By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Chase Utley and Jim Thome. Two of the most beloved and accomplished players to ever play for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Related: Chase Utley Admits He Likes Getting Hit By Pitches

Utley, who is eight years younger than Thome, grew up idolizing him.

On Tuesday, Utley posted a photo of himself with the Thome Statue outside of Progressive Field in Cleveland where the Dodgers are playing.

Utley, 38, is hitting .250/.356/.426 with four homers and 18 RBI’s this season with the Dodgers.

Watch & Listen LIVE