October 7, 1993 |
Jim Lefebvre, after leading the Chicago Cubs to only their third winning season since 1972, was fired yesterday by general manager Larry Himes. "Jim has done a lot of what we hoped he would do and has started us in the right direction. However, I think more could have been accomplished considering some of the individual performances this year," Himes said in a statement. Himes met with Lefebvre near Phoenix the last two days. In Lefebvre's second year on the job, the Cubs had a strong stretch run and finished 84-78, fourth in the NL East, 13 games behind the division-winning Phillies.
June 19, 1992 |
All-Star second baseman Ryne Sandberg, one of baseball's highest-paid players, will be in town this weekend when the Phillies meet the Chicago Cubs at Veterans Stadium. Sandberg, who was in the last year of his contract, signed a four-year, $28.4 million extension before the season. In addition to Sandberg, the Cubs feature first baseman Mark Grace and outfielder Andre Dawson, and their pitching includes two ex-Phillies: Bob Scanlon and Chuck McElroy. Game time tonight is 7:35; Saturday, "Camera Night," 7:05; and Sunday, "Nostalgia Day," 1:35 p.m. Fans are invited to bring their cameras and come out early for Saturday's game.
May 29, 2016
The Phillies' game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field was stopped because of rain in the top of the seventh inning. The Cubs were leading 6-1 when play was halted.
April 14, 2015 |
Ryan Howard struck out four times in a game for the 26th time in his career Sunday Here's a look at his four-strikeout games: 5-23-06 : at N.Y. Mets, 0 for 4 with two walks and an RBI 7-2-06 : at Toronto, 1 for 6 with HR and RBI 8-14-06 : N.Y. Mets, 1 for 5 8-21-06 : at Chicago Cubs, 0 for 5 5-3-07 : at San Francisco, 0 for 5 with a walk 6-10-07 : at Kansas City, 1 for 5 with a HR and two RBIs 6-26-07 : Cincinnati, 1...
July 27, 2015 |
CHICAGO - The moment Pat Gillick and Ruben Amaro Jr. opted against an offseason trade of Cole Hamels, this coming week was all but sealed as the most important of the Phillies' 2015 season. Now it's here, and it comes fresh off Hamels' first career no-hitter. The ace's future with his longtime team hangs in the balance, as the front office triumvirate of team president Gillick, general manager Amaro, and incoming president Andy MacPhail weigh a potentially franchise-altering decision.
December 30, 1993 |
Augie Galan, 81, a switch-hitting outfielder who played 16 seasons in the major leagues, died Tuesday. Mr. Galan, who died at North Bay Medical Center of an aneurysm, set a major-league record in 1935 with the Chicago Cubs when he played in every game without hitting into a double play. He stole 23 bases in 24 attempts in the same year that saw the Cubs capture the pennant. He also played with the Philadelphia A's, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants. He later managed the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League.
July 10, 2014 |
The challenge records for major-league teams through Monday's games: Challenges/Overturned Pct. St. Louis 13/11 85 Cincinnati 11/9 82 Miami 16/13 81 N.Y. Yankees 16/12 75 Kansas City 24/17 71 Toronto 29/20 69 Tampa Bay 29/19 66 L.A. Dodgers 20/13 65 Houston 16/10 63 N.Y. Mets 16/10 63 Texas 17/10 59 Milwaukee 12/7 58 Cleveland 19/10 53 Seattle 15/8 53 Arizona 18/9 50 Oakland 14/7...
August 19, 2014 |
MATT SZCZUR, a former baseball and football standout at Villanova, was called up to the Chicago Cubs yesterday. In the game against the Mets, Szczur entered as a pinch-runner in the eighth and remained in the game playing rightfield. He grounded into a fielder's choice in his only at-bat of the Cubs' 2-1 win. Szczur was promoted from the Cubs' Triple A farm team in Iowa, where he was batting .261 with 30 stolen basesand 52 runs scored in 116 games. He is in his fourth full season and fifth overall as a pro after being drafted in the fifth round in 2010 by the Cubs.
October 17, 2015 |
NEW YORK - As Matt Harvey prepares to start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, the innings limit fiasco of last month appears far from everyone's minds. The New York Mets ace even lobbied manager Terry Collins to make him available to pitch out of the bullpen in Thursday's decisive division series Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Between the regular season and his Game 3 start against the Dodgers, Harvey has logged 1941/3 innings in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.
September 15, 2011
The Phillies will open the 2012 regular season at Pittsburgh on Thursday, April 5 and close in Washington on Oct. 3, according to the tentative schedule released yesterday. The home opener will take place on Monday, April 9 at 1:05 p.m. against the newly named Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies host the Washington Nationals for their final regular-season home series on Sept. 25-27. In interleague play, the Phillies host Boston (May 18-20) and Tampa (June 22-24)