June 14, 2012 |
When the Atlanta Braves staged an alumni reunion last weekend, a paunchy guy wearing No. 8 turned up, signed autographs, glad-handed with former players, attended a ceremony where John Smoltz's number was retired and participated in the softball game. He said he was former bullpen coach John Sullivan, who spent two years in Atlanta before following Bobby Cox to Toronto in 1982. Cox, who never forgets anybody who played for him, was embarrassed not to recognize the guy and finally asked a staffer who No. 8 was. Told it was John Sullivan, Cox immediately knew it was an imposter.
June 14, 2012 |
It takes some serious baseballs to pull off what some superfan got away with during the Atlanta Braves' annual alumni reunion. According to a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the fan received an invitation intended for former bullpen coach John Sullivan to last weekend's reunion, and decided to play the part. This guy attended functions as Sullivan, signed autographs as Sullivan and wore Sullivan's No. 8 in the alumni softball game. Even better, he got the Braves to fly him to Atlanta, feasted on comped meals and stayed at a posh hotel — on the Braves' dime.
April 4, 2011
A man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Sunday night in West Fairmount Park. Philadelphia police did not identify the men but said both may have been in their 30s. One victim, shot in a hand and his stomach, died around 8 p.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Doctors were operating on the second man, who had been shot multiple times in the chest. The shooting happened at Belmont Mansion Drive and Army Road near six baseball diamonds. There were no arrests.
January 22, 2011 |
Father Judge moved the ball effortlessly, seniors Reggie Charles and Nick Sullivan combined for 51 points, and sophomore Steve Griffin turned from leading scorer to lockdown defender. On Friday night, in their most complete outing to date, the host Crusaders shot 50 percent from the field, limited explosive guard Joe Getz to five points, and buried helpless Archbishop Wood, 61-36, in a Catholic League matchup. "The nice thing was, we were thinking 'pass first,' not 'shot first,' " Judge coach Sean Tait said.
January 24, 2007 |
Two police officers escaped harm when a drug suspect fired at them with a gun hidden in a jacket sleeve and kept pulling the trigger as they wrestled him to the ground, official said. Fortunately, police said, the suspect's .45-caliber pistol jammed after the first shot. The shooting and arrest occurred Monday night in North Philadelphia, near North Franklin and Dauphin Streets. Police said Officers Linwood Norman and Jeffrey Walker and Sgt. Joseph McCloskey were involved in an operation to buy crack cocaine from an alleged dealer named Demetrius Toliver, 20. With Toliver was John Sullivan, 19, described by Capt.
August 16, 2006
IS IT Daily News policy not to state the race of a suspect? Your first story about the three punks who broke into a Port Richmond apartment and brutalized the girls for hours did not print the suspect's race or ethnicity. The police captured two of them, but one was still on the loose. Here's how the story described him: "5'7, 170 lbs. and frequents Salisbury, Md. " Why not say whether he's white, black, tan, Hispanic? John Sullivan, Philadelphia
June 4, 2006 |
Divorce lawyer Chris McCary says he never ceases to be amazed at the people the state of Alabama allows to marry: felons, wife-beaters, even 16-year-olds. But McCary's own union is not legal in the eyes of his home state - and after Tuesday, when voters are expected to overwhelmingly endorse a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, there's a chance it never will be. Two years after he and partner John Sullivan became the first out-of-state gay couple to marry in Massachusetts in a ceremony documented by newspapers worldwide, the Anniston, Ala., pair say they've come to terms with a marriage marked only by their matching gold wedding bands.
January 13, 2006 |
After learning of Thomas Tucker?s struggle to get his medication, Medicare officials took a special interest yesterday in the elderly and disabled man. Tucker, who was featured in an Inquirer article yesterday, suffers from tuberculosis and takes drugs to help his inflamed lungs absorb oxygen pumped from a machine. Thanks to Medicare, Tucker got his vitally needed medicine yesterday. But then he got something else: a bill for $50.63. "I was like, 'Wait a minute, this isn?t right,' " said Tucker, who was supposed to be charged only a nominal copay of $1 to $5 per medication.
January 8, 2006 |
Colleen Porter knew she could not be everything to her 12-year-old grandson, John Sullivan, whom she has been raising since he was a baby. "He would get despondent when other kids would do stuff with their fathers," she said recently. "Like, when he plays baseball, the other boys' fathers are there. He had me. I felt he needed somebody in his life. " John's parents are troubled. He has only occasional contact with his father and he sees his mother every other weekend. Porter is separated from John's grandfather.
December 7, 1997 |
On its way to find a winter encampment, the Continental Army was able to sidestep a fight with the British at Gulph Mills, Lower Merion Township. This was the result of a gallant stand made by Pennsylvania militiamen, whose efforts averted a minor military disaster. On Dec. 11, 1777, Maj. Gen. John Sullivan marched his division out of the army encampment at Whitemarsh several miles to the Schuylkill River at Matson Ford, near present-day West Conshohocken, John Reed wrote in his 1965 book Campaign to Valley Forge.