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Longtime Phillie Makes his Return to Philadelphia

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This past offseason the longest tenured Philadelphia Phillies player signed with the Milwaukee Brewers. That would be first baseman Rhys Hoskins. Hoskins drafted by the Phillies in 2014 in the 5th round of the MLB draft. It was a very emotional day for Rhys Hoskins and the Phillies fan base. He is a big part of why the Phillies are so good today.

Rhys Hoskins was through all the ups and downs when he was a member of the Phillies. He was there for the 60 win seasons, and all throughout the rebuild. Thankfully, Hoskins was awarded with a World Series trip in his final fully healthy season in 2022 with the Phillies.

Yesterday, Rhys Hoskins played his first game at Citizens Bank Park as an opposing player. He was greeted with a ton of cheers and a deserved standing ovation.

The Phillies played Hoskins' old walk-up song, Calvin Harris' "Slide." It's only the second time they've ever done that for a visiting player. The first time was "Kashmir" for Chase Utley's return.

In his first ever game against the Phillies, Hoskins went 1-2, with a home run, an RBI, walk, and a run scored. It was a successful day for himself, but the Phillies defeated the Brewers 3-1.

There was obviously a ton of mixed emotions for Rhys Hoskins. He was able to catch-up with a bunch of former teammates. It was great to see Rhys Hoskins back at the ballpark that he spent so many years at. There’s still two more games in the Brewers-Phillies series in Philadelphia.

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