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Phillies, Pirates clear benches after quick pitch, shouting match

  A quick pitch by Kevin Slowey sparked benches to empty in a rare testy spring training game. Both teams rushed onto the field before the bottom of the fifth inning of the Pittsburgh's 18-4 rout of Philadelphia on Monday when Phillies first base-coach Juan Samuel and Pirates third-base coach Rick Sofield began yelling at each other. Samuel and Sofield were ejected. In a year when...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Benches clear, Pirates hit 6 homers in win over Phillies

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) A shouting match between coaches cleared the benches in a rare testy spring training game, and Pedro Alvarez homered twice, including a grand slam, as the Pittsburgh Pirates teed off on the Philadelphia Phillies for an 18-4 victory Monday. Josh Harrison, Starling Marte, Tony Sanchez and Pedro Florimon also connected for the Pirates, who hit six home runs. Alvarez...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Ask Entire Coaching Staff to Return

The Phillies have asked the entire coaching staff to return for the 2015 season but have not yet offered them contracts, per CSN Philly. Manager Ryne Sandberg put together his coaching staff, including bench coach Larry Bowa, first base coach Juan Samuel, third base coach Pete Mackanin, pitching coach Bob McClure, bullpen coach Rod Nichols, hitting coach Steve Henderson, and assistant...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Revere, 50 Steal Seasons, and Historic Efficiency

Revere has quietly put together one of baseball’s all-time most efficient base-stealing campaigns of all time. Photo AP Since 1883, six Phillies combined to steal 50 or more bases 14 times. Some of the names are instantly recognizable by novice Phillies fans, like Juan Samuel and Ed Delahanty, some are great players seemingly lost to time, Sherry Magee and Billy Hamilton are examples...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Viola Made Mets Debut 25 Years Ago Today

Twenty Five years ago today, on August 2, 1989 – Frank Viola made his New York Mets debut. It was Wednesday night in St. Louis in front of 41,438 at Busch Stadium. Frank went 8 innings while allowing 4 hits, walking 5 batters and striking out 2 batters in a 4-3 victory, earning the victory. Randy Myers picked up the save and the Mets raised their record to 55-50 on the season....
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Trades in Phillies History: #5 Nails and McDowell Take the Turnpike

Over the next two weeks, in conjunction with the run-up to the July 31 trade deadline, Phillies Nation will be presenting the Top 10 Trades in Phillies History. Consideration was given to the performance of the players traded with their new club v. the performance of the players acquired with the Phillies in addition to heavily weighing the success of the Phillies once the trade...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: Running List

Welcome to the Phillies Nation Top 100. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff. Each weekday, we will reveal five Phillies from...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: The First 25 (#100-76)

Welcome to the Phillies Nation Top 100. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.  Each weekday, we will reveal five Phillies...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: #95-92

The Phillies Nation Top 100 continues today with #95 through #92. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.  Each weekday, we...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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