IN DOMINICAN Republic baseball circles, Antonio Alfonseca, the Phillies' new bullpen setup candidate-in-waiting-for-a-physical is called "El Pulpo." "The Octopus." The veteran righthander, currently pitching winter ball in the Dominican Republic, has six
Bill Conlin came to Daily News in May 1965 following five years at the Evening Bulletin. Penn State football, boxing and Big 5 beats; Phillies beat writer 1966. Columnist spring 1987. Covered 37 World Series; multiple Orange, Sugar, Rose, Cotton, Fiesta, Gator Bowls; Winter Olympics Calgary, Albertville, Lillehammer, Nagano; Summer Olympics Sydney; 5 Wimbledons, Pan Am Games Indianapolis, Havana; multiple boxing title fights. First place National Best News Story E.P. Dutton Best Sports Stories 1964, 1979, runnerup 1968, 1975, 1977; Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year; multiple Keystone Awards column writing; 2003 N.J. Sportswriters Association Journalistic Excellence Award; author Rutledge Book of Baseball; Batting Cleanup, Bill Conlin.