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April 6, 1994 | by Bill Conlin, Daily News Sports Columnist
Hard to believe, Harry. When living legend Rich Ashburn broadcast the Phillies' opener in Denver Monday, he was beginning his 50th year of association with professional baseball. To mark the event, we asked Ashburn to pick major league and Phillies all- star teams composed of players he played with and against and covered as a broadcaster during a career spanning 15 years as a player and 35 years as a radio and TV broadcaster. "This wasn't as easy as I thought it would be," Ashburn said.
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June 16, 2011 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
In a stunning development, Curt Schilling will not be inducted to the Phillies Wall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Instead, the honor this year will go to a another member of the 1993 team who left town on slightly better terms. The Phillies announced yesterday that they will honor John Kruk as the 33rd member of their Wall of Fame in their annual induction ceremony, scheduled before the Aug. 12 game against the Washington Nationals. Kruk was one of the stars of the 1993 postseason, hitting .298 with five extra-base hits, 11 walks, nine RBI and eight runs scored before the Phillies' magical season ended at the hands of Joe Carter and the Blue Jays in Game 6 of the World Series.
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February 9, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
THE PHILLIES HAVE revealed the 12 names on the Wall of Fame ballot, with Curt Schilling seeming to be the front-runner. Schilling was on the ballot last year in his first year of eligibility, but the selection committee of team executives and media members selected John Kruk. Schilling went 101-78 with a 3.35 ERA in nine seasons in Philadelphia before demanding a trade and winning World Series titles in Arizona and Boston. His numbers, however, are impressive: sixth in wins, eighth in innings (1,659 1/3)
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May 6, 2010 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yankee Stadium is virtually synonymous with the World Series. Thirty-seven of them have been played in the fabled Bronx ballpark, including one that Phillies Hall of Famer Robin Roberts remembers well. "I think if we were at full strength, it might have been a different story," Roberts said recently. The Whiz Kids, as the 1950 Phillies were known, brought the National League pennant to Philadelphia for the first time since 1915, but their trip to the World Series did not last long.
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July 13, 2008 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yankee Stadium is virtually synonymous with the World Series. Thirty-seven of them have been played in the fabled Bronx ballpark, including one that Phillies Hall of Famer Robin Roberts remembers well. "I think if we were at full strength, it might have been a different story," Roberts said recently. The Whiz Kids, as the 1950 Phillies were known, brought the National League pennant to Philadelphia for the first time since 1915, but their trip to the World Series did not last long.
SPORTS
September 12, 1991 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
This is September, the experiment month for non-contenders. Which is why Dave Hollins, widely regarded as the Phillies' third baseman of the future, was getting his second career start at first base last night. Phillies manager Jim Fregosi considers Hollins a third baseman. John Kruk and Ricky Jordan are currently penciled in as his 1992 first basemen. Then again, the enigmatic Charlie Hayes might blossom - and remain at third base. And a trade or two might develop in the off-season.
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September 10, 1997 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When you think of the Whiz Kids - the young Phillies who stunned the baseball world by capturing the 1950 National League pennant - you think of Robin Roberts' brilliance, of Del Ennis' slugging, of Jim Konstanty's clutch relief work. But no one symbolized that team's unexpected rise better than Richie Ashburn, a centerfielder who would become a Philadelphia legend. "Whitey was our catalyst on offense, and our secretary of defense," said Roberts, a fellow Hall of Famer now living in Florida, yesterday.
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August 20, 1989 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeff Parrett has a chance to do something that wasn't done by Jim Konstanty, Tug McGraw or Jack Baldschun. Or about a thousand other Phillies relief pitchers. Parrett, 11-4 with a 2.21 ERA entering last night's game, could become the second reliever to lead the Phillies in victories. Ever. Parrett, a righthander who wasn't exactly the focal figure when he and Floyd Youmans were acquired in the deal that sent Kevin Gross to Montreal in December, is the Phils' top winner - even though he was on the disabled list from May 1 to May 20 with a broken bone in his pitching hand.
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July 29, 2010 | By ED BARKOWITZ, barkowe@phillynews.com
It's retro night at the ballpark tonight and the Phillies are saluting the 1980s. As you pull out the cardboard for some breakdancing (while the spouse makes an appointment with the chiropractor), here's a quick look at how the Phillies fared during that decade: 1980 The Phillies captured their only championship of the decade - and century, for that matter - after winning the division on the final weekend, beating the Astros in a memorable National League Championship Series and dusting off the Royals in six. If Mike Schmidt jumping joyously onto the pile after the final pitch wasn't the lasting image, then police horses and dogs behind home plate in the ninth inning was. Top player: Schmidt led the majors with 48 homers and knocked in 121 runs to become the first Phillies MVP since Jim Konstanty of the 1950 Whiz Kids.
SPORTS
October 8, 2010 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The rally towels and hearts had hardly stopped fluttering when the search began for some perspective on Roy Halladay's National League division series no-hitter. Had we witnessed the rarest of baseball feats? Had there ever been a night like this in Philly? How remarkable has Halladay's 2010 season been? Well, with an off day to ponder its significance, here's an attempt at some answers: That's what Mike Schmidt said Thursday morning on ESPN. And in the heady aftermath of Game 1 - Halladay called it "surreal" - it was easy to agree.
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February 9, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
THE PHILLIES HAVE revealed the 12 names on the Wall of Fame ballot, with Curt Schilling seeming to be the front-runner. Schilling was on the ballot last year in his first year of eligibility, but the selection committee of team executives and media members selected John Kruk. Schilling went 101-78 with a 3.35 ERA in nine seasons in Philadelphia before demanding a trade and winning World Series titles in Arizona and Boston. His numbers, however, are impressive: sixth in wins, eighth in innings (1,659 1/3)
SPORTS
June 16, 2011 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
In a stunning development, Curt Schilling will not be inducted to the Phillies Wall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Instead, the honor this year will go to a another member of the 1993 team who left town on slightly better terms. The Phillies announced yesterday that they will honor John Kruk as the 33rd member of their Wall of Fame in their annual induction ceremony, scheduled before the Aug. 12 game against the Washington Nationals. Kruk was one of the stars of the 1993 postseason, hitting .298 with five extra-base hits, 11 walks, nine RBI and eight runs scored before the Phillies' magical season ended at the hands of Joe Carter and the Blue Jays in Game 6 of the World Series.
SPORTS
October 8, 2010 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The rally towels and hearts had hardly stopped fluttering when the search began for some perspective on Roy Halladay's National League division series no-hitter. Had we witnessed the rarest of baseball feats? Had there ever been a night like this in Philly? How remarkable has Halladay's 2010 season been? Well, with an off day to ponder its significance, here's an attempt at some answers: That's what Mike Schmidt said Thursday morning on ESPN. And in the heady aftermath of Game 1 - Halladay called it "surreal" - it was easy to agree.
SPORTS
July 29, 2010 | By ED BARKOWITZ, barkowe@phillynews.com
It's retro night at the ballpark tonight and the Phillies are saluting the 1980s. As you pull out the cardboard for some breakdancing (while the spouse makes an appointment with the chiropractor), here's a quick look at how the Phillies fared during that decade: 1980 The Phillies captured their only championship of the decade - and century, for that matter - after winning the division on the final weekend, beating the Astros in a memorable National League Championship Series and dusting off the Royals in six. If Mike Schmidt jumping joyously onto the pile after the final pitch wasn't the lasting image, then police horses and dogs behind home plate in the ninth inning was. Top player: Schmidt led the majors with 48 homers and knocked in 121 runs to become the first Phillies MVP since Jim Konstanty of the 1950 Whiz Kids.
NEWS
May 6, 2010 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yankee Stadium is virtually synonymous with the World Series. Thirty-seven of them have been played in the fabled Bronx ballpark, including one that Phillies Hall of Famer Robin Roberts remembers well. "I think if we were at full strength, it might have been a different story," Roberts said recently. The Whiz Kids, as the 1950 Phillies were known, brought the National League pennant to Philadelphia for the first time since 1915, but their trip to the World Series did not last long.
SPORTS
July 13, 2008 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yankee Stadium is virtually synonymous with the World Series. Thirty-seven of them have been played in the fabled Bronx ballpark, including one that Phillies Hall of Famer Robin Roberts remembers well. "I think if we were at full strength, it might have been a different story," Roberts said recently. The Whiz Kids, as the 1950 Phillies were known, brought the National League pennant to Philadelphia for the first time since 1915, but their trip to the World Series did not last long.
SPORTS
July 31, 1998 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Teams don't draft a pitcher in the first round because they think he can be a good setup guy. They draft him No. 1 because they think he can one day close the deal, and that's how Wayne Gomes was billed when the Phillies picked him first in the 1993 draft. Closer of the future. But in a season when the young Phillies have defined themselves by coming from behind to win, Gomes has made a vital contribution at his unglamorous spot. The scenario has become familiar - the starter is shelled, the Phillies rally, Gomes comes in during the middle innings to quell the opposition, and Mark Leiter or Ricky Bottalico finishes the game off. "Do you know how many times he's gotten us out of trouble?"
SPORTS
September 10, 1997 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When you think of the Whiz Kids - the young Phillies who stunned the baseball world by capturing the 1950 National League pennant - you think of Robin Roberts' brilliance, of Del Ennis' slugging, of Jim Konstanty's clutch relief work. But no one symbolized that team's unexpected rise better than Richie Ashburn, a centerfielder who would become a Philadelphia legend. "Whitey was our catalyst on offense, and our secretary of defense," said Roberts, a fellow Hall of Famer now living in Florida, yesterday.
SPORTS
April 6, 1994 | by Bill Conlin, Daily News Sports Columnist
Hard to believe, Harry. When living legend Rich Ashburn broadcast the Phillies' opener in Denver Monday, he was beginning his 50th year of association with professional baseball. To mark the event, we asked Ashburn to pick major league and Phillies all- star teams composed of players he played with and against and covered as a broadcaster during a career spanning 15 years as a player and 35 years as a radio and TV broadcaster. "This wasn't as easy as I thought it would be," Ashburn said.
SPORTS
September 12, 1991 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
This is September, the experiment month for non-contenders. Which is why Dave Hollins, widely regarded as the Phillies' third baseman of the future, was getting his second career start at first base last night. Phillies manager Jim Fregosi considers Hollins a third baseman. John Kruk and Ricky Jordan are currently penciled in as his 1992 first basemen. Then again, the enigmatic Charlie Hayes might blossom - and remain at third base. And a trade or two might develop in the off-season.
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