Even if you are not a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, you will surely appreciate this video clip. Moments like these are the reason we look to athletes as heroes. These are the times where we look past the word "athlete" and connect with the person. It reaffirms our love of sport and player and allows us to appreciate not only what they do on the field, but even more so their actions off of the field.
There will be a 5K Run/Walk in Aidan's memory. Please see the informtaion below and visit the facebook page for more information at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/5K-for-Aidan-J/181469641905738
5K Run/Family Walk and Kids Races: Saturday, June 18th, 2011
Aidan was an amazing little boy that was taken from us way too soon. This page is for those who would like to stay in touch with the happenings of the 5K for Aidan J. as well as any other updates in the research of sudden unexplained cardiac death.
5K for Aidan J. Run/Walk and Kids Races
Saturday, June 18th, 2011 from 9am-11:30am
Kerr Park/Struble Trail - Downingtown, PA
The 5K for Aidan J. is to remember our Aidan who loved to play sports, root for his teams (go Phillies!), be silly, entertain people and had so much love for his family & friends. We hope that through this event, we can help raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and contribute to organizations that promote research and advocacy to eliminate SCA in children.
Twenty four years ago today, Michael Jack Schmidt launched a towering 3 run home run. It was only the 11th game of the 1987 season, but it was a historical home run on a few levels. First, it was a prime example of Schmidt’s clutch hitting. This particular blast came in the top of the ninth, there were 2 outs and 2 runners on with the Phillies down 5-6 against the Pirates. Schmidt’s home run would prove to be the game winning hit as the Phillies would go on to win 8-6. Secondly, and most importantly, this particular home run was Schmidt’s 500th career homer.
At the time, Schmidt became only the 14th player to hit 500 home runs (currently there are 25 members of the 500 HR club). Of the 14, Schmidt was only the second pure 3rd baseman to hit 500 along with Eddie Mathews (Harmon Killebrew played a little 3B but also played a few other positions). Schmidt was 1 of 13 right handers to hit 500 homeruns, and of the remaining 12 in the 500 HR club, 10 were left-handed and 2 were switcher hitters. Schmidt was 37 years, 203 days old and had played in 7,336 games across 15+ seasons when he hit his 500th homer. He currently sits 15th overall on the career homeruns list.
To end the first week of the New Year we'd like to show a few pictures of Ryan Howard at Eagles vs Cowboys game wearing our Philadelphia Phillies 1933 Authentic Wool Jacket!
Making the headlines on ESPN.com and SportsIllustrated.com, Cliff Lee's return to the Philadelphia Phillies is the big story today. Excitement is in the air and what a great Christmas present this is for the City of Brotherly Love.
I, myself was woken up at 2:50 AM to receive the good news. Following that at about 5:30 AM, I could hear my mother cheering and yelling from the kitchen as she brewed her morning pot of coffee. Then, as i signed on Facebook this morning there it was in everyone's status update: "Welcome back Cliff Lee" all the way to "Merry Cliffmas". The funniest of all of the quotes, sayings, status updates, pictures and videos was this:
With that, I will end this post by saying, Merry Cliffmas & Happy Halladays Phillies fans!
On a day when the Philadelphia Phillies are staring at the face of elimination, we wanted to give the Fightin’ Phils some inspiration before their must win Game 5 tonight at 7:57. 30 years ago today, the Philadelphia Phillies won the franchises’ first World Series Championship. It had taken nearly 100 years since the team’s inception, but on October 21st, 1980, the Philadelphia Phillies were World Series Champs and the proverbial monkey was lifted off the franchise’s back.
Fresh off their late inning comeback victory in Game 5, it was 30 years ago today that the Philadelphia Phillies stepped out on the green turf of Veterans Stadium to face off against the Kansas City Royals. The Phils sent their lefty ace, and eventual Cy Young winner, Steve Carlton to the mound to face off against the Royals’ righty Rich Gale. Gale would only make it through 2 innings of work and served up the eventual game winning run when Michael Jack Schmidt hit a 2 run single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Meanwhile, Steve Carlton would go on to pitch a 7 inning gem surrendering only one run and throwing seven strikeouts.
Tug McGraw got out of a jam in the 8th inning and would take the mound in the 9th with a 4-1 lead. After striking out Amos Otis for the first out of the 9th, McGraw would walk Willie Aikens and give up 2 singles to John Wathan and Jose Cardenal to load the bases. McGraw would get Frank White to pop up for the second out. So with the World Series in the balance with the bases loaded and 2 outs, McGraw faced off against Willie Wilson in an attempt to clinch the World Series. The rest is history
Let’s Go Phillies!