Jim Salisbury
Minutes after posting a surprise Tweet on Thursday morning announcing his departure from NBC Sports Philadelphia, stories about Jim Salisbury began to flood the social media platform, the majority highlighting his professionalism and sense of humor. 

Salisbury covered the Phillies for 13 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer starting in 1997. He jumped over to what was then Comcast SportsNet in 2009 and has been with the station ever since. 

“The new year brings a chapter, though I am not sure what it will be,” Salisbury said in a message on Twitter. "We had a lot of fun and did a lot of good work along the way." 

Salisbury was an old-school reporter that knew how to work sources. He broke dozens of stories over his time in Philly and won't easily be replaced. He covered three World Series runs, including the 2008 championship and the 2009 loss to the New York Yankees. 

"Jim belongs on the Mt. Rushmore of Phillies writers,” Tweeted former Inquirer columnist and current Star-Ledger reporter Bob Brookover, who worked with Salisbury on the beat for several years. 

It's unclear what NBC Sports Philadelphia will do with Phillies coverage moving forward.
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