Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 8/10/12
Wikipedia Commons Tonight the Phillies will induct catcher Mike Lieberthal to the Phillies Wall of Fame prior to tonight's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.  My teenage through early adult years of Phillies baseball were perhaps some of the leanest times in recent Phillies history, but one steady favorite was Mike Lieberthal, who transformed from a .200 hitting catcher to an All-Star and a fan favorite. I first saw Mike Liberthal play in 1993 in Reading.  He was an up-and-comer, one of the Phillies top prospects.  He caught the other top prospect in the Phillies system, Tyler Green.  As a 12 year-old, I was very excited about the first batch of future-stars I got to see.   We all know that Green would battle injury and have a short career, but Lieberthal would be a solid major league player for many years. Lieberthal got his first break in 1994, the year after the Phillies were National League Champions, thanks to an injury to catcher Darren Daulton.   Thanks to the baseball strike,
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