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Remembering Eddie Grant, who died in World War I after playing under John McGraw

Remembering Eddie Grant, who died in World War I after playing under John McGraw
September 18, 2017 No Comments »

There was always something unusual about Eddie Grant, but he was comfortable with that. He didn’t mind being different. In a brief life that stretched only 35 years and a few months, Grant accomplished many things: scholar, athlete, lawyer, soldier. ... Read More »

The 20 Greatest Phillies of all-time according to WAR

The 20 Greatest Phillies of all-time according to WAR
April 12, 2017 4 Comments »

A few years ago I penned a list article about the New York Yankees top players ranked according to WAR (Wins Above Replacement). I stated at the time that I know very little about how WAR evaluates players. I still ... Read More »

VIDEO: Tommy Lasorda fights the Philly Phanatic

VIDEO: Tommy Lasorda fights the Philly Phanatic
February 14, 2017 No Comments »

Throughout his Hall of Fame career, manager Tommy Lasorda was a colorful character, known for entertaining fans and the media. In this clip from the early 1980s, Lasorda tussles with the mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies, a fuzzy green fella ... Read More »

VIDEO: One of Babe Ruth’s last games, in 1935 with the Braves

VIDEO: One of Babe Ruth’s last games, in 1935 with the Braves
May 2, 2016 No Comments »

At spring training in Bradenton in 1935, Babe Ruth didn’t see any point in going north with the Braves. But ultimately, he did go and as a result he spent a few weeks playing baseball in Boston again, where his ... Read More »

Luzinski hit a home run that clanged off the Liberty Bell

Luzinski hit a home run that clanged off the Liberty Bell
October 31, 2012 1 Comment »

Sparky Anderson made many predictions over the course of his career. He was famous for hyperbole – a fancy word for spreading bull. But it was no bull what Sparky once said about The Bull, Greg Luzinski of the Philadelphia ... Read More »

Five biggest disappointments of the 2012 baseball season

Five biggest disappointments of the 2012 baseball season
September 16, 2012 1 Comment »

Another regular season is winding down, and with only about three weeks left, it’s not too early to select the big disappointments of the 2012 major league season. Jose Reyes and the Marlins What costs $124 million and doesn’t make ... Read More »

Philadelphia Phillies All-Time Team

Philadelphia Phillies All-Time Team
September 1, 2012 No Comments »

Alexander, Carlton, Roberts, Schilling, and Hamels: how's that for a rotation? Add the power of Mike Schmidt and Dick Allen and the spark of Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley and you have an ATT with lots of modern flare Read More »

Phillies outlasted pesky Astros in 1980 to win first pennant in 30 years

Phillies outlasted pesky Astros in 1980 to win first pennant in 30 years
July 24, 2012 3 Comments »

NLCS Game Five, October 12, 1980 | Philadelphia Phillies vs. Houston Astros at Astrodome in Houston In the 1980 NL Playoffs, the Houston Astros continued their season of tight games and near misses by playing four extra-inning games in a ... Read More »

How the ’11 Tigers are like the ’80 Phillies

How the ’11 Tigers are like the ’80 Phillies
September 1, 2011 No Comments »

As the 2011 season begins to wind down, the Detroit Tigers are perched atop the American League Central division, precariously some might say. Despite the fact that the division is one of the weakest in baseball. The team seems to ... Read More »

Phillies "Big Four" could be best ever

Phillies "Big Four" could be best ever
December 20, 2010 No Comments »

Lebron, Wade, and Bosh? The Phillies have done one better than the Miami Heat. With the acquisition of free agent left-hander Cliff Lee last week, the Philadelphia Phillies established a foursome of starting pitchers that rival the greatest in the ... Read More »