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September 22, 1994 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Once, there may have been no job in America that Lee Thomas would rather have had than general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. But that was nearly a decade ago - in a very different time, before Thomas ever left the Cardinals to become general manager of the Phillies. Yesterday, however, Lee Thomas' onetime dream job opened up again when the Cardinals fired Dal Maxvill after nine years as GM. And one of the first names to pop to the top of the rumor circuit, naturally, was that of James Leroy Thomas.
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April 8, 2013 | By John Rossi
This week's opening of the film 42 , on Jackie Robinson's integration of baseball, brings to mind the dramatic role played by Philadelphia in this seminal event in America's civil rights history. Robinson's integration of Major League Baseball during the 1947 season was revolutionary. The game had been segregated since the 1880s, reflecting the isolation of African Americans in the nation. Even in the years after World War II, America remained a segregated society, with African Americans, save for some entertainers and athletes like Joe Louis, largely invisible.
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April 10, 2015 | By TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
STAN HOCHMAN was a people person. Wrote about them. Cared about them. So it's not surprising the Brooklyn native ended up at the People Paper. Hochman's storied career at the  Daily News  began when he was hired to cover the Phillies on June 9, 1959. Over the next 55 years, he chronicled the town's most memorable sports events and athletes, including the collapse of the 1964 Phillies, Joe Frazier's loss in the "Thrilla in Manila," Villanova's NCAA title run, and the Sixers', Flyers' and Phillies' championships.
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March 17, 2015 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
There are multitaskers, and then there's Mayank Amin: pharmacist, entertainer, Hollywood body double, youth advocate, and owner of an event-planning firm whose clients include the Phillies. Amin launched Platinum Dream Events L.L.C. in January 2014, four months after starting his pursuit of an MBA from Villanova University - the "fast track" option, of course. I'm still catching my breath after spending a couple of hours with him last week, during which Amin dialed up Chris Brown's Turn Up the Music on his iPhone and busted a few moves for a photographer.
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November 21, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before Ryan Howard's twin brother sued him for $2.8 million; before his father, who helped manage the Phillies slugger's money, allegedly requested a $10 million separation payment; before Howard claimed his parents and brothers conspired to defraud him, Howard planned a mansion with eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The sprawling Florida home was a place for the family - especially Corey, Ryan's look-alike confidant who moved from St. Louis to Philadelphia in 2008 to live with Ryan.
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September 5, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Phillies pitchers fired eight straight balls with the bases loaded, and that represented the nadir of Tuesday night. A rookie wearing No. 67 relieved them in the next inning, committed a balk, and surrendered two more runs. This is what September baseball looks like for the pitching staff with the National League's worst ERA. Washington permitted four unearned runs to the Phillies and still won, 9-6, because the home team failed at the game's most basic task of throwing strikes.
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August 19, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's difficult to imagine that at the all-star break, the Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers were on even footing. Now one team is gearing for October, and the other for next season. The differing paths continued with the Dodgers' 5-0 win Saturday night over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, making interim manager Ryne Sandberg 0-2 and waiting for his team to score a run. The Phillies have been shut out 12 times this season. After games played on July 14, the Phillies entered the all-star break 48-48, and the Dodgers were 47-47.
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March 29, 2013
The Phillies may be dancing to their last waltz this season after winning the World Series in 2008. What the core players did: The Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays, four games to one, to win the 2008 title and were led by Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard. Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins struggled at the plate, but Series MVP Cole Hamels struck out eight and allowed just four earned runs in 13 innings over two starts. Here is how they fared that season: Hamels: 14-10 regular season; 1-0, 2.77 ERA and World Series MVP. Howard: .251, 48 HRS, 153 RBIs regular season; .286, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs World Series.
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July 1, 2010 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
Great 30th birthday gift for an ambitious TV anchor: Rise from Market No. 17 to 4. CBS3 has hired Erika von Tiehl , turning 30 Wednesday, from CBS's Miami stations to fill the morning seat next to Ukee Washington . ( Liz Keptner's old job.) Von Tiehl, a Pasadena, Calif., native, told me that she started seven years ago, fresh out of Loyola Marymount, working out of a "single-wide trailer next to a cow pasture" in Eureka, Calif. (TV market No. 195). Two years later, she was in Buffalo (No. 52)
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August 12, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Plenty of business needs to be resolved in these final seven weeks of the Phillies' season. Some of it is being conducted right now down in Clearwater, Fla., a fitting location, considering the 2013 season has been relegated to a second spring training of sorts. Two players - Ryan Howard and Roy Halladay - making more money than two entire teams - Miami and Houston - are trying to get healthy. The recovery of Howard's surgically repaired left knee is considered as important as any plate appearance the Phillies will have in the big leagues between now and the Sept.
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April 19, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of my sons, who rides SEPTA 's Subway- Surface Lines to work, wanted to know: "Why do all the trolleys have their own WiFi networks," each of them password-protected, and tantalizingly visible to connection-starved users as they stare at their mobile- network availability screens? He asked the operator, who hadn't a clue. "If they at least told the drivers the network passwords, they could maybe get some use out of them," my son said. "Why are the networks there? Why aren't they used?
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April 19, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
  WASHINGTON - Darin Ruf flipped the bat in the air and tapped it against his leg on his way back to the dugout. He chased a high fastball to end Friday's 7-2 loss to the Nationals. The Phillies offense was listless. And now the night was finally over. The team struck out 11 times. Just one runner touched third base before the ninth inning. The Phillies registered one extra-base hit. They were retired in order three times during their sixth straight loss. The offense was of little threat to Washington ace Max Scherzer, who struck out nine batters in eight innings.
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April 19, 2015
WASHINGTON - Luis Garcia needed just 11 pitches on Thursday night to cruise through his fifth scoreless inning of the season. He has not allowed a run since Sept. 10 of last season. The righthander, who was out of baseball three years ago, has become one of the steadiest arms in the Phillies bullpen. "I'm just here to do my job," Garcia said before Friday night's game against the Washington Nationals. "Every day is different. I'm just thinking about today. I'm not thinking about what happened the day before.
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April 18, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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April 18, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Four batters after Chase Utley took his first hacks, the Phillies' highest-paid position player stepped into the Nationals Park batter's box. It was the second inning. There were two outs. The 10th game of the season presented a new reality for Ryan Howard, No. 7 hitter in manager Ryne Sandberg's lineup. The beleaguered first baseman through 27 at-bats had struggled to connect on a barrage of fastballs, the same pitches he used to feast on as one of baseball's elite power hitters.
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April 18, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - Domonic Brown is set to take the next step in his rehabilitation from left Achilles tendinitis. The rightfielder is scheduled to join triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday in Buffalo, where he will work to get his timing down against upper-level pitching before rejoining the Phillies. On Thursday night, Brown started in right field and batted third for high-A Clearwater. It was his sixth game with the Threshers and he played nine innings Wednesday for the first time. He entered Thursday 4 for 14 with one home run, two RBIs, five strikeouts, and one walk.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two parallel government agencies - both designed to help unemployed Philadelphians get jobs - have been integrated into one, with the first job search center holding reopening ceremonies Thursday morning. "We should be able to provide seamless service," said Mark Edwards, president and chief executive of Philadelphia Works, speaking at the opening of the newly organized CareerLink office in Center City. Philadelphia Works, the funnel for national, state, and city workforce dollars, oversees the job search centers.
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April 18, 2015
Your obedient Gizmo Guy falls asleep during deep discussions of business-to-business software, search engine optimization, and other "important" but arcane tech affairs. His eyes perked up with pleasure, though, to see how Philly Tech Week is kicking off its fifth annual fete on Friday with a full day (into evening) geared to the marriage of Tech and Culture. That is, to discussions of devices and support systems used to make, entertain, and enlighten. Essentially, the fun-and-games side of tech that works both sides of the brain.
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April 17, 2015 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - If you are looking for positives, there were a couple. Odubel Herrera, the dreadlocked Rule 5 draft pick who has spent the last couple of nights at the top of the order, tallied three extra-base hits. Cody Asche, the second-year starter at third base, continued his torrid start to the season by reaching base in all four of his plate appearances. The negatives included just about everything else, most of all the fact that Asche and Herrera combined to score only one run, thanks to a 2-for-16 showing with runners in scoring position.
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April 17, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - The first pitch Cole Hamels delivered last night ended up as a souvenir. Former Braves, Jays, Rays and A's castoff Yunel Escobar jumped on a fastball and deposited it in the small section of red seats to the left of dead center at Nationals Park. For the third time in as many starts this season, Hamels, the owner of the largest contract in Phillies history, served up the game's first run, putting his team behind. As he's often done during his decadelong career, Hamels rebounded at first.
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