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Mike Schmidt and Mickey Morandini will be back in uniform as special instructors during part of spring training. Michael Jack has been doing this for quite a few years. This will be Mickey’s second straight spring.
Came across Baseball America’s top 10 Phillies prospects for 2000:
1. SS Jimmy Rollins
2. RHP Brett Myers
3. RHP Brad Baisley
4. RHP Ryan Madson
5. 2B Chase Utley
6. SS Anderson Machado
7. CF Reggie Taylor
8. OF Eric Valent
9. RHP Brandon Duckworth
10. OF Marlon Byrd
Phillies begin 29-game spring training schedule in Clearwater on March 4.
WPHT will broadcast 12 games on radio; 6 will be broadcast on the internet. TV: The Comcast Network, 4; Comcast SportsNet, 3; WPHL, 2; ESPN 2.
Regular season broadcast breakdown: all 162 games on WPHL and WUBA (Hispanic radio); TV: CSN, 102; WPHL, 45; FOX, 9; ESPN, 3; TCN, 3.
Happy Birthday Freddy Schmidt. A week from Today, Freddy turns 94. Freddy pitched for the Phillies in 1947 (5-8, 4.70 ERA, 29 games).
Oldest living Phillies: Art Mahan (96), Alex Pitko (95), Nick Strincevich and Freddy, 94.
Oh, 2B Ford (Moon) Mullen, who played in 118 Phillies games in 1944 (his only big league season), also has a birthday a week from today. He’s a youngster at 93.