August 27, 2012 |
ROGER CLEMENS, at age 50, made a successful return to the mound on Saturday pitching for a minor league team in Texas. Clemens pitched for the Sugar Land Skeeters, who will be at Campbell's Field on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to play the Riversharks in an independent Atlantic League game. It is unknown if Clemens will accompany the team to pitch in Camden. Clemens, who last pitched for the Yankees in 2007, threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the Bridgeport Bluefish. He struck out two and allowed one hit. He threw 37 pitches.
July 12, 2012 |
Baseball enthusiasts are expected to flood Camden on Wednesday for the Atlantic League All-Star Game and related festivities. A block party, featuring food vendors, a moonbounce and a DJ, will start off the events at 2 p.m. in front of the Campbell's Field entrance on Penn Street. Traffic is expected to be affected only in the immediate Penn Street area near Rutgers-Camden, said Riversharks spokesman Jake Levy. Once the gates open at 4 p.m., former Eagles quarterback and ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski and former Phillies manager and MLB Network analyst Larry Bowa will co-captain the "Legends v. Champions" celebrity softball game, featuring players from the 1980 and 2008 Phillies World Series Championship teams and other Philadelphia-area athletes.
July 10, 2011 |
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Vance Worley pitched six scoreless innings and centerfielder Rich Thompson chipped in with three hits and two RBIs as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs defeated the Syracuse Chiefs, 6-0, in an Eastern League game Saturday night. Worley struck out three, walked none, and surrendered just three hits. Reading 6, Trenton 4 READING, Pa. - The Phillies scored twice in the seventh and added an insurance run in the eighth to pull away from the Thunder in an Eastern League game.
June 17, 2011 |
PAWTUCKET, R.I. - The Pawtucket Red Sox' Lars Anderson scored with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning on a Ryan Lavarnway single to beat the visiting Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 6-5, in International League action at McCoy Stadium. Harrisburg 3, Trenton 2 TRENTON - The Senators used a seventh inning, two-run double from Josh Johnson to take the lead and the game from their Eastern League rival Thunder. Dunedin 5, Clearwater 3 DUNEDIN, Fla. - Threshers righthander Joseph Esposito gave up four runs in four innings as the host Blue Jays got by the Threshers in Florida State League action.
June 8, 2011 |
READING - Derrick Mitchell slugged a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Reading Phillies a 4-2 victory over the Trenton Thunder in the Eastern League on Tuesday. Mitchell also started the game-tying, two-run rally in the seventh with a double. He scored on Terry Evans' sacrifice fly, and Tuffy Gosewisch tied the score with an RBI single later in the frame. Trenton got a run in the first on Raymond Kruml's double and a sacrifice fly. The Thunder made it 2-0 in the fourth on Cody Johnson's 11th home run. Durham 9, Lehigh Valley 1 ALLENTOWN - Brian Baker allowed only three hits in six innings to lead the Bulls past the IronPigs in the International League.
May 16, 2011 |
IT IS A MISTY Sunday morning at Campbell's Field, where the last hopes of professional baseball linger like the morning fog. Down the Delaware River, one bridge and two quick train stops away, Pedro Feliz was king. Just three seasons ago, his bat won the Phillies a World Series. It was Feliz who, in Game 5 of the 2008 World Series, delivered the game-winning, groundball single up the middle in the seventh inning off Chad Bradford. The hit scored Eric Bruntlett from third base and gave the Phillies a 4-3 lead, which, famously, the bullpen preserved.
May 7, 2011 |
Mark Ori and Val Majewski combined for seven RBIs to help the York Revolution pound the host Camden Riversharks, 12-6, Friday at Campbell's Field in the first game of a day-night doubleheader in the Atlantic League. In the second game, York's Shaun Garceau and four other pitchers held the Riversharks to two runs on six hits in topping Camden, 4-2. Reading 7, Harrisburg 4 HARRISBURG - Tuffy Gosewich's two-run double highlighted a five-run fifth and Austin Hyatt (4-1)
September 20, 2010 |
CAMDEN - The Riversharks went out a winner in their last game of the season, beating their Atlantic League rival Newark Bears, 8-4, Sunday at Campbell's Field. They did it behind solid pitching from Ben Davis, who went six innings without giving up a run to improve his record to 5-11. The bulk of the scoring came from rightfielder Richie Robnett, who was 3 for 4 with three RBIs, and third baseman Chris Malec, who had three hits and two RBIs. Camden finished with a 62-77 record, last in the Liberty Division.
September 2, 2010 |
Saturday could see the Delaware riverfront packed as a non-alcoholic energy drink hosts a free event whose competitors appear to have quaffed much stronger stuff. It's Red Bull's Flugtag, in which 32 teams with human-powered flying machines will launch off a 30-foot logo-plastered platform at the Camden waterfront out over - and into - the Delaware River. The Flugtag, which means "flying day" in German, runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., potentially luring thousands of spectators, judging from photographs of crowds on riverbanks and in boats in other cities.
April 25, 2010 |
There will be bottomless popcorn, fireworks, and, as always, that stunning view of the Philadelphia skyline. The Riversharks have a lot to celebrate Friday at Campbell's Field, when they hold their 10th-season home opener, with former Phillies outfielder Von Hayes as team manager. The minor-league club has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities and provided up to 100 jobs a season. The park is a boon to families, beautiful and inexpensive to attend. "To me, it looks as good today as it did 10 years ago," said Tom Corcoran, who was president of the Cooper's Ferry Development Association, a partner in the project, when Campbell's Field was built.