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It was only last year that the English Premier League had a Cinderella story playing out in real life. Instead of the usual teams jockeying for the top spot, newly-promoted Leicester City was in first place and showed little inclination in ceding their lead.
The rise and fall of Leicester City
Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell were among the best at their respective positions in the 1990s and were the faces of the Houston Astros franchise during that era. However, neither has received the call for Cooperstown. Biggio, a member of the 3,000-hit club, has come closest – falling just two votes short of election in January 2014.
Winter is coming and while no fire-upchucking dragons have been sighted in the sky, the mythical MLB hot stove is glowing red hot. Deals are being made and trades are going down. Since the end of the World Series, Seattle Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto has made six trades, netting ten new players; he also picked up four players off the waiver wire and signed two minor free agents
Name: John Edward Farrell Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1987-1990 Number: 52 DOB: 08/04/1962 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP Best Season (1989) 9 14 .391 3.63 31 31 7 2 208.0 196 84 14 71 132 1.28 Indians Career 32 30 .516 3.93 90 87 13 2 588.2 595 257 46 193 300 1.34 Long before he became nationally famous thanks to his stewardship of ESPN’s favorite team, John Farrell was drafted as a pitcher out of Oklahoma State in the second round in 1984. While other players in this round would go on to have illustrious careers, like Greg Maddux taken a pick before by Chicago and Tom Glavine and Al Leiter taken later on, Farrell was a pretty good pick for the Tribe considering their other choices in the early 1980’s.
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All-Time Indians: John Farrell
Freddy Galvis’ strength was deemed so little six years ago that the Phillies had him push and pull a golf cart around their ballpark in Clearwater, Fla. He was 20 years old and weighed 165 pounds.
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Phillies’ Galvis: From pushing golf carts to 20 HRs
The Phillies’ minor-league coaches, instructors, prospects, veterans, and organizational fillers gathered in the spring of 2015 near the back fields of the team’s complex in Clearwater, Fla.
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Phillies hope winning in the minors translates to winning in the majors
The game moved fast last Wednesday. Jerad Eickhoff had faced the minimum in five innings, and now the first three White Sox hitters had reached in the sixth inning, with two runs across.
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For young Phillies pitchers, a ‘very trying’ time
SAN FRANCISCO – With 38 games left and three teams standing between the Mets and the second NL wild card, manager Terry Collins is convinced his ballclub can still make a serious push for the playoffs.
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Syndergaard outduels Samardzija in Mets’ 2-0 win over Giants