CollectionsJohn Vukovich
IN THE NEWS

John Vukovich

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
March 9, 2007 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John Vukovich, 59, one of the most popular and respected coaches in Phillies history, died of brain cancer early yesterday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Mr. Vukovich, better known as "Vuke" to everyone in baseball, spent 41 years in professional baseball and 31 with the Phillies as a player, coach, interim manager and front-office adviser. Fiercely loyal to his family, friends and the Phillies, Mr. Vukovich had a tough exterior, but those who knew him also saw his considerable soft side.
SPORTS
October 5, 2000 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies' quartet of general manager Ed Wade, adviser Dallas Green, assistant GM Ruben Amaro, and scouting director Mike Arbuckle formulated their first list of managerial candidates yesterday. By the end of the afternoon, they had a dozen names that interested them. The only candidates Wade revealed were longtime Phillies coach John Vukovich and former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton. "We've got a group of guys who have some level of experience in the major leagues, we have Darren who has no major-league staff experience, and we have guys with big-league managerial experience on the list," Wade said.
NEWS
August 15, 2007
I take great exception to the letter titled "Phils' Pantheon" (letter, Aug. 7). It seems that the author has some agenda regarding the Phillies and their willingness to recognize the accomplishments of black and Hispanic players. He also seems to think that the Phillies organization has failed to recognize the 1980 World Championship Team, and claims that the club has placed too much emphasis on the 1993 National League Champions. He centers most of his argument on the Phillies Wall of Fame.
SPORTS
July 12, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
NINE DAYS after undergoing surgery, Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Daulton underwent surgery to remove two tumors July 1. But, his battle isn't over. The update on Daulton's condition was released in a statement on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday afternoon. "[Darren] has returned to his Clearwater [Fla.] area home to continue recuperating amongst his immediate family and friends," the statement read. "He will eventually begin treatments in Florida.
SPORTS
October 15, 2009
DODGERS President and CEO Dennis Mannion: Former Phillies front office executive. General manager Ned Colletti: Ex-Philadelphia Journal sports writer who became close friends with Phillies senior adviser Dallas Green and late coach John Vukovich when all worked for the Cubs. Vice president Tommy Lasorda: Proud native of Norristown. Third-base coach Larry Bowa: Former Phillies player, coach and manager. First-base coach Mariano Duncan: Played for Phillies' 1993 pennant-winning team.
SPORTS
November 12, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Former major-league infielder Denis Menke became the sixth member of new manager Nick Leyva's Phillies coaching staff yesterday, joining the club as hitting coach. Menke, 48, has coached in the major leagues eight years, the last six with the Houston Astros, for which he has been third-base coach, first-base coach and hitting instructor. He also served two years as first-base coach for the Toronto Blue Jays. An infielder for 13 seasons with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves, Astros and Cincinnati Reds, Menke had a lifetime .250 average in 1,598 games.
SPORTS
June 16, 2001 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If all goes well in two rehabilitation appearances at single-A Lakewood this weekend, Wayne Gomes will rejoin the Phillies' bullpen Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Without Gomes, the bullpen has struggled. "Setup men are just as valuable as closers," Phillies manager Larry Bowa said before last night's game against the Baltimore Orioles. "If you can't get to your closer, what good is it?" Gomes was a key setup man, compiling a 4-1 record with a 3.45 earned run average in 25 appearances before suffering a strained patella tendon in his right knee on May 29. At the time of the injury, it was estimated Gomes would miss eight to 10 weeks.
SPORTS
October 11, 2000 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies officially began their managerial search yesterday when general manager Ed Wade met for nearly three hours with a man he has known for more than 20 years. "I thought it went very well," Wade said after his lengthy interview with John Vukovich, the longtime Phillies coach who had worked under four managers in Philadelphia. "We covered everything that needed to be covered," Wade said. "He did an outstanding job with the interview and I still consider him a solid candidate.
SPORTS
October 11, 1991 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Less than a week after he was fired as the Phillies' dugout assistant, Hal Lanier has surfaced as a leading candidate to replace Stump Merrill as manager of the New York Yankees. "I hope so," Lanier said from his Florida home last night. "I'd like to get back into managing. I see people getting fired and people getting hired whose credentials aren't as good as mine. " Lanier managed the Houston Astros from 1986 through 1988, and won the National League West in his first year.
SPORTS
September 14, 1987 | By Peter Pascarelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lee Elia will be signed to a one-year contract as Phillies manager for 1988 sometime early this week, a high-level source within the organization said yesterday. At the same time, the source indicated, the Phils will announce that third- base coach Jim Davenport will not be back next season but that coaches Claude Osteen, Mike Ryan and Del Unser will return. Phils officials declined comment yesterday. Because the Phils did not fill Elia's spot on the coaching staff when he replaced John Felske as manager June 18, those moves would leave them with two coaching vacancies for next season.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
August 2, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
LAST MONTH Larry Andersen thought about Alumni Weekend and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1993 National League champion Phillies and realized it wasn't going to be anywhere near as fun as it was at the Vet. "I don't think the whole reunion can really come to fruition without Dutch there," Andersen said. "It's not going to be what it's meant to be, that's for sure. " But in the weeks that followed, the rumors began to circulate. Darren Daulton confirmed it on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday.
SPORTS
July 12, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
NINE DAYS after undergoing surgery, Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Daulton underwent surgery to remove two tumors July 1. But, his battle isn't over. The update on Daulton's condition was released in a statement on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday afternoon. "[Darren] has returned to his Clearwater [Fla.] area home to continue recuperating amongst his immediate family and friends," the statement read. "He will eventually begin treatments in Florida.
SPORTS
June 28, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
It is news no family wants to hear once and now, for the third time in a decade, the Phillies family is dealing with it again. Darren Daulton has two brain tumors. The news about the unquestioned leader of the 1993 Phillies National League championship team first broke Thursday afternoon in a statement released by 97.5 The Fanatic, the radio station that carries Daulton's weeknight program "Talking Baseball with Dutch. " The statement said that Daulton is scheduled for surgery early next week.
SPORTS
February 17, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - If you want to know what it's like to be traded to the Phillies these days, just ask Ty Wigginton. "I can't think of too many times in my life when I got off the phone that I had that big of a smile on my face," the utility infielder said recently from his North Carolina home. Wigginton, 34, has good reason to smile. In 10 big-league seasons, he has participated in zero postseason games. In fact, the vast majority of his baseball career has been spent playing for losing teams.
SPORTS
May 4, 2011
THE IMAGE of the Philadelphia sports fan as a little over the top, quick to find fault and just as quick to express that displeasure with long and loud boos, occasionally obnoxious and always hyperopinionated is absolutely true. It's also only half the story. We are just as extreme in the opposite direction. When players and teams show heart and hustle and grit and determination, mirroring the lunch-pail image the region has of itself, the resulting adulation is all out of proportion as well: Fred Shero, before the Flyers won their first Stanley Cup: "Win today and we walk together forever.
SPORTS
May 9, 2010
Patch work For the rest of the season, the Phillies will wear a circular black patch on their right sleeves to honor the late Robin Roberts. And it's not just the players who will don Roberts' No. 36 on their sleeves - everyone from clubhouse personnel to athletic trainers had the patch sewn onto their polo shirts. According to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the first known use of a memorial patch on a baseball uniform was in 1876 when Tom Miller, a catcher for St. Louis, died during the season from a kidney disease.
SPORTS
October 15, 2009
DODGERS President and CEO Dennis Mannion: Former Phillies front office executive. General manager Ned Colletti: Ex-Philadelphia Journal sports writer who became close friends with Phillies senior adviser Dallas Green and late coach John Vukovich when all worked for the Cubs. Vice president Tommy Lasorda: Proud native of Norristown. Third-base coach Larry Bowa: Former Phillies player, coach and manager. First-base coach Mariano Duncan: Played for Phillies' 1993 pennant-winning team.
SPORTS
October 7, 2009 | by Mike Radano
Position: Utility Height, weight: 6-1, 210 Age: 31 Birthdate: July 2, 1978 Hometown: Los Angeles College: Oklahoma Years pro: 5 How acquired: Selected off waivers by Phillies on Jan. 15, 2007. This year: In 97 games this year, Dobbs hit .247 with 20 RBI. He battled through a bad calf that has limited his playing time. Career: Dobbs hit .301 in 2008 and has evolved into a huge presence off the bench. The Phillies hope he can help off the bench in the postseason as he did a season ago. His versatility has made him invaluable to manager Charlie Manuel, who has used Dobbs in five different positions on the field.
SPORTS
October 8, 2008 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
There once was a sportswriter at the Philadelphia Journal named Happy N. Fine, and when he was issued his first paycheck from that unique institution, he crossed Market Street to the bank. The teller looked at the check, looked at Happy, and said, "And I'm Sad N. Blue. I ain't cashing it. " True story, just like the story that there were four competing newspapers in the city not that long ago, with the Journal playing the role of the painted clown. Some of the writers who put on the makeup, the funny nose and the floppy shoes were tremendous talents, some were just along for the ride, and at least one was headed for the penitentiary.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|