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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
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June 7, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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March 16, 1988 | By PAUL HAGEN, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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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
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January 25, 1989 | By Peter Pascarelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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May 1, 2011 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 19, 1999 | by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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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.
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February 6, 1996 | By Neill A. Borowski, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 13, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
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.
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March 10, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - J.P. Crawford was taking batting practice this winter near his home in California when a friend told him through the cage that Jimmy Rollins had been traded. The departure of the longest-tenured shortstop in Phillies history opened a clearer path for the team's shortstop of the future. "I was like 'Hmm. Good place to be in,' " Crawford said Sunday morning before the first full-squad workout for minor-league players. Baseball America ranks Crawford as the Phillies' top prospect and the 14th-best in all of baseball.
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February 24, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Freddy Galvis has the unenviable task of replacing Phillies' all-time hits leader Jimmy Rollins as the team's everyday shortstop. The slick-fielding 25-year-old said Sunday he doesn't feel extra pressure because of the act he's following. "Jimmy was Jimmy. Jimmy was the man here in Philadelphia," Galvis said. "But you have to come here and play baseball. That's it. I have to do my game. I don't have to do Jimmy's game. I have to do Freddy Galvis' game and play ball.
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December 13, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
A baseball clinic at FDR Park, summer of 2009. A teenager went up to Jimmy Rollins and pointed out that he was almost as tall as the Phillies shortstop. "Actually, you are as tall as me," Rollins told him that day. "You could be with us. " That message really hit home, Kelly DuPree said Thursday, with virtually all the ballplayers in his RBI League youth program, which is run out of the Shepard Recreation Center at 57th and Haverford. Rollins may have been Superman to these youngsters, but he was a 5-foot-8 superhero.
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September 11, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
JIMMY ROLLINS may or may not return to the Phillies' lineup in the next 2 weeks, so naturally the first two batters last night found the new guy in the field. Defensive whiz Freddy Galvis, playing his natural shortstop position, handled both ground balls with ease. Galvis continued to be busy all night - he had eight balls hit his way, recording outs on seven and just missing two more on a pair of tough infield singles from Josh Harrison and Gregory Polanco. Galvis' defense, of course, hasn't ever been in question.
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June 17, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford is being promoted from low single-A Lakewood to advanced single-A Clearwater. In an accompanying move, Clearwater's Roman Quinn is being moved from shortstop to center field, a position he played in high school. Crawford, a shortstop, will join Clearwater on Wednesday, a day after participating in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game in Hickory, N.C. "We felt that J.P. handled himself well at Lakewood and felt it was time for him to move to the Florida State League," Joe Jordan, the Phillies' director of player development, said Sunday.
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June 4, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alec Craig wanted the baseball to come his way. The St. Joseph senior was playing shortstop in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday as one of the greatest rallies in the history of South Jersey tournament baseball was about to become nothing more than a footnote. St. Joseph had battled back from an 8-0 deficit after five innings and an 8-2 deficit after six innings. Incredibly, the Wildcats had scored seven runs in the top of the seventh to take a 9-8 lead over St. Rose in the South B semifinals.
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May 30, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE FIRST-ROUND National League All-Star voting results came in yesterday with very few surprises. Colorado Rockies shortstop and MVP candidate Troy Tulowitzki led all vote-getters. Chase Utley's resurgent season guided him to more than 200,000 votes than the next second baseman, Los Angeles' Dee Gordon. Perhaps a mild upset on the otherwise by-the-stat-book ballot was the omission of one name altogether. Despite putting together a season that looks to be his best in 6 years, at least after 2 months, Jimmy Rollins was not among the top five vote-getters among NL shortstops.
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May 22, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
TENSION, what tension? When the pressure is on, something interesting happens to Roman Catholic starting pitcher Kyle Rogalski. Last week, with the Cahillites trailing by a run in the fourth inning against Cardinal O'Hara, the righthander uncorked a pitch that slipped from his hand, bounced in the grass halfway to the plate and rolled to the catcher. The result was a balk that awarded second base to O'Hara's Dan Dwyer, who had led off the inning with a walk. A funny quip from the Roman bench was not far behind: "That's his best!"
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May 9, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - There was not much happening here on Wednesday night. The BlueClaws were already trailing, 8-0, by the bottom of the fourth inning on a chilly, rainy night by the Shore. The lone bright spot on the field for the Low-A affiliate of the Phillies was a 19-year-old prospect. J.P. Crawford went 2-for-5 with two doubles in the BlueClaws' 10-2 loss to the Kannapolis Intimidators. He is currently the third-ranked prospect in the Phillies farm system after being drafted 16th overall in 2013.
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May 7, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ryne Sandberg adjusted the top of his lineup Monday, albeit not by choice. Jimmy Rollins tweaked his right groin when making one of three fifth-inning assists Sunday. The 35-year-old shortstop thought it best to rest one day. His manager agreed. "It'd be smart to get him off his feet today," Sandberg said. Rollins' absence illuminated one of the formulas behind the Phillies' solid start. Their starting pitching, of course, carried play for more than a week. But the top of the batting order produced with consistency and provided the rest of the lineup with chances.
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