May 23, 1995 |
Jamie Cannon has the uniform number, the lefthanded stance, many of the mannerisms and all of the dogged determination. Unfortunately, also like Lenny Dykstra, Cannon has experienced a harrowing automobile accident. It happened last December on Terrace Street, in Roxborough, when Cannon, a senior leftfielder at Roxborough High, was driving the Suzuki Sidekick he had earned making deliveries for Fiesta Pizza, on Henry Avenue. A commotion in the car caused Cannon to lose control.
February 13, 1986 |
At first glance, it looked like Bowling for Dollars, people flitting about the Thunderbird Bowling Lanes in Willow Grove Sunday, urging their friends to bowl for high scores. But profit was not the motive. The bowlers were raising money for a good cause: helping to find a cure for a child-killing disease. The three-hour bowl-a-thon raised money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. CF, a genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestion, is the number one killer of children and young adults in the United States.
February 17, 2009 |
John Martin Seabrook, 91, scion of the behemoth Cumberland County farm bearing his family's name and a successful international businessman and philanthropist who donated the largest farmland preserve in New Jersey's history, died of heart failure Wednesday at home in Aiken, S.C. Mr. Seabrook's interest in New Jersey agriculture started at age 9 when he worked in the vegetable fields on the farm started by his father, C.F., and his grandfather....
October 23, 2008
The Phillies are ranked 20th while the Tampa Bay Rays are third on Bill James' list of the top young players in baseball. Individually, only World Series Game 1 starter Cole Hamels makes James' top 25 list at No. 13. 1. Prince Fielder, Milwaukee, 1B, 24. 2. Hanley Ramirez, Florida, SS, 24. 3. Tim Lincecum, San Francisco, P, 24. 4. David Wright, Mets 3B, 25 5. Ryan Braun, Milwaukee LF, 24 6. Dustin Pedroia, Boston,...
May 9, 2004 |
They have been best buddies since kindergarten. And in that year, Charlie Clarke and Matthew Smart, both 7, have traveled some rocky roads together. Soon after the two settled into a comfortable friendship and discovered that they had a lot in common - baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer - Charlie was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. The disease has rocked Charlie's foundation and put him on a daily regimen that many young boys might find intolerable. But he has adapted with the help of family and friends, especially Matthew, who wants to ease his best friend's pain and help find a quick cure for the disease.
February 20, 1989 |
Services were to be held this morning for Warren J. Moore, a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service, who died last Monday. He was 68 and lived in West Philadelphia. Moore worked for the postal service in maintenance from 1952 until he retired in 1983. He came to Philadelphia shortly after graduating from Dorchester Academy Industrial High School in McIntosh, Ga. After serving in the Army during World War II, he was employed in the steel industry here. In 1952, Moore moved to Hartford, Conn.
September 2, 1989 |
A little more than two years ago, I stood at my friend's bedside and urged her to hang on. Medical researchers were about to find the gene causing cystic fibrosis, I told her - maybe in just a couple of years. After all, they had isolated the chromosome. But Nellie shook her head. She knew she wouldn't make it - and she didn't. Now she's missing the fanfare, as are countless others. I didn't realize when I first was diagnosed that cystic fibrosis killed people. I was only 4 years old. Last week, I read a report that the gene had been isolated.
May 30, 2011
Athletics 6, Orioles 4 OAKLAND, Calif. - Josh Willingham hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth inning as Oakland beat Baltimore to complete its first three-game sweep this season. Kevin Kouzmanoff had two hits for Oakland, which extended its longest winning streak to four games. The Orioles, meanwhile, dropped their third straight on the road. Baltimore 000 040 000 – 4 7 0 Oakland 100 041 00x – 6 10 0 Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Pie lf-cf 4 1 1 1 0 0 .250 a-R.Adams ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 Ad.Jones cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 Reimold lf 1 0 0 1 1 0 .368 Markakis rf 4 0 0 1 0 0 .249 Guerrero dh 4 0 1 1 0 0 .300 Wieters c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .271 Scott 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .232 Hardy ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 .247 Mar.Reynolds 3b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .196 Andino 2b 2 1 1 0 1 0 .274 Totals 33 4 7 4 3 2 Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Crisp cf 3 1 1 0 2 0 .273 ...
May 24, 2011 |
HOUSTON - Hunter Pence's two-out, RBI single in the ninth inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. The Astros trailed, 3-1, entering the ninth inning before Michael Bourn tied it with his two-out, full-count double down the right-field line that scored two against Kenley Jansen (1-1), the hard-throwing rookie who is the latest pitcher the Dodgers have given a shot to close games. Bill Hall started the rally with a one-out single and Angel Sanchez walked with two outs.