August 15, 2015 |
During the second of Stan Baumgartner's noteworthy Philadelphia careers, his colleagues in the Baker Bowl's press box liked to toss peanuts at his head every time the Inquirer sportswriter dozed off. Once awakened, the native Texan typically produced stories that were dry, matter-of-fact accounts, the journalistic equivalent of the mediocre numbers he had posted as a pitcher for the Phillies and Athletics. Still, 60 years after his death, Baumgartner continues to occupy a special and unique place in Phillies history, the only link between the franchise's first two pennant winners.
March 17, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Today, the Phillies will complete their third trip through the rotation of the spring when Cole Hamels takes the mound against the Orioles. Absent for all but one of those trips has been the guy who projects to open the season as the No. 2 starter. Yesterday, Ryne Sandberg downplayed any concern about Aaron Harang's balky back affecting his availability for Opening Day. The manager said that the veteran righthander has more than enough time to get his body ready for the rigors of a 32-start season.
April 6, 2012
Here are the salaries for the 2012 Phillies: Cliff Lee, $21,500,000 Roy Halladay, 20,000,000 dl-Ryan Howard, 20,000,000 dl-Chase Utley, 15,285,714 Cole Hamels, 15,000,000 Jonathan Papelbon, 11,000,058 Jimmy Rollins, 11,000,000 Joe Blanton, 10,500,000 Hunter Pence, 10,400,000 Shane Victorino, 9,500,000 Placido Polanco, 6,416,667 Ty Wigginton, 4,000,000 Carlos Ruiz, 3,700,000 ...