May 23, 1986 |
IN A PREGAME MEMORIAL ceremony, Bud Bergan holds a banner symbolizing the No. 11 baseball uniform that is being retired by the Folcroft Boys Club of Delaware County in memory of his son, Kenny, who died of leukemia in December at the age of 16. Kenny, who was a student at St. James High School, wore No. 11 as a player on last year's team.
June 23, 1988 |
Christopher Fogelsanger was a lanky, dark-haired dreamer whose future lay in the arts, maybe journalism. At 12, his aspirations reflected the child he was: to play the next ballgame and have a lot of friends. Christopher was buried in his baseball uniform yesterday. Christopher's bloody, bruised body was found on the corner of Old York Road and Godfrey Avenue in Oak Lane, a short distance from a North 16th Street house where, according to police, the boy was brutalized for up to three days after his disappearance June 15. Jason Reed, 16, is charged with the murder.
September 15, 2000 |
John Thomas "Doc" La Via Jr., 61, of Moorestown, a former English teacher at Moorestown Friends School, died of a heart attack on Saturday while bird watching with his two sons on Alaska's Attu Island. "My father died while doing what he loved to do best, and that was bird watching," said his daughter, Wendy La Via Archer. A native of Elizabeth, Mr. La Via had taught English for the last 11 years at Moorestown Friends until his retirement in June. Previously he had taught at St. Mary's Hall/Doane Academy in Burlington City.
July 12, 1992 |
The Atlanta Falcons, trying desperately to coax Deion Sanders out of his baseball uniform and into shorts for the start of training camp, have extended the deadline of their $800,000 bonus offer to Aug. 1. The Falcons, who lost safety Brian Jordan when he signed a multimillion dollar, baseball-only contract with the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this summer, apparently fear that Sanders will opt to stay with the Atlanta Braves as long as...
September 1, 1998 |
After yet another morning of media frenzy, which included appearances on Good Morning America and Good Day, New York, 12-year-old Gabe Gardner went to a sporting goods store to shop for school clothes and sneakers. But Gardner, one of the Toms River 12 that captured the Little League World Series on Saturday, opted not to change out of his baseball uniform, and, as he walked through the parking lot of the Brick, N.J., store, he was mobbed by children and adults asking for his autograph.
March 28, 1997 |
Nothing appears odd or different about Andy Rinius, a junior at William Tennent High, when he's in his baseball uniform. When he takes his position behind home plate, he looks like any other catcher, donning shin pads, chest protector, mask. Until he puts the catcher's mitt on his right hand. Rinius is that rarest of baseball players, the lefthanded catcher. He doesn't think it's so strange, since he's always been lefthanded and a catcher, but he knows others consider him unusual.
October 22, 2014 |
IN THE AFTERMATH of the controversial penalty call Saturday night that cost Notre Dame a victory over Florida State, Irish coach Brian Kelly said indignantly that "We don't coach illegal plays" and that "Florida State blew the coverage and got rewarded for it. " Whether you are with him or against him, the play in question raises another yellow flag that could doom the Irish's second chance at this bowl playoff thing. His players are terrible actors. All C.J. Prosise or Will Fuller had to do on that play was to pretend he was trying to catch the ball.
April 7, 2013 |
Jeremy Lopez is a little guy with big dreams: He can imagine himself playing shortstop for the New York Mets or pitching for the Boston Red Sox. Lopez also is a young man with an older man's wisdom: He knows that he'll never play in the major leagues and that education is his path to a better future. The Pennsauken Tech senior might not be a great baseball player, but he's a great example to his schoolmates, his teammates, and everybody else in South Jersey sports. He's a 5-foot-1, 110-pounder who breaks up fights.
April 15, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT, Md. - The memorial tribute is at the high school field where Nick Adenhart played. It starts with a small bouquet of flowers woven into the chain-link fence near the backstop, and then another, and then a white wooden cross stabbed into the sodden earth. It is how they all start, so bravely, so sadly. It is how the Harry Kalas memorial began Monday outside of Citizens Bank Park. Adenhart, the 22-year-old pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, was killed along with two others last week by an alleged drunk driver.
May 10, 2013 |
Lee Ware's teams at Woodstown have hit a few three-run home runs and generated some big innings. It has been 40 years, after all. But a typical Woodstown victory under the dean of South Jersey baseball coaches - as well as the area's soon-to-be all-time leader in baseball victories - involves more subtle aspects of the sport. Take Wednesday's 2-1 victory over Glassboro. In the 925th game of Ware's career, Woodstown scored both runs on suicide-squeeze bunts, including the game-winner in the bottom of the 10th inning.