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Archive: June, 2011

Bobby Jones Grand Slam at Merion

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 3:45 PM
With the AT&T National underway at Aronimink Golf Club, here’s the second in a series of blog posts on other noteworthy golf tournaments in Philadelphia’s past: 1930 U.S. Amateur, Merion Golf Club Picturesque as Merion Golf Club's 11th hole is - with a rolling brook slicing across... Read more

Philadelphia golf memories

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 2:00 PM
With the AT&T National underway at Aronimink Golf Club, here’s the first in a series of blog posts on other noteworthy golf tournaments in Philadelphia’s past: The 1939 U.S. Open, the Spring Mill Course of the Philadelphia Country Club: The darkness at the bottom of the cup summoned... Read more

The Men Manuel Is Chasing

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 11:17 AM
Charlie Manuel won his 594th game as the Phillies manager Tuesday night. By season’s end, the hayseed who conquered a hard-as-nails town could have more victories than any manager in franchise history. Only Harry Wright (636) and Gene Mauch (646) have more. Curiously, Wright and Mauch, one a... Read more

Rory's Face

Monday, June 20, 2011, 11:48 AM
It was the spring of 1994 in Clearwater and Phillies manager Jim Fregosi had just gotten his first extended look at a young pitcher named Ricky Bottalico. “I like the kid,” Fregosi told reporters. “He’s got good face.” And he was right. Bottalico had flames in his dark... Read more

Father's Day Reprise

Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 2:23 PM
A reprint of a column from 2008, in honor of fathers everywhere -- particularly those of the vanishing WWII generation: Back when I believed Santa was real and the Bulletin Composing room’s softball team was the equal of the New York Yankees, my father and I devised a game we played whenever... Read more

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE

Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 1:44 PM
On a gorgeous Wednesday in Philadelphia, the Phillies are playing a doubleheader with the Marlins. Chances are, since about 75 percent of doubleheaders end that way, they’ll split. Chances are just as good that none of the nearly 90,000 fans who will attend the separate day and night sessions... Read more
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Reporter Frank Fitzpatrick, a 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist, is covering his eighth Olympic Games and has yet to win a medal in anything except caffeine consumption. He has also been the beat writer for the Phillies, Eagles and Penn State football.

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