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March 22, 1990 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Keith Miller had decided not to report to the Carpenter Complex with the rest of the Phillies' minor leaguers a couple of weeks ago. He was all set to become the best-hitting commodities dealer on the Chicago Board of Trade, earning three times the money he could make this season in baseball. Even though he made the International League All-Star team last year, he was 27 and, after six years of bouncing around the minors, he was fed up. Then he changed his mind. "I guess it's because I love to play baseball," he said.
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June 29, 2011
THIS WAS never going to be about the ground ball on which Domonic Brown failed to run hard on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. He is too good a young player, with too good a reputation as a person, to let a single, thoughtless moment define him in any significant way. It was never going to be about that one play. It was always going to be about the next play, and the next day, and the day after that. The reaction was always going to be more important than the action. And so far?
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June 12, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer
THE GOAL of every major league umpire is to be as inconspicuous as possible. That will no longer be easy for Brian Runge. On Friday, Runge was behind the plate for his second no-hitter of the season as six Mariners pitchers combined on a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers. He was also the home plate ump when White Sox hurler Philip Humber pitched a perfect game against the Mariners on April 21. "It's an amazing story, just to be a part of it and be on the field, but then to be behind the plate both games," Runge told the Associated Press on Sunday.
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April 26, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Two days earlier, umpire Dan Iassogna was blowing a call at first base and tossing Chase Utley and Charlie Manuel out of the Phillies' win over Florida. Yesterday morning, Iassogna carried a picket sign and chanted in unison with 24 other umpires outside rickety Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, Md., shortly before a Class A game between the Hagerstown Suns and Lake County Captains. "Being here is something I want to do, something I have to do," he said. Major league umpires Iassogna, Dale Scott, Ron Kulpa and Jeff Nelson joined striking minor league umps on the picket line in a joint demonstration, "the first of its kind in 100 years of baseball," according to Andy Roberts, president of the Association of Minor League Umpires.
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May 6, 1994 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
One and done. Such was the major league career, to use that phrase in its loosest possible definition, of Leroy Reams. Twenty-five years ago tomorrow, in the Phillies' penultimate season at Connie Mack Stadium, Reams, an outfielder, pinch-hit for reliever Barry Lersch in the eighth inning of a 6-1 loss to the Houston Astros. He struck out, trudged back to the dugout and watched the rest of the game. Two days earlier, he had been summoned from Eugene, of the Triple A Pacific Coast League.
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July 12, 2011
Playing at: Reading (AA) Position: Catcher Height: 5-11. Weight: 181. Age: 27. Born: Aug. 17, 1983, in Freeport, Ill. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. How obtained: Selected in the 11th round in 2005. This season: Is hitting a career-best .282 (through Sunday) and is likely to set personal bests for home runs and RBI. He has eight homers and 42 RBI . . . Has hit two of Reading's four grand slams . . . Had a career-high six RBI against Akron on June 1. Career notes: Has been a non-roster invitee to Phillies' spring training each of the last four seasons . . . Was named the best defensive catcher in the Eastern League in 2010 . . . Hit .200 in 16 games at Triple A Lehigh Valley in 2009, the highest level he's reached.
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June 8, 2013 | By Mike Still, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the days leading up to this week's Major League Baseball first-year player draft, Malvern Prep graduate Leon Stimpson has noticed many of his summer-league teammates and predraft workout comrades endlessly staring at their cellphones. They're waiting for a phone call, a text message, an e-mail - any clue from a major-league club or scout - about where their immediate future lies. So it goes for hundreds of prospects across the country, especially for those such as Stimpson - a product of Division III Alvernia College - who aren't wasting time pondering how to spend the multimillion-dollar signing bonuses they likely won't receive.
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May 5, 1992 | By Richard Burke, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Horace L. "Butch" Walker, 77, a veteran bowler who was inducted into the Greater Philadelphia Bowling Association Hall of Fame, died Saturday of a heart attack at his home in Jamison, Bucks County. Mr. Walker was a 43-year veteran of major league and tournament bowling in the area, winning numerous titles and maintaining a lifetime average of 216. He is credited with two sanctioned games in which he bowled 300. Born June 24, 1914, in Greentree, Pa., Mr. Walker was orphaned at an early age, said his stepson, Peter W. Brunner.
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April 29, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
ALLENTOWN - We have reached a point where there is very little that can distinguish the best-case and worse-case scenarios for this Phillies team, so whatever the Phillies decide to do with Domonic Brown, the result is unlikely to be anything other than a season of soul-sucking ineptitude followed by at least two or three more. I suppose that qualifies as solace. Still, we are paid to write about sports, and the Phillies play sports, and thus we would be remiss if we did not spend a bit of time on the apparent disconnect between player and organization that has been revealed over the last 48 hours.
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May 4, 2011 | Associated Press
CHICAGO - Francisco Liriano pitched the major league's first no-hitter of the season, throwing his first career complete game in the Minnesota Twins' 1-0 victory over the White Sox last night. Liriano (2-4), who has played all six of his major league seasons with the Twins, struck out two and tied his career high with six walks. The 27-year-old lefthander threw 123 pitches in his 95th major league start. He survived a rocky ninth inning that began when Brent Morel grounded to shortstop and Matt Tolbert made a one-hop throw that first baseman Justin Morneau scooped.
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April 29, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
ALLENTOWN - We have reached a point where there is very little that can distinguish the best-case and worse-case scenarios for this Phillies team, so whatever the Phillies decide to do with Domonic Brown, the result is unlikely to be anything other than a season of soul-sucking ineptitude followed by at least two or three more. I suppose that qualifies as solace. Still, we are paid to write about sports, and the Phillies play sports, and thus we would be remiss if we did not spend a bit of time on the apparent disconnect between player and organization that has been revealed over the last 48 hours.
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August 21, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first things customers saw as they walked into the Modell's store on Chestnut Street late Tuesday afternoon were a display counter loaded with blue Taney Dragons T-shirts and the looming presence of Anthony Townsend. "This is crazy, when you've got the security guard selling the shirts," said a chuckling Townsend - the guard. "It's definitely affected the city in a positive way. " The sporting-goods store near 15th Street in Center City received a fresh shipment of 360 T-shirts around 3:30, and general manager Paul Usher said he expected to be sold out before closing.
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June 20, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
WHO HAD a better 2014 baseball campaign than Josh Ockimey? Several might be able to make compelling cases, but it seems the 6-2, 215-pound slugger for Ss. Neumann-Goretti holds the ultimate trump card. Earlier this month, Ockimey was drafted by, and later signed with, the Boston Red Sox in the fifth round (164th overall) of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft. In addition, all the lefty did in Catholic League play was bat .500 (36-for-73) with 12 doubles, four home runs, 28 runs scored and 34 RBI, all while leading the Saints to their third PCL championship in 4 years.
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June 10, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
YEARS FROM NOW, when Nick Dermo is learning how to construct bridges or buildings as a civil engineering major at Penn State University, he won't be too far from the place where he earned high school baseball glory. However, as a sophomore catcher on La Salle High's 2012 squad, Dermo was buried on the depth chart while the Explorers claimed the Class AAAA state championship at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Today at 4 p.m., with a return trip to Medlar at stake, Dermo, now a senior captain and first-team All-Catholic League coaches' selection, will lead La Salle against Spring-Ford (District 1)
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May 25, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
With Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list due to a left elbow strain, Lehigh Valley IronPigs righthander David Buchanan will make his major-league debut for the Phillies in Saturday's 3:05 p.m. game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies will have to make a corresponding move before the game in order to add Buchanan to the roster. Buchanan was a nonroster invitee to spring training, who impressed the Phillies by posting a 2.25 ERA, while striking out 11 and walking two in 12 innings in five games.
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March 15, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles S. Kress, 92, a native Philadelphian who went on to play major league baseball, died Tuesday, March 4, of heart failure at a nursing home in Colville, Wash. Mr. Kress made his debut on April 16, 1947, with the Cincinnati Reds. His final game was played in July 1954 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He told his family he was thrilled to be "batting in Yankee Stadium at the same plate as baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. " Mr. Kress graduated from Frankford High with honors.
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January 10, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE PHILLIES' top hitting and pitching prospects will report to Clearwater with the major league team next month. Power-hitting third-base prospect Maikel Franco and locally bred lefthander Jesse Biddle were formally invited to major league camp by the team yesterday. Phillies pitchers and catchers officially report to camp on Feb. 12, while the first full-squad workout will be held on Feb. 18. In addition to Franco and Biddle, catcher Sebastian Valle, lefthanded pitcher Mario Hollands and righthander Ken Giles also received major league invites.
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August 18, 2013
Here is a look at interim Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg:   As a manager and coach: He was named Phillies third base coach and infield instructor on Oct. 4, 2012. It was his first Major League coaching position. Sandberg spent two seasons as the manager of triple AAA Lehigh Valley. He went 155-132 (.540) and led Lehigh Valley to its first playoff appearance in club history by winning the International League wild card in 2011. He was named Minor League manager of the year for 2011 by Baseball America.
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August 16, 2013 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
WHEN DEALING with minor league prospects, it is important to remember that patience is the key to long-term success. Now in his second season in the Phillies organization, outfielder Larry Greene has experienced both ups and downs over the course of his first 2 years. Greene, 20, has yet to live up to his personal expectations at Class A Lakewood but believes it is all part of the process of adjusting to the next level. Greene was selected 39th overall in the 2011 MLB Draft out of Berrien County High School in Nashville, Ga. While he was expected to be drafted between the second and third round, the Phillies selected the lefthanded slugger at the end of the first round for his raw ability and potential at the plate.
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June 8, 2013 | By Mike Still, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the days leading up to this week's Major League Baseball first-year player draft, Malvern Prep graduate Leon Stimpson has noticed many of his summer-league teammates and predraft workout comrades endlessly staring at their cellphones. They're waiting for a phone call, a text message, an e-mail - any clue from a major-league club or scout - about where their immediate future lies. So it goes for hundreds of prospects across the country, especially for those such as Stimpson - a product of Division III Alvernia College - who aren't wasting time pondering how to spend the multimillion-dollar signing bonuses they likely won't receive.
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