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January 12, 1992 | By Christine Bahls, Special to The Inquirer
The manager of a pool hall in Doylestown Borough and another man have been charged with providing beer to minors during a New Year's party that got out of hand, borough police said Thursday. Manager Victor Mayda, 39, of Philadelphia, and Brian Best, 21, of Furlong, were charged Tuesday under the state Liquor Control Act for serving beer to minors during a private party at the Billiard Club on Atkinson Drive, which Best had organized, said Sgt. Joe Kissel. Best had bought soda for the youths, who were 15 and older, and some cases of beer for those of legal age, but other youths came whom Best did not know, Kissel said, and "the party got out of control.
SPORTS
April 10, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
After just four games against the Phillies, Atlanta's Mark Wohlers was sent to the minors. Again. The righthanded closer was a flop in two relief appearances in the Braves' first four games of the season. Atlanta manager Bobby Cox said Wohlers would report to triple-A Richmond. The 29-year-old, who lost his closer job last season when he couldn't throw strikes, agreed to go back down to the minors to try to regain his form. Wohlers was not available for comment. He faced three batters in Thursday night's 6-3 loss to the Phillies, walking two batters on four consecutive balls and throwing a sacrifice wildly over first baseman Ryan Klesko's head before Cox removed him. The Phillies tied an NL record by using five pitchers in the eighth inning of their win Thursday night against the Braves.
NEWS
December 19, 1986
Fund-raising events are given in such forms as chance drives, carnivals or beef-and-beers in different parts of Philadelphia. Organizations initiate these events for the benefit of a needy foundation. They are all rather harmless, except for beef-and-beers. A beef-and-beer, sometimes known as a ten-dollar night, consists of a donation ($10 or more) entitling the purchaser to four hours of food, beer and dancing. These beef-and-beers sound harmless and very enjoyable and profitable for the host, but to neighbors of the Port Richmond area they are nothing but problems.
NEWS
April 12, 1995 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Paul Graeser would ply the two 12-year-old girls with liquor, make them dance naked and wait for them to pass out. Then he would rape them. How do authorities know? Graeser, 47, made it easy. He videotaped the encounters at his home on Smedley Street near Moyamensing Avenue in South Philadelphia. Yesterday, after Graeser, a tow-truck operator, pleaded guilty to rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and corrupting the morals of minors, Assistant District Attorney Charles Ehrlich asked Common Pleas Judge Anne E. Lazarus to view the tapes before the scheduled July sentencing.
SPORTS
June 10, 1989 | The Inquirer Staff
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons' game with Columbus was halted because of rain last night in Moosic, Pa., after the top of the third inning. It will be resumed as part of a doubleheader tonight. The Red Barons were leading, 3-2, when the triple-A Alliance game was stopped. The teams will meet at 6 tonight to complete the game, which will go nine innings. The game originally scheduled for tonight will last just seven innings, the standard length of league games that are part of doubleheaders.
SPORTS
November 20, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday sent 14-year NHL veteran Wilf Paiement to Muskegon of the International Hockey League "to get his game back in order," said general manager Eddie Johnston. Paiement, a 32-year-old right winger, has only two goals and five assists in 17 games this season. He has never played a minor-league game in his pro career. Paiement was signed as a free agent in July after scoring 20 goals and collecting 17 assists for Buffalo last season. Former Vancouver Canucks defenseman Jiri Bubla has been convicted in an Austrian court for playing a role in an international drug-smuggling ring, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman in Vancouver said.
SPORTS
May 1, 1990 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Phillies righthander Todd Frohwirth said last night he's considering becoming a free agent rather than reporting to Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. All major league teams had to reduce their rosters from 27 to no more than 25 by midnight yesterday. Called in to get the bad news after last night's game were righthander Brad Moore and Frohwirth. "They were the two that weren't getting enough work," manager Nick Leyva explained. "Todd Frohwirth needs to pitch on a daily basis to be successful and there's no way he could do that here.
SPORTS
July 4, 1994 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Salomon Torres, San Francisco's struggling rookie righthander, was optioned to triple-A Phoenix, ending a tumultuous 24-game stint in the majors. Torres, 22, was sent down to make room for Mark Portugal, who was activated from the disabled list. "I told him, 'Just go down and work hard and learn to relax,' " Giants manager Dusty Baker said. Torres (2-8) had lost six straight starts. Frustrated, he left the Giants on June 19 without permission, missing a team flight to Cincinnati.
SPORTS
June 28, 1989 | By Peter Pascarelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies appear ready to dispatch Floyd Youmans to the minor leagues rather than release him. General manager Lee Thomas said last night that he was leaning in that direction, although a decision on the disappointing pitcher is not likely until Friday, when the Phillies will return home. "One option would be to release him or outright him," Thomas said. "Another option would be for him to go to the minors, and we will decide in the next day or two what to do. "He's not going to start for us right now, with the way he's been throwing.
SPORTS
April 17, 1997 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
With Mark Portugal ready to come off the disabled list in time to make his first Phillies start Saturday night against the Expos, the Phillies find themselves in the all-too-familiar position of having to make a roster move. Portugal will replace Michael Mimbs in the rotation. It seems likely, however, Mimbs will remain in the bullpen as a second lefthander, along with Erik Plantenberg. "Mimbsie is intriguing," manager Terry Francona said. "The idea is to get him consistent, but he throws 90 [mph]
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September 15, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
These days, the view from Joe Jordan's windowless office at Citizens Bank Park is an alluring one for the Phillies' director of player development. Jordan scans the board that contains more than 150 colored name plates representing the entire farm system, and he sees potential answers. "We have a lot of success stories," Jordan said. Winning in the minors is not always paramount to the mission of developing good big-league players. But the Phillies' six domestic minor-league affiliates posted a .595 winning percentage this season.
SPORTS
September 11, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - The Phillies had a bit of a conundrum when they determined the winners of Paul Owens Award, a yearly honor given to the organization's top minor-league pitcher and position player. They had two hitters - Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins - who were almost equally deserving. So the Phils awarded them both on Friday. Cozens and Hoskins shared the position player award and Ben Lively was named the organization's top pitcher. Cozens and Hoskins, who slugged back-to-back all season for double-A Reading, are the first players to share the Paul Owens Award since 1997, when Jimmy Rollins shared it with an outfielder named Jeff Key. "The hardest thing to develop is power, and the hardest thing to find is a run-producing bat. We feel like both of these guys are going to be that," said Joe Jordan, the team's director of player development.
NEWS
September 6, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
When neighbors fume at each other and call 911, police in Pennsauken Township respond. When someone makes a noise complaint, officers respond. If residents call about a suspicious person - or even a possum in their backyard - officers respond. "The police get called for pretty much everything," said Chief John Coffey, whose department protects the Camden County community of 35,000 residents. "A mother will say: 'My son doesn't want to go to school. I want the police here,' and we go. " The calls add up in time, paperwork, and resources, but departments such as Pennsauken's don't see an alternative.
SPORTS
September 6, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Phillies general manager Matt Klentak says the team will add reinforcements to the big-league team after the minor-league playoffs conclude. Double-A Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley will begin postseason play this week. "Off the top of my head, about a half dozen or so" will be promoted, Klentak said Sunday before a 2-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. "I want to manage the workload of our pitchers. " One pitcher who is likely to be called up is righthander Alec Asher, whose 80-game suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid would end sometime this week, depending on if Lehigh Valley has any postponements.
SPORTS
September 5, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
READING - Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins have emerged this season as legitimate Phillies prospects. And it was almost impossible to discuss one this summer without talking about the other, so it is only fitting that the two Reading sluggers entered the final weekend of the season in almost a dead heat for the minor-league home run crown. Cozens, a 22-year-old outfielder, hit his 39th homer of the season on Saturday to break Darin Ruf's Reading single-season record from 2010. Hoskins, a 23-year-old first baseman, stands two home runs behind.
SPORTS
September 4, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Triple-A Lehigh Valley A small transaction in June is paying large dividends at triple A and could provide the Phillies some starting pitching depth for next season. Phil Klein became the first IronPigs pitcher in six years to be named the International League's pitcher of the month. The 27-year-old righthander had a 1.06 ERA in five August starts with 46 strikeouts and just four walks in 34 innings. He made a spot start for the Phillies on Aug. 3 and should return to the majors at the end of the triple-A season.
SPORTS
September 3, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
It was not hard to imagine a September in which the Phillies, while playing meaningless baseball, looked different. They could stick Nick Williams and Roman Quinn in the outfield, J.P. Crawford at shortstop, and Jorge Alfaro or Andrew Knapp behind the plate. This was in the spring, when the Phillies broke camp with a lineup full of placeholders, and optimism prevailed. Instead, the season will end with much of the same. The prospects have had mixed results. The players in the majors have combined to produce a .296 on-base percentage, which ranks dead last in baseball and is the worst clip for a Phillies team since 1968.
SPORTS
August 28, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
The Phillies' minor-league coaches, instructors, prospects, veterans, and organizational fillers gathered in the spring of 2015 near the back fields of the team's complex in Clearwater, Fla. The annual meeting - which serves as an introduction to minor-league spring training - followed a season in which the Phillies affiliates combined to win just 40 percent of their games. None of the five minor-league teams finished 2014 with a record better than .500. The best team finished 10 games worse than .500.
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