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September 4, 2008 | By PAUL HAGEN, hagenp@phillynews.com
DURING THE Phillies Alumni Weekend, there is a ceremony to honor living members of the team's Wall of Fame as well as to welcome the latest inductee. Last month at Citizens Bank Park, Hall of Famers Robin Roberts and Steve Carlton were among those who took one more bow. So did fan favorites Tony Taylor and Greg Luzinski. A no-hit pitcher, Jim Bunning. Dallas Green, the only manager to lead the Phillies to a World Series win. The sellout crowd saved its loudest and longest applause, though, for Michael Jack Schmidt.
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October 5, 1986 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fourteen seasons, and this has been the best. Fourteen seasons bursting with two Most Valuable Player awards, nine Gold Gloves, 10 All-Star Game selections, a dozen 30-homer seasons and eight 100- RBI seasons. And this season has been better than any of them. "Yeah, if you take the total picture," Mike Schmidt agreed the other day, "I've been a consistently better player this year than I've ever been. " Age 37, and at the peak of his career. That is something very few men who have played the game of baseball can say. But now Mike Schmidt can. And that is why it's so strange that there is one other thing Schmidt can say these days: He can say that next season - almost certainly - will be his last.
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May 30, 1989 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
In the final days, Mike Schmidt's mind wandered. At Dodger Stadium a week ago, where the Phillies began what would be his last road trip, he compared his fading skills to Kirk Gibson. When the action shifted to Candlestick Park, the measuring sticks were Will Clark and Kevin Mitchell. "I was wondering if I could compete with those guys anymore," Schmidt said yesterday. "I'm watching them and feeling like a shadow of the player I used to be. "And that was telling me it was time to turn the reins over to somebody else.
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July 28, 1992 | By Larry Fish, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Market Street Live, the sprawling Center City sports-bar complex that included Phillies legend Mike Schmidt as an investor, closed for good last weekend. The Dallas-based company that had managed the complex since it opened in April 1990 said the bar fell victim to several factors, including the economy and the fact that popular summer-only bars and restaurants on the Delaware riverfront "pulled traffic out of the downtown area. " Market Street Live had encompassed five distinct places in the basement and street levels of the Mellon Independence Center - the former Lit Bros.
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February 28, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - In 1983, Mike Schmidt finished third in National League MVP voting despite a .255 batting average and league-leading 148 strikeouts. Three years later, Schmidt won the MVP at age 36 with a .290 batting average and five more walks (89) than strikeouts (84). "I changed," Schmidt said, "and I was very stubborn throughout my career. I was in my 14th year and made major changes to my approach both mentally and physically. I became maybe the best hitter in my career in my last couple of years.
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April 9, 1995 | By Frank Dolson, INQUIRER SPORTS EDITOR This article also contains information from the Associated Press
Charlie Hayes left the Phillies after the '91 season, a most unhappy fellow. He returned yesterday with a smile so big, an attitude so upbeat, you'd have thought he won the Florida lottery. "Of all the players we ever got, he's got to be the happiest," Phillies manager Jim Fregosi said about his old-new third baseman. "I'm just excited, man," Hayes said after donning the red and white uniform with the No. 13 on the back. "The last time I was here, I was immature. I took everything to heart.
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February 27, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs were introduced on Monday as Comcast SportsNet's new color commentary team for Phillies television broadcasts. But they aren't the only voices being added to the network for the 2014 season. Consider them the table setters for the Hall of Fame cleanup hitter set to join the broadcast. Mike Schmidt will join CSN's broadcast team this season for all 13 Sunday home games at Citizens Bank Park, the Daily News has learned. Schmidt, a 12-time All-Star with the Phillies, will join play-by-play man Tom McCarthy and either Stairs or Moyer in a three-man booth for the home Sunday broadcasts.
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March 18, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt revealed Sunday that he had been diagnosed with stage-3 melanoma last summer. Though Schmidt said that he is now cancer-free, the melanoma forced him to undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatments and surgery to remove his lymph nodes. "I'm a lucky man," he said outside the team's training complex. Schmidt, 64, who will join the Phillies' TV broadcast team on Comcast SportsNet for 13 Sunday home games this season, had noticed a discolored blotch of skin on his hand one day in August and, on the spur of the moment, decided to visit his dermatologist.
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July 29, 1995 | GEORGE MILLER/ DAILY NEWS
Former Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt works on his basketball game in Cooperstown, N.Y. Schmidt and announcer Rich Ashburn, the former Phillies centerfielder, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame tomorrow.
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January 24, 1995 | BOB LARAMIE/ DAILY NEWS
Former Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt, with wife Donna looking on, shows off special achievement award he was presented by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. Schmidt was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by an overwhelming margin earlier this month, and will be inducted on July 30.
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March 18, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt revealed Sunday that he had been diagnosed with stage-3 melanoma last summer. Though Schmidt said that he is now cancer-free, the melanoma forced him to undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatments and surgery to remove his lymph nodes. "I'm a lucky man," he said outside the team's training complex. Schmidt, 64, who will join the Phillies' TV broadcast team on Comcast SportsNet for 13 Sunday home games this season, had noticed a discolored blotch of skin on his hand one day in August and, on the spur of the moment, decided to visit his dermatologist.
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February 28, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Mike Schmidt, the Hall of Fame third baseman, will broadcast 13 Phillies games for Comcast SportsNet this season, as the network continues to overhaul its announcing talent. Schmidt, 64, will work every Sunday home game. He will team with Tom McCarthy and either Jamie Moyer or Matt Stairs in a three-man booth. Comcast replaced Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews in January when it agreed to a TV rights deal with the Phillies worth more than $2.5 billion. "Michael Jack Schmidt is one of the iconic names in Philadelphia Phillies history," Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia president Brian Monihan said in a statement.
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February 27, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs were introduced on Monday as Comcast SportsNet's new color commentary team for Phillies television broadcasts. But they aren't the only voices being added to the network for the 2014 season. Consider them the table setters for the Hall of Fame cleanup hitter set to join the broadcast. Mike Schmidt will join CSN's broadcast team this season for all 13 Sunday home games at Citizens Bank Park, the Daily News has learned. Schmidt, a 12-time All-Star with the Phillies, will join play-by-play man Tom McCarthy and either Stairs or Moyer in a three-man booth for the home Sunday broadcasts.
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January 24, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies announced their coaching staff for spring training next month in Clearwater, Fla., and as interesting as some of the names were on that long, long list, the one that was missing jumped out even more. Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt will not be a spring-training instructor for the first time in a long, long time, and the reason is an illness that is serious enough to keep him from doing one of the things he truly loves. "Mike is treating a health issue that requires him to remain near his doctors and will be unable to attend spring training as a field instructor this year," Phillies vice president for communications Bonnie Clark said.
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June 25, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE 1983 Phillies made it to the World Series almost in spite of themselves. There was enough bickering and backbiting to make three MTV reality shows. The players were frustrated by the uncertainty of their roles. Stars felt disrespected and openly questioned the sanity of management, namely president Bill Giles and general manager/manager Paul Owens. Giles and Owens mostly shrugged, and the Phillies just kept winning. Here is a look at some of the saltier verbal nukes tossed around Veterans Stadium during that wildly perplexing season: * "I think it was the result of inexperience," said ex-manager Pat Corrales, who was fired in midseason with a 43-42 record that still was enough for first place.
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May 26, 2013
JIMMY ROLLINS reached the 1,200 milestone in runs last week with a solo homer against the Reds at Citizens Bank Park. He is just the second Phillie to reach that level, joining Mike Schmidt (1,506). And among all current National League players, only the Rockies' Todd Helton has crossed the plate more times for a senior-circuit team, thanks in no small part to former Cardinal Albert Pujols taking the money and running to the Angels two seasons ago. Here are the active players who have scored 800 or more runs while playing for NL teams (*currently on DL; through Thursday)
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April 14, 2013 | By Joe Kay, Associated Press
CINCINNATI - Pete Rose drew a walk on four pitches in his first plate appearance in the major leagues. Then, he sped to first base. No slowing him down, either then or 4,256 hits later. Baseball's all-time hits leader got his start 50 years ago this week, making his debut with the Reds in Cincinnati on April 8, 1963. After getting that walk in his first game and making 11 straight outs in the next few, he finally got on base using his bat - smacking a triple off Pittsburgh's Bob Friend on April 13. It wasn't long before the switch-hitting, barrel-chested Rose epitomized a no-holds-barred approach to baseball that others imitated, then and now. A half-century later, Charlie Hustle is still in style.
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April 7, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies home opener on Friday against the Kansas City Royals brought back memories of a landmark season in team history. After winning an epic five-game National League championship series against the Houston Astros, the Phillies beat the Royals in six games to win the franchise's first World Series in 1980. With that as a backdrop, Hall of Fame third basemen Mike Schmidt and the Royals' George Brett took part in the opening-game ceremonies and then spoke about a variety of topics, including 1980.
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February 23, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Mike Schmidt always comes to spring training armed with strong opinions, but the Hall of Fame third baseman did not want to get overly involved in talk about baseball's steroid era. Steroids took center stage last month when the Baseball Writers Association of America did not vote to induct any of the players on the Hall of Fame ballot. "I sort of ride the fence on that whole steroid era issue," Schmidt said. "I don't have a definite opinion like some of my fellow Hall of Famers.
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