November 14, 2011
Roman Catholic's Will Dougherty, a senior shortstop, has committed to play baseball at Northeastern. He will sign a letter of intent at 2:45 p.m. Monday in the school's library. In 21 games for the Cahillites last season, Dougherty batted .391 with 19 RBIs, 16 runs, and 7 doubles. - Rick O'Brien
June 7, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The Houston Astros led off the second day of the baseball draft by selecting another big-time shortstop. Carlos Correa made draft history Monday night when he was the first No. 1 pick from Puerto Rico. With the initial selection of the second round on Tuesday, the Astros took slick-fielding University of Florida shortstop Nolan Fontana. Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said after picking the 17-year-old, 6-foot-4 Correa that the team expects him to play shortstop - but acknowledged that he ultimately could move to third base.
March 16, 1988 |
Hours before the Phillies' 10-7 exhibition win over Atlanta even started last night, Woody Woodward called Braves general manager Bobby Cox. According to Braves sources, the Phillies vice president wanted to chat about shortstops. The evening before, Woodward huddled at Fort Lauderdale Stadium with Yankees GM Lou Piniella. It's safe to guess that Bobby Meacham's name came up once or twice. And when the Phillies' lineup card was taped to the blue wall of the visitors' dugout at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium, the eighth line read: Turner, SS. The search is on. There can no longer be any doubt.
January 23, 2013
St. Augustine senior Christian Adorno has signed with Wilmington University on a baseball scholarship. Adorno, a slick-fielding shortstop, has started since his sophomore season, when he helped the Hermits to the Non-Public A state championship. Adorno batted .400 as a sophomore with 10 stolen bases. He batted .396 as a junior with 36 hits, 22 RBIs, and 23 stolen bases. Wilmington is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. - Phil Anastasia
January 25, 1989 |
With spring training just four weeks away, there is no hiding the Phillies' list of needs. Their starting pitching wears a huge question mark, as the starting four collectively were 19-31 in the majors last year. And as general manager Lee Thomas volunteered yesterday at the club's annual winter luncheon, "We don't have a new shortstop yet, which I guess is the first question on everyone's mind. " Thomas' shortstop search, however, at least involves a new name. While continuing to pursue San Diego's Dickie Thon, it was learned that the Phils have been talking to Atlanta about shortstop Jeff Blauser, a highly regarded young Braves farm product who could be expendable because of veteran Andres Thomas and rookie Mark Lemke.
May 1, 2011 |
We are only a month into the 2011 season, but we already know what one of the Phillies' more interesting offseason story lines is going to be. Does Jimmy Rollins have a future in Philadelphia? Rollins controls his own destiny to some extent. If he plays well and the team wins a fifth straight division title - or something more - the chances he will be back increase, provided his financial demands are not too astronomical. A mediocre or poor season will make the Phillies think long and hard about what to do at shortstop, and Freddy Galvis has an opportunity to make that decision even more difficult.
April 19, 1999 |
Bernard A. "Bernie" Snyder, a shortstop for the old Philadelphia Athletics, died Thursday of cancer. He was 85 and lived in the Schuylkill section. Bernie Snyder played only 23 games with the Athletics, but spent some 10 years in the minors. When he left baseball in 1944, he went to work driving for Railway Express at 18th and Market streets, retiring in 1974. He made his first paycheck at age 17. He was playing baseball as a freshman at West Philadelphia High School when he was scouted during a game against Olney.
April 8, 2011
Jimmy Rollins played in his 1,500th game as a Phillie on Thursday, becoming just the 10th player in franchise history to reach the milestone. So what's next? He'll pass Granny Hamner on Saturday (provided he plays in the next two games) for ninth place. If Rollins plays in 148 games - his career average for a season - he will also pass Willie "Puddin' Head" Jones, Sherry Magee, Ed Delahanty, and Del Ennis. But he'll need a new, long contract to even come close to Mike Schmidt and his 2,404 games.
February 6, 1996 |
Donald E. Robertshaw, 85, of Lansdowne, a shortstop with Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics in the 1920s and '30s, died Friday at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Robertshaw, a Philadelphia native, was a star Delaware County athlete at Collingdale High School, where he was known as "Rabbit," said his daughter, Joanne S. Uhl, of Aldan. He went on to play for Mack, the Athletics' Hall of Fame owner and manager, and with such baseball legends as Babe Ruth, his daughter said.
February 13, 2013 |
DEREK JETER ran Monday for the first time since breaking his left ankle in October, another step toward being in the New York Yankees' lineup on Opening Day. The 38-year-old shortstop jogged on a treadmill at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa a day before pitchers and catcher report to spring training. "I've gotten the OK to do everything," Jeter said. "It's a progression. I haven't used my legs, so I've got to get back to using them. " When asked how the running workout felt, Jeter replied "great.