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Back in late October, Phillies Nation hosted its first ever book club event featuring Macho Row: The 1993 Phillies and Baseball’s Unwritten Code by William Kashatus. Thanks to all of our supporters and dedicated readers, the event was a success! Today we are announcing the second book: Crash: […]

Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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For the casual baseball fan under the age of 35 to 40, Tommy John is the name of a surgical procedure. Older fans remember the pitcher for whom the procedure was named, the left-handed starting pitcher whose ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow was replaced by a new ligament harvested from a […]

Sun, Nov 12, 2017
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Chicago TribuneFormer White Sox savior Dick Allen still lets his bat do the talkingChicago Tribune”Richie Allen was and still is a Hall of Famer as far as I’m concerned,” Mays has said, status the Hall’s gatekeepers have yet to confer. Often cited is the relative brevity of Allen’s career, which might have been shorter if he followed through on a … […]

Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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Major League Baseball during the 1960s was all about expanding the game. In 1960 there were 16 teams by 1969 there were 24. Each league was also split into two divisions, east and west, and the League Championship Series (LCS) was added in 1969. The outfield was chalk full of Hall of Famers and then […]

Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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In this series, we’re going to attempt to assemble the All-Time rosters for each Major League Baseball club. Up today, we look at the Philadelphia Phillies.
The post Philadelphia Phillies All-Time Roster appeared first on Deep(ish) Thoughts. […]

Sun, Aug 20, 2017
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In some form, the Philadelphia Phillies had been a professional franchise since 1883. On this day in 1970, Tony Taylor became the first player in team history to hit a walkoff grand slam.
Despite some truly woeful years, the Philadelphia Phillies had some truly great players on their roster. Legend […]

Wed, Aug 02, 2017
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Third base is a position where you not only need to have a good glove and quick reaction time but an above average bat has almost become a pre-requisite. The first man associated with the long ball Frank “Home Run” Baker was a third baseman. Players like Eddie Mathews, Ron Santo, Ken Boy […]

Mon, Jul 31, 2017
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(This is part of a series of posts about the 2017 Hall of Fame inductions. Read them all here.) As the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies drew near, fans everywhere were doing what fans do best — talking about the big event, second-guessing the HOF voters, and thinking about what […]

Fri, Jul 28, 2017
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Philly.comPhillies’ Dick Allen belongs in the Hall of FamePhilly.comIn Philadelphia, Allen was a victim of racism, not a manipulator of it. In fact, he was considered a “great teammate” by those who played with him “in spite of all the discrimination he suffered.” Not until he arrived in Chicago in 1972 did he feel … […]

Wed, Jul 26, 2017
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Beware the Splinters
The post Column: Wilbur Wood’s Amazing Memorial Day appeared first on Salute Magazine. […]

Mon, May 29, 2017
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