Notes & Quotes

Ruben Amaro and Scott Proefrock are attending the annual GM meetings this week in Palm Springs, CA . . . Marti Wolever, who heads the Phillies scouting department, is meeting this week with his scouting coordinators and regional supervisors to make plans for 2013 and also follow the Arizona Fall League . . . Gene Schall has been named the Northeast Regional supervisor and Eric Valent, the Southeast Regional supervisor . . . Phillies Gold Glover leaders: Mike Schmidt (10), Garry Maddox (8), Jimmy Rollins (4).

Johnny Callison will be inducted posthumously into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night.  Phillies PR announcer, Dan Baker, will receive the Legacy of Excellence Award.

Alumni Birthdays

Sunday: SS Dick Groat (82), OF Tito Francona (79) . . . Monday, INF Putsy Caballero (85) . . . Wednesday, LHP Jim Kaat (74) . . . Thursday, RHP John Denny (60), OF Wally Westlake (92) . . . Saturday, RHP Gene Conley (82).

Groat, Conley and RHP Ron Reed are three Phillies Alumni who also played pro basketball in the NBA.

They Said It

“We’ve got the connection with (hitting coach) Johnny Narron but we don’t have the connection with U.S. Bank,” Brewers GM Doug Melvin on rumors Milwaukee will be attempt to sign free agent CF Josh Hamilton.

“I’m writing a book.  I’ve got the page numbers down,” comedian Steven Wright.

MLB Record Holder

LHP Rogers McKee won his only game in 1943 and years later learned he was the youngest pitcher in modern MLB history to record a win.  Read all about Rogers in Where Are They Now,


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