August 18, 2013
Here is a look at interim Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg: As a manager and coach: He was named Phillies third base coach and infield instructor on Oct. 4, 2012. It was his first Major League coaching position. Sandberg spent two seasons as the manager of triple AAA Lehigh Valley. He went 155-132 (.540) and led Lehigh Valley to its first playoff appearance in club history by winning the International League wild card in 2011. He was named Minor League manager of the year for 2011 by Baseball America.
June 21, 2013 |
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - For many of the 59 players participating in the 2013 South Atlantic All-Star Game this week, it was their first opportunity to show their skills on a big stage. Four players from the Phillies' Class A Lakewood BlueClaws represented their home team Tuesday at FirstEnergy Park. Following a nearly 3-hour rain delay, the Northern Division defeated the Southern Division, 2-1, in the 34th meeting between the teams. Catcher Chace Numata and relief pitchers Yoel Mecias, Steven Inch and Delvi Francisco were the four Phillies prospects chosen to represent the North.
May 16, 2011
NOT SURPRISINGLY, Pete Rose is still hellbent on getting back into baseball. What is surprising - at least to us - is that he's now 70 years old. Where has the time gone? Rose, a member of Phillies' 1980 World Series championship team, was the keynote speaker Saturday at an event sponsored by the Ohio Justice & Policy Center in Cincinnati. The all-time hits leader was banned from the game for life in 1989 for betting on baseball games while managing the Reds. He has wanted back in ever since.
January 19, 2005 |
For the last six seasons, Cardinal Dougherty girls' basketball coach Mary McDonald had shared the bench with assistant Jim Munn. But last night the two coaches found themselves on opposing benches. Munn, who started at Dougherty with McDonald, moved over to Kennedy-Kenrick during the off-season. Munn got a "welcome back" banner from Dougherty and an embrace from McDonald before the game. Then he watched the Cardinals hand his Wolverines a 64-41 whipping in their Catholic League North Division game.
February 18, 2000 |
The girls' basketball playoff picture in the Catholic League Northern Division came into sharper focus last night, although the final product won't be known until today. Senior Kristin Teklinski connected on a 12-foot jump shot with 1 minute, 36 seconds left in the second overtime to lift St. Hubert to a riveting, 50-48 victory over Archbishop Ryan. That triumph, accomplished before an enthusiastic crowd of 400 in Hubert's cozy gymnasium, coupled with Archbishop Wood's 44-38 win at Conwell-Egan, left the Vikings and Bambies tied for first place in the division standings with 10-2 records.
January 8, 1999 |
The Catholic League season begins tonight. In football, power resides in the Northern Division. In basketball, there has been a power shortage in the Northern Division for a long time. Father Judge's championship last season was only the third by a Northern team in 21 years. But in the first month of this season, La Salle (9-2), Archbishop Wood (8-3) and Judge (8-3) all had more preseason victories than any Southern Division team. The wins by La Salle and Judge might have been expected.
October 19, 1998 |
La Salle reserve quarterback Gabe Marabella was sitting on the bench Saturday, staring at the turf, when the call came 2 minutes, 52 seconds into the third period. Father Judge had just driven down the field and scored for the first time, and even though the visiting Explorers had a 24-7 lead, the momentum seemed to have shifted to the opposition rapidly. Marabella took over the controls for starter Chris Pennington, who moved to tailback, and the sophomore proved not only that he was ready, but that La Salle seems to have an unending supply of capable quarterbacks.
October 28, 1997 |
Having clinched its fifth straight Catholic League Southern Division boys' soccer championship, Roman Catholic High has set its sights on a loftier achievement: bringing home the overall league title. To do so, the Cahillites won't have to merely overcome some talented Northern Division teams. They'll have to overcome history. Northern Division teams own the Catholic League playoffs. Only one Southern Division team - Cardinal O'Hara in 1982 - has won the championship since the inaugural league title match in 1956.
May 19, 1997 |
It will be an all-Northern Division softball final in the Catholic League. Conwell-Egan, the first-place Northern Division team in the regular season, and Archbishop Wood, the second-place team, each earned semifinal wins over Southern Division opponents yesterday in a doubleheader at La Salle University. The championship game will be played at 4 p.m. tomorrow at La Salle University. The Eagles beat Wood twice during the regular season. "I really think this team is ready; I didn't see any nerves out there today," Vikings coach Tom Leva said.
March 9, 1995 |
They have met in the Catholic League semifinals the last two seasons, but this year Roman Catholic and Archbishop Carroll will play for the league championship. With victories last night in the semifinals at the Palestra, Carroll and Roman advanced to tomorrow's 8:30 p.m. title game. The championship meeting became a possibility when the league changed its playoff format so that teams crossed divisions in the semifinals. Carroll and Roman, both of whom play in the Southern Division, beat Northern Division teams last night.