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Dickie Noles in the News
Like 1980 Phillies will reign in this parade: GOOSE BUMPS.Every time Dickie Noles thinks of that 1980 parade down Broad Street, he still gets them, the kind of chills he says you get when something truly magical happens.
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.
Phillies fans get early Christmas treat: Close to 1,700 fans walked through the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Citizens Bank Park to meet such luminaries as Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas and former players such as Dickie Noles and Milt Thompson at the Second Annual Phillies Holiday Sale.
Dickie Noles in the Blog PenJohn Shiffert: October 23, 2008 - Polishing Those Glass Slippers: Baseball's Cinderella Teams:
Jim Gerard: July 3, 2008 - DFA, chapter 31: Enter Letty:
John Shiffert: June 17, 2008 - A Look at the Philadelphia Phillies in "Almost a Dynasty" by Dr. William Kashatus:
: April 3, 2008 - DFA, chapter 20: Viva La Revolucion!:
Jim Gerard: March 17, 2008 - DFA, chapter 18 -The Creative Process:
: March 12, 2008 - My Transaction History, part 2:
John Shiffert: June 27, 2007 - The Winless Pitcher Syndrome:
Peter Doyle: June 26, 2007 - Roger Clemens, The Best Righty?:
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