Tag Archives: Philadelphia Phillies

Wednesday’s Book Review: “Jimmie Foxx: Baseball Hall of Famer, 1907-1967”


Jimmie Foxx: Baseball Hall of Famer, 1907-1967. By W. Harrison Daniel. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Co., 1996. In the small town of Sudlersville, Maryland, on the Eastern Shore there is life-size statue of Jimmie Foxx, one of the greatest players … Continue reading

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MLB Off-Season Wheeling and Dealing: The St. Louis Cardinals in 1980-1981


There has been quite a lot of good sport-writing about the off-season deals being made this winter by several major league teams. The Chicago Cubs have made spectacular trades and signings and are poised to become a major force in … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Pete Rose: An American Dilemma”


Pete Rose: An American Dilemma. By Kostya Kennedy. New York: Sports Illustrated Books, 2014. Pete Rose is an icon, despite all that has happened to him over the years. A player more dedicated than talented he still reigns as the … Continue reading

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Phillies vs. Royals: Reflecting on the 1980 World Series


Throughout the latter half of the 1970s the Kansas City Royals were the dominant team in the American League West, winning the division title in 1976, 1977, and 1978.  They failed each year to defeat the New York Yankees in … Continue reading

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When the Phillies Collapsed and the Cardinals Won it All—1964


  A banner of the St. Louis Cardinals with their World Series victories. The collapse of the Atlanta Braves, after having a 10.5 game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League wild card race on August 25, … Continue reading

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Can Anyone Beat the Phillies?


Wow, I just watched the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in the National League Division Series. And Roy Halladay pitched his second no-hitter of the year. It was stunning. It was the second no-hitter in the post-season; Don … Continue reading

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