Philadelphia Phillies: The 20 Most Beloved Players in Team History

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Philadelphia Phillies: The 20 Most Beloved Players in Team History
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He may not have been a Phillies player, but you can make an argument that Harry Kalas was the most beloved sports figure in Philadelphia Sports history

Before the start of the 2011 season, Jonathan Chang, a Facebook data scientist led a study of all the baseball fan bases in the country. In his findings, he found that Philadelphia Phillies fans were the most loyal.

Philadelphia is a tough town; it's blue-collar. They root for their teams with passion and do not tolerate players who fail to put forth their best effort on every play.

When they feel that a player is giving it their all on every play, they'll adore you for all of eternity.

When they don't, well, then the "boo-birds" come out.

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