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May 14, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
FOX 29 will welcome a new face to its evening anchor desk on June 30. Lucy Noland , who was recently at KNBC, in Los Angeles, will join the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Iain Page . Readers of the column will remember I told you that former evening anchor Kerry Barrett , who is on maternity leave with her second child , John Barrett IV , is moving to anchor the morning newscast with Chris Murphy from 4 to 7 a.m., and...
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December 31, 2008
Mitch Williams has been hired by the MLB Network, which goes on the air tomorrow in 50 million homes. The former Phillies relief pitcher will be a studio analyst and will appear on "MLB Tonight," a live, nightly studio show and "Hot Stove," a live, nightly offseason studio show. "Mitch's unique voice and perspective speaks for itself," MLB Network president and chief executive officer Tony Petitti said. Last season, Williams, 44, was the postgame analyst on Comcast SportsNet's "Phillies Post Game Live.
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February 17, 2003 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A graduate from the Mitch Williams school of pitching and managing is in the Phillies camp. Lefthander Jim Crowell opened last season with the Atlantic City Surf of the independent Atlantic League. That is the team that hired Williams to be its pitching coach three years ago, then elevated him to the job of manager in the middle of last season. "Mitch knows how to motivate people to get the most out of them," Crowell said after the Phillies finished their workout yesterday at the Carpenter Complex.
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July 9, 1996 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mitch Williams wants to be a Phillie again. "I'm here because this is where I want to play," Williams said yesterday in a conference call from Clearwater, Fla., where he will begin what he hopes is his comeback. "I want to play in Philadelphia. My whole purpose is to make it back there. "I ain't coming back to pitch in A ball. " Phillies general manager Lee Thomas made it clear that he had agreed to sign Williams to a minor-league contract as a favor. If Williams shows that his fastball is back, Thomas said, he might be able to return to the major leagues.
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March 10, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Houston Astros reliever Mitch Williams, who was acquired from the Phillies in the off-season, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee next week in Orlando, the team said yesterday. Trainer Dave Labossiere said Williams was examined Tuesday by physicians, who found a torn cartilage. Williams will take his scheduled pitching turns through Sunday and undergo the outpatient surgery on Monday. The Astros said Williams likely would be sidelined three days, but should be ready to pitch March 19-20 when the Astros return to Houston for exhibition games against Texas.
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March 22, 1993 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He is wild, erratic and maddeningly frustrating. Still, Mitch Williams remains one of the indispensable Phillies. Without him, this club with preseason pretensions is without a closer. Which is why his spring struggles are a matter of private concern among Phils officials. Hoping that Williams' fastball will return with more work, Phils manager Jim Fregosi dispatched his closer to the minor-league complex yesterday for some work. "We wanted him to get some innings in. He threw all right," said the manager - "all right" being a couple of notches down in Fregosi-speak from the ultimate pitching compliment, "extremely well.
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March 17, 1992 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
It will be a spring training game much like any other this afternoon at Jack Russell Stadium. The fences will have colorful advertising painted on the front and palm trees visible behind. Pitchers will run in the outfield during the game. The stadium will be small and friendly and smell of sunscreen. Mitch Williams would have you believe that the one inning he'll pitch later today is just another tuneup exhibition outing, nothing more and nothing less. And Mitch Williams would be kidding you. The extra large grin and the twinkle in his eye give him away.
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June 19, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Despite a recent disagreement with the organization, former Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams says he plans to attend the 20th reunion honoring the 1993 Phillies. In early May, Williams called for Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee to be fired. Several Phillies, including manager Charlie Manuel and Roy Halladay, took exception to the comments. But Williams, who is an analyst for MLB Network, said Monday that his relationship with the organization has not soured.
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March 22, 2007
He's on your radio. He's on your television, too. He will come to your event, provided he can find a spot in a schedule that is already loaded with golf tournaments. You love Mitch Williams, I love Mitch Williams, just about everybody in the Delaware Valley loves Mitch Williams. And, well, how crazy is that? "It's incredible," Angelo Cataldi said after Williams made his official debut on WIP's morning show yesterday. "Now that I am working with him, I can see how it happened.
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April 6, 1992 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kindly baseball scout Hank King sits quietly at a locker and does not see the unshaven, scraggly culprit creeping behind him, a white kerchief wrapped around his head, a bat in his hand. Suddenly, with the speed of a fastball, the stalking ninja slams the bat into a metal trash can a few inches from King's ear. And the scout tumbles from the bench, a look of terror on his face. "Damn," laughs the perpetrator, Mitch Williams, "that was a good one. " He is the flaky, lefthanded relief pitcher incarnate.
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May 14, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
FOX 29 will welcome a new face to its evening anchor desk on June 30. Lucy Noland , who was recently at KNBC, in Los Angeles, will join the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Iain Page . Readers of the column will remember I told you that former evening anchor Kerry Barrett , who is on maternity leave with her second child , John Barrett IV , is moving to anchor the morning newscast with Chris Murphy from 4 to 7 a.m., and...
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November 5, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
APPARENTLY MITCH Williams and Lenny Dysktra aren't teeming with love for one another. The former Phillies were attending autograph-signing events at the Granite Run Mall - along with former teammate Darren Daulton - on Saturday when they ran into each other. According to several online reports, Dykstra and Daulton were chatting when Williams walked up. Several Twitter witnesses reported that Dykstra extended his hand to Williams, but that Wild Thing pushed it away. A tweet from @realphillyink reported that "Mitch slapped his [Dykstra's]
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August 5, 2013
CURTIN' CALL * Re: Schilling talks Phillies, regrets (Aug. 2): Curt Schilling for all he did good for the Phillies will always be remebered forthe towel over his head in the 1993 World Series. To this day, I can say I was disappointed in the fact he only did that to Mitch Williams. He showed up a teamate and that is not something you do ever and to do it in the World Series is even worse. Curt pitched well as a Phillie and if you can forget the forced trade and the towel he was a good pitcher for the Phillies.
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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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June 19, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Despite a recent disagreement with the organization, former Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams says he plans to attend the 20th reunion honoring the 1993 Phillies. In early May, Williams called for Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee to be fired. Several Phillies, including manager Charlie Manuel and Roy Halladay, took exception to the comments. But Williams, who is an analyst for MLB Network, said Monday that his relationship with the organization has not soured.
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May 5, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay denounced critical comments about Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee made by former Phillies reliever and current MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams. In a Friday radio interview on WIP-FM (94.1), Williams said the Phillies need a new pitching coach. "It is not personal," Williams said. "I think these pitchers have to hear something new. " The Phillies have struggled not only in pitching but all facets of the game. They entered Friday 26th in the major leagues with a 4.42 ERA. Halladay, one of the pitchers that Williams suggested hasn't been helped by Dubee, talked to reporters before Friday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Miami Marlins.
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August 26, 2011 | BY JEFF JANICZEK, For the Daily News
Ryan Howard sometimes only gets 1 day off each month during the regular season, but yesterday afternoon, the Phillies slugger made good use of it. Despite some inclement weather, Howard made a special guest appearance at Glen Mills High School to participate in Powerade's Coach for a Day program hosted by the All-Star Baseball Academy, a private traveling team for local boys. The All-Star first baseman spent the afternoon speaking to kids about how to achieve their childhood aspirations, on and off the field.
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July 7, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
With his Lugz work boots and T-shirt with the sleeves cut off, Mitch Williams looked like a construction guy. Turns out he is. "My father taught me, you never pay someone to do something you can do yourself," the legendary Phillies closer said. Hard to believe, but one of the living symbols of Philadelphia sports history was only a small part of the package when cable's DIY channel came to town to shoot an episode of House Crashers that will be seen in the fall. As crazy construction and reality television swirled all around last week, Wild Thing was anything but. He lent a hand wherever needed, working to transform part of the home of Johnny McDonald, whom the show had decided was one of the world's biggest Phillies fans, into the ultimate baseball spectator environment.
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June 17, 2011
START WITH THIS: Baseball nut John Shiffert, a native Philadelphian, Society for American Baseball Research member and author of three baseball books, set about earlier this season to identify the best Phillie of all time at each position. His conclusion: Ryan Howard by a nose over . . . John Kruk. So this week's announcement that the Krukker will become the latest to have a plaque hung on the Wall of Honor in Ashburn Alley is clearly based on solid, on-the-field achievements.
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June 16, 2011
For the second year in a row, the Phillies will induct a member of the 1993 National League champions into the team's Wall of Fame. John Kruk is the newest member, the team announced Wednesday. He will be honored before the Aug. 12 game against Washington. He follows Darren Daulton, who was honored last season. They are the only two players from the '93 team to make the wall. So which other players from that beloved squad will be honored? There's Curt Schilling, who is all but a shoo-in.
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