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July 23, 2010 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
Despite a lengthy offensive slump that saw them fall seven games behind the Braves in the National League East, the Phillies had maintained an aura of calm about their struggles at the plate. That changed late last night, however, as the team parted ways with hitting coach Milt Thompson in the aftermath of a four-game series against the Cardinals in which they scored just eight runs. The move, announced in a two-paragraph press release after the Phillies landed from their dismal eight-game road trip through Chicago and St. Louis, comes less than 2 years after the team's potent lineup helped lead the organization to its first World Series championship in 28 years.
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October 5, 2010
Hits 822 629 Home Runs 100 66 Runs Batted In 415 321 Walks 308 252 Strikeouts 616 448 Strikeouts/Game 6.5 6.7 Batting Avg. .254 .269 On-Base Pct. .322 .345 Slugging Pct. .411 .417 OBP+Slug. .733 .762  
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October 21, 1993 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It should have been a night for Phillies leftfielder Milt Thompson to glow in the national spotlight. Single, double, triple. Five RBIs - one shy of the World Series record set by the Yankees' Bobby Richardson in a 1960 World Series game. But instead of glowing, the sad-eyed Thompson sat in the Phillies' clubhouse, his voice barely audible, and talked about one of the most stunning defeats in Phils history. The Phils blew a pair of five-run leads. Toronto scored six eighth-inning runs to defeat the dazed Phillies, 15-14, and take a three games to one lead in the World Series.
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March 3, 1994 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As the Phillies prepared to move to Jack Russell Stadium yesterday, Milt Thompson, wearing a Philadelphia uniform, packed an Atlanta Braves T-shirt into a St. Louis Cardinals equipment bag. Thompson has played for all three teams. And if he seemed somber as he performed this task, it was because he knew the count could reach four very soon. The leftfielder, who platooned so effectively with Pete Incaviglia in '93 and whose grand-slam-saving catch last April came to typify the Phillies' magical season, could be traded before the team heads north.
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December 10, 1992 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Baseball is playing a new song. The Phils hate the music and just can't seem to dance to it. In nearly five days of frequently intense dealings with agents and general managers at these winter meetings, the Phillies came away with just two medium-priced free-agents - Milt Thompson and Pete Incaviglia - and a promising but so far ineffective reliever in David West. While the other guys lined up for the David Cones and Barry Bondses, the Phils, determined to keep the payroll down and making no secret of their powerful distaste for the free-agent bidding process, hung back.
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March 31, 1987 | By PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Sports Writer
Milt Thompson came to the Phillies last year hearing footsteps. Seven years and 848 games in the bush leagues will do that to a guy. Every trip to the plate seemed like a nightmare rather than a dream come true, a midnight walk through the South Bronx rather than a Sunday afternoon stroll through Fairmount Park. "I came into the season last year real tight," said the Phillies outfielder. "I went up to the plate thinking, 'I've got to get a hit, I've got to get a hit.' "To bat .300, you've only got to get three hits in 10 at-bats.
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April 20, 1994 | by Leigh Primavera, Daily News Sports Writer
While most of us were busy working at the office, Marian Simpson, of Sea Isle City, was relaxing on the beach, waiting for yesterday's Phillies game to begin. As game time approached, Marian packed up her kids - Andrew, 7, Billy, 6, and Matthew, 4 - and headed home. Marian flipped on the radio and got some big news in the sixth inning. A three-run home run by Milt Thompson had made her the third $1,000 winner of the season in the Daily News Home Run Payoff contest. Seconds later, Marian's brother, Gary, was on the phone, screaming, "You won, you won!"
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January 4, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Phillies yesterday named Greg Gross the hitting coach for their single-A minor-league affiliate in Batavia, N.Y. Gross spent the last four seasons on the Phillies' major-league coaching staff, as bench coach (2001) and hitting coach (2002-04). He was replaced by Milt Thompson in November. The Phillies also announced that J.P. Roberge has been named hitting coach at single-A Lakewood, and that Ken Patterson is the new pitching coach at Batavia. Roberge played 11 minor-league seasons, including the last four with the Phils' minor-league affiliates in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Reading.
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October 11, 1993 | By Michael Bamberger, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies will not die. After being dismantled in two consecutive games, the Phils defeated the Atlanta Braves here last night, 2-1, tying the National League playoffs at two games each. With their win, the Phillies assured that there will be more baseball played in Philadelphia this year. The playoffs are a best-of-seven affair, and the fifth game will be played here this afternoon at 3:07 p.m. Regardless of who wins, the series will resume at Veterans Stadium on Wednesday.
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July 20, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
PATIENCE. It permeates virtually any and every conversation about sports in this town, from Aaron Nola and the Phillies down on the farm to Ron Hextall's elaborate plan of future dominance to the debate over whether the new coach and both quarterbacks of the latest Eagles refurbish have been overvalued or simply need time to prove the genius of Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman. And then there is "The Process," the professional sports version of the Mel Brooks' classic, The Producers, whereby a franchise could end up winning big by losing big, provided it had enough - you guessed it - patience.
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June 19, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
WE'D REACHED the part of the process where we were supposed to ask the manager solemn questions about his future, and Ryne Sandberg seemed to understand that as he sat in the dugout at Citizens Bank Park yesterday. The Phillies were coming off an embarrassment that had been brewing for months, a 19-3 loss in which a starting pitcher strained a hamstring covering home, a reliever gave up five home runs, a rightfielder threw 48 pitches, and a pitching coach was forced to wave the white towel - literally - because the bullpen phone was off the hook.
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April 10, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON TWP. Just like the baseball pros, 14-year-old Nadiir King was bracing himself for the season ahead. The Washington Township teen had spent the winter training under former Phillies hitting coach Milt Thompson. The two met about twice a month - a commitment that exemplified what was, by all accounts, King's genuine love for a game that he played for half his life. On Friday night, the day before the first game of the season for King's traveling baseball team, the eighth grader was found unconscious during a walk to a friend's house - a familiar route not far from the family's Sewell home.
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March 7, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - That's the part of golf you have to enjoy, Dave Cash was saying. Every bad shot brings a chance to make up for it, to hit one better than was previously possible. Sitting next to him was Robert Person, finishing off a paper plate of food. "You guys weren't even born when I started playing," Cash said. The former second baseman laughed. It was 1969 when he broke icnto the big leagues. Sept. 13, Forbes Field, 10,440 Pittsburghers in the stands. He was 21 years old. Person was born 3 weeks later in Lowell, Mass.
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February 16, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Fregosi, 71, a baseball lifer who guided an eccentric Phillies team from last place to National League champions in 1993 and parlayed an all-star playing career into four managerial jobs and an influential scouting position, died Friday morning. Mr. Fregosi suffered multiple strokes last week during a Major League Baseball alumni cruise and was airlifted from the Cayman Islands to a Miami hospital, where he was taken off life support Thursday. "He had that special gift as a manager that made you want to get to the field and play your [butt]
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August 2, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE 1993 PHILLIES had a bottle of beer in one hand and a bottle of lightning in the other. They were unshaven and not particularly hygienic, but boy could they play baseball. The season ended with Joe Carter's walkoff home run, but the legacy is the dirt on Lenny Dykstra's chest, John Kruk's ripped pants and Mitch Williams' high-wire acts from the bullpen. "Who's Ugly Now," the Daily News headline wondered after the Phillies had taken care of the pretty-boy Braves to reach the World Series.
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October 18, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charlie Manuel bemoaned his hitters' tendency to press in tense situations more than once during an anemic 2012 season. The message will not change when the Phillies employ their third different hitting coach in four seasons, but Steve Henderson believes he is the man to deliver it. "I feel like I can bring a little more relaxation to the players," Henderson said in a phone interview Tuesday. "Most of them know me. I'm the type of guy who likes to be aggressive at the plate but also selective.
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October 13, 2011 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
On the big scoreboard in left field at Citizens Bank Park, the line score from the final game of the year was still posted Wednesday afternoon, with the zeros on the home half of the line stretching from first pitch to the last, dying light of the season. Charlie Manuel didn't need the reminder. He had seen the game, and seen all the games in the last two years as the Phillies went from a slugging team that didn't need many hits to score runs to a team that needs to rely on a smarter approach at the plate.
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February 8, 2011 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
First in a series   WHEN GREG GROSS began poring over video of Domonic Brown's at-bats during the outfielder's 2-month stint with the Phillies at the end of last season, he immediately noticed something out of whack. "A lot of times, it's not that obvious," said the hitting coach, who is entering his first full season on manager Charlie Manuel's staff after replacing Milt Thompson last July. "This one was obvious. " The problem centered on the height at which Brown, the 23-year-old uberprospect and contender to replace Jayson Werth, held his hands in his stance.
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October 21, 2010 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
SAN FRANCISCO - The way Charlie Manuel sees it, some of the puzzlement surrounding the state of the Phillies' offense could be solved with a simple lowering of expectations. Don't get him wrong. He wants to fix it. And, he says, he believes that it can be fixed. But he also admits their current offensive woes really aren't all that unusual. "Basically, what do I see that you don't see? You see our hitting from 2 years ago. I see our hitting today," Manuel said yesterday, before the start of Game 4 between the Phillies and the Giants at AT & T Park.
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