January 5, 2015 |
Other than for college and work purposes, Chris Widger has always remained tied to his hometown of Pennsville. A 1989 Pennsville graduate, Widger spent parts of 10 seasons in the major leagues with six teams and was a member of the 2005 Chicago White Sox World Series championship team as a reserve catcher. He would always return to Pennsville during the offseason, and now his newest venture will continue to allow him to stay close to home while being heavily involved in baseball. Widger said that one of the reasons he accepted the position of manager of the Camden Riversharks last month was because of the team's proximity to Pennsville.
December 11, 2014 |
Chris Widger, the 1989 Pennsville graduate who was a catcher on the Chicago White Sox' 2005 World Series championship team, has been named the new manager of the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League. Widger, who remains a Pennsville resident, served as the Riversharks pitching coach the previous two years. He replaced Ron Karkovice when the Riversharks decided to go in a different direction, according to a team official. "Managing is something I eventually wanted to do, and I feel so fortunate to be able to it 30 minutes from my home," Widger said Tuesday in a phone interview.
December 15, 2013 |
CAMDEN Citing missed payments, a bank that helped finance the development of Campbell's Field, where the Camden Riversharks play, is suing to recover $4.6 million in loans. Santander Bank, a Wilmington-based entity formerly known as Sovereign Bank, filed the suit in federal court in Camden on Dec. 4. The bank is asking for a judgment against CFDA Baseball Property Inc., the Cooper's Ferry Partnership subsidiary that took the loans out to build the stadium. It is asking for the same judgment against Camden Baseball L.L.C., owner of the Riversharks, as the guarantor of the loans.
May 24, 2013 |
IF MEMORIAL DAY, the unofficial start to Philly's summer, is all about remembering, then why do so many of us forget to plan for the long weekend? No worries if you haven't made a single reservation, packed a picnic basket or marked your calendar. We've got you covered. The possibilities we're laying out for your consideration include visits to the city's least-explored spaces, a funky (and free) Pakistani jazz concert, stand-up by some of your favorite "SNL" alums, patriotic karaoke, fireworks and a checklist of fun stuff to do downashore, should you choose to make your way to the ocean.
April 22, 2013 |
The Camden Riversharks started their 13th season of minor-league baseball in South Jersey on Thursday night with a crushing 6-3 loss on the road to their Atlantic League archrivals, the Lancaster Barnstormers. Or, as the team fan base that has passed through the turnstiles of Campbell's Field more than three million times since 2001 would probably say, "Eh. " For the Riversharks - who play their 2013 home opener Tuesday night - winning isn't everything, or the only thing. Yes, winning's a thing - but so are the weekend fireworks shows, the weddings at home plate, the carousel, the rock-climbing wall, the appearances by characters like Dora the Explorer and Buzz Lightyear, and all the charity and community events that have allowed the independent ball club to remain an economically viable venture in the heart of a poverty-stricken city.
August 27, 2012 |
ROGER CLEMENS, at age 50, made a successful return to the mound on Saturday pitching for a minor league team in Texas. Clemens pitched for the Sugar Land Skeeters, who will be at Campbell's Field on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to play the Riversharks in an independent Atlantic League game. It is unknown if Clemens will accompany the team to pitch in Camden. Clemens, who last pitched for the Yankees in 2007, threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the Bridgeport Bluefish. He struck out two and allowed one hit. He threw 37 pitches.
July 12, 2012 |
Baseball enthusiasts are expected to flood Camden on Wednesday for the Atlantic League All-Star Game and related festivities. A block party, featuring food vendors, a moonbounce and a DJ, will start off the events at 2 p.m. in front of the Campbell's Field entrance on Penn Street. Traffic is expected to be affected only in the immediate Penn Street area near Rutgers-Camden, said Riversharks spokesman Jake Levy. Once the gates open at 4 p.m., former Eagles quarterback and ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski and former Phillies manager and MLB Network analyst Larry Bowa will co-captain the "Legends v. Champions" celebrity softball game, featuring players from the 1980 and 2008 Phillies World Series Championship teams and other Philadelphia-area athletes.
September 17, 2011 |
ALLENTOWN - The Columbus Clippers beat the IronPigs, 4-1, in Game 4 of the best-of-five Governors' Cup series to win the International League championship Friday night at Coca-Cola Park. Columbus won the series, three games to one, the lone Lehigh Valley victory coming in Game 1 on Tuesday in Columbus. Clippers righthander Paolo Espino gave up one run over seven innings, and reliever Chen Lee finished out the game, striking out four in two innings of work. Lehigh Valley's Ryan Edell gave up three runs in six innings and took the loss.
September 12, 2011 |
READING - The New Hampshire Fisher Cats came back with two runs in the top of ninth to beat the Phillies, 4-2, at FirstEnergy Stadium and take the best-of-five Eastern League Division Series, three games to one. Long Island 3, Camden 1 CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - The Ducks' Chris McCoy scattered nine hits over seven innings, holding the Riversharks to one run in Atlantic League action. New Hampshire 000 200 002 – 4 7 0 Reading 010 000 100 – 2 7 2 WP: Crawford (1-0)
August 23, 2011 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Brian Burres struck out nine batters in eight shutout innings as the Indianapolis Indians beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 2-0, in the International League on Monday. Trenton 4, N.Hampshire 3 MANCHESTER, N.H. - Austin Romine's RBI single in the eighth gave the Thunder the win over the Fisher Cats in the Eastern League. Reading 7, N. Britain 3 NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Brent Clevlen was 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored as the Phillies beat the Rock Cats in the Eastern League.