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Phillies’ Victorino lays a foundation

Like the Phillies’ record and current standing in the National League East, the old building across from Simon Gratz High School is in need of repair.

Shane Victorino is going to make sure the building is renovated. The Phillies centerfielder spent part of his day off Monday visiting the Nicetown Boys and Girls Club and assured the children that the decaying building, as well as the field and basketball courts on the other side of 18th Street, would receive an expensive makeover.

Victorino and his pregnant wife, Melissa, will donate the money needed for the renovation as part of their work with the Shane Victorino Foundation.

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