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FILE - In this July 6, 2015, file photo, a fan is helped after being hit by a foul ball during the ninth inning of a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves in Milwaukee.
Morry Gash/AP Photo, File
August 07, 2019 - 8:11 pm
(AP) — Illinois' two senators continued their pressure campaign on Major League Baseball to be more proactive about fan safety at ballparks, urging greater transparency about how often and how seriously fans are hurt by foul balls. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth said in a letter...
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In this Nov. 4, 2009, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Pedro Martinez looks at his ball after giving up a two-run home run to New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui during the second inning of Game 6 of the Major League Baseball World Series in New York.
David J. Phillip/AP Photo, File
August 05, 2019 - 12:59 pm
By Dan Gelston, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pedro Martinez had signed his autograph on the sweet spot of the baseball when he grabbed it by the seams and pointed out that his middle and pointer fingers should not have been touching on the ball. The Hall of Fame pitcher used the...
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New York Mets' Jason Vargas delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in New York.
Frank Franklin II/AP Photo
July 29, 2019 - 6:33 pm
By Rob Maaddi NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies bolstered their beleaguered rotation. Left-hander Jason Vargas was acquired from the New York Mets on Monday for Double-A catcher Austin Bossart. The 36-year-old Vargas is 6-5 with a 4.01 ERA, winning his last three starts. He became...
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SJU product Brian O'Keefe
Springfield Cardinals/Matt Turer
Matt Leon
July 26, 2019 - 12:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been a steady climb for Brian O'Keefe since turning pro. After a stellar career as a catcher at Saint Joseph's University, O'Keefe was drafted by the Cardinals in the 7th round in 2014. Since then he's moved up through the St. Louis system steadily, and here in...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Philadelphia.
Matt Slocum/AP Photo
July 14, 2019 - 10:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Juan Soto walked up to the plate expecting to see a splitter and he hammered the first one he saw. Soto hit a go-ahead two-run homer off closer Hector Neris with two outs in the ninth and the Washington Nationals rallied for a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday...
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Umpire
Julio Cortez/AP
July 11, 2019 - 3:52 pm
YORK, Pa. (AP) — "Robot umpires" have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes Wednesday night at its All-Star Game. Plate umpire Brian deBrauwere wore an earpiece connected to an iPhone in his pocket...
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Odubel Herrera
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Mike DeNardo
July 05, 2019 - 7:10 pm
UPDATED: 7:36 PM PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera has been suspended for the remainder of the 2019 season, according to Major League Baseball. Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. announced Friday that Herrera has accepted his suspension, which would...
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Tyler Skaggs has died at age 27, Monday, July 1, 2019.
Chris O'Meara/AP Photo, File
July 01, 2019 - 7:40 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday at the age of 27, stunning Major League Baseball and leading to the postponement of the team's game against the Texas Rangers. Skaggs was with the team in Texas when he was found unresponsive in his hotel room, police said...
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Jay Bruce / Phillies
AP Photo/Matt Slocum
June 08, 2019 - 8:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Bruce is happier about playing in front of big crowds than a hitter-friendly ballpark. Bruce hit a two-run homer, Zach Eflin threw 6 1/3 sharp innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Friday night. Bruce already has four homers in four games with...
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Phillies employees, fans and current and former players gathered at Citizens Bank Park Thursday afternoon to remember team chairman David Montgomery, who died in May at the age of 72.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
June 06, 2019 - 6:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Phillies employees, fans and current and former players gathered at Citizens Bank Park Thursday afternoon to remember team chairman David Montgomery, who died last month at the age of 72. The same words kept coming up when people described David Montgomery: Gracious...
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