Who Else in Philly Deserves a Statue? With the unveiling of late Phillies announcer Harry Kalas’ statue at Citizens Bank Park last night, another legend was added to the list of famous Philadelphians emblazoned in bronze. Others include Rocky, Frank Rizzo, Mike Schmidt and more.
From Philly Magazine’s Michael Callahan:
"When you think about it, a statue may be the ultimate honor. You win a big prize—say an Oscar, a Nobel, a People’s Choice Award—and it goes on your mantel, then after you check out it goes to your relatives, and eventually, after a few generations, it goes to either a library or eBay. But a statue is permanent, sitting regally in a town square or venue or museum for generations, seen by passersby for years, even if most of them have no idea it’s actually your likeness they’re weaving around. Statues take up a lot of room and cost a lot of space and money—if you get one after you’ve departed, in a real sense you’ve truly arrived."
It got us to thinking: what other Philadelphia athlete deserves a statue most? Charles Barkley, Chuck Bednarik, Bobby Clarke, Reggie White, Allen Iverson, Ron Hextall or someone else?
The20’s @meechone weighed in with a jab at the Phillies’ current left-fielder that you’ll have to click to see.
[The Philly Post, @meechone]
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