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June 30, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The duPont Hospital for Children had too few of the little wagons that young patients prefer to wheelchairs, so Peter Zucca started a foundation to raise money for a fleet of them. A patient couldn't get blood for a transfusion, so Peter planned a series of drives, the first to be held Monday. And when he saw that most books about the challenge of childhood hearing loss "are really bad," he wrote his own. At age 12, Peter Zucca has already had a world of experience with cancer.
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July 18, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andy Dane and Anthony Nelson, two 30-year-olds, took a break last Sunday from their darts game at the Perch Pub on Locust Street to nurse beers and watch some golf on TV - the John Deere Classic in Illinois on CBS Sports. "This is the worst time in Philadelphia sports since I was a kid," Nelson said with a moan. He didn't know or seem to care that Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia was televising the hapless Phils in a game against the San Francisco Giants. Two blocks away at the Misconduct Tavern was Al McLaverty, 49, one of three guys watching the local Comcast SportsNet as the Phils bumbled through the Giants game.
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July 26, 2011 | STAFF REPORT
The Phillies will honor new Hall of Fame inductee Pat Gillick with a ceremony before Wednesday night's game. The ceremony begins at 6:45 before the 7:05 start against the San Francisco Giants. Gillick was the team's general manager from 2005 to 2008, including the 2008 World Series championship team. He remains with the team in an advisory role. Gillick, who was enshrined Sunday in Cooperstown, will be presented with several items by the Phillies. After the ceremony, he will take a victory lap around the field, greeting fans.
SPORTS
May 7, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here is a year-by-year look at some of Kyle Kendrick's statistics. Kendrick, 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA in six starts this season, is 10-5 in his last 18 starts dating back to last season. He will pitch Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants.                         Opp.        vs. Year       Record    ERA    avg. L.H. batters   SO per 9 IP 2007       10-4       3.87    .280       .321          3.6 2008       11-9       5.49    .304       .334          3.4 2009       3-1       3.42    .273       .267          5.1 2010       11-10       4.73    .283       .312          4.2 2011       8-6       3.22    .255       .234          4.6 2012       11-12       3.90    .254       .238          6.6 2013       3-1       2.43    .235       .233          6.4 - Bob Brookover SOURCE: BaseballReference.com
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January 11, 2012 | INQUIRER STAFF REPORT
The Phillies released John Bowker on Tuesday to allow him to pursue an opportunity with a professional team in Japan. In a combined 31 games with the Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates last season, Bowker batted .133 with two RBIs. The 28-year-old outfielder spent most of the season at triple-A Indianapolis in the Pirates' system, hitting .306 with 15 home runs and 76 RBIs in 106 games. For his major-league career, Bowker has hit .232 with 17 homers and 73 RBIs in 240 games with the San Francisco Giants, Pirates, and Phillies.
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November 27, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
All-star third baseman Evan Longoria agreed to a $136.6 million, 10-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday that adds six guaranteed seasons and $100 million to his current deal. The agreement with the 27-year-old slugger includes a team option for 2023 that could make the deal worth $144.6 million over 11 years. Series shares. A full postseason share for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants was worth $377,003, breaking the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals' record.
NEWS
April 12, 2012 | Daily News Staff Report
Pat Burrell will officially retire as a Phillie during the Boston Red Sox series at Citizens Bank Park in May, the team announced. Burrell, 35, will sign a one-day minor league contract with the Phillies. He will be honored before the Saturday, May 19 game by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Burrell retired in the offseason because of a chronic foot injury that limited him to 92 games with a .230 average last season with San Francisco. Burrell was with the Phillies for nine seasons and is fourth in team history in home runs (251)
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July 5, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Manny may be coming back, but his dreadlocks are taking a holiday. The Texas Rangers agreed Wednesday on a minor-league deal with Ramirez, 41, last seen with Taiwan's EDA Rhinos. He hit .352 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs in 49 games with the Rhinos, who offered to raise his salary from $25,000 to $60,000 to get him to stay. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said part of the deal was that Ramirez, twice suspended for positive drug tests, agree to cut his hair. (Yeah, that'll do it.)
SPORTS
November 4, 2011 | Associated Press
Matty Alou, once part of an all-Alou outfield for the San Francisco Giants with brothers Felipe and Jesus, died Thursday in his native Dominican Republic. He was 72. He died of diabetes complications, according to his former Dominican team, Leones del Escogido. The Giants also confirmed his death and said Mr. Alou had been sick for several years with a variety of health issues. Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda said he knew his "great friend" had been ailing. "We roomed together a few times with the Giants," Cepeda said by phone.
SPORTS
July 14, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - Cole Hamels is in line to make only two more starts before baseball's July 31 trade deadline. The Phillies ace will make his first post-all-star break start Sunday afternoon against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. If he pitches on normal rest and the team doesn't use the July 23 off-day to skip another pitcher's turn, Hamels would also start July 25 at Wrigley Field and then the night of July 31 at Citizens Bank Park. Whether he makes that July 31 start, of course, is the burning question.
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July 18, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andy Dane and Anthony Nelson, two 30-year-olds, took a break last Sunday from their darts game at the Perch Pub on Locust Street to nurse beers and watch some golf on TV - the John Deere Classic in Illinois on CBS Sports. "This is the worst time in Philadelphia sports since I was a kid," Nelson said with a moan. He didn't know or seem to care that Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia was televising the hapless Phils in a game against the San Francisco Giants. Two blocks away at the Misconduct Tavern was Al McLaverty, 49, one of three guys watching the local Comcast SportsNet as the Phils bumbled through the Giants game.
SPORTS
July 14, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - The most defeat-filled first half in Phillies history ended Sunday with a brisk 2-hour, 23-minute afternoon game at AT&T Park. After a 4-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants, the players on baseball's worst team packed their bags and headed opposite ways for a much-needed all-star break. "One good thing is, we've got the four-game break," interim manager Pete Mackanin said. "So we can go home and relax and try to get our heads together, just take the pressure off for a while and see what happens.
SPORTS
July 14, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - Cole Hamels is in line to make only two more starts before baseball's July 31 trade deadline. The Phillies ace will make his first post-all-star break start Sunday afternoon against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. If he pitches on normal rest and the team doesn't use the July 23 off-day to skip another pitcher's turn, Hamels would also start July 25 at Wrigley Field and then the night of July 31 at Citizens Bank Park. Whether he makes that July 31 start, of course, is the burning question.
SPORTS
July 12, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - The worst inning of Cole Hamels' career began with a three-pitch strikeout of San Francisco Giants all-star shortstop Brandon Crawford. Then it unraveled, to put it mildly. A ground-rule double, a walk, five singles and a home run later, Hamels' awful night was over early in the Phillies' 15-2 loss. Hunter Pence's grand slam was the final straw in the Giants' eight-run onslaught that was Friday's fourth inning at AT&T Park. Eight consecutive batters reached base before interim manager Pete Mackanin emerged from the visitors dugout to pull the Phillies ace and top trade chip.
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June 30, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The duPont Hospital for Children had too few of the little wagons that young patients prefer to wheelchairs, so Peter Zucca started a foundation to raise money for a fleet of them. A patient couldn't get blood for a transfusion, so Peter planned a series of drives, the first to be held Monday. And when he saw that most books about the challenge of childhood hearing loss "are really bad," he wrote his own. At age 12, Peter Zucca has already had a world of experience with cancer.
SPORTS
June 11, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
CINCINNATI - The fluidity of the Phillies' starting rotation offers a great opportunity for Kevin Correia. Given the possibility the team trades its top two starters before the July 31 deadline, the newest Phillies pitcher figures to have plenty of chances to keep himself in the major leagues. The veteran righthander with 353 major-league appearances on his resumé is certainly aware of the situation. "Obviously, the business side of baseball is such that guys can be moved. I got traded last season.
SPORTS
June 10, 2015
CINCINNATI - Needing a starting pitcher who could better preserve the bullpen and not wanting to push the development of their prospects, the Phillies went outside the organization to fill their rotation. Kevin Correia joined them Monday at Great American Ball Park after signing a major-league contract for the remainder of the season. A 34-year-old righthander with 12 years of big-league experience, Correia will start Friday in the series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
SPORTS
June 9, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
IN THE NEXT few days, the Phillies will be looking to upgrade the future by making as many worthy picks as possible in the annual draft, which begins tonight. Yesterday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, they continued to deal as best they can with the here and now, which hasn't been the kindest of rides. The Phils managed to salvage the final game of their only home series this season with the San Francisco Giants, who are the defending World Series champions for the third time in 5 years and have the best record in the majors since April 21. Your Fightins beat Ryan Vogelsong, who was 4-1 with a 1.67 ERA in his previous six starts, 6-4. They broke a 3-all tie by getting two runs in the seventh - after Vogelsong had retired 11 straight - on a pinch-hit double down the leftfield line by Jeff Francoeur, who had hit his first grand slam since 2006 in a 7-5 loss the day before.
SPORTS
June 6, 2015 | Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Given Jake Diekman's early-season struggles, the Phillies' latest roster move was not unexpected. It is surprising, however, when one considers how dominating Diekman was last season. Late Thursday, the Phillies optioned Diekman, their top lefthanded reliever entering the season, to triple-A Lehigh Valley to straighten out what has plagued him this year. He will work on commanding his pitches better, throwing inside more to lefthanded hitters, and improving his control of runners on the base paths.
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April 4, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Phillies president Pat Gillick and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. began charting the organization's course for rebuilding, they set forth to acquire as much young, controllable talent as possible. There is no step-by-step guide indicating exactly how best to rebuild a major-league baseball roster. The key, to boil it down to its simplest terms, is to hit on the young players acquired in both the trades of veteran players and in June's first-year player draft. Recent examples illustrate various models of rebuilding efforts.
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