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Bill Buckner throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the Boston Red Sox home opener on April 8, 2008 at Fenway Park.
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May 27, 2019 - 5:57 pm
By Joe Sterling and Brandon Griggs, CNN (CNN) -- Bill Buckner, an elite hitter for 22 seasons whose All-Star career was overshadowed by an infamous fielding error he made in the 1986 World Series, has died, according to Major League Baseball. He was 69. His wife Jody told ESPN that Buckner was...
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Supporters of electing Dick Allen to the Baseball Hall of Fame
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Paul Kurtz
May 19, 2019 - 12:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After coming up one vote shy of the Hall of Fame in 2015, Dick Allen's supporters are determined to get him over the hump when his name comes up again next year. They believe politics have kept him out. At a City Hall gathering on Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf and Mayor Jim...
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Alex Gordon
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May 11, 2019 - 8:10 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost saw that Alex Gordon was dragging a little bit early in the week. So the Kansas City manager gave the outfielder a day off Wednesday. With the team not playing Thursday, Gordon had two full days to rest. The move paid off in a big way as he homered twice to drive in...
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David P. Montgomery
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Mike DeNardo
May 08, 2019 - 8:23 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that chairman and former team President David Montgomery died Wednesday morning at the age of 72 after five years fighting jawbone cancer. He would always ask to be called by his first name. And he always greeted everyone by...
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Charlie Blackmon
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April 20, 2019 - 7:54 am
DENVER (AP) — With one final swing, Charlie Blackmon went from worrying about a game-ending strikeout to celebrating a game-winning home run. Blackmon hit a two-out, two-run home run in the 12th inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat Philadelphia 4-3 on Friday night in a game that saw two Phillies...
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Nick Pivetta
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April 17, 2019 - 10:45 am
PHILADELPHIA ( WIP Sportsradio ) — The Phillies have optioned pitcher Nick Pivetta, sending him down to the minor leagues. The Phillies are in the process of making a roster move. Nick Pivetta will be optioned. Jerad Eickhoff is in the rotation. — Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) April 17, 2019 Jerad Eickhoff...
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Apr 16, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A young fan looks on as Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton addresses fans and media during an event at Independence Mall to announce Philadelphia as the host of the 2026 All Star Game.
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Mike DeNardo
April 16, 2019 - 6:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's the worst kept secret, but the MLB officially announced on Tuesday that the 2026 All-Star Game is coming to Philadelphia in celebration of the nation's 250th birthday. The official announcement was made on a stage at Independence Mall by Major League Baseball...
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Citizens Bank Park
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April 11, 2019 - 3:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball will play the 2026 All-Star Game in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because no announcement...
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Rhys Hoskins
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April 06, 2019 - 8:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patience is paying off for the Philadelphia Phillies. Rhys Hoskins had three hits and drove in four runs, including Bryce Harper from first base on a single, and the Phillies beat the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Friday night despite Jorge Polanco hitting for the cycle . Philadelphia...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, celebrates his RBI hit while on second base with Washington Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington.
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April 03, 2019 - 6:54 am
By David Guinsburg, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Showered by raindrops and jeers for much of the game, Bryce Harper put a bat-flipping, celebratory finish on his memorable return to Washington. Harper crushed a long home run in his final at-bat, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the...
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