Found November 10, 2013 on PhilsBaseball:
Cameron Rupp had a good go at it in his four September starts with the Phillies last season, hitting .308 with two ribbies in 13 at-bats. Nice job, but it doesn't trump a combined .258 average in 2013 combined between Reading (.245) and Lehigh Valley (.269). In fact, you probably would not be reading about Rupp at all if it wasn't for a few words and a hearty endorsement from an umpire, yes an umpire ...
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