A female scout? A member of the CIA? A famous evangelist? Just when you thought you knew everything there was to possibly know about the Phillies, Rich Westcott comes along with more fascinating tales that take a reader behind the scenes of one of baseball’s most rollicking franchises.
Paul Hagen, national baseball writer, Philadelphia Daily News
This is a great book about Phillies history. Rich Westcott knows the Phillies story better than anyone. Reading this book gave me an insight into many stories that I hadn’t read or heard, and it brought back wonderful memories of some great moments.
Robin Roberts, Phillies Hall of Fame pitcher
Rich Westcott is to be congratulated for this amazing book that tells about some parts of Phillies history that few people know about. What a treat for Phillies fans, and for anyone who loves to read about baseball.
Art Mahaffey, former Phillies star pitcher
In The Fightin’ Phils, Rich Westcott leads fans beyond common knowledge of home-team lore to a treasure trove of the other stories––many previously untold, all richly entertaining and surprising.
About the Author
Rich Westcott is considered the foremost authority on Phillies history. He has been a writer and editor for more than forty years and is the author of nineteen sports books, including Mickey Vernon: The Gentleman First Baseman.