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October 16, 2008
Boston/Tampa Bay vs. PHILLIES Game 1: Wednesday at AL city
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August 31, 1994 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Miami used a superb pitching effort by Fernando Rodriguez and a balanced hitting attack to rout Chino (Calif.), 9-0, and claim the 68th American Legion World Series title last night in Boyertown. Rodriguez, a 19-year-old righthander who recently transferred to Florida International University from Alabama, did not allow an earned run in 32 innings through the Southeast Regional competition and the World Series. Last night, he struck out six, walked just one, and allowed five hits.
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May 12, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
WOODBINE, N.J. - The team of 20 competitors had been on the move since before dawn Saturday, so by 11 a.m., they were ready for a pit stop at the small headquarters building of Belleplain State Forest. But in the intense, 24-hour contest known as the World Series of Birding, a pit stop is no time for slacking off. "Hey guys! There's a bluebird!," team leader Mike Crewe cried as he stood in the parking lot. "Quick. You got to get this. " Out came multiple pairs of binoculars, and sure enough: a brilliant flash of blue.
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October 20, 2012 | By Noah Trister, Associated Press
DETROIT - Prince Fielder waved his arms frantically, gleefully calling off his teammates before catching the final out. From the moment Fielder signed his massive contract in January, an entire city had been waiting for a moment like this. Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit's starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven seasons by beating the New York Yankees, 8-1, Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL Championship Series.
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October 21, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
Last week I traveled to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, where a cousin was recuperating from a brain aneurysm. Before seeing her, I needed to drop off an equally sick computer at The Inquirer. Walking down Cherry Street, I turned left on Broad and headed north. It wasn't until I stood virtually beneath the iconic white tower that I remembered The Inquirer didn't live there anymore. And my cousin was the one with the brain trauma. Memories die slowly and painfully. Take the World Series.
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October 22, 2014 | By Shamus Clancy, Daily News Staff Writer
The perennial bottom-feeding Kansas City Royals have run the table through the playoffs thus far in their first postseason appearance since 1985. They start the World Series tonight at home against the San Francisco Giants, who are on a quest to win their third World Series in 5 years and become the defining team of the decade. Take a look at how the teams match up in terms of hitting, pitching, fielding, running and managing: HITTING Royals: Timely hitting and small ball have fueled KC's underdog run to the American League pennant, but the Royals ranged from mediocre to poor offensively in the regular season (23rd in OPS+, which adjusts for ballpark differences)
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March 28, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Tim McCarver will make his 55th straight season of Major League Baseball his last. The two-time champion catcher will call the World Series this year and then retire from his analyst job at Fox. "I wanted to step down while I know I can still do the job and proud of the job I've done," McCarver, 71, said Wednesday. His health is good, McCarver said. So are his passion and energy for the game. It was just time. "It's not a tough call," he said. "It's not a sad thing for me. " McCarver had been thinking about moving on for a couple of years.
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November 3, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Wade Davis is a rare breed of closer in more ways than one, a former starter who became a star with the Kansas City Royals after being converted into a full-time reliever. Perhaps that helps explain why, unlike most closers who rely on only two pitches, Davis throws three. "He's got a special talent," Royals manager Ned Yost said Sunday at Citi Field as his team prepared for Game 5 of the World Series against the New York Mets. "It's very hard to not only command two pitches, but three pitches.
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August 19, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
CHASE UTLEY'S homecoming ended much like it began: Most of the 29,187 at Citizens Bank Park rose and applauded when Utley led off the first inning for the Dodgers. He struck out Tuesday before hitting two homers, and his leadoff single Thursday sparked a three-run rally. And then Utley rose into the heavens (on the team plane to Cincinnati), his mythical powers manifested again. Really, this return was unlike any other; unlike anything imaginable. It was almost messianic, with a distinct Easter-ly feel about this visit, complete with a three-day element and Utley's infallibility.
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August 15, 2016
Every sport has a ceremonial ritual designed to ignite the festivities. In hockey they drop the puck and proceed to commit mayhem. In football they kick off and then trade concussions with one another. In basketball two players roughly the size of redwoods jump. Really high. And then there is baseball, with its quaint and charming customs, perhaps the most revered of which being The First Pitch, wherein some unsuspecting soul is escorted to the mound, a fresh-from-the-box ball is placed in his, or her, hand, and he, or she, is told to throw it. Beg pardon?
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August 9, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
THERE IS little doubt that if ownership wanted to, the Phillies could buy their way out of the current rebuilding mode and field a team that could compete for the World Series as quickly as the 2018 season. This season, the Phillies began the new local television contract they signed with NBC Universal and Comcast SportsNet in 2014. And while the exact figures of the deal will likely forever be clouded, the Phillies earning more than $2 billion over the next two decades is a safe guestimate.
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August 9, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Philadelphia barely saw Alex Rodriguez during a 22-year career that he tearfully announced Sunday will come to an official close Friday night at Yankee Stadium. We did, however, see him enough to loathe him in much the same way they do in Boston, Baltimore and all of the New York Yankees' rival cities. In fact, Phillies fans have more reason to dislike him than all the other cities combined. Brian Cashman reminded us why Sunday. When asked about the man the Yankees will pay $20 million not to play next season, the team's general manager removed his 2009 World Series ring to make a point.
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May 12, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
BALTIMORE - A year ago, former Phillies reliever Ryan Madson was one of the feel-good stories in baseball, returning after a three-year absence because of injuries to be a major contributor for a World Series champion in Kansas City. Madson parlayed that performance into a three-year, $22 million contract with the Oakland A's, where he looks every bit as effective as when he was closing in his final season with the Phillies in 2011. Entering Tuesday's action, the 35-year-old Madson was 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA in 14 appearances.
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April 5, 2016
'Son, is your sneaker on fire?" At a major-league game, my father discovered what burning marijuana smelled like. Thirty-five years ago, during a sunny but cold midweek April matinee at Shea Stadium, I identified for him the byproduct emitted from performance-enhancing joints shared between Mets aficionados two rows behind us, adding yet another chapter to the already colorful bond baseball forged among our typically dysfunctional, large Irish-Catholic family....
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March 20, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
By late Thursday afternoon, the NCAA tournament was raging. Social media was aflame with March Madness, and all throughout America, brackets were being scrutinized like eye charts. Bars, restaurants, dens, even normally staid offices had come alive. And on a TV in the deserted furniture section of a dying mall department store, an old man watched an exhibition game between the Phillies and Rays. The tableau spoke volumes about aging Baby Boomers and the aging sport they cling to. "Baseball is tired," Bryce Harper, the Nationals' 23-year-old superstar, said recently.
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