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Phillies alumni reveal their Holiday favorites

Phillies alumni reveal their Holiday favorites

Phillies alumni reveal their Holiday favorites
In the spirit of the holidays, two questions were posed to members of the Phillies Alumni:

What is your favorite holiday song and what was your favorite toy as a child?

Dick Allen
"White Christmas" by the Temptations
Baseball and glove, and basketball

Ruben Amaro, Jr.
"Christmas Song" & "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire"
Tyco miniature train set

Larry Andersen
"Silver Bells"
Hockey game and electric football set

Steve Bedrosian
"When Did Santa Start Hitting Left-Handed?" (Heard of it?)
Baseball glove

Rico Brogna
"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Plastic Eagles football helmet, white with green Eagle wings

Jim Bunning
"Silent Night"
Baseball glove

Pat Burrell
Big wheel

Larry Bowa
"Silent Night"
Baseball glove

Larry Christenson
"White Christmas"
Red Schwinn bike

Darren Daulton
"Deck The Halls"
Drum set

Lee Elia
"Silent Night" and "O Come All Ye Faithful"
1/2 ball, wire ball, step ball, box ball, used for street games

Bob Dernier
Any carol sung by Karen Carpenter
Kangaroo leather baseball glove and ejector James Bond car

Gene Garber
"Away In A Manger"
Every year, dad gave my two brothers and me a brand new official Major League baseball that had to last until next Christmas

Dallas Green
"Ave Maria"
Toy soldiers

Von Hayes
"O Holy Night"
Rockem sockem robots

Ricky Jordan
"Little Drummer Boy"
Tyco electric race car set

Jim Kaat
"Silent Night"
Foto electric football game

Brad Lidge
"Frosty the Snowman"
The Millennium Falcon Star Wars ship

Greg Luzinski
"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Chicago Bears football helmet and uniform

Tim McCarver
Frank Sinatra Christmas album
George Kell model baseball bat

Mickey Morandini
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Baseball glove

Debbie Nocito (Alumni Relations staff)
"O Holy Night"
Chatty Cathy doll

Dickie Noles
"Silent Night"
Don't remember the name but it was a complete car dash

Lance Parrish
"O Holy Night"
BB gun

Randy Ready
"Away In A Manger"
Schwinn stingray bike

Mike Rogodzinski
"Christmas" by Percy Faith Chorus
B17 bomber

Mike Schmidt
"O Come All Ye Faithful"
Fanner 50 cap gun

Larry Shenk (Alumni Relations staff)
"All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth"
Lionel electric train set

Matt Stairs
"O Holy Night"
Hockey stick

Kevin Stocker
"Deck The Halls"
Bionic man

Tony Taylor
"O Holy Night"
Baseball bat, ball and glove

Kent Tekulve
"There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays"

Del Unser
"I'll Be Home For Christmas"
Schwinn bicycle

David West
"Here Comes Santa Claus"
Hot wheels set. It was awesome.

Larry Shenk is the vice president of alumni relations for the Phillies. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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