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November 2, 2009
Position: Centerfield Height, weight: 5-9, 160 Age: 28. Birthdate: Nov. 30, 1980 Hometown: Wailuku, Hawaii Years in the majors: 6 How acquired: Drafted by the Phillies from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2004 Rule 5 draft. Season: Victorino continued his maturation into one of the top all-around players in the game today as he hit .292 with 102 runs scored. He had 25 steals to go with 13 triples and his OBP reached a career-high .358, although both the Phillies and Victorino would love more progress in this area.
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January 23, 2010 | By Matt Gelb INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Shane Victorino met yesterday with Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. to finalize his three-year, $22 million contract, the two talked about what the deal means for Victorino. Not only does the contract provide the 29-year-old centerfielder with job security, it also ushers in more responsibility. Victorino is part of the core group of Phillies the franchise hopes to build around for continuing success. "It definitely gives me a sense of what this organization wants," he said.
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June 8, 2012
iT'S NO FUN at the Bank anymore. It hasn't been for a while. The Phillies won the hearts of a city that had forgotten them by playing baseball with a joy unlike any other team in town. They smiled. They laughed. They ran hard and they dived and they had a ton of fun. No more. Now, it's about dollars, and wins, and branding. It has been ever since the Phillies broke the bank and raided their farm system for Roy Halladay, then Roy Oswalt, then Cliff Lee, then Jonathan Papelbon.
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November 3, 2009 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
IF SHANE VICTORINO were Happy Gilmore, he might offer Larry Bowa a nice, warm glass of shut the hell up. The Phillies' centerfielder responded angrily to the former Phillies manager's suggestion that the Yankees were concerned about having their signs stolen, explaining catcher Jorge Posada's frequent trips to the mound during the World Series. "For Bowa to come out and say something like that if he doesn't know what he's talking about, if he doesn't have cold, hard facts he shouldn't say something like that," Victorino said before Game 5. "To me that's - I don't want to use the word I'm going to use, but it's just not something that should be said.
NEWS
July 9, 2009
ARECENT ARTICLE purporting to show that the current Phillies aren't better or worse than last year's team at the same point in the season brought to mind this familiar old joke: A man jumps off a 100-story building. As he falls past the 50th floor, onlookers in an adjacent building shout, "How's it going?" To which he merely shrugs and shouts back, "So far, so good. " Alex von Schlichten, Upper Darby Everyone rips Wheels during Phils games, but when Sarge said, "Keep in mind Victorino does a lot for Hawaii, his home country," not one person corrected him. Come on. Steven J. Donegan, Essington
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July 10, 2012 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
THIS PHILLIES season is a like a bad picnic. Most of the stuff in the basket you don't like. The rest is spoiled. You eat it, and you get sick. The stuff you don't like revolves around injuries. Not the lingering ones, around which you have to plan. Just the new ones, for which you cannot plan. Ace righthander Roy Halladay missing at least 10 starts with a back strain is crippling. Young reliever Michael Stutes pitching six times hurts, too. The rest wrenches your guts.
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October 24, 2008 | By PAUL VIGNA
LOOKING AHEAD TO THE CHANGE IN VENUE Since 2001, the Rays have won no more than 29 games on the road and the Phillies have won at least 40 at home. This season the Rays have posted 43 road wins, including three in the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Phils are up to 52 wins at home, including four in the postseason. Here's a look, by month, at how these teams have fared in '08. RAYS ROAD WINS Apr: 5 May: 6 June: 8 July: 4 Aug: 9 Sept: 8 Oct: 3 PHILS HOME WINS Apr: 7 May: 10 June: 5 July: 7 Aug: 10 Sept: 9 Oct: 4 -- -- INCREDIBLY PH-RUSTRATING How have the Phils gone 1-for-28 with runners in scoring position, accounting for 1 RBI, against the Rays?
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July 29, 2009 | By PETER E. MELTZER
BASEBALL hasn't changed much in the last 100 years, but the way it's described in the sports pages sure has. Virtually every term we know today is a replacement of other (usually more florid) ones that were well-known to fans of the game a century ago. To give you a flavor of that change, here's an account of the actual May 24 Phillies-Yankees game in Yankee Stadium as it might have been written back then, using style and terminology common in the era. NEW YORK - A crowd of 46,986 rooters saw the champions from Philadelphia defeat the Hilltoppers 4-3 yesterday.
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July 25, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - With the keys dangling from his fingers, Pat Gillick decided to toss control of the car to the younger, less-experienced driver. Five years ago, the former Phillies general manager pulled the trigger on a series of moves that gave his team a face lift and set the tone for the future. Gillick dealt away key components Bobby Abreu and David Bell along with pitcher Corey Lidle at the trade deadline in 2006. Before the season he traded first baseman Jim Thome, and at season's end he allowed catcher Mike Lieberthal to walk via free agency.
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December 5, 2012 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
NASHVILLE , Tenn. - Ruben Amaro Jr. is about 2 weeks away from the 3-year anniversary of what's likely the defining move of his tenure as Phillies general manager. In December 2009, Amaro ended his long, calculated pursuit of Roy Halladay by trading for the longtime Toronto ace. But in doing so, he made a companion deal with Seattle that sent Cliff Lee out west. Despite Halladay's prowess, the trade wasn't very popular with a fan base that saw Lee beat the Yankees twice in the World Series just 2 months earlier.
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April 8, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
BEFORE HIS FIRST at-bat back at Citizens Bank Park in a different uniform, Shane Victorino got a standing ovation. He tipped his helmet to the Philadelphia faithful, as his former teammates Cole Hamels and Carlos Ruiz purposely delayed the at-bat for their friend. Before his second at-bat, Victorino made a more meaningful gesture, one that speaks to both his personality and his popularity within the city of Philadelphia. Following the third inning of yesterday's home opener, the Phillies played tribute to late Police Officer Robert Wilson III. Wilson, mortally wounded by armed men attempting a robbery shortly after buying his oldest son a birthday gift, was shown on the video board at the ballpark.
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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 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 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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July 31, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - Regardless of whether he is consumed with it or if he's able to ignore it altogether, Kyle Kendrick is auditioning each time he takes the mound in the final 2 months of the season. Scouts are obviously out and about this time of year to help their respective teams find players to help for the stretch run and postseason. But they also have an eye on players like Kendrick who will become free agents this winter. They'll watch those players, too, and file reports that will go a long way into determining whether their front office will pursue that player in November, December and January.
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September 3, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - After a disastrous 69-93 season, the Boston Red Sox are back among the elite in the American League, winning and earning admiration for their scrappy play. The Sox, who lead the American League with 82 wins, are comparable to a team that captivated the Philadelphia region for a five-year period. "This team reminds me of our teams in Philly, grinding it out, never giving up," said Sox rightfielder Shane Victorino, who appeared in all 46 of the Phillies' games during their five straight postseason appearances from 2007 to 2011.
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May 31, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
WITHOUT THE proper cultivation, there would have been no Shane Victorino Love-In last night at Citizens Bank Park. Victorino returned to the Bank as a Red Sox player, his first return since the Phillies unloaded him to the Dodgers last July. He exited the city with wisdom and grace, purchasing a full-page ad in the Daily News thanking Phillies fans. He returned as graciously: "How can I not miss this? I thank this organization for helping me grow into the person and player that I am," he said, and allowed for a possible swan song in red pinstripes: "Who knows?
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May 26, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - This was supposed to be the week that Shane Victorino played the outfield again at Citizens Bank Park. It's not going to happen because the Phillies' former centerfielder landed on the disabled list Friday with a tight left hamstring. He thinks it's related to the back injury that forced him to miss time earlier this season. The bottom line is Victorino will not go to the plate or play in the field during the Phillies' four-game series against the Red Sox that starts with two games in Boston on Monday and Tuesday before moving to Philadelphia on Wednesday and Thursday.
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May 26, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
SHANE VICTORINO'S Philly homecoming has been derailed. The Red Sox put the outfielder on the disabled list yesterday with a strained left hamstring. Victorino had missed three games since he was injured Monday against the White Sox. "I'm frustrated, but I think the overall understanding is it's probably better," Victorino told Boston.com. "I don't want to be that guy and play half a game and have something resurface and then somebody else has got to go and play for me. I'm just not that kind of player and that kind of stuff frustrates me. I never want to have to put somebody in that situation.
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May 25, 2013
The Boston Red Sox made a slew of roster moves on Friday afternoon, putting outfielder Shane Victorino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the disabled list, activating catcher David Ross, pitcher Alfredo Aceves and infielder Jose Iglesias, and demoting Ryan Lavarnway. Victorino missed the last three games with a left hamstring strain, as manager John Farrell had been hoping to keep Victorino off the DL. His DL stint is retroactive to May 21. With a home series against the Phillies coming up on Monday, it looks as if Victorino won't make it into the lineup.
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