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February 8, 2003 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia turned down a bid by former umpire Eric Gregg to revive a lawsuit against baseball that claimed he was fired because of a disability. Gregg, who battled a weight problem throughout his 23 years as a National League umpire, claimed he was discriminated against illegally because of a disability, citing the Pennsylvania Human Rights Act. Gregg, a West Philadelphia High School graduate, still lives in the area. He was among the 22 umpires who lost their jobs 3 1/2 years ago after a failed mass resignation, then sued the commissioner's office, the NL and former NL president Len Coleman.
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April 9, 1996 | By Don McKee, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eric Gregg hasn't been able to shake the image of the horrific events of last Monday. "I just can't stop seeing John McSherry collapse onfield," said Gregg, who delivered the eulogy at the late umpire's funeral Friday. "I keep thinking, 'That could be me.' " After McSherry died on the field in Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium last Monday, Gregg decided to take steps to control his weight problem before it is too late. The popular National League umpire, a graduate of West Philadelphia High School, said yesterday that he had received permission to take a medical leave of absence so he can enter a clinic and get his weight under control.
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October 21, 2008 | THE INQUIRER
St. Joseph's Prep yesterday named Eric Gregg as its new head lacrosse coach. Gregg is the son of the late Eric Gregg, the former Major League Baseball umpire. The backup goalkeeper for the Philadelphia Barrage of Major League Lacrosse, Gregg had been an assistant coach at Penn Charter. The four-year letter-winner at Gettysburg College replaced Dan Keating, who left for a new teaching job and is now the head coach at Malvern Prep.
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December 1, 1999 | by Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Writer
Eric Gregg is among 22 umpires who lost their jobs last summer. You would think, then, that he would be one of the first to cast his vote in yesterday's union referendum. You would, that is, unless you know Eric Gregg. "I get a call from him Monday," Pat Campbell, an attorney with the ousted union, recalled before the votes were counted yesterday. " 'Hey, Pat, who should I mail this to?' " Ballots were mailed out a month ago and were due in the New York National Labor Relations Board office by 4:30 yesterday.
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June 5, 2006 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eric Gregg, the West Philadelphia native and popular former major-league umpire, was in critical condition in intensive care at Lankenau Hospital last night after suffering a stroke at his Ardmore home yesterday morning. "We need prayers," Gregg's son Kevin said last night. Kevin Gregg said his father suffered serious bleeding in his brain. Eric Gregg, 55, worked as a National League umpire for 23 seasons before losing his job as part of a failed mass-resignation tactic by umpires during a 1999 labor dispute.
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June 10, 2006 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The celebration of Eric Gregg's life yesterday morning featured some laughs, some tears, and lots of great storytelling. The big man would have loved it. Family and friends gathered at Sharon Baptist Church in West Philadelphia to pay tribute to the fast-talking, fun-loving, ever-popular former National League umpire who died of a stroke at 55 on Monday. "I see a lot of sad faces," Gregg's 26-year-old son, Kevin, told the congregation. "I know my father wouldn't like that.
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September 1, 1995 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
When the Phillies submitted their list of players who will be eligible for possible postseason play last night, both first baseman Gene Schall and outfielder Tom Marsh were on it. Schall was technically added to the roster yesterday, before the Sept. 1 deadline. He will join the team in San Diego today. To make room on the roster, righthander Paul Fletcher was optioned to Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. That's a paper shuffle. Fletcher will remain with the team and be reactivated Sunday after the Red Barons' season ends.
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June 6, 2006 | Daily News sports writers Marcus Hayes, Phil Jasner and Bob Cooney contributed to this story. Daily News wire services contributed to this story
PHILADELPHIA HAS LOST one of its favorite sons. Eric Gregg, a 1968 graduate of West Philadelphia High School who began a long career as a major league umpire at the age of 23, died at Lankenau Hospital last night at 6:45, a day after suffering a massive stroke. He was 55. "I want him to be remembered as someone who loved the game of baseball, someone who was determined to make it no matter what," said his son, Kevin Gregg. Eric Gregg also will be remembered as a gregarious, fun-loving, character who embraced Philadelphia and its people.
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February 8, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Tampa Bay Devil Rays righthander Jesus Colome was questioned by police yesterday after he was involved in a wreck that killed three women in another car in Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic. Colome, 25, who was only slightly injured, was driving a sport utility vehicle Thursday night when he collided with the car, Juan Dolio Police Chief Fernando Medrano said. Police originally detained Carlos Parades, 27, thinking he was the driver. Parades was released yesterday. Colome was still in police custody yesterday.
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May 7, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
New York Yankees pitcher David Cone was scratched from his scheduled start tonight because of lingering numbness in his pitching hand and team officials sound worried. Cone pitched a five-hitter against the Chicago White Sox last Thursday for the Yankees' first complete game this season. He missed his scheduled start on April 28, the first missed start of his career. "They are still not sure why he still has numbness in his three fingers and has not responded," Yankees general manager Bob Watson said yesterday.
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May 24, 2013 | BY JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
ERIC GREGG knew exactly what he had brought back to his West Philly home. But everyone looked at it like it was something alien. Was it a tennis racket? A hockey stick? No, it was a lacrosse stick. Gregg had borrowed it to show his parents. That Christmas, Santa brought Gregg his own lacrosse stick. And so Gregg's love for lacrosse began, and later inspired him to introduce inner-city children to the sport. According to several surveys, lacrosse has been one of the nation's fastest-growing team sports for more than a decade, a trend that continued in 2012.
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May 3, 2012 | By Evan Burgos, FOR THE INQUIRER
The win was so thorough that St. Joseph's Prep lacrosse coach Eric Gregg didn't even bother huddling his team for a postgame chat. Just a "see you tomorrow at practice. " There really wasn't anything to say. For the Hawks, Wednesday's 15-4 road victory over Archbishop Carroll in the Catholic League was another installment in the team's feast-or-famine type of season. The Prep (10-5 overall, 8-1 league) has scheduled tough, and lost handily to teams that most observers would expect (Haverford School, Episcopal Academy, and league foe La Salle, all ranked in the state's top five by PhillyLacrosse.com)
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June 10, 2011 | By Matthew Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After falling to La Salle in last season's district boys' lacrosse final, St. Joseph's Prep coach Eric Gregg said his team didn't want to experience that taste again. He said with that loss, the Hawks set a goal to get over the hump and get past La Salle. With a senior-laden team, the Hawks finally edged out La Salle this season to capture the program's first Catholic League title since 2003 and the lone spot in the state tournament from District 12. After winning three straight state tournament games, the Hawks are on the doorstep of capturing their first PIAA state lacrosse title.
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June 5, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Almost as soon as they dug themselves out of one hole, the St. Joseph's Prep Hawks fell just as deep into another. After rallying from an early four-goal deficit, the Hawks again came back from four goals down in the second half Saturday and overcame Manheim Township, 11-10, in overtime in a PIAA state boys' lacrosse quarterfinal at Spring-Ford. Junior midfielder Blaine Fleming scored the winner from the right of the net. The shot tucked so neatly into the side of the net that there was a delayed reaction by both teams to the goal.
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June 4, 2011 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Almost as soon as they dug themselves out of one hole, the St. Joseph's Prep Hawks fell just as deep into another. After rallying from an early four-goal deficit, the Hawks again came back from four goals down in the second half Saturday and overcame Manheim Township, 11-10, in overtime in a PIAA state boys' lacrosse quarterfinal at Spring-Ford. Junior midfielder Blaine Fleming scored the winner from the right of the net. The shot tucked so neatly into the side of the net that there was a delayed reaction by both teams to the goal.
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May 27, 2011 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seven was enough. St. Joseph's Prep, refusing to play second fiddle for another year to archrival La Salle, captured the program's first Catholic League lacrosse title since 2003 with an 8-6 triumph over the Explorers on Thursday evening at Cardinal O'Hara. The Prep had bowed to La Salle in the final in each of the last seven years. For the last three seasons, the game also has served as the PIAA District 12 championship, with only the victor moving on to states. "It's the best feeling in the world," said Hawks senior attackman Brad James, who contributed a pair of goals.
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May 26, 2011 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Seven was enough. St. Joseph's Prep, refusing to play second fiddle for another year to archrival La Salle, captured the program's first Catholic League lacrosse title since 2003 with an 8-6 triumph over the Explorers on Thursday evening at Cardinal O'Hara. The Prep had bowed to La Salle in the final in each of the last seven years. For the last three seasons, the game also has served as the PIAA District 12 championship, with only the victor moving on to states. "It's the best feeling in the world," said Hawks senior attackman Brad James, who contributed a pair of goals.
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April 13, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of the forerunners in the area's high school lacrosse movement, the Haverford School sits atop the national rankings for the first time in school history. Coach John Nostrant said the ranking, from ESPN, is "great for the coaches, great for the players, and awesome for the school. " The Fords, also ranked No. 1 in the state by Phillylacrosse.com, returned 16 Division I recruits. Therefore, Nostrant said, he is not surprised with the success. He said the school was the first in the area to have a national schedule, as the Fords began playing top programs from Maryland in the 1990s.
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October 21, 2008 | THE INQUIRER
St. Joseph's Prep yesterday named Eric Gregg as its new head lacrosse coach. Gregg is the son of the late Eric Gregg, the former Major League Baseball umpire. The backup goalkeeper for the Philadelphia Barrage of Major League Lacrosse, Gregg had been an assistant coach at Penn Charter. The four-year letter-winner at Gettysburg College replaced Dan Keating, who left for a new teaching job and is now the head coach at Malvern Prep.
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June 10, 2006 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The celebration of Eric Gregg's life yesterday morning featured some laughs, some tears, and lots of great storytelling. The big man would have loved it. Family and friends gathered at Sharon Baptist Church in West Philadelphia to pay tribute to the fast-talking, fun-loving, ever-popular former National League umpire who died of a stroke at 55 on Monday. "I see a lot of sad faces," Gregg's 26-year-old son, Kevin, told the congregation. "I know my father wouldn't like that.
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