On This Day… Schmidt All Star HR

On this day in 1981, Phillies Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt became the fourth (and most recent) in franchise history to homer in an All Star Game.
With his team down 4-3 in the top of eighth inning, Schmidt pounded a Rollie Fingers pitch over Dave Winfield and the Municipal Stadium center field wall, driving in Pittsburgh’s Mike Easler to propel the National League its 10th straight win over the American League.
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On this Day.. Clemente Hall of Fame

On this day in 1973, the great Roberto Clemente becomes the first Latin-born player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The late Pirates outfielder, who died tragically only a few months earlier in a airplane crash, was elected posthumously after the mandatory five-year waiting period was waived.
Immensely proud of his Puerto Rican heritage, Clemente was an incredible baseball player and an even greater human being. He saw his career in baseball as a way ...
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Phillies Alumni Weekend 2013

Regardless of the results of the baseball games this weekend against the Braves, we all had a good time at the Phillies Annual Alumni weekend. On Friday night Curt Schilling was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame. He became the third member (not counting John Vukovich or Larry Bowa, both were coaches on that team) of the 1993 National League Championship squad to be honored by the franchise.
On Saturday night, the entire 1993 team was celebrated 20 years after ...
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On This Day… No hitter for Jim Bibby

July 30th, 1973… The late Jim Bibby becomes the 14th rookie ever and the first Texas Ranger pitcher to throw a no-hitter. Facing off against the great Vida Blue, the hard throwing right-hander held Oakland A’s hitless in a 3-0 Texas victory at the Oakland Coliseum.
At 6’5″ tall and well over 220 pounds, Bibby could be an intimidating force standing on the mound. He could hold eight baseballs in one of his ...
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On This Day… Schmitty On Top

On the day in 1980, Mike Schmidt hit the 260th and 261st home runs of his career… the most in Philadelphia Phillies history. Schmitty jumped ahead of former Phillies slugger Del Ennis with a first inning 2 run blast and added another in the third inning, both off Atlanta lefty Larry McWilliams. In the game Schmidt went 4 for 4, including a 12th inning bases loaded walk that gave the Phillies a 5-4 win over the Braves in the first ...
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Happy Birthday Hank

Happy 73rd Birthday to my brother Hank

We have seen it all. From the school playground, high school basketball courts, to the massive stadiums of major league baseball and the peaceful serenity of the race track — you have been my friend, teammate, advisor and most importantly… my brother.
I am blessed to have you in my life. Happy Birthday!

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On This Day… Mike Coolbaugh

On this day in 2007, Colorado Rockies minor league coach Mike Coolbaugh died on the field after getting struck with a line drive while coaching first base for the Tulsa Drillers. A baseball lifer, Mike bounced around the minors for a decade before reaching the major leagues in 2001 with the Brewers. He played 39 big league games that season and five the next season for the Cardinals. He hit two home runs in 82 major league at-bats.
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Chewton School Reunion

Yesterday I attended a reunion for my elementary school, Chewton Independent School (near Wampum). This was the first time since 8th grade I’ve been able to see several of my old classmates and teachers. So glad I went and it was great visiting with everyone and sharing memories.
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Happy Birthday Joe Torre

Happy Birthday to 1970 Cardinals teammate and horse racing junkie… Joseph Paul Torre.
Best remembered as the manager of the 1996-2007 New York Yankees. Joe guided the Bronx Bombers to the playoffs for 12 straight seasons, winning four World Series rings.
He was also one heck of a ballplayer. During his 17-year playing career, he played for the Milwaukee & Atanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and finished as a player/manager for the 1977 New York Mets. Torre compiled a lifetime .297 batting ...
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