To say that the 1980 Philadelphia Phillies will always be remembered is an obvious statement. But that team is more than just memorable to those of us who lived the experience. For my Pop, who passed away in the summer of 1992 at age 83, and myself, and tens of thousands like us who are still around, those Phillies will always be beloved.
Bob Boone’s baseball family legacy
When talking about the great catchers of the 1970’s-1980’s the conversation is likely to highlight a quartet of backstops from that era: Johnny Bench, Carlton Fisk, Gary Carter, and Ted Simmons. But there is another, perhaps not Hall of Fame caliber as those, who rightly belongs as part of the discussion. At some point today, … Continue reading Bob Boone’s baseball family legacy
What if the 1980’s Phillies had stood pat?
What if the post-1980 Philadelphia Phillies had stayed pat for the most part? What if most of the trades made by general manager Paul Owens had not been considered or consummated?
Did Larry Bowa deserve more than two career Gold Gloves?
When we examine the 1970's in the National League and compare Larry Bowa of the Phillies to the other top fielders at the shortstop position during the decade the answer seems obvious.
10 questions with Gregg Murphy
Gregg Murphy (or as he is affectionately known, 'Murph') was a member of the club's official broadcast team from 2012 through this past season. His primary role was to bring fans reports from various locations throughout Citizens Bank Park and road ballparks as games progressed.