By Mike DeNardo

by Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As the Phillies report to Spring Training, the team is also assembling its roster of ballgirls for the 2017 season.

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Yes, you need to be athletic and know fair from foul, but there’s more to being a Phillies ballgirl, says Michele DeVicaris, the Phillies Director of Community and Charity Events.

“They do a lot in our community. So we’re always looking for young women who are very outgoing, very personable, and have an easy time interacting with fans of all ages,” said DeVicaris.

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13 ballgirls are returning from last year, and the Phils are looking for about seven more for this season.

Teresa Leyden, who now works in the Phils’ front office, was a ballgirl in ’07 and the championship year of ’08. She says a successful ballgirl avoids appearing on highlight reels.

“As long as you are not an impact or a part of the game, you’re doing your job. So I actually came out of those two years unscathed. And I am very proud of that!” she said.

Potential ballgirls should send a resume and two-minute video of their softball skills to the Phillies by March 1st.

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Visit the Phillies Ballgirls site for more information.