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Are any Phillies going to the All Star Game?

In Philadelphia Phillies on July 6, 2013 at 9:44 am

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The major league baseball All Star game is fast approaching and the question in Philadelphia is this, will any of the underachieving Phillies be part of the mid-summer classic?

There are only 3 possible candidates in our eyes with 1 outside chance.

First, Dom Brown has the best chance. As of July 6 he’s hitting .279 with 22 Home Runs and 60 RBI’s. He presently ranks second among leftfielders in the NL in HR’s and RBI’s behind Carlos Gonzalez. He should be selected.

Second, Cliff Lee. Lee is 10-2 with a 2.73 ERA after last nights win against the Braves. Lee also comes with a reputation that won’t hurt his chances. He should be selected.

Third, Jonathan Papelbon. “Paps” is 2-0 with a 1.87 ERA. He has converted 18 of 22 save opportunities. He’s currently 8th in the NL in saves.

The outside candidate is probably a long shot.

Ben Revere. Revere has been hot over the last 50+ games hitting over .325 and raising his average nearly 100 points. He went from hitting 8th or being benched to leading the team in hitting with a .293 average and 20 stolen bases. He presently has the 4th highest average of any everyday centerfielder.

 

There you have it from the Philly Pressbox. What do you think?

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

In Philadelphia Phillies, Trivia on July 5, 2013 at 8:49 am

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My counterpart and I were the righty/lefty combination set up men for Mitch Williams for the 1993 NL Champion Phillies.  I pitched in 64 games and went 3-2 with a 2.92 ERA.  My counterpart pitched in 76 games and went 6-4 with the same 2.92 ERA. By the way, 2.92 led the team. I had 4 saves myself and he added 9.  Do you know who I am?  As a bonus do you know who my counterpart is?

 

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Which Philly Non-Hall of Famer Has Meant the Most to the City?

In Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies on June 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm

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My buddies and I are sitting around enjoying a couple cold beverages and talking Philly sports. What else is better than that? The following question led to some great debate.

 What Philadelphia Non – Hall of Famer has had the greatest impact on sports in the city?

 There were many names bounced back and forth, we tried to come up with one from each sport but it was awful hard to do so we agreed to settle on a few. We also talked about non-players like coaches, broadcasters, owners and general managers.

 Now keep in mind that nearly everyones favorites are the HOF guys who are the best players, but this discussion/argument eliminates Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Richie Ashburn, Robin Roberts, Harry Kalas, Dr J, Billy Cunningham, Wilt Chamberlain, Steve VanBuren, Chuck Bednarik, Reggie White, Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent, Ed Snider. You get the point.

 The discussion left us with 4 Non – Hall of Fame men that we felt had the greatest impact on Philadelphia sports over their careers. Note, many may feel that Brian Dawkins may be on this list but we felt he was too current and he will be a Hall of Famer.

 Dick Vermeil – Vermeil turned the Eagles from losers to winners and took them to the Super Bowl. The Eagles franchise, for the most part, has been above average ever since. It’s safe to say Vermeil turned Philadelphia in to a football town.

 Dave Schultz – “The Hammer” of the Broad Street Bullies. Schultz brought the toughness to Philadelphia that has become the trademark of the city. He is still revered in the city while the Flyers have been one of the most consistently successful franchises since the arrival of “The Hammer”.

 Pete Rose – We may be sneaking this one in since Pete should be in the Hall of Fame as a player. He taught the Phillies how to win like no one else. Without him the World Series championship of 1980 doesn’t happen. To this day Philadelphia fans are looking for the “Pete Rose kinda guy” that will kick teammates butts and get the most out of them.

 Paul Owens – This was an interesting name, however, when you look at the facts you can’t argue that he belongs. Owens built the Phillies farm system by drafting Schmidt, Greg Luzinski, Bob Boone and Larry Bowa. He traded to get Tug McGraw, Garry Maddox and Bake McBride and pulled off the free agent signing of Pete Rose. Many forget that he made himself the manager in the middle of the 1983 season and led the “Wheez Kids” to the World Series. He was a member of the Phillies organization in some capacity from 1957 until his death in 2003.

 There you have our 4. I’d like to say that’s all the beverages we had to come up with that list.

 We’ve set up a poll to get your vote. Feel free to add the names of those that we missed. Click “other” in the vote box and add your choice by clicking on the “Respond” tab at the bottom and typing in your choice. Feel free to give your reasoning as well.

So who did I vote for?

 My vote goes to Dave Schultz.

 The toughness attitude that Schultz brought to Philadelphia is now known around the country and created the blue collar and tough guy attitude that the City of Philadelphia is know for. That attitude is being carried in to its 3rd generation. It’s carried in day-to-day life as well as by the fans of the other sports in the city. “The Hammer” gets my vote!!

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

In Philadelphia Phillies, Trivia on June 28, 2013 at 8:42 am

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Chase Utley is the Phillies all time leader in being hit by pitches with 153 to date.  I am second on the all time list with 88.  Do you know who I am?  By the way, the next active Phillies player on the list is Carlos Ruiz who has been hit just 47 times. 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

In Philadelphia Phillies, Trivia on June 21, 2013 at 7:40 am

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There are 4 players in Philadelphia Phillies history to score over 1000 runs in their career. We will give you #2, Ed Delahanty, since he played before the modern era. Can you name the other 3 and put them in the right order? You know them all?

 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

In Philadelphia Phillies, Trivia on June 14, 2013 at 8:11 am

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Most people know that Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts and Grover Cleveland Alexander hold all of the Phillies pitching records. However, I’m ranked #3 in games pitched in Phillies history behind #1 Roberts and #2 Carlton. While theirs were mostly starts I only started 18 games, the rest were in relief. You know who I am but might be surprised I pitched in so many games for the Phils. Who I am?

 

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Philly Pressbox Milestone – 15,000 Views

In Penn State Football, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, The Word of the Day, Trivia on June 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm

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Philly Pressbox reached another milestone yesterday when our site https://phillypressbox.wordpress.com passed the 15,000 view mark on our writings. We would like to thank everyone that has taken the time to read our material. We enjoy talking all Philly and Penn State sports as well as our very popular inspirational Word of the Day. We’ve recently added the daily Philly sports and PSU Football trivia that people seem to really like. You can go to the “ARCHIVES” section on the site and see all of our writings in the files. Feel free to click “FOLLOW” and receive our writings directly to your email.

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

In Philadelphia Phillies, Trivia on June 7, 2013 at 7:58 am

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Since 1911, I am the Phillies all time leader in on-base percentage. I’m also in the top 15 in nearly every offensive category but was never really a fan favorite in Philadelphia even though I made a couple of All Star teams. Do you know who I am?

 

 

 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

In Philadelphia Phillies, Trivia on May 31, 2013 at 6:27 am

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I am #6 on Phillies all time list of Stolen Bases but I’m #1 on the Caught Stealing list. Do you know who I am?

 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

In Philadelphia Phillies, Trivia on May 24, 2013 at 7:02 am

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On April 30, 1978 vs the Padres I hit a pinch hit grand slam and on June 3, 1978 I did it again against the Dodgers. I’m the only Phillie to ever do it twice. They were the only 2 home runs I hit for the Phils that year because I was traded to the Cubs on August 6, 1978 for Larry Anderson. Can you name me? 

 

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