April 14, 2011 |
Eddie Joost, a two-time All-Star shortstop in his eight seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics and the team's player-manager in 1954, died Tuesday in Fair Oaks, Calif. He was 94. Joost had been ill for some time and died peacefully in his sleep, said his grandson, Scott. In a 17-year playing career, Joost batted .239 with 134 home runs and 601 RBI. He also posted six consecutive seasons of more than 100 walks. He played for the Reds from 1936 to '42 (including the 1940 World Series champions)
May 9, 2011
MEDecision Inc., Wayne, said Carole Hodsdon has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer. She had been executive vice president and chief technology officer since 2009. Nihill & Riedley P.C., a Philadelphia provider of accounting, tax, and other services, said it had hired four new accounting professionals. Heather Craden joins as a manager in the litigation practice. Craden had been a senior manager at Grant Thornton L.L.P. Matthew Musgnung has been named a manager in the insurance practice.
September 26, 2011
Women Against Abuse Inc. , a nonprofit Philadelphia advocacy organization, has elected the following officers to its board: Julie Mostov , vice provost for global initiatives and professor of political science at Drexel University, is president. Kamila Elliot , a relationship manager at Vanguard, is vice president. Stefanie Fleischer Seldin , managing attorney at Philadelphia VIP, is treasurer. Erin McKenna , a graphic designer, is secretary.
November 22, 2011 |
RYNE SANDBERG will remain the manager at Triple A Lehigh Valley, but the Phillies will be making managerial changes throughout the organization. Dusty Wathan has been promoted to manager for Double A Reading after spending the last 2 years as the manager for Class A Clearwater. At Clearwater, Chris Truby takes over as manager, moving up a level from Lakewood, where he managed last year. Mickey Morandini, who returned to the organization full time last season as the manager for Class A Williamsport, will take over at Lakewood.
June 13, 2012 |
Jeff Trout tries never to miss a Los Angeles Angels game since his son, Mike, is a fixture in the outfield. And Jeff Trout enjoys seeing his old manager, Charlie Manuel, guide the Phillies, a team the elder Trout has been following his entire life. Jeff Trout is a former minor-leaguer who reached as high as double A. After finishing second in the nation in batting at Delaware in 1983, he was drafted in the fifth round by the Minnesota Twins. He began his pro career with the single-A Wisconsin Rapids, where his manager was Manuel.
February 28, 2013
Zack Wheeler left the New York Mets and their fans hovering around the panic button Wednesday morning. The franchise's best pitching prospect hurt himself hitting. A routine session in the batting cage led to tightness in Wheeler's right side, forcing the Mets to pull the plug on his starting assignment less than 90 minutes before a 12-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets were calling the injury a mild right oblique strain. General manager Sandy Alderson told reporters there was no timetable yet but said the decision to sit Wheeler was "mostly precautionary at this point.
August 12, 2011 |
THE SOUTH STREET jewelry-store owner was shaking in the darkness, a pillowcase over his head and his body tied up by a team of armed, masked men. The bandits then ordered Mustapha Abdallah, 27, owner of VIP Jewelers, to kneel and say a Muslim prayer, according to a store manager, who declined to give his name to reporters yesterday. They wanted him to say the prayer "to finish him off," the manager said. They wanted to scare him into giving them the keys to the store, he added.
January 17, 2014 |
Charlie Manuel said two months ago that he'd probably be back with the Phillies before the start of spring training after being fired as the team's manager in August. Now, it appears it will soon become official. WPEN-FM (97.5) reported Wednesday that Manuel has accepted an invitation to rejoin the team. Citing a source, CSNPhilly.com said that the winningest manager in club history would be a senior adviser to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. That report said Manuel would work with minor-league hitters, evaluate minor-league players, and handle some scouting assignments.
August 8, 2011
Construction risk manager Hill International Inc. said it won a three-year, $37 million contract to provide management services on a project to build new security headquarters for the government of Saudi Arabia. Hill, headquartered in Marlton, has 3,100 employees in 100 offices around the world. - Reid Kanaley