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October 16, 2008 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - The best player in the 2008 National League playoffs hit two home runs, including a grand slam; drove in 11 runs, a club record; and, in baseball's ultimate sign of respect, was intentionally walked twice in the most important game of the year. Manny Ramirez? As if. Try Shane Victorino. The Phillies' 5-foot-9, 180-pound centerfielder got the slugger treatment twice last night, drawing intentional walks for only the fifth and sixth time in his major-league career.
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October 7, 2010 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
IF RYAN HOWARD is Mr. September and Carlos Ruiz is Senor Octobre , Shane Victorino deserves a playoff nickname, too. Victorino's cagey at-bats and baserunning in the first and second innings yesterday chased Reds starter Edinson Volquez, gave Roy Halladay a lead and framed the righthander's no-hitter. It also made Victorino the Phillies' postseason hits leader. His 35 are two better than Mike Schmidt's career total, and Victorino did it in 33 games, three fewer than Schmidt.
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September 22, 2011 | By Kia Gregory, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The all-star centerfielder had made a promise to renovate the rundown Boys and Girls Club, near a gas station and a struggling high school, into a place of dreams and pride. Standing outside its doors Thursday, under the threat of gray clouds, the Phillies' own Shane Victorino, dressed plainly in a white shirt and jeans, with leis around his neck, stood on a makeshift stage, lowered his head, and wiped away tears. The newly renovated club in Nicetown, which now bears his name and his promise, had officially reopened.
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May 24, 2013 | BY JACK McCARTHY, For the Daily News
CHICAGO - Shane Victorino can't wait to get back to Philadelphia. It has been nearly 10 months since the Phillies dealt the popular outfielder to the Los Angeles Dodgers, a journey that continued on to Boston when he signed 3-year, $39 million contract in the offseason. Victorino returns to Citizens Bank Park - the scene of memorable personal and team triumphs - for the first time Wednesday when the Red Sox visit for a two-game interleague series. But first, Victorino's Red Sox host the Phillies on Memorial Day and Tuesday at Fenway Park.
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November 30, 2012 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
AS WE wrote in Thursday's Daily News, the Phillies face a fascinating conundrum with their situation in centerfield . They have money to spend, and they have an obvious place to spend it. But they do not have limitless money. And they have enough needs outside of centerfield that paying B.J. Upton $75 million over 5 years might not have been the wisest move. Especially since there are plenty of potentially cheaper options. But when you look at those potentially cheaper options, you can't ignore the following batting line from the 2012 season: .255 batting average, .321 on base percentage, .383 slugging percentage, 11 home runs, 39-for-45 on stolen bases.
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July 16, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
DENVER - For the second consecutive game, Shane Victorino served as an offensive trigger with an extra-base hit in the opening inning. Victorino had gone 98 plate appearances and 89 at-bats before hitting a one-out double in the first inning of Saturday night's 8-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies. That was his first extra-base hit since June 13 in Minnesota, a remarkably long stretch for a player with his speed. He added an RBI triple in the ninth inning of that game. Victorino returned to work Sunday by setting the tone again with a one-out triple off lefthander Drew Pomeranz before scoring on a two-out single by Carlos Ruiz in what became a 5-1 Phillies victory in the series finale at Coors Field.
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January 6, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shane Victorino strolled into a playroom at the Nicetown building that bears his name Friday and spoke to about 50 children. He told them to study hard, listen to their parents, and then asked if there were any questions. "What team do you play for?" one boy said. Victorino grinned. "Unfortunately," he said, "I don't play for the Phillies anymore. I play for the Boston Red Sox now. " This was a "bittersweet" day, Victorino said. He returned to Philadelphia for the one-year anniversary celebration of the Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys & Girls Club - a building his wife, Melissa, and he helped renovate with a $900,000 donation.
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September 23, 2011 | By Kia Gregory, Inquirer Staff Writer
The all-star centerfielder had made a promise to renovate the rundown Boys and Girls Club, near a gas station and a struggling high school, into a place of dreams and pride. Standing outside its doors Thursday, under the threat of gray clouds, the Phillies' own Shane Victorino, dressed plainly in a white shirt and jeans, with leis around his neck, stood on a makeshift stage, lowered his head, and wiped away tears. The newly renovated club in Nicetown, which now bears his name and his promise, had officially reopened.
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April 25, 2009 | By Andy Martino INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yesterday afternoon, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was asked if he would consider moving Shane Victorino down in the batting order. The team's No.2 hitter had a .323 on-base percentage, after all, and the Phils were not scoring enough runs. But Manuel shook his head and said no, Victorino would resolve his issues and did not need a demotion. Less than six hours later, the centerfielder hit his first career regular-season grand slam in the ninth inning, giving the Phillies their first lead of the night and redeeming a previously listless game.
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July 9, 2012 | By Chad Graff, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An inning after a "Ja-son Pri-die" chant broke out Sunday at Citizens Bank Park, Pridie stood on second base, having ripped a one-hopper off the wall in right-center field. The 28-year-old Phillie clapped his hands below his knees, sending dirt flying off his batting gloves. Pridie wasn't supposed to play in Sunday afternoon's game against Atlanta. But he filled in valiantly for Shane Victorino, going 2 for 3 with a home run and the double, driving in all three Phillies runs.
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April 10, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE PHILLIES were playing in Cincinnati on a Monday night. Ben Revere made a highlight-reel catch, with the words "Pray for Boston" freshly etched on his glove. The Red Sox had just wrapped up their annual Patriots' Day game at Fenway Park before heading out for a short, three-game trip to Cleveland. A week before the 2-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, a federal jury declared that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was guilty of all 30 counts he was charged with in the horrific event that left three spectators dead and wounded more than 200 people.
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April 8, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan and Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writers
Cole Hamels took his left foot off the rubber, allowing for a longer break before the second batter of the inning. Amid a standing ovation, Shane Victorino took a deep breath and stepped into the batter's box. Two-and-a-half baseball seasons have passed since the July 2012 trade that ended Victorino's tenure in Philadelphia. The former mainstay in the Phillies outfield was on the disabled list when the Red Sox visited his former home in 2013, so the opener on Monday marked his first time back on the field at Citizens Bank Park.
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April 8, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
A YEAR AGO, Mookie Betts was preparing for his season as a Double A infielder in Portland, Maine. Yesterday, he hit a third-inning home run against Cole Hamels and ran down the few balls hit to him in centerfield. You want to know why the vibe is so different for the Boston Red Sox after a season in which they managed to lose even more games than the Phillies, Mookie is as good a place to start as any. Only 22, Betts was the leadoff hitter in Boston's free-agent-infused Opening Day lineup yesterday, a lineup that has added Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to central figures Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz, a lineup that, yesterday at least, included a healthy and mobile Shane Victorino.
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April 8, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
THIS YEAR, they are resigned to their fate. For more than a decade, Phillies fans embraced Opening Day with happier mindsets than they had yesterday. It ranged from vaguely interested, in the days of Scott Rolen, Pat Burrell and Jimmy Rollins; to mildly hopeful, both with the Jim Thome/Kevin Millwood editions and the Cole Hamels/Chase Utley/Ryan Howard editions; and moved up to downright entitled when they added Roy Halladay, Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth, Carlos Ruiz and Cliff Lee - Lee, twice.
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April 3, 2015 | Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
AH, SPRING. That wondrous time of renewal, for naturalists . . . and recriminations, for baseball fans. Not all baseball fans, certainly. Just the ones whose teams used to be good, and are not good anymore. You know, Mets fans. And, lately, Phillies fans. There was a brief and rare span for the Phaithphul when April showers brought May winning streaks; when Chase Utley made his All-Star bid; when Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins started to warm with the weather. Now, the biggest name in the Phillies Nation is Ruben Amaro Jr., which seldom is uttered without colorful modifiers.
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March 27, 2015
DUNEDIN, Fla. - There are moments when the real baseball world feels so far away, as if the Phillies have spent the last month-and-a-half floating in an ocean reading dispatches from the rest of the sport, as if that is how they are destined to spend the next 3 to 5 years. Several of those moments occurred here yesterday, moments when Cole Hamels paced the mound with his usual superstar nonchalance before whirling the length of his frame into that familiar graceful motion and delivering another strike to the plate.
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March 25, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Cole Hamels will almost certainly take the mound in a Phillies uniform on Opening Day, 2 weeks from yesterday, at Citizens Bank Park against the Boston Red Sox. Spring training trades - particularly spring training blockbuster trades - are extremely rare. After holding firm this winter, the Phillies are probably best suited to wait until early in the summer, when at least a handful of teams will have interest in acquiring a pitcher of Hamels' ability before the trade deadline.
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March 20, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - All was quiet on the Florida front yesterday morning. The Phillies enjoyed their last day off until Easter Sunday, the day before they open the 2015 regular season at Citizens Bank Park against the Boston Red Sox. Two weeks from today, the team will break camp and head north. Although spring training officially began a month ago, there are still many unanswered questions as the exhibition season nears its end and the regular season approaches. 1 Where will Cole Hamels be on Opening Day?
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March 3, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
   Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth were considered core players during the Phillies' run of five straight National League East titles. Werth was the first to leave after the 2010 season, with Victorino following in 2012 and Rollins after last season.    Here's a look at how those six players have performed since Werth joined the Washington Nationals in 2011: Player   G   AB   R   H   2B   3B   HR   RBI   AVG.   OBP.   SLG.   OPS Jayson Werth   507   1857   280   523   108   5   66   253   .282   .375   .452   .826 Chase Utley   472   1764   249   474   97   20   51   236   .269   .347   .433   .780 Carlos Ruiz   448   1473   178   416   96   1   33   176   .282   .360   .416   .776 Shane Victorino   438   1714   263   470   88   26   45   189   .274   .338   .435   .773 Ryan Howard   456   1672   208   401   79   4   81   310   .240   .321   .437   .759 Jimmy Rollins   596   2337   332   592   113   13   62   225   .253   .323   .392   .716 Source: BaseballReference.com - Bob Brookover
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February 27, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ethan Martin arrived to the Phillies organization on the day Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence departed. A year and 2 days later, the former first-round pick made his big-league debut and stuck on the roster for the remainder of the season. Martin, the key piece that came back from the Dodgers in exchange for Victorino, impressed late in the summer of 2013 with a fastball that averaged 95 mph in his first four starts. But Martin's progress as a rising young big-leaguer was halted last spring, when he faced only four hitters in his only Grapefruit League game.
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