Apr 25, 2008

See You In The Funny Pages

Phanatic Phollies
The Philadelphia Inquirer (1978)
The Phillie Phanatic is the greatest mascot in the history of professional sports.  He made his debut 30 years ago today before a Phillies game at Veterans Stadium against the Chicago Cubs.  One year later, artist Don Vannozzi created a comic strip featuring the beloved flightless bird which was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer throughout the 1979 season.

In honor of his three decades in Philadelphia, here is a collection of those newspaper comics.