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PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 09: Former Philadelphia Phillies greats, (L-R) Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt and Larry Bowa were among many on hand to honor former manager Charlie Manuel who was to be inducted to the Phillies Wall of Fame during a ceremony before the start of a game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 9, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

See what Andrew Salciuans played in The Audio Vault today. Every day on The Anthony Gargano Show, Andrew Salciunas grabs some audio that is relevant to the day, to play for us. Only today, Anthony Gagrano was out, so Andrew slid into the host Chair. Which meant it was Ray “Dickie” Dunn in the producer’s chair. It was Ray’s chance to delve into the Vault to pull out the Audio of his choice. And his choice was to look back at a Phillies game that took place on this day in history. Because on May 17th, 1979, the Phillies played quite a special game against the Cubs. And by special, we mean a whole lot of runs. the final was 23-22 Phillies. A score that feels more like a Football score than a Baseball one.

11 total home runs. Including two by Mike Schmidt. One in the first inning, and then another in the 10th to win it for the Phillies. The Phillies scored 7 in the first, and the Cubs followed that up with 6 of their own. Two innings later in the 3rd, the Phillies tacked on another 8. And then 2 more in the 4th, followed by 4 in the 5th. but the Cubs kept up. They scored 3 in the 4th, then 7 in the 5th.

And in honor of that wild game, Ray played some of the best moments from that game in today’s Audio Vault. The many, MANY, Home Runs, the back-and-fourth run scoring. Larry Bowa calling out the Phillies pitcher Randy Lercvh who complained about never getting run support and then coughing up an early 7-run lead. Mike Schmidt winning it in extra innings, and more. Follow along with Andrew and Ray as they replay the best moments from the Phillies and Cubs wild 23-22 game.

You can listen to the Full Audio Vault below:

Ranking The Phillies' Starting Lineup's Walk-Up Songs

Here’s a definitive, opinion-based list ranking the Phillies‘ walk-up songs. Thanks to this list on, we can take a look at all the songs the Phillies have selected.

The individual walk-up song has forever changed the ballpark experience for players and fans alike. The walk-up song not only serves as a way to get a crowd and players hype, but it also provides fans with some insight into the music taste of their favorite players.

These players pick whatever will get them excited to play. Whether it’s a slow jam, a funny song, or something that’s super epic, they pick what works for them.

This list in no way judges the Phillies players according to their stats or how great they are at the plate. It’s ranked based on how good the song is at hyping up the crowd and getting a player motivated to do their best. Of course, all music ranking is subjective, but in this case, there may be a definitive best and worst song.

Some of these Phillies have really iconic walk-up songs. So iconic, in fact, that the entire stadium will begin to loudly sing along as soon as the song starts to play, shouting out the name of the player that’s stepping up.

So here’s the list, ranking the Phillies’ walk-up songs:

  • 11. Edmundo Sosa

    Desahogo by Akim

    This one just doesn’t really stand out. It’s a pretty chill song that wouldn’t hype anyone up. But hey, maybe it’s chill-ness clams him down and makes it work for him.

  • 10. Josh Harrison

    Before I Let Go by Frankie Beverly & Maze
    Preach by Young Dolph
    Victory Lap by Nipsey Hussle
    Intro by Meek Mill

    All of these are pretty non-memorable. Sorry, Josh. The best of the lineup was “Before I Let Go,” but none of these were exactly “hype.”

  • 9. Aaron Nola

    I Am Second by Newsboys

    The message of this one isn’t bad. “I am second to none,” is s great attitude to bring up to the plate. It’s just not one the crowd would really sing along to.

  • 8. Nick Castellanos

    Hunger on Hillside by J. Cole

    This one seems like you gotta be in the right mood to get pumped up by it. It’s not a bad song by any means. It’s just not a quintessential walk-up song.

  • 7. Alec Bohm

    Famous by Kanye West
    Nothing but a G Thang by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog

    “Famous” is a snoozer, in my opinion. “Nothing But A G Thang” saves the day, though. If Bohm were to kick “Famous” to the curb and only walk up to “Nothing But A G Thang,” he would be higher on this list.

  • 6. Trea Turner

    Look Ahead by Future
    The Scotts by Travis Scott

    This is sort of the same situation we face with Bohm, except “Look Ahead” is just STELLAR. “The Scotts” is okay…but not very fitting. “Look Ahead” is really good for a baseball walk-up song. It’s solidly hype.

  • 5. Bryce Harper

    Flower by Moby
    Paradise by Bazzi
    Young Once by Sam Hunt
    Ride Wit Me by Nelly, City Spud

    Bryce, man. He’s got a lot. In my opinion, he can get rid of “Paradise,” because it’s too wimpy. “Flower” is iconic. You’ll know it when you hear it and immediately think of Bryce.

  • 4. Brandon Marsh

    444+222 by lil uzi vert

    Props to Marsh for including a Philly-born artist. This song is very good to get a crowd excited. You’ll likely recognize it when you hear it, and that’s probably because of Brandon Marsh.

  • 3. JT Realmuto

    Money & Fame by NEEDTOBREATHE

    The beginning of this song is like the soundtrack to a movie. How can you walk up to bat while this is playing and NOT feel like a badass?

  • 2. Bryson Stott

    AOK by Tai Verdes

    This is likely one of the most legendary Phillies walk-up songs. As soon as this song starts playing, the whole crowd at the ballpark begins to sing along, knowing Stott is about to be up. It’s a great party song that has easy lyrics to learn.

  • 1. Kyle Schwarber

    Thuggish Ruggish Bone by Bone Thugs N Harmony
    Fantastic Voyage by Lakeside
    Cult of Personality by Living Colour

    Maybe it’s his tendency to hit Schwarbombs that grabs our attention as he steps up to bat. Maybe it’s his FIRE walk-up songs. All three of these tunes perfectly encapsulate the fire he’s about to bring to the field. He’s a dynamic player with some really dynamic walk-up songs.

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