And the results are in. The Phinal Phour pitted a pair of #1 seeds with Mike Schmidt taking on Bobby Clarke. It also featured a battle between two great Phillies broadcasters in Harry Kalas facing Richie Ashburn. The results in the Schmidt/Clarke matchup were very surprising as Clarke took 55.17% of the vote to win. On the other … Continue reading The Phinal Two
Michael Jack Schmidt. The greatest third baseman of all time. The man who carried the 1980 team to the franchise’s first championship. He is the greatest Philadelphia athlete of all time. Hitting 548 homers, hitting a solid .267 and averaging 107 RBIs over a course of a 162-game season, Schmidt is the best at what … Continue reading Vote for Mike Schmidt!
The all-Philly tourney is nearing it’s conclusion. With one #1 team eliminated and a wacky Final Four soon to be set, the final eight athletes/personalities will compete to become the greatest athlete in the history of Philadelphia. I asked myself one thing earlier today: Where the hell is the Phillie Phanatic? Yes, I know we … Continue reading The Road to the Phinal Phour
By John Russo Since we completely forgot all about this segment, we though it would be nice to continue it with the Phillies playing Cincinnati and another notable Phormer Phillie. Scott Rolen will forever be remembered as the player ahead of his time, the guy who potentially could have been greater than Mike Schmidt but … Continue reading Phormer Phils: Scott Rolen
By Dan MacNeal Now when I thought of this project, I thought it would be fun to mix and match some guys from different decades and see how this team would come together. Well, during the actual project, I felt it to be like filling out a college basketball pool, with constant changes and updates. … Continue reading All Time Phillies Team….by decade
Is Mike Schmidt auditioning to be in the Phillies broadcast? After doing the broadcast on Sunday for a few innings, Schmidt will be back in the booth today when the Phillies “host” Tampa Bay. Todd Zolecki reported that Phillies manager of broadcasting Rob Brooks said Schmidt has had some interest in broadcasting and felt this would be … Continue reading Schmidt in the Booth?
Jayson Werth has given me inspiration. With the excitement for the 2010 season growing as fast as facial hair on Werth, I’ve decided to look back at some of the greatest facial hair to don a Phillies uniform. I give to you the first ever All-Bearded Team! P: Roy Halladay C: Sal Fasano 1B: John … Continue reading All-Bearded Team
–Philadelphia Inquirer A Vermont sculptor is working on a clay model of Harry Kalas. His vision is to present the statue in a bronze form to the Phillies organization. Lawrence J. Nolan is the sculptor and he hopes to be able to remember the late Kalas by having him join Richie Ashburn, Mike Schmidt, Robin Roberts, … Continue reading Kalas Statue in the Making
Chase Utley was chosen today for the Silver Slugger for best hitting 2B in the National League. This is his fourth straight award. Mike Schmidt holds the Phillis record with six straight. Utley this year batted .295 with 31 homers, 112 runs, and 93 RBI’s. He led all two-baggers in runs and was tied with … Continue reading Utley Wins Silver Slugger
I’m still up for absolutely no reason whatsoever so I decided to recap moment 15-2 of the Famous/Infamous Moment series. Tomorrow morning I will post #1 which is pretty obvious as to what it is. Here is the list: #15 – Steve Cartlon (1994), Mike Schmidt and Richie Ashburn (1995), and Jim Bunning (1996) get … Continue reading FIM Recap