Today Is The 30th Anniversary Of Mike Schmidt’s 500th HR

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — April 18th, 1987.

One of the most iconic moments in Philadelphia sports history took place on that date, exactly 30 years ago today, at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium.

Mike Schmidt’s 500th home run.

With the Phils trailing 6-5 in the 9th inning with two outs, Schmidt blasted one into left field to give the Phils an 8-6 victory. Here’s Harry Kalas’ legendary call of the iconic moment.


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News, Politics and Entertainment with The Chris Stigall Show | April 18

Chris discussed Vice-President Mike Pence’s trip to the Korean DMZ, today’s special election in Georgia and the cost for Philadelphia to host the NFL Draft. He spoke with author Christy Wright about her book, ‘Business Boutique.’

6:00 There is a special congressional election in Georgia today.

6:18 Vice President Mike Pence visited the DMZ in Korea after the North’s failed missile launch.

6:35 What’s Trending: Alex Jones, Lady Gaga, Carter Wilkerson, Kate Upton, Robert Pope

6:50 CBS Philly: Is the cost of the NFL Draft worth it?

7:01 Carson Wentz really likes Philadelphia.

7:20 Chris talks with author Christy Wright about her new book, Business Boutique.

7:38 The Facebook killer was not in Fairmount Park yesterday.

7:39 The family of the man killed is offering forgiveness.

7:50 An ostrich escaped after a fire in Chester County.

8:00 The Museum of the American Revolution officially opens tomorrow.

8:18 The White House Easter Egg roll was yesterday.

8:24 Work on a steel net to prevent suicides in San Francisco is underway.

8:35 What’s Trending: Saturday Night Live, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Coming to America, The Last Jedi, Fried grasshoppers

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Restaurants Offering Freebies For Tax Day

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Today is Tax Day, but that doesn’t mean it has to be stressful.

Once you are done filing, you can treat yourself to a ton of freebies.

Cinnabon is offering free Cinnabon bites at select stores.

McDonald’s has a variety of freebies from free coffee, to quarter-pounders for as cheap at a penny.

Hooters is offering free food for kids 12 and younger with the purchase of a regular meal.

The offers vary by location, so it’s best to call ahead.

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Howard Eskin: ‘I Am Seriously Considering A Run’ For Mayor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Howard Eskin, the 100th Mayor of Philadelphia. How does that sound?

“True. Yes, absolutely,” Eskin said when asked if he’s considering a run for mayor on Tuesday’s 94WIP Morning Show. “Here’s the issue in today’s world — people don’t want politicians anymore. People don’t want people that have to pay back people in politics. People don’t trust politicians anymore. And I’m not a politician and that’s what it comes down to. I want to make Philadelphia great again.


“I am seriously considering a run.”

Listen: Howard Eskin on the 94WIP Morning Show


Eskin, 65, flirted with the idea during the 2015 election, but Jim Kenney won. Eskin has attacked Kenney, most recently, for his sugar tax.

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Eskin doesn’t currently live in the confines of Philadelphia, as pointed out by 94WIP Morning Show co-host Al Morganti.

“All I need is a mailbox, Al,” Eskin joked.

“Here’s what I want. I don’t look at the negatives, I look at the positives,” Eskin continued. “They need somebody that cares about them. That’s all. That’s what I’m looking to do. People need someone to care about them. Not about themselves, not about their ego, about them. And I care about the people. I don’t owe any favors to anybody, I don’t owe anything to anybody and that’s what it comes down to.

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“Philadelphia needs somebody like that to — honestly — to make Philadelphia great again.”


Angelo Cataldi admitted he would simply enjoy the entertainment factor of Eskin’s run for mayor.

“Howard, please do it because the entertainment of you running for mayor would be through the roof. It would be phenomenal Howard, please.”

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Philly Will Drop $500K On NFL Draft. Is It Worth It?

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–Do major events hosted by Philadelphia actually help out the city’s economy? That’s the question many are wondering as we’re less than one week away from the NFL Draft.

“Events like the DNC [are events which] every city would love to have those because you’re on display for a week,” said James Cuorato, the President and CEO of the Independence Visitor’s Center.

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“I mean the exposure we will get really all over North America is just amazing. You almost can’t put a price tag on that,” he continued.

Most people we spoke with around Independence Mall say they were visiting Philadelphia for its history and food.

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“I ate a Philly cheesesteak,” said one visitor from Japan.

“It was really good.”

City officials estimate hosting the NFL Draft will cost $25 million dollars. The city will pay $500,000 and the rest will be split between the NFL and private donors.

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“It’s great for the city. It’s great for the economy and it’s great for the hospitality industry,” said Cuorato.

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Man Accused of Shooting 13-Year-old Arrested In Florida

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (CBS)—Police in Florida have arrested a man accused of shooting a 13-year-old in Berks County last week.

Authorities in Brevard County, Florida confirm, 19-year old Matthew Hale was apprehended late Sunday.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Hale was arrested on various drug charges.

Last Friday, police responded to a shooting at a home located on Stauffer Road in Berks County.

Police say the 13-year-old boy and two friends were in his bedroom when the suspect, 19-year-old Matthew Hale, pulled up into the driveway.

At some point during the incident, police say Hale opened fire injuring the boy. He was taken to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Hale is being held on $3,000 bond in Florida.

He is facing attempted murder charges back in Pennsylvania.



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Philly Company Brings Live Bees To Boardroom To Raise Awareness

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–To commemorate what is internationally known as “Earth Week,” a Philadelphia-based company had a unique idea to educate people about bees.

Forest products company “SCA” invited bees–yes, live bees–into its boardroom Monday for a presentation on the important role that these pollinators play in the environment.

Suzanne Matlock, of the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, gave the talk and brought a hive of buzzing bees with her.


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