July 19, 2013 |
THE PHILLIES reportedly are among the teams interested in Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and his agent said he could be pitching in the majors soon, according to ESPNdeportes.com. The Phillies are joined by the Dodgers, Cubs, Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers, Blue Jays, Twins and Marlins in showing interest, a source close to the pitcher told the website. His agent, Jaime Torres, believes the righthander will be signed by next week. "[Gonzalez] could help a team this season," Torres told ESPNdeportes.com.
June 6, 2015 |
Brendon Little has been dreaming about playing professional baseball since he was a multi-position performer in the Berwyn-Paoli Little League. "I think it was last summer, when I was playing in front of major-league scouts and getting feedback from them, when I realized it could become a reality," the Conestoga senior said. A 6-foot-2, 200-pound lefthander with a fastball that has been clocked at 95 m.p.h., Little was closely watched by 15 to 30 scouts at games this year. With a huge upside, he could be picked next week in the Major League Baseball first-year draft.
May 16, 2015 |
Whether it was kickball in the backyard, races by bonfire or all-you-can-eat free-for-alls at the dinner table, Maggie Balint has always been extremely competitive. Perhaps that's why the junior pitcher for Avon Grove had second thoughts after committing to Delaware during her sophomore year. "I'm a person who wants to play the most competitive softball I can play," the righthanded slinger said. After backing out of her commitment earlier this season, Balint is contemplating offers from Ohio State and James Madison while also fielding interest from Kentucky, Missouri and Penn State.
January 25, 2016 |
On Sept. 29, 1883, as the Phillies were ending their dreadful debut season with a 15-3 loss at North Philadelphia's Recreation Park, a city native who once was the National League's top pitcher was dying in a boarding house not far away. It would be another 11 days before Jim Devlin, just 34, passed. Although he had been a Philadelphia cop since 1880, the steady job hadn't reformed a dissolute life. His widow and son were left in debt, and an autopsy revealed that chronic alcoholism had exacerbated the tuberculosis that killed him. Devlin's is a sad story, one that came to mind last week when the Cincinnati Reds announced that Pete Rose would be entering their Hall of Fame.
April 8, 2014 |
Most local players, coaches, and teams know Haverford High's Bridget Newman as a pitcher. With good reason, too. An imposing figure on the mound - she stands 6 feet tall - the Fords senior has made her mark over the last three seasons as one of the top hurlers in the Central League. Last week, Newman played shortstop for a couple of innings, impressing coach Bill Whitney with a play she made on a ground ball. She can mind third base, too - she's got a great arm. But although she pitches and sees some time in the infield for Haverford, she's actually a catcher.
August 17, 2014 |
Mo'ne Davis entered Friday's game to considerable hype. Her dominant performance on the pitcher's mound justified the attention. After firing a shutout, Davis was the talk of Twitter Friday afternoon. Her name was trending on the site in Philadelphia, and one social media tracking site, TwazzUp, said Friday night that more than 4,000 tweets per hour mentioned her. The Phillies, who changed their Twitter logo to that of the Taney Dragons, wrote "Mo'ne Davis was dealing on the mound again today!
December 13, 2013 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Phillies' front-office contingent left Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resort early yesterday afternoon hoping it had found an answer in the quest for pitching depth. According to multiple reports, the first from CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies have come to an agreement on a deal with free agent pitcher Roberto Hernandez. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. couldn't comment specifically about the deal - nor name the pitcher - as he prepared to leave the site of baseball's winter meetings following yesterday morning's Rule 5 Draft.
June 7, 2016 |
It all started at a swimming meet in December. When freshman Devon Miller was still at Kennett, she saw a friend of hers, Angela King, at the meet. The two became friends in preschool and went to Kennett Middle School together but had not seen each other in a few years. That's when King told Miller about Bishop Shanahan. Within a month, Miller shadowed a freshman at the school and made the decision to transfer. "I love it here," the 15-year old pitcher for the softball team said.
September 25, 2012
Time flies after you accumulate four aces. It has been less than two years since the signing of Cliff Lee triggered a citywide celebration and made the Phillies the favorites to win the 2011 World Series. The quartet of Lee, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, and Roy Oswalt looked unbeatable on paper and initially exceeded expectations. With rookie Vance Worley serving as the surrogate fourth ace in place of the oft-injured Oswalt a year ago, the Phillies won a franchise-record 102 games.
March 13, 2013 |
Monday was cloudy for most folks. It was sunny for Mike Shawaryn. "I was throwing today," Shawaryn, Gloucester Catholic's senior ace, said after a workout at the team's home field in Brooklawn. "I was thinking, 'There's no better feeling in the world than to be throwing the ball as a pitcher on a warm day and having everything feeling good.' "I was like, 'Yeah, man, I missed that last year.' " Shawaryn began last season as one of the most highly touted juniors in the state.