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The 1976 Reds were in a league of their own: CLEARWATER, Fla. - When Davey Lopes played second base for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1970s, the Cincinnati Reds were his opponent 18 times a year.
Players in the World Series with ties to Texas:
Texas tiesPlayers, coaches and key front-office personnel who are either from Texas, went to college in the Lone Star State or have spent time with the Rangers:PhilliesClay Condrey, RHP:Texas native went to Navasota High and Angelina CC in Lufkin.Dallas Green, senior advisor to GM:Pitched the 1965 season for the Washington Senators, who later became the Rangers.Charley Kerfeld, special assistant to GM:A former Astros closer, was special assistant to GM with Rangers in 2006.Gordon Lakey, director of major-league scouting:Austin native went to Texas and lives in Barker.Davey Lopes, first-base coach:Held same spot with Rangers from 1988-1991 and also served as dugout coach.Jamie Moyer, LHP:Acquired with Rafael Palmeiro from Cubs, pitched for the Rangers way back in 1989 and 1990.Dickie Noles, employee assistance:Spent part of two seasons pitching for the Rangers in 1984 and 1985.Steve Smith, third-base coach: Worked in same capacity for Rangers from 2002-2006 and was also the fielding coach.Matt Stairs, OF:The journeyman played 26 games for the Rangers late in 2006, hitting .210 with three homers.RaysCarl Crawford, LF:The Houston native was drafted in the second round in 1999 out of Jeff Davis High.Andrew Friedman, executive vice president of baseball operations:Houston native played at Tulane.Steve Henderson, hitting coach:From Houston, Henderson graduated from Prairie View and was drafted in 1974.Jim Hickey, pitching coach:A first-team All-American at UT-Pan American in 1983.Scott Kazmir, LHP:The 2002 High School Player of the Year after going 11-2 with a 0.37 ERA at Cy Falls High in Houston.J.P. Howell, LHP:31st overall pick in 2004 after helping Texas to the College World Series.Dave Martinez, bench coach:The Rangers were one of four teams he played for in 2000.
Out or safe? Bowa, Lopes debate on: For all that has changed in the past 31 years, Larry Bowa says the replays still show Davey Lopes was out, and Lopes still says he was safe, no matter what the replays show.
Bowa, Lopes still view play differently: Thirty-one years later, Davey Lopes still hasn't gotten to first base on time.At least, that's the oft-stated opinion of Phillies fans who approach the team's coach and remind him of a controversial play from the 1977 National League Championship Series.
Victorino powers Phils to win at Atlanta (AP):
Philadelphia Phillies Shane Victorino, left, stands on first base with first base coach Davey Lopes (15) after being walked at bat against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Phillies won 8-3. " align="left" border="0">
Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies emerged from their interleague blahs to resume their mastery of the Atlanta Braves, ruining the surprise return of Chipper Jones. Shane Victorino hit a home run and drove in four runs and Kendrick and the Phillies beat the Braves 8-3 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten at Turner Field this season.
Baseball Roundup: Lopes Has Prostate Cancer: Davey Lopes, the first-base coach for Philadelphia, has prostate cancer, and Phillies officials said he was expected to make a full recovery.
Davey Lopes set for cancer surgery: The Phillies held a short meeting in their clubhouse yesterday at Bright House Field to announce that first base coach Davey Lopes will undergo prostate cancer surgery later this month.
Lopes to undergo cancer surgery: Phillies first-base coach Davey Lopes will undergo prostate cancer surgery later this month and is expected to be away from the team for at least six weeks. Jerry Martin will coach first base while Lopes recovers.
Lopes Has Prostate Cancer: Davey Lopes, the first-base coach for Philadelphia, has prostate cancer, and Phillies officials said he was expected to make a full recovery.
Phils Coach Lopes Diagnosed With Cancer: CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Philadelphia Phillies first base coach Davey Lopes has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and team officials said he was expected to make a full recovery....
Phils Coach Lopes Diagnosed With Cancer: Philadelphia Phillies first base coach Davey Lopes has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and team officials said he was expected to make a full recovery. The former Milwaukee Brewers manager will have surgery later this month at the Morton Plant...
Phillies Notes: Davey Lopes set for cancer surgery: Phillies Notes CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Phillies held a short meeting in their clubhouse yesterday at Bright House Field to announce that first base coach Davey Lopes will undergo prostate cancer surgery later this month.
Phillies coach Lopes diagnosed with prostate cancer: Philadelphia Phillies first base coach Davey Lopes has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and team officials said he was expected to make a full recovery.
Phillies Rehire Coaching Staff: The Philadelphia Phillies re-signed their entire coaching staff through 2008, four days after Manager Charlie Manuel got a contract extension. The bench coach Jimy Williams, the pitching coach Rich Dubee, the hitting coach Milt Thompson, the first-base coach Davey Lopes, the third-base coach Steve Smith, the bullpen coach Ramon Henderson and the catching instructor Mick Billmeyer each had his contract renewed yesterday. The National League East champion Phillies finished a game ahead of the Mets to end a 14-year postseason drought, but they were swept by Colorado in the playoffs.
Two-game hole can be escaped: They're Phillies broadcasters, coaches and front-office men now, but Gary Matthews, Davey Lopes and Dallas Green know the road facing the Phillies in this year's NLDS can be traveled. As members of the Cubs in 1984, they saw the Padres pull it off.
Phillies Notes | Lopes knows an 0-2 comeback can be done: DENVER - Just seven teams in baseball history have rallied from 0-2 deficits to win a best-of-five series.Phillies first base coach Davey Lopes took part in one of those comebacks. He also took part in one of those collapses, with Phillies broadcaster Gary Matthews.
Jim Salisbury | More than one lifejacket keeping Phillies afloat: As the Phillies put another important piece of their playoff dream on the disabled list yesterday - this time it was ace lefty Cole Hamels - Davey Lopes took a moment to marvel at the resilience and character he has witnessed this season.
Lopes trying to create a Bourn stealer: Davey Lopes caught the hitch out of the corner of his eye. As the Phillies' new first-base coach, Lopes has to watch the pitcher when there is a runner on first base, as Michael Bourn was Monday against the Reds. As the Phillies' new baserunning guru, Lopes has to critique the team's thieves.
Stealing (bases) paying off for Phillies: This is what running reaps. Jimmy Rollins and Michael Bourn have been learning at the feet of new first-base coach and baserunning guru Davey Lopes, who preaches an aggressive nature as much as a smooth technique.
Phillies follow Lopes' lead on how to steal bases: Davey Lopes couldn't believe his ears. Phillies prospect Greg Golson told him yesterday that, if he got caught stealing, he wouldn't try to steal a base for three or four games.
Davey Lopes in the Blog PenGene Carney: October 27, 2008 - Sweet 16 Continues: The Bums Take on the Big Red Machine:
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: April 3, 2008 - DFA, chapter 20: Viva La Revolucion!:
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: March 12, 2008 - My Transaction History, part 2:
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Richard Lally: June 18, 2007 - Richard Lally Spends Five Minutes With...Eddie Joost:
Peter Doyle: May 30, 2007 - Those Who Ignore History...:
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: May 7, 2007 - : THE NATURAL, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS