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    Phanatic debuted 33 years ago today

    The Phillie Phanatic stepped onto the field April 25, 1978. Thirty-three years later the green flightless bird (now with an extended family) is still shooting t-shirt guns and shaking his thing — now in a new park.

     

    He shares the day, as Philly Post tells us, with the nation’s first movie camera purchase.

    He’s had his embarrassing moments, but the nation’s best mascot is as loveable as ever.

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