 25,000 dollars a year. So much money!!!

Everyone wants to know who this person is that is making us laugh. But actually a lot of people have dressed up as the Philly Phanatic. In 2017, on November 9th the Philly Phanatic won a gold metal. Also, the Phanatic got into the hall of fame in 2005. Lastly, the Philly Phanatic will always be the legend mascot. 

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