WTXF Gets Help from Phillies to Salute Local Veteran

By Kevin Eck 

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Fox-owned Philadelphia station WTXF wanted to honor a local veteran so it got help from Philadelphia’s MLB Team the Phillies.

Staff Sergeant Anthony Conly is an active member of the National Guard after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 2002. He’s also a huge Phillies fan.

“One of his fondest memories was reaching through the fence and handing Mickey Morandini a baseball, which the All-Star second baseman signed and returned,” says WTFX. Conly told anchor Mike Jerrick he doesn’t know what happened to that ball.

So the station got Morandini to show up and sign another one for him, give him a Phillies jersey and invite him to Phillies Phantasy Camp in Clearwater, Florida in January.