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Honors pouring in for Phillies alumni

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Honors keep flowing for Phillies alumni

Ruben Amaro Sr. and Ruben Amaro Jr. are the 2012 inductees into the Latin American International Hall of Fame. The event took place in Laredo, Texas, this month. ... Mike Sweeney will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, also this month. ... Larry Bowa will receive the Living Legends Award at this month's Philadelphia Sports Writers' Association annual banquet. ... The PSWA is also saluting the 1993 National League champions. Tommy Greene will represent that team. ... Jeff Manto was among the inductees at the 50th annual Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame dinner in Pittsburgh last fall. ... Darold Knowles was a December inductee into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Kirksville, Mo.

Jamie Moyer received the Brooks Robinson Community Service Award at the Major League Baseball Player Alumni Association's 13th annual Legends for Youth Banquet in New York in mid-November. Proceeds benefited the Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series. Denny Doyle is the chairman of the series. Phillies alumni who attended the banquet included Jim Lonborg, Dale Murphy and Desi Relaford.

Moyer was treated to a surprise early birthday party roast in Las Vegas in early November. Among those who participated were Cliff Lee, Bob Boone, Chase Utley and Greg Luzinski. Moyer turned 50 on Nov. 18.

Special birthday

While not a Phillie, congratulations go out to Mahlon Duckett, one-time second baseman on the Philadelphia Stars of the Negro Leagues, who turned 90 in December.

As a special surprise birthday gift, he received a Phillies jersey with his name on the back. Scott Palmer, Rob Holiday and Ken Johnson of the team's front office were there for the birthday party hosted by Mahlon's family.

Mahlon is the last living member of the Stars.


The Darren Daulton Foundation will host its fourth charity golf tournament in Melbourne, Fla., on March 9. In addition to Daulton, other guests include Dick Yuengling, owner of Yuengling Brewery, and former NFL quarterback Steve Deberg.

Greg Gross is the hitting coach at Triple-A Reno (D-backs). ... Turner Ward is the assistant hitting coach for the D-backs. ... Richie Hebner is the hitting coach at Double-A New Hampshire (Blue Jays).

David Bell has been named the third-base coach for the Cubs. ... Ryne Sandberg is the Phillies' new third-base coach. ... Pat Corrales was named special assistant to the general manager of the Dodgers. ... Milt Thompson is the new bunting, outfield and baserunning coordinator for the Royals. ... Randy Ready is the new manager of the Braves' Triple-A team in Gwinnett. ... Bobby Thigpen is back with the White Sox as the bullpen coach.

Doug Glanville, ESPN author and analyst, has his own website,, a comprehensive collection of his entire career. ... Mitch Williams will participate in a celebrity hitting challenge as part of the 2013 South Atlantic League All-Star Game festivities on June 17 at Lakewood's FirstEnergy Park.

Gene Schall has moved from the eastern regional supervisor to the northeast regional supervisor in the Phillies' amateur scouting department. Eric Valent moved from an area scout to the southeast regional supervisor.

Dickie Noles, Sandberg and Del Unser participated in the Christina-Taylor Green charity golf outing and dinner in November in Tucson. Sylvia and Dallas Green also attended, as did Tommy Lasorda.

While not a Phillies alumnus, Lasorda, a left-handed pitcher, was originally signed by the Phillies in 1945. No matter what Tommy says about bleeding Dodger blue, he has Phillies red in his veins.

Hey, Dad

Mike Lieberthal became a daddy again in December when his wife gave birth to their third son, Case.

Top 100

Last month, posted its Hall of 100, the top 100 players of all time. The Phillies have 13 alumni who are listed. In case you missed it:

#16 -- 3B Mike Schmidt
#20 -- 2B Joe Morgan
#26 -- LHP Steve Carlton
#28 -- 1B Jimmie Foxx
#37 -- 1B Pete Rose
#41 -- RHP Pedro Martinez
#48 -- 2B-1B Nap Lajoie
#50 -- RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander
#62 -- RHP Ferguson Jenkins
#79 -- RHP Robin Roberts
#82 -- RHP Kid Nichols
#92 -- RHP Roy Halladay
#94 -- 1B Jim Thome

Just one huge question, where in the world is Chuck Klein?

Wall of Fame

Fan voting for the Phillies Wall of Fame will take place during Spring Training. Be sure to check this website for details.

Did you know?

Phillies center fielder "Sliding Billy" Hamilton scored 198 runs in 1894. That is a Major League record that still stands.

Larry Shenk is the vice president of Alumni Relations for the Phillies.

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