If you watch Good Day on Fox News in the mornings then you probably saw Jennaphr Frederick wearing the Mitchell & Ness Phillies hoody pictured above.
This style is no longer available but we do have tons of Phillies apparel & jerseys to help you get ready for the Championship series this weekend! Check out the Mitchell & Ness website or visit us at our store at 1318 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia for even more!
On September 9, 1997 Philadelphia Phillies legend Richie Ashburn passed away at the age of 70. Ashburn was commonly referred to, and still is, as Whitey due to his blazing blonde hair. He was also known for his blazing speed, both on the base paths and in his center field position. Twelve of his fifteen seasons were played in a Phillies uniform. He was a six-time all star with a career batting average of .308, 2,574 hits and 586 RBIs. Ashburn's #1 was retired by the Phillies in 1979, he was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.
We could not think of a better way to honor Whitey, than by playing a video to his tribute narrarated by none other than his best friend, and fellow Philadelphia legend, Harry Kalas.
"The reason I love baseball so much is because when I come into a game in the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, no one out, and a one-run lead; it takes people off my mind." - Tug McGraw
Frank Edwin McGraw, Jr. was born Wednesday, August 30, 1944 in Martinez, California. At 20 years of age he made his major league debut on April 18, 1965. Drafted by the New York Mets, he would go one to play for them for the next nine years of his career. Then in 1975 he went to play for the Philadelphia Phillies. Playing the last ten years of his career in Philadelphia, he remembered most for his game winning pitch in the 1980 World Series against the Kansas City Royals.
We are huge Phillies fans in the Mitchell & Ness office. Having said that, you can imagine how it makes us feel to know when Phillies are huge fans of us.
Yesterday, Philadelphia Phillies catcher, Brian Schneider dropped by our Flagship Store to pick up his next M&N jersey to add to his collection…a San Francisco Giants 1962 Orlando Cepeda. While he shopped we had time to grill Schneider with some questions…check out what Brian had to say! Oh, and Go Phils.
1) If you were not a professional baseball player, what would your occupation be?
2) What team did you root for as a kid?
Philadelphia Phillies. Schneider grew up outside of Philly in Allentown, PA.
3) Who was/is your favorite player?
4) Which jersey is your favorite of all time?
Autogrpahed Willie Mays
5) Out of your M&N collection, which is your favorite jersey?
Autographed Tony Gwynn... he has such a pretty signature!
It is only fitting that the very first professional baseball team would be the first to host the first ever night game in Major League history! May 24, 1935 marked the date that the Cincinnati Reds & Philadelphia Phillies played under the lights at Crosley Field. By the push of a button in the White House, President Franklin D. Roosevelt illuminated the ballpark. The Cincinnati Reds won that night 2-1.