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Who is the guy in the Philly Phanatic?

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Asked by: Teresa Walker

Happiness thought leader Dave Raymond spent two decades entertaining more than 60 million people as the original Phillie Phanatic. With “The Power of Fun,” he’s parlayed his experiences into a simple, life-altering process.

Who is the person inside the Philly Phanatic?

It’s what makes Tom Burgoyne, the man behind the mask, love the job so much. “The Phanatic never gets down and never has a bad day … even when the team is down. We can learn a lot from him,” says Burgoyne, who first donned the costume as a back-up in 1989 and has been the full-time Phanatic since 1994.

What is the salary of the Philly Phanatic?

Way more than that ironic crab mascot the San Francisco Giants tried out in 1984. According to reports, the Phillie Phanatic gets $600 per hour for appearances. For comparison, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Bernie Brewer gets $275 per appearance, and the Detroit Tigers’ Paws gets up to $200 per hour.
Apr 30, 2022

Is Tom Burgoyne still the Phanatic?

Tom Burgoyne started as a back-up Phanatic in 1989 and has had the job full-time since 1993. His official title is “best friend of the Phanatic,” to keep a bit of that aforementioned mystery, and as such, he tends to talk about his “friend” in the third person.
Apr 2, 2021

Who is the philly Phanatic best friend?

Tom Burgoyne

Since 1993, Tom Burgoyne has portrayed the Phanatic, although in public – in order to retain the illusion that the Phanatic is a real creature – Burgoyne maintains that he is only the Phanatic’s “best friend.”

Who is the girl in the Phillies dugout?

Hannah Huesman, MS, CMPC.

Who is the highest paid mascot?


Denver Nuggets’ Rocky
The highest-paid mascot in the professional sports industry is the NBA’s Rocky, according to Sapling. The Denver Nuggets mascot makes over 10 times the average salary for a professional sports team mascot with a salary of $625,000.

How old is Phanatic?

“We are so proud of the 44-year history of the Phanatic and what the character means to the organization, to the City of Philadelphia, and to Phillies fans everywhere.
Apr 8, 2022

Do mascots get paid?

The average Mascot makes $63,384 in the United States. The average hourly pay for a Mascot is $30.47. The average entry-level Mascot salary is $27,000.

Who is the most famous mascot?

Mickey Mouse (Disney)
Mickey Mouse is a lively, friendly mouse who took on a life of his own since an original debut in 1928. Today, the character is far more than just a brand mascot – he’s also a famous personality in his own right, with endless tv shows, books, and movies.

Where is gritty from?

Gritty is the official mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers National Hockey League (NHL) team.

Team Philadelphia Flyers
Description Large, unsettling, furry, orange creature in Flyers regalia
First seen September 24, 2018
Related mascot(s) Phillie Phanatic

Why did the Phillies change the Phanatic?

But in June 2018, the mascot’s creators notified the Phillies they would terminate the 1984 agreement in June 2020 and reclaim the Phanatic’s copyright after 35 years, when federal copyright laws allow artists the right to renegotiate rights to their work.
Nov 16, 2021

What is the problem with the Phillie Phanatic?

In 2019, the Phillies filed a lawsuit against Erickson and Harrison in New York federal court to keep their mascot, contending that the Phanatic’s four-decade rise from a costume to a Philadelphia sports and cultural icon was the result of their creative forces and investment.
Nov 16, 2021

What does the new Philly Phanatic look like?

The Phillies unveiled the redesign of the green mascot in February 2020, a new look featuring flightless feathers rather than fur-colored arms, stars outlining the eyes, a larger posterior and a powder blue tail, blue socks with red shoes, plus a set of scales under the arms.
Nov 16, 2021