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May 7, 2010
This season marks the 60th anniversary of the Whiz Kids' stunning National League pennant. With the death of Robin Roberts yesterday, six players - four of whom played in the 1950 World Series - and a coach are living. C, Stan Lopata, 84 OF, Jackie Mayo, 84 IF, Putsy Caballero, 82 LHP, Curt Simmons, 80 RHP, Bob Miller, 83 RHP, Paul Stuffel, 83 Coach, Maje McDonnell, 89 Simmons and Stuffel did not play in the World Series. Simmons was called into the military and replaced by Jocko Thompson in September.
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October 28, 2009 | by Daily News
The youthful 1950 Phillies were dubbed the "Whiz Kids. " According to Robin Roberts, the name was coined by longtime sports writer Harry Grayson. Grayson spent more than 30 years as the sports editor of the Newspaper Enterprise Association. He retired in 1964. Grayson died after a yearlong bout with cancer in 1968 at age 74. Manager Eddie Sawyer's team was led by centerfielder Richie Ashburn (23); rightfielder Del Ennis (24); third baseman Willie Jones (24); shortstop Granny Hamner (22)
SPORTS
March 31, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Fans got into the action at Citizens Bank Park Saturday afternoon for the Phillies' last exhibition game against the Toronto Blue Jays before the regular season begins Monday. In the stands and in the tailgating lots outside Lincoln Financial Field, buoyed by the sunny weather and the promise of a new season, fans said they were optimistic about the season to come. "I'm kind of upbeat -- I really am," said Doug Henningar, 56, of Northeast Philadelphia, who was at the game with his nephew Gary.
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July 21, 1994 | By Valerie Reed, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Talk to Christa Bain, who has four garden ponds in her back yard, and you'll hear how easy they are to build and maintain. Talk to Bob Miller, who began digging his first one in March, and you'll hear the word headache mentioned quite a few times. Both agree, however, that the garden ponds have added an attractive new look to their back yards. And both are going to share their experiences during the annual garden pond tour scheduled for Sunday and July 31. The tour, which will feature 20 residential back yards, is sponsored by the Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center in Bristol Township and the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation.
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October 27, 2008 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mark Avart, Mark Fishman and Eddie Fishman were proud double-dippers - fans taking in both the Eagles' game against the Atlanta Falcons and the Phillies' World Series game yesterday, a rare moment. "It's one of the greatest weekends in Philadelphia sports," said Mark's wife, Abbe Avart, 54, of Bryn Mawr. "It's heaven. " For a city of long-suffering fans, this weekend was a long time coming. Judging from the scenes in the parking lots and stadiums all around the South Philadelphia sports complex, the die-hards in Eagles jerseys and Phillies caps were going to savor every moment.
NEWS
September 11, 1989 | By Frank Bertucci, Special to The Inquirer
Bensalem quarterback Terrence Williams has this easy job. He takes the snap from center, turns and hands the ball to either Sam Lake or Edmund Robinson. With Friday night's 27-0 victory over West Catholic at Bensalem Memorial Stadium, Lake and Robinson have combined for 564 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. The Owls are 2-0. "Our offensive linemen will kill me if I don't say they're doing a great job," Lake said after gaining 152 yards on 15 carries, rambling 33 yards for one TD and running a screen pass from Williams 24 yards for another score.
SPORTS
January 4, 2008 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News
There were moments last night when Ridley High coach Keith Heinerichs' face was about to turn as green as the uniforms his team was wearing. The Green Raiders were uncharacteristically sloppy on offense, and Heinerichs watched as two big leads were whittled down. But if there is one thing that could carry Ridley to a Central League championship this season, it's defense. When the Green Raiders needed a stop, they got it, helping them to a 48-39 victory over a young and feisty Upper Darby team.
SPORTS
January 22, 2001 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Upper Darby boys' basketball coach Bob Miller had a goal in mind last week, but he didn't share it with his team. The Royals, who have had so many tough games this season, needed to win a game in the fourth quarter, and Miller did not want to put any more pressure on his squad. The silent ploy worked, as Miller saw his team win all three Central League games last week, improving to 7-10 overall and 4-8 in the league. The Royals extended their streak with a 59-57 victory over Springfield on Saturday.
SPORTS
May 30, 1986 | By KEVIN MULLIGAN, Daily News Sports Writer
So you are one of the millions who listened to CBS's Tom Heinsohn last night and thought, "I know I can do that job better than him. " Your problem is twofold. You are not in the Basketball Hall of Fame and you never been able to gain experience in front of a camera. Now is your chance. Bob Miller, the play-by-play voice of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, is bringing one of his highly acclaimed Sportscasters Camps to the East for the first time this summer. The five-day camp, which costs $595, will be held at Princeton University from June 27 to July 1. Veteran broadcasters Mel Allen, WCAU radio's Bill Campbell and New York broadcaster Jim Gordon will join Miller as guest instructors.
NEWS
May 7, 2001 | By Sara Isadora Mancuso INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Before his father cuts the Ford's engine, Bill Miller's feet hit the gravel that borders the bleachers. Without a glance back, he makes his way to the baseball fields, just miles from the high school where he finished his 10 years of special-education classes. With dust, dirt and baselines underfoot, Miller, 46, surveys the black-and-yellow jerseys of the 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds he trains as an assistant coach in the borough Youth League. There is a pitcher to warm up. A player with an eye injury.
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June 21, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stan "Stash" Lopata, 87, the popular Phillies catcher whose distinctive batting crouch was imitated by young Philadelphians in the 1950s, died Saturday of heart disease at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A two-time all-star (1955, 1956), Mr. Lopata still holds the Phillies' season records for catchers in triples (seven) and home runs (32). He hit 116 home runs in 822 games with the Phillies between 1949 and 1958. His most productive season came in 1956, when he batted .267 with 32 homers, 33 doubles, and 95 RBIs.
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June 19, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN A BASEBALL legend like Rogers Hornsby gave a hitter advice, he'd be wise to take it. Stan Lopata, something of a legend himself as a Phillies catcher in the '50s, was having problems at the plate in 1954 when he and outfielder Johnny Wyrostek ran into Hornsby during a road trip. Referring to Lopata, Wyrostek asked Hornsby, "What do you think about this kid?" The Hall of Fame infielder (.358 career batting average, 2,930 hits), said that he had seen Lopata on TV and that he missed the ball too many times.
SPORTS
March 31, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Fans got into the action at Citizens Bank Park Saturday afternoon for the Phillies' last exhibition game against the Toronto Blue Jays before the regular season begins Monday. In the stands and in the tailgating lots outside Lincoln Financial Field, buoyed by the sunny weather and the promise of a new season, fans said they were optimistic about the season to come. "I'm kind of upbeat -- I really am," said Doug Henningar, 56, of Northeast Philadelphia, who was at the game with his nephew Gary.
SPORTS
December 27, 2010
IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN a decade since Upper Darby has started a basketball season 6-0. The Royals were expected to be pretty good this season, but not this good, not this fast. Upper Darby was a very young team, learning a new motion offense, when it went 10-11 in 2009-10. Consequently, the Royals didn't qualify for the District 1 playoffs for the first time in a while. The Royals had five losses by three or fewer points. That's not been the case this year. In fact, the Royals might have been the most exciting team to watch in the first month of the season.
SPORTS
May 7, 2010
This season marks the 60th anniversary of the Whiz Kids' stunning National League pennant. With the death of Robin Roberts yesterday, six players - four of whom played in the 1950 World Series - and a coach are living. C, Stan Lopata, 84 OF, Jackie Mayo, 84 IF, Putsy Caballero, 82 LHP, Curt Simmons, 80 RHP, Bob Miller, 83 RHP, Paul Stuffel, 83 Coach, Maje McDonnell, 89 Simmons and Stuffel did not play in the World Series. Simmons was called into the military and replaced by Jocko Thompson in September.
SPORTS
October 28, 2009 | by Daily News
The youthful 1950 Phillies were dubbed the "Whiz Kids. " According to Robin Roberts, the name was coined by longtime sports writer Harry Grayson. Grayson spent more than 30 years as the sports editor of the Newspaper Enterprise Association. He retired in 1964. Grayson died after a yearlong bout with cancer in 1968 at age 74. Manager Eddie Sawyer's team was led by centerfielder Richie Ashburn (23); rightfielder Del Ennis (24); third baseman Willie Jones (24); shortstop Granny Hamner (22)
NEWS
October 27, 2008 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mark Avart, Mark Fishman and Eddie Fishman were proud double-dippers - fans taking in both the Eagles' game against the Atlanta Falcons and the Phillies' World Series game yesterday, a rare moment. "It's one of the greatest weekends in Philadelphia sports," said Mark's wife, Abbe Avart, 54, of Bryn Mawr. "It's heaven. " For a city of long-suffering fans, this weekend was a long time coming. Judging from the scenes in the parking lots and stadiums all around the South Philadelphia sports complex, the die-hards in Eagles jerseys and Phillies caps were going to savor every moment.
SPORTS
January 4, 2008 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News
There were moments last night when Ridley High coach Keith Heinerichs' face was about to turn as green as the uniforms his team was wearing. The Green Raiders were uncharacteristically sloppy on offense, and Heinerichs watched as two big leads were whittled down. But if there is one thing that could carry Ridley to a Central League championship this season, it's defense. When the Green Raiders needed a stop, they got it, helping them to a 48-39 victory over a young and feisty Upper Darby team.
SPORTS
November 30, 2007 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
SPOTLIGHT Lower Merion counting on duo Not long ago, folks marveled over Greg Robbins and Carl Johnson's potential. This season, Lower Merion coach Gregg Downer hopes fans - and opponents - will be astonished by their improvement. Robbins and Johnson are keys to what the Aces expect to be a very successful campaign. Robbins, a 6-foot-5 junior swingman, is regarded as one of the state's top players. He averaged 14 points last season en route to all-Southeastern Pennsylvania second-team honors by The Inquirer.
SPORTS
January 20, 2007 | By ROB PARENT For the Daily News
SEEING THE FLIP of a notebook in front of him, Damone Armstead snapped shut his flip phone with a fast, "Gotta go, baby. I'll call you back. " The girlfriend had to wait. There's business to be done, and there isn't much time to do it. "I've got to make it," said Armstead, a first-year starter at Upper Darby. "My father and uncle played sports, but they didn't make it. I'm the last one. Hopefully, I can get into college and play. That's just what I have to do. " Although he was a bit of a latecomer to this game of making a name for himself on the court, Armstead has made steady progress this senior season, while adding stability to the Royals' run-and-risk attack.
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