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November 5, 2012
ON HALLOWEEN, the Reading Phillies, the Double A affiliate of the Phillies' major league franchise, announced they were undergoing a rebranding process. The first phase was announced Sunday and it wasn't a minor change. The Reading Phillies will no longer be called the Reading Phillies. As a part of the team's makeover, the Reading Phillies, also known as the "R-Phils," will unveil a new name, logo and jersey on Nov. 17 at FirstEnergy Stadium. It's a drastic chance for an organization that holds the longest relationship with a major league franchise in baseball.
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May 21, 1996 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lenny Dykstra is hurt. Lee Tinsley, the man the Phillies acquired as an insurance policy on their injury-plagued centerfielder, is ready to rejoin the team after suffering an injury of his own. If two plus two equals four, the Phillies will place Dykstra on the disabled list today to make room for Tinsley. Of course, in these matters, the math isn't always quite that simple. Although his monthlong struggle at the plate indicates that his chronic back condition has flared up, Dykstra has publicly said he has been troubled mainly by the rib-cage muscle he pulled during batting practice Thursday.
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October 15, 2003 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mike Schmidt has done a lot of things since he retired from baseball in 1989. He has fished. He has golfed. He has traveled. Did we mention he has golfed? But Schmidt said yesterday that he was a novice at all those things. Baseball is what he is best at, and that is why the Hall of Fame third baseman has decided to manage the single-A Clearwater Phillies next season. The Phillies made the announcement about Schmidt and their minor-league coaching staffs yesterday. "I want the opportunity to find out if managing is in my blood," said Schmidt, who spent his 18-year major-league career with the Phillies.
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July 24, 1996 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
By the time the Clearwater Phillies' game against Lakeland started last night at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium, Mitch Williams already had packed his bags and checked out of the hotel where he'd been staying since his Wild comeback attempt began just over two weeks ago. Williams, who was scheduled to pitch one inning, apparently planned to hop into his truck and begin driving toward his improbable dream after his work for the night was done....
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July 6, 1996 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
OK, say it with a straight face. C'mon, you can do it. Mitch Williams may be coming back to the Phillies. C'mon! This is not a joke. The Wild Thing, old number 99, sweatband, full counts and all, is getting another chance - with the Clearwater Phillies for starters. The chances of him actually making it back to the Philadelphia Phillies are about as likely as an umpire deciding Joe Carter's homer was foul after all. There, feel better? "You're talking make-believe," manager Jim Fregosi said when asked if he thought Williams would ever return to the Phillies.
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May 3, 1996 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It is the one thing Broadway and baseball have in common. Sometimes, you have to change the scenery. The Phillies will provide a new costume - er, uniform - for J. R. Phillips, the first baseman they obtained yesterday from the San Francisco Giants. Once considered a young Will Clark, Phillips was picked up in exchange for future considerations, which could take the form of a player or cash. Phillips, 26, is a lefthanded hitter. He hit 27 home runs at triple-A Phoenix in 1993 and again in '94. But Phillips has struggled in the big leagues.
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June 25, 1996 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With the possibility of Darren Daulton's returning as a first baseman - even after Daulton's apparent setback last night - the Phillies' four-game series here looms large for Gregg Jefferies. It got off to a rough start. Jefferies went 0 for 3 with a walk last night against the Reds, and his average fell to .176. The switch-hitting first baseman ended an 0-for-28 skid Sunday with an infield single. His left thumb, recovering from surgery to repair a torn ligament, is still sore.
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June 25, 1996 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Manager Jim Fregosi suggested over the weekend that, by the time the Phillies' four-games-in-three-days series at Riverfront Stadium concludes tomorrow night, the team would have a much better idea of how badly Gregg Jefferies's thumb was affecting his swing. The Phillies formally announced yesterday that Darren Daulton would begin his rehab assignment, playing first base, for the Clearwater Phillies. It doesn't take Oliver Stone to spot the connection here. Daulton, pulling rank, has let it be known that he will play at first base or not at all. Jefferies, who signed a four-year, $20 million contract to play leftfield, clearly prefers first base.
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December 17, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Texas Rangers signed closer John Wetteland, the most valuable player of the 1996 World Series, to a four-year, $23 million contract yesterday. Wetteland, who made $4 million last season with the New York Yankees, spent two seasons with that team. He turned down a $4.6 million player option after the Yankees' World Series victory over the Atlanta Braves and became a free agent. Adding Wetteland immediately bolstered the Rangers' bullpen, a problem that contributed to the early playoff exit of the American League West Division champions.
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April 23, 1996 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
The rumor first surfaced late in spring training. The New York Yankees were looking for a second baseman and were interested in Mickey Morandini. The possibility was shot down, quickly and decisively. According to sources, however, the Yankees have not given up. General manager Bob Watson has called at least twice in recent days to ask about Morandini. Phillies general manager Lee Thomas confirmed that much of the story. "We had a chitchat," Thomas said. "He said he was still in the market for a second baseman.
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November 5, 2012
ON HALLOWEEN, the Reading Phillies, the Double A affiliate of the Phillies' major league franchise, announced they were undergoing a rebranding process. The first phase was announced Sunday and it wasn't a minor change. The Reading Phillies will no longer be called the Reading Phillies. As a part of the team's makeover, the Reading Phillies, also known as the "R-Phils," will unveil a new name, logo and jersey on Nov. 17 at FirstEnergy Stadium. It's a drastic chance for an organization that holds the longest relationship with a major league franchise in baseball.
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February 11, 2011
CLEARWATER, Fla. - On a chilly mid-February day in 1967, the Phillies beat writer and his family headed west on the Courtney Campbell Causeway across Tampa Bay for his first of 44 Phillies spring-training assignments. Had I used the Howard Frankland Bridge - the "Car Strangled Spanner" as it was known then - I would have hit Gulf Boulevard just a half-block from our Indian Rocks Beach destination. But how could I have known that? Phillies traveling secretary Charlie Meister gave me the address where the Conlins would share a duplex bungalow with centerfielder Tony Gonzalez and his wife, Rosario.
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February 28, 2006 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mike Schmidt promises it's not a Jose Canseco tell-all. He also promises it's interesting enough to buy. Schmidt, the Hall of Fame third baseman who spent his entire career with the Phillies, arrived at Bright House Networks Field yesterday to work as a special instructor the next two weeks. He also arrived as an author. His book Clearing the Bases: Juiced Players, Monster Salaries, Sham Records and a Hall of Famer's Search for the Soul of Baseball is scheduled to be released March 14. "I go right up to the line a little bit," Schmidt said, referring to the controversy Canseco's book stirred.
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October 15, 2003 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mike Schmidt has done a lot of things since he retired from baseball in 1989. He has fished. He has golfed. He has traveled. Did we mention he has golfed? But Schmidt said yesterday that he was a novice at all those things. Baseball is what he is best at, and that is why the Hall of Fame third baseman has decided to manage the single-A Clearwater Phillies next season. The Phillies made the announcement about Schmidt and their minor-league coaching staffs yesterday. "I want the opportunity to find out if managing is in my blood," said Schmidt, who spent his 18-year major-league career with the Phillies.
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April 21, 2000 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Sitting in the press box at Turner Field, Phillies assistant general manager Ruben Amaro received periodic updates on the Clearwater Phillies game from St. Petersburg, Fla. At the other end of the cell-phone conversation was general manager Ed Wade, calling from Al Lang Field, where he eyeballed Curt Schilling's latest rehab start. When the final call came, Amaro was all smiles and the final steps for Schilling's return to the rotation were set in place. The righthander pitched eight innings against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' Class A farm team.
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August 24, 1999 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
In their four previous games, the Phillies had played a total of 39 innings. The bullpen had pitched 20 of them. And that, as much as anything, explains why righthander Joe Grahe's contract was purchased from Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre yesterday. "We've got some guys who shouldn't even pick up a ball," manager Terry Francona said before the Phillies' 7-6 loss to the Padres last night at Veterans Stadium. "We have to be cognizant of that. It wouldn't be fair to them.
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December 17, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Texas Rangers signed closer John Wetteland, the most valuable player of the 1996 World Series, to a four-year, $23 million contract yesterday. Wetteland, who made $4 million last season with the New York Yankees, spent two seasons with that team. He turned down a $4.6 million player option after the Yankees' World Series victory over the Atlanta Braves and became a free agent. Adding Wetteland immediately bolstered the Rangers' bullpen, a problem that contributed to the early playoff exit of the American League West Division champions.
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July 24, 1996 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
By the time the Clearwater Phillies' game against Lakeland started last night at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium, Mitch Williams already had packed his bags and checked out of the hotel where he'd been staying since his Wild comeback attempt began just over two weeks ago. Williams, who was scheduled to pitch one inning, apparently planned to hop into his truck and begin driving toward his improbable dream after his work for the night was done....
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July 6, 1996 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
OK, say it with a straight face. C'mon, you can do it. Mitch Williams may be coming back to the Phillies. C'mon! This is not a joke. The Wild Thing, old number 99, sweatband, full counts and all, is getting another chance - with the Clearwater Phillies for starters. The chances of him actually making it back to the Philadelphia Phillies are about as likely as an umpire deciding Joe Carter's homer was foul after all. There, feel better? "You're talking make-believe," manager Jim Fregosi said when asked if he thought Williams would ever return to the Phillies.
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June 25, 1996 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Manager Jim Fregosi suggested over the weekend that, by the time the Phillies' four-games-in-three-days series at Riverfront Stadium concludes tomorrow night, the team would have a much better idea of how badly Gregg Jefferies's thumb was affecting his swing. The Phillies formally announced yesterday that Darren Daulton would begin his rehab assignment, playing first base, for the Clearwater Phillies. It doesn't take Oliver Stone to spot the connection here. Daulton, pulling rank, has let it be known that he will play at first base or not at all. Jefferies, who signed a four-year, $20 million contract to play leftfield, clearly prefers first base.
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