May 9, 2010
Patch work For the rest of the season, the Phillies will wear a circular black patch on their right sleeves to honor the late Robin Roberts. And it's not just the players who will don Roberts' No. 36 on their sleeves - everyone from clubhouse personnel to athletic trainers had the patch sewn onto their polo shirts. According to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the first known use of a memorial patch on a baseball uniform was in 1876 when Tom Miller, a catcher for St. Louis, died during the season from a kidney disease.
October 8, 2014 |
Mike Arbuckle, the man who did not get the job as Phillies general manager, is only four wins away from the World Series. So, too, is Lee Thomas, the former Phillies general manager who brought Arbuckle to Philadelphia in October 1992. One of them is going to get to the Fall Classic because their teams are playing each other in the American League Championship Series that begins Friday in Baltimore. After 16 years as the central figure in the scouting and player development departments, Arbuckle left the Phillies just days after the team won the 2008 World Series and it has never been a secret why. Pat Gillick, the outgoing GM of the World Series champs, had two assistant general managers in Arbuckle and Ruben Amaro Jr. Only one could replace him and the Phillies chose Amaro.
August 4, 1990 |
The signs began popping up as the evening began. In Houston, Braves rightfielder Dale Murphy was a late scratch from the starting lineup of last night's game against the Astros. In Atlanta, agent Bruce Church called his wife and canceled their plans to go out to dinner, saying he had to work late at the office. In the Vet, Phillies general manager Lee Thomas was in his office with the door closed. It all came together late last night when the Phillies announced at a hastily called press conference that they had acquired two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy from the Braves for reliever Jeff Parrett.
June 12, 2015 |
CINCINNATI - Physically, Chase Utley, who has battled an assortment of injuries throughout his career, including chronic knee pain, said he's OK. "Yeah, I feel fine," Utley said following the Phillies' 5-2 loss to the Reds yesterday. But after an 0-for-3 afternoon, his 28th hitless performance in 51 starts, you surely had to wonder if the veteran All-Star's woes are beginning to wear on his mind. With an opportunity to get the Phillies back in yesterday's game - two on, two out, down two runs in the seventh inning - Utley produced a lazy, inning-ending fly ball to leftfield in his final at-bat.