Phillies Alumni news and notes
Here's what some prominent Phillies alumni are up to:
Executives: Jim Fregosi (Special Assistant to GM, Major Leagues, Atlanta), Lee Elia (Special Assistant to the GM, Player Development, Atlanta), Lee Thomas (Special Assistant to Exec. VP, Baseball Operations), Mike Arbuckle (Sr. Advisor to GM/Scouting/Player Development, Kansas City), Pat Corrales (Special Assistant to GM, LA Dodgers), Jim Davenport (Special assistant, San Francisco), Shane Turner (Special Assistant, player development, San Francisco), Bob Boone (Assistant GM/VP, Player Development, Washington), Chuck Cottier (Special Assistant to GM, Washington).
Managers: Dale Sveum (Chicago Cubs), Terry Francona (Cleveland), Ron Roenicke (Milwaukee), Davey Johnson (Washington).
Coaches: Turner Ward (Arizona), Roger McDowell (Atlanta), John Russell (Baltimore), David Bell (Chicago Cubs), Mark Parent (Chicago White Sox), Jeff Manto (Chicago White Sox), Bobby Thigpen (Chicago White Sox), Brad Mills (Cleveland), Jim Wright (Colorado), Davey Lopes (LA Dodgers), Ken Howell (LA Dodgers), Dan Warthen (NY Mets), Nick Leyva (Pittsburgh), Joe Lefebvre (San Francisco), Tom Foley (Tampa Bay), Mike Maddux (Texas), Dwayne Murphy (Toronto), John Stearns (Seattle).
Managers: Randy Ready (Gwinnett, Atlanta), Billy McMillon (Salem, Boston), Wally Backman (Las Vegas, NY Mets), Tom Nieto (Rookie, NY Yankees), Steve Scarsone (Sacramento, Oakland), Jim Morrison (Rookie, Tampa Bay), Pete Incaviglia (Laredo, Independent League), Sparky Lyle (Emeritus manager, Somerset, Independent).
Coaches: Greg Gross (Reno, Arizona), Amaury Telemaco (DSL, Boston), Dave Newhan (Lake Elsinore, San Diego), Richie Hebner (New Hampshire, Toronto), Darold Knowles (Dunedin, Toronto), Bud Harrelson (Long Island, Independent).
Instructors: Dave Wallace (pitching, Atlanta), Lee Tinsley (outfield, Chicago Cubs), Bill Dancy (field coordinator, Detroit), Milt Thompson (base running/bunting, Kansas City), Don Money (special instructor, Milwaukee), Tom Prince (coordinator, Pittsburgh), Paul Hoover (catching, Tampa Bay).
Todd Frohwirth (professional, Baltimore), Calvin Maduro (International, Baltimore), Bobby Malkmus (Cleveland), Ruben Amaro Sr. (professional, Houston), Mike Koplove (major leagues, LA Angels), Gary Varsho (major leagues, LA Angels), Tim Corcoran (LA Angels), Bob Oldis (Miami), Pete MacKanin (professional, NY Yankees), Jeff Bittiger (professional, Oakland), Julio Franco (coordinator, Latin America, Oakland), Joe Rigoli (professional, St. Louis), Pat Burrell (San Francisco), Kevin Saucier (MLB Bureau).
RHP Scott Mathieson (Yomuiuri Giants, Japan), RHP Vincente Padilla (Fukuoka Sea Hawks, Japan), RHP Brandon Duckworth (Tohoku Golden Eagles, Japan).
Ed Farmer (Chicago White Sox), Jim Deshaies (Houston), Rex Hudler (Kansas City), Todd Kalas (Tampa Bay), Keith Moreland (Chicago Cubs), Jeff Brantley (Cincinnati), Fernando Valenzuela (Los Angeles Dodgers), Tommy Hutton (Miami), Jeff Conine (Miami), Cookie Rojas (Miami), Bob Uecker (Milwaukee), Bob Walk (Pittsburgh), Mike Krukow (San Francisco).
John Kruk (ESPN TV), Curt Schilling (ESPN TV), Larry Bowa (MLB Network), Mitch Williams (MLB Network), Dan Plesac (MLB Network), Jim Kaat (MLB Network).
Bowa is also on the postgame show on PHL TV after Phillies telecasts. Ricky Bottalico is back on Comcast SportsNet. Darren Daulton has a radio show on 97.5 FM, The Fanatic, in Philadelphia.
Jamie Moyer will be the commencement speaker at Immaculata University at its 89th ceremonies on May 19. He will also receive the honorary doctor of laws degree.
Bob Boone, Desi Relaford and Mark Whiten, three Phillies Alumnus, will be among many former players who are participating in the Baseball Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown over the Memorial Day weekend.
Pat Gillick was among the guests when the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled its new Diamond Mines exhibit dedicated to the labor of scouts on May 4. Gillick began his career as a baseball scout and farm director before becoming a highly successful general manager.
Longtime Phillies athletic trainer, Jeff Cooper, is a 2013 inductee into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame this month.
While driving through his native state of Washington, Larry Christenson came across the following:
United States Post Office
"LC" is a graduate of Marysville (WA) High School in 1972 and the Phillies first-round pick that draft (third overall). At age 19, his big league debut came on April 13, 1973, tossing a complete-game five-hitter, 7-1, over the Mets before 7,127 at the Vet. He walked six and struck out three.
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LC played high school basketball against Larry Andersen (Interlake HS, Bellevue, WA). "I was a junior and he was a senior. We were in Class AA and LA's school, AAA. They won by two points, but I scored 165 points against LA," LC laughed.