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Philadelphia: Citizens Bank Park - Mike Schmidt statue | by wallyg
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Philadelphia: Citizens Bank Park - Mike Schmidt statue

The statue of Mike Schmidt, by Zenos Frudakis of Glenside, Pennsylvania, was erected outside the Third Base gate of Citizens Bank Park in 2004. Frudakis was commissioned to sculpt ten-foot bronze statues of four legendary Philadelphia Phillies for the new park--Steve Carlton sits at the Left Field gate, Robin Roberts sits at the First Base Gate, and Richie Ashburn sits in Ashburn Alley beyond center field.


Mike Schmidt played his entire career, from 1972 through 1989, with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was a 3-time NL MVP, 12-time All-Star selection, 10-time Gold Glove Award winner, 6-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and 1980 World Series MVP. After retiring from major league baseball with 548 home runs, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995, and elected as the third baseman on 1999's Major League Baseball All-Century team. The Phillies retired his #20.

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Taken on June 1, 2008