Phillies Alumni keep coming back.
Last year, Mark Parent returned as the Phillies’ manager at Lakewood. He’s moving up to Reading in 2011. Three second basemen got in line recently: Juan Samuel (major league coach), Ryne Sandberg (Lehigh Valley manager) and Mickey Morandini (Williamsport manager).
Two other former Phillies second basemen are also looking for jobs: Manny Trillo and Mariano Duncan.
Monday: OF Alex Pitko turned 96, the second oldest Phillies Alumnus. He played in 1938. The day also saw Greg Luzinski turn 60. Soon a senior citizen will be manning Bull’s BBQ.
Thanksgiving this year means three former Phillies will also be celebrating birthdays the same day: C-CH Mike Ryan, 69 (1968-73; 1980-95); LHP Mark Davis, 46 (1980-81;1993), OF Mark Whiten, 44 (1995-96).
HAPPY THANKSGIVING…Gobble, Gobble