More than Beards, Bellies and Biceps

More than Beards, Bellies and Biceps

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Stubble scruffed up their chins. Tobacco wads ballooned their cheeks. The 1993 Philadelphia Phillies had the look of a slow-pitch softball team itching to kick some serious butt. They did kick butt, too, on and off the field. a€œThey lived the life of professional baseball players as fully as it can be done, a€ manager Jim Fregosi said. Though they werena€™t a photogenic bunch, their mugs were everywhere, on Baseball Today, on David Letterman, and on Saturday Night Live. Even President Clinton quipped about them. The newly revised edition of Robert Gordona€™s and Tom Burgoynea€™s More Than Beards, Bellies, and Biceps: The Story of the 1993 Phillies tells the complete story of this gang of baseball throwbacks that quickly seduced the hometown fans. By seasona€™s end they had won over the rest of the country, too. Americaa€™s Most Wanted Team became Americaa€™s Team in a heart-thumping World Series against Toronto. The a€™93 Phils drew more spectators than any other Philadelphia franchise in the citya€™s century-and-a-quarter of professional sports. More Than Beards, Bellies, and Biceps offers the story of a team that burned the candle at both ends and lit up a city like a firecracker.The Story of the 1993 Phillies (And the Phillie Phanatic Too) Bob Gordon, Tom Burgoyne ... high;a beaming Charlie Manual thrusting theWorld Series trophy into a nightsky filledwith chantsof a€œCharlie, Charlie, ... Ah yes, the gloriousparadea€”a convoy of 18wheelers bearing acargo of local heroes rolling downBroad Streetanbsp;...

Title:More than Beards, Bellies and Biceps
Author:Bob Gordon, Tom Burgoyne
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2013-12-13


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