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I first met Ernie Banks in the summer of 1958. I was in the 10th grade. John Ogden (the scout that would sign me with the Phillies) took a group of us to Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field to see a ballgame between the Cubs and the Pirates. Although I considered myself a basketball player first and foremost, like every other black kid in America at the time… I adored Jackie Robinson and hoped be a major leaguer. Ballplayers like Ernie Banks ...

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Alumni Weekend 2014

Here is a great video summary of the 2014 Phillies Alumni Weekend highlighted by Charlie Manuel’s induction into the Wall of Fame. To be included with such a great group of players & coaches is a cherished honor. Thank you to the Phillies organization and the fans for making this event so special.

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Happy Birthday Tony Taylor

Antonio Nemesio (Sanchez) Taylor was born on December 19, 1935 in Central Alava, Matanzas, Cuba — where everyone knew him by the nickname Ague.
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Originally signed by the New York Giants, Tony played for the Marianao Tigers of the Cuban Baseball League during the winter of 1955-56 and 1956-57. He came into professional baseball highly recommended by famous ...
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