Wednesday, February 10, 2016

One of Phillies' owners dies; Halladay, Lidge updates

Jim Buck Jr., one of the Phillies owners, died unexpectedly during the night on Tuesday.

One of Phillies' owners dies; Halladay, Lidge updates

"It´s nothing," Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said of Brad Lidge´s sore arm. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
"It's nothing," Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said of Brad Lidge's sore arm. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

Jim Buck Jr., one of the Phillies owners, died unexpectedly during the night on Tuesday.

Phillies president and CEO David Montgomery issued this statement: "We are very sorry to learn of Jim Buck’s passing. Jim had been a part of the Phillies ownership group, with his brothers Whip and Bill, since December of 1981. His strength of character and steady leadership have been very important factors in the success of the Phillies today. Jim provided direction and consistent support for many of us in this organization. His wise counsel and warm friendship will be sorely missed.

"Our heartfelt condolences are expressed to Elia, Jim’s loving wife, and to his son, Jim Buck, III, daughter-in-law, Lin Buck; to his daughter, Cackie Rogers, son-in-law, Joe Rogers; to his adored grandchildren and all of the Buck family. Jim’s death, along with the recent passing of Whip Buck last October, leaves the Phillies organization with a profound sense of loss.”

The Bucks formed Tri-Play Associates and were part of the group that purchased the Phillies in 1981 with Bill Giles. The Bucks remain among the minority owners of the team.


Today was a rare day off for the Phillies, but Roy Halladay pitched in a minor league game in order to stay on scheduled to start Opening Day.

Halladay pitched five innings, allowing seven hits and four runs (three earned) with a walk and three strikeouts.

Also, Brad Lidge, who was shut down earlier this week with bicep soreness, played catch this afternoon. No indication of any problems.




Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
High Cheese is your place for the best Phillies coverage from the Daily News.

David Murphy Staff Writer
Ryan Lawrence Daily News Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter