Notes, Non Musical Type
Time for some notes, none of which are of musical variety……………
Eric Bruntlett, who scored the winning run when the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, will be signing autographs at Granite Run Mall, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 2 . . . Greg Luzinski is being inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on November 7 . . . Bill Dancy is being inducted into the Florida State League Hall of Fame in Daytona Beach on November 12 . . . Chris Coste will take over as the baseball coach at Concordia College in Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN, in 2015.
Dallas Green and Ruly Carpenter will appear at the Delaware Sports Museum at Wilmington’s Frawley Stadium, 3-6 p.m. on October 17.
A bronze statue of Hall of Fame outfielder Elmer Flick was unveiled in his hometown of Bedford, OH, on September 25. Flick began his career with the Phillies in 1898 and jumped to the Philadelphia Athletics in the new American League after the 1901 season. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1963 and died eight years later, just two days short of his 95th birthday. Flick hit .338 in his four seasons with the Phillies and led the league with 110 RBI in 1900. He hit .313 in his 13-year big league career. According to baseball-reference.com, his 1901 Phillies salary was $3,000.
Came across the following in the October 3 Florida Today newspaper:
Darren Daulton participated in a fund raiser in Melbourne, FL, for Bikers In Need, a non-denominational group that provides food and living expenses to compatriots who are injured or otherwise down on their luck. “I’m very part of it now,” said Daulton of the charity group. “It’s just something that you really don’t hear that much about it. Being part of something like this is family.”
The article included news that Darren and Amanda Dick became engaged a couple of days earlier.
Amanda provided an up-date on Darren’s battle with brain cancer. “He recently completed chemotherapy and radiation treatments. An MRI last week looked good. He’s physically fine, but his speech as been affected. He sometimes has trouble finding words.”
A reminder vintage photos and features of Phillies alumni can be found at http://www.phillies.com/alumni.
Minor League Notes
Baseball America’s latest edition includes All-Star teams of the various minor league levels. From the Phillies, Cody Ashe is on the AAA team, Maikel Franco, AA and Zach Green, Short-Season. All three are third basemen.
Green (#4) and OF Dylan Cozens (#9) are among the New York-Penn League’s top-10 prospects . . . 18-year-old OF Carlos Tocci was #18 in the South Atlantic League.
Minor league All-Stars: Asche, 2B Cesar Hernandez (International League) . . . OF Aaron Altherr (Florida State League) . . . SS J.P. Crawford, 1B Wilmer Oberto (Gulf Coast League). Oberto was also named the league’s MVP.