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July 12, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
John Boles has had only three better days in his whole life. "My wedding is No. 1 and the birth of my two sons is Nos. 2 and 3, but tonight is right up there," said Boles, after visiting Florida defeated Atlanta, 9-8, in Boles's major league debut. It was the first game Boles has managed in 10 seasons, none in the major leagues. He replaced Rene Lachemann on Monday. Greg Colbrunn had three RBI, and Gary Sheffield, Jeff Conine and Devon White all had three hits for the Marlins, the only NL East team with a winning record against the Braves (4-3)
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October 24, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Art Howe will be the next New York Mets manager, the New York Daily News reported in today's editions. Howe, the Oakland Athletics' manager, agreed on a 4-year, $9.4 million deal, the newspaper reported. "It's done," one source said. "The Mets people were really impressed with Howe and they obviously proved that by giving him a 4-year deal. " The Mets are prohibited from announcing Howe's hiring because of commissioner Bud Selig's moratorium on major announcements during the World Series.
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July 8, 1993 | Daily News Wire Services
Ben Chapman, a four-time All-Star who managed the Phillies from 1945 to '48, died yesterday at his home. He was 84. A family member said Chapman died of an apparent heart attack. Chapman played in the New York Yankees outfield alongside Babe Ruth and made history as the first batter in the first All-Star Game, July 6, 1933, at Chicago's Comiskey Park. He had a career average of .302 during a 15-year career. He ended his playing career as the Phillies' player-manager in 1945 and compiled a 196-276 record in his four seasons.
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October 2, 2006 | By Claire Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After 51 years in the game, Frank Robinson likely spent his last day in a major-league uniform yesterday. But before the Hall of Fame player and owner of 1,065 managerial victories oversaw his final Washington Nationals game as skipper, Robinson had some news for the game he loves: "I am not retiring," the 71-year-old said as the hearty Fan Appreciation Day crowd at antiquated RFK Stadium roared. "There are a lot of things I'd still like to accomplish, for others who come after me. " Robinson - unstoppable offensive force as a player, social pioneer and advocate for equal opportunity at the management level - had done what he promised.
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July 13, 1992 | By Vernon Loeb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Japanese destroyer lurched out of the darkness on Aug. 2, 1943, and sliced the American torpedo boat in half, leaving a young skipper and dazed members of his crew clinging to the ship's bow as it bobbed like a cork in the weltering sea. Surrounded by enemy Japanese in the New Georgias, a remote archipelago in the western Solomon Islands, the shipwrecked Americans treaded water and swam and finally crawled up on the white sand of a palm-topped coral...
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May 7, 1998 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bobby Abreu's game-winning line drive rocketed into the gap in left-center, and joyous men in red pinstripes poured out of the Phillies' dugout. They mobbed the 24-year-old outfielder, who had just lifted them to a dramatic 7-6 win over the Colorado Rockies in 10 innings yesterday afternoon at Veterans Stadium. The last man out of the dugout was manager Terry Francona. His step wasn't quite as lively as the players' because, despite the win, this was one tough day for baseball's youngest skipper.
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February 25, 1998 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The judge said the murder of a 15-year-old girl last year "defies logic. " "This was a senseless killing," Common Pleas Judge John J. Poserina Jr. told Julio Rios, 18, while sentencing him to 14 to 28 years in jail for third-degree murder and attempted rape yesterday. Assistant District Attorney Sheila Woods-Skipper said Rios was high on beer and marijuana laced with embalming fluid when he shot Cheryl Peberdy in the head inside a Frankford "flop house" on Jan. 15, 1997. "I just don't understand it," said Poserina.
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March 6, 1997 | By Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
His own lawyer called Gregory Mason "a scum and a bum. " But not a killer. A Common Pleas Court jury disagreed. Yesterday, it found Mason, 38, guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his live-in girlfriend, Dorlynn Dudley, 19, last Aug. 14. The panel sentenced him to life in prison, and Judge Jane Cutler Greenspan formally imposed the sentence. Dudley had told her mother that she was being abused by Mason and feared for her life. Her fears became a reality when Mason shot and killed her in a car at 2nd and Somerset streets.
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November 28, 1998 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The defendant's attorney asked for leniency, citing his client's low IQ. The prosecutor asked the judge to use his head and not fall for that tactic. She wanted Common Pleas Judge Robert A. Latrone to teach Robert Ellis, 27, a lesson for his "senseless act. " Assistant District Attorney Sheila Woods-Skipper asked for a long jail term for Ellis, of 19th Street near Norris. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that if you bring a loaded weapon to someone's house and fire it, someone is going to get hurt or killed," Woods-Skipper said.
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December 19, 1997 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The 17-year-old boy, high on beer and marijuana laced with embalming fluid, was furious when a 15-year-old girl refused to have sex with him inside a Frankford "flop house" on Jan. 15, the prosecutor said. So Julio Rios, now 18, put one bullet into a handgun and began playing Russian roulette with Cheryl Peberdy, said Assistant District Attorney Sheila Woods-Skipper. "He kept asking her to have sex, and she said no," said Jowy Soto, 17, an eyewitness. Soto said Rios, of Jasper Street near Somerset, then "put one bullet in the chamber and clicked it once, clicked it again, and the third time - boom!"
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June 26, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - The most jarring thing about the Phillies' after-midnight news Tuesday night that saw Chase Utley in the manager's office, standing alongside the assistant general manager and head team athletic trainer, wasn't that the oft-injured, 36-year-old second baseman was being placed on the disabled list with a right-ankle injury. It was that the news appeared to completely blindside manager Ryne Sandberg. About 8 hours earlier, before the game, the manager was asked if he had to have a difficult conversation with Utley, who was hitting under .180 and was out of the lineup for the third time in the last five games.
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May 28, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - There is no handy manual for when a major league manager should take out his starting pitcher, so the men who make the decisions must do so more on feel and gut than any strict guidelines. Jacob deGrom, reigning National League Rookie of the Year, didn't look like a pitcher anywhere near ready to leave the playing premises of Citi Field when he wrapped up his seventh inning of work against the Phillies last night. He retired 21 of the 24 batters he faced, nine via strikeout.
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August 29, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
LAST MONTH, it was Ryan Howard who was upset when his name was missing from the Phillies' starting lineup for three straight games. Two weeks ago, it was Kyle Kendrick, ticked that he was given what he thought was an early hook in San Francisco. In spring training, Jimmy Rollins and Ryne Sandberg had to speak after the manager gave the franchise shortstop an oddly timed break from regular playing time in the middle of March. Over the weekend, rookie righthander David Buchanan and struggling leftfielder Domonic Brown both made subtle criticisms of their manager (only to take them back a day later)
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August 18, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Not known for his bluster, Ryne Sandberg was firm and refreshingly candid when introduced to the media on his first day as interim Phillies manager. After replacing Charlie Manuel on Friday, Sandberg didn't waste much time in describing what has been ailing a stumbling Phillies team that now has a 5-20 mark since the all-star break after Friday's 4-0 loss to the Dodgers. "I think there have been signs of lackadaisical play," Sandberg said in a news conference before Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park.
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May 23, 2013
Discontent is brewing in Dodgerland: After benching star outfielder Andre Ethier against the Brewers on Wednesday, manager Don Mattingly took out his frustrations on the rest of the team. "We're in last place in the National League West," he said. "Last year at this point, we played a lineup with nobody in it, but they fought, they competed and battled every inch. I felt like we got more out of our ability. I don't know if that team was tougher. " Then he blasted the bosses who assembled the second-highest payroll in baseball (not quite $217 million)
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February 28, 2013
Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout, the 2012 American League rookie of the year and runner-up to Miguel Cabrera in the MVP race, weighed a reported 241 pounds upon arrival at spring training - about 10 to 15 pounds heavier than last season. According to a report on ESPN.com, the increased bulk has earned the star from Millville, N.J., some jibes on Twitter and sparked some concern among fantasy owners that his speed game might suffer as a result. It has also been a topic of discussion among bloggers and sports talk radio callers in Southern California.
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January 21, 2013 | Associated Press
BALTIMORE - Earl Weaver always was up for an argument, especially with an umpire. At the slightest provocation, the Earl of Baltimore would spin his hat back, point his finger squarely at an ump's chest and then fire away. The Hall of Fame manager would even tangle with his own players, if necessary. Although reviled by some, Weaver was beloved in Baltimore and remained an Oriole to the end. The notoriously feisty skipper died at age 82 on a Caribbean cruise associated with the Orioles, his marketing agent said.
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September 29, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before the Phillies played their final home game Thursday against the Washington Nationals, manager Charlie Manuel was asked to look back on a season in which the Phillies' streak of five consecutive National League East Division titles was snapped. Naturally, Manuel didn't enjoy the view, even though the Phillies, who appeared buried in August, fought back to get into the wild-card race, only to fade down the stretch. "When you look up, we didn't accomplish what we set to do," Manuel said.
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September 6, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CINCINNATI - Last winter, the Phillies decided that John Mayberry Jr. was worthy of a starting job on the basis of a magnificent second half in 2011. Less than a month remains in 2012, and the way Charlie Manuel talks, there is still a question of how to judge Mayberry's season. "Right now he's doing real good," Manuel said. "That's how you win a job. " Since the Phillies traded two-thirds of their outfield July 31 and installed Mayberry as the everyday centerfielder, he has flourished.
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August 16, 2012 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Could Boston manager Bobby Valentine's day be over? It seems several Red Sox players met with team owner John Henry and president Larry Lucchino at a New York hotel before a series against the Yankees late in July to complain about the skipper, with some saying they no longer wanted to play for him. (And failing that, holding their breath until turning blue.) According to Yahoo! Sports, Adrian Gonzalez - who inspired the confab after texting his discontent to the ownership - and Dustin Pedroia were the loudest, most unhappy fellows at the meeting.
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