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AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
July 20, 2011 |
Wes Covington, a powerful outfielder on the ill-fated 1964 Phillies team whose unorthodox batting stance was mimicked by a generation of young Philadelphians, died July 4 in Edmonton, Alberta, where he had made his home for decades. Mr. Covington, 79, who hit 131 home runs in 11 big-league seasons, succumbed to cancer, according to family members. A North Carolina native who was signed by the Boston Braves in 1952, Mr. Covington, at his first minor-league stop in Eau Claire, Wis., initially overshadowed his teammate, future Hall of Famer Hank Aaron.
March 7, 2011
Who: Phillies (5-5) at New York Yankees (3-5) When: 1:05 p.m. Where: George Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Fla. TV/Radio: None On the mound: RHP Roy Oswalt, RHP A.J. Burnett.
October 23, 2012
The Phillies announced their 2013 spring training schedule on Monday, and it includes 16 games at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., and two exhibition games at Citizens Bank Park against the Toronto Blue Jays. Spring training three-game ticket packs will go on sale Dec. 12, and individual ticket sales for spring training games will begin Jan. 10, the team said. Tickets can be purchased at phillies.com or by phone at 215-463-1000. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 12, with the full squad reporting Feb. 15. Spring Training Schedule FEBRUARY Home game in bold 23 Houston, 1:05 24 Detroit at Lakeland 25 Detroit, 1:05 26 New York Yankees, 1:05 27 Minnesota at Ft. Myers 28 Atlanta, 1:05 MARCH 1 New York Yankees at Tampa 2 Toronto at Dunedin 3 Toronto (ss)
January 12, 2012 |
It's the spring fever edition of Phillies fever, as tickets to Florida exhibition games went on sale this morning. These tickets, $13 for standing room to $34, are for 17 games, all but one in March, at Bright House Field in Clearwater. The Feb. 29 game is against the Florida State Seminoles. The others are part of Grapefruit League play against other major-league squads. Until today, the only individual game tickets for sale were for two Philadelphia exhibitions, April 2 and 3, against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park.
March 21, 2012
COMCAST SportsNet Sixers sideline reporter Meredith Marakovits has been named the New York Yankees' clubhouse reporter for the YES Network. She will be part of Yankees' telecasts, pregame and postgame shows, and the "Yankees Batting Practice Today" show. Marakovits will also appear on additional Yankees programming and will contribute to YESNetwork.com. Her last day with CSN is April 4. The Yankees' season opener is April 6. "I am excited about covering arguably the greatest franchise in sports, the New York Yankees, with its rich history and its continued commitment to excellence," Marakovits said.
June 13, 2016 |
Mark Twain seemed to anticipate 2016 when he remarked that "a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still getting its shoes on. " In the intervening century-plus, that travel time has been greatly reduced. Today, thanks to social media, a lie can orbit the earth before truth's alarm clock even buzzes. We got another reminder of that last week when hackers broke into the NFL's Twitter account and mischievously transmitted the following faux news: "We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away.
October 2, 2011 |
The start times for the remainder of the first round were announced tonight and the Phillies and Cardinals will play at 5:07 p.m. on Tuesday in Game 3 and 6:07 p.m. on Wednesday in Game 4, if necessary. The Game 4 start time could move back to 8:07 if that is the only game, should the Brewers-Diamondbacks series end in a sweep. Both games 3 and 4 are scheduled to be in St. Louis. If Game 5 is needed, the Phillies would host an 8:37 start on Friday, if both NLDS go the distance.
March 13, 2013
When Joe Blanton takes the mound for the first time in Angel Stadium with his new team, fans who have been oblivious to his career since he left the Phils may be a little surprised. Blanton, who signed with the Halos as a free agent in December, is about 30 pounds lighter than his normal 260. "I never looked at it like I needed to lose weight," Blanton said. "It just kind of happened. " Chipper Jones putting on pinstripes? The banged-up New York Yankees would love to have him. General manager Brian Cashman even said so Monday, expressing interest in the retired Atlanta Braves star.
November 4, 2011 |
Matty Alou, once part of an all-Alou outfield for the San Francisco Giants with brothers Felipe and Jesus, died Thursday in his native Dominican Republic. He was 72. He died of diabetes complications, according to his former Dominican team, Leones del Escogido. The Giants also confirmed his death and said Mr. Alou had been sick for several years with a variety of health issues. Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda said he knew his "great friend" had been ailing. "We roomed together a few times with the Giants," Cepeda said by phone.