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Tonight the Phillies will induct catcher Mike Lieberthal to the Phillies Wall of Fame prior to tonight's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. My teenage through early adult years of Phillies baseball were perhaps some of the leanest times in recent Phillies history, but one steady favorite was Mike Lieberthal, who transformed from a .200 hitting catcher to an All-Star and a fan favorite.
I first saw Mike Liberthal play in 1993 in Reading. He was an up-and-comer, one of the Phillies top prospects. He caught the other top prospect in the Phillies system, Tyler Green. As a 12 year-old, I was very excited about the first batch of future-stars I got to see. We all know that Green would battle injury and have a short career, but Lieberthal would be a solid major league player for many years.
Lieberthal got his first break in 1994, the year after the Phillies were National League Champions, thanks to an injury to catcher Darren Daulton. Thanks to the baseb...
BEST OF MAXIM
Tonight we witnessed Phillies baseball in it’s purest form. The Fightins won 3-1 as Roy Halladay pitched a gem, Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown pieced together a run, Chase Utley delivered a clutch bomb and Jonathan Paplebon scraped together a save.
The newest member of the Phillies Wall of Fame
Phillies Family Reunion
The start of tonight’s game was delayed approximately 30 minutes...
Before Jonathan Papelbon in the ‘pen, what reliable gun do the Philadelphia Phillies have? What free agents would you select from the list below?
TAL’S HANDY CAPS
I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here...
With Roy Halladay on the bump, the Philadelphia Phillies don’t have many remaining outs to get. That stated, Rube Amaro has a collection of green studs in the ‘pen and at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. How many will make the grade?
TAL’S HANDY CAPS
I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle...
The Phillies lost in spectacularly bad fashion by a score of 12-6 against the Braves last night, losing the 3 game series. Kyle Kendrick went only 3 1/3 innings while giving up 6 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks. Kendrick looked like he was sleepwalking through the game. He was awful.
The only thing worse than Kyle Kendrick’s pitching was his post-game interview. Nearly all of Kendrick’s...
Final: Cardinals 1, Phillies 3.
WP: Roy Halladay (6-6, 3.80 ERA)
LP: Barret Browning (0-1, 4.11 ERA)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon (25)
Mike Lieberthal, long-time Phillies catcher from 1994 until 2006, has been inducted into the Wall of Fame located in Ashburn Alley at Citizens Bank Park. Mike holds the Phillies record in most games caught (1,139), and all time home runs by a catcher...
Halladay pitched eight innings, allowing only a run on two hits while striking out eight. It seems like old the Halladay is back.
St. Louis’ only run off Halladay came in the second inning when Carlos Beltran ripped a solo shot, his 28th on the season, to give the Cards a 1-0 lead. However, the Phillies answered back in the bottom half when Domonic Brown drove in Ryan...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Roy Halladay pitched eight innings and Chase Utley hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
It was the second straight outstanding outing for Halladay (6-6), who missed 42 games while on the disabled list with a strained lat. He returned July 17 and struggled...
Roy Halladay pitched eight innings and Chase Utley hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
It was the second straight outstanding outing for Halladay (6-6), who missed 42 games while on the disabled list with a strained lat. He returned July 17 and struggled in his first three...
Three hours before game time, Hanley Ramirez entered the Miami Marlins' ballpark, began looking for the visitors clubhouse and nearly walked into a stadium kitchen by mistake.
He had cleanup duty, but not there. Ramirez eventually found his way to his new team and was in the lineup against his old club Friday night, batting fourth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He returned to...
MIAMI (AP) -- Carlos Lee hit one of the Marlins' season-high five doubles and drove in two runs, leading Miami to a 7-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
Ricky Nolasco (9-11) allowed two runs and nine hits in five innings for Miami.
Matt Kemp had three hits, stole two bases, and drove in a run for the Dodgers.
Shane Victorino bounced into a fielder's...
Hanley Ramirez is making his return to Miami, where Jose Reyes will have to start a new hitting streak.
Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game set Friday night against the Marlins after Reyes had the majors' longest hit streak snapped one day earlier.
Miami (51-61) dealt Ramirez to Los Angeles (60-52) on July 25 along with left-handed reliever Randy Choate for...