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Emotional Support Alligator Denied Entrance to Ball Game

WallyGator was shown on a leash outside Phillies ballpark

(Newser) - A Phillies fan and his emotional support animal, an alligator named WallyGator, were denied entrance to watch Philadelphia host Pittsburgh Wednesday, the AP reports. Social media posts showed the gator on a leash with a harness with his name on it outside the stadium. WallyGator is a working emotional support...

Ex-Phillies Got Brain Cancer After Playing on Artificial Turf

'Philadelphia Inquirer' digs into the cluster of rare glioblastoma cases

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Inquirer is out with a jarring story about that city's baseball team: The newspaper reports that six former members of the Philadelphia Phillies died of the rare brain cancer glioblastoma, and one thing they had in common is that they played on artificial turf at the since-demolished...

Rounding Second, 'I Felt the Whole Stadium Moving'

Watch the big home run from Yordan Alvarez of the Astros to help his team win the World Series

(Newser) - The Houston Astros are the new world champs , and a dramatic moment in the sixth inning of Saturday night's decisive World Series game is a big reason why. With the Astros trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the 6th, Yordan Alvarez crushed a three-run home run 450 feet to...

Houston Astros Win First World Series Since Cheating Scandal

They beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in game 6

(Newser) - Yordan Alvarez hit a towering go-ahead homer and the Houston Astros clinched their second World Series title in six seasons, snagging Dusty Baker his first crown as a manager with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday night, the AP reports. As Alvarez's 450-foot...

Verlander Gets First World Series Win as Astros Take Lead

They beat Phillies 3-2 in Game 5

(Newser) - Justin Verlander beamed like a first-time big leaguer, and the Houston Astros feted the 244-game winner like a baby-faced rookie. "They put me in the cart and rolled me in the shower and just doused me with all sorts of stuff," the pitcher said. "And it was...

Javier, Astros Pitch 2nd No-Hitter in World Series History

Series is tied after 5-0 win over Phillies

(Newser) - Hammered the night before, Cristian Javier and the Houston Astros desperately needed to figure how to keep Bryce Harper and the Phillies in the ballpark. How about a no-hitter, would that do? Javier and Houston's bullpen combined on just the second no-hitter in World Series history, silencing a booming...

If the Astros Win It All, He'll Win a Staggering Amount

Jim McIngvale could walk away with the largest payout on a single legal sports bet

(Newser) - The Phillies are up 2-1 in the World Series, and there's probably one American who's hoping more than most that the tides change: a prolific Texas gambler with a knack for attention-getting bets, who stands to win nearly $75 million if the Houston Astros win the World Series....

Phillies World Series Tickets Now Cost an Average of $3.2K

Ticket reseller says only higher average price on record was for the Cubs in 2016

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Phillies will take on the Houston Astros in this year's World Series —and while this is the Astros' fourth World Series since 2017, it's the first for the Phillies since 2009, and demand for tickets is red-hot. CNBC reports that according to reseller TicketIQ, the...

It's a Phillies-Astros World Series
We Have a New
World Series Matchup

We Have a New World Series Matchup

Houston and Philly will meet in baseball's big game

(Newser) - Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber breaking the Bank in Philly. Yordan Alvarez launching moonshots in H-Town. Dusty Baker trying for a most elusive win. Justin Verlander, too. A fired-up Harper and All-Stars JT Realmuto and Zack Wheeler, stepping onto baseball's biggest platform for the first time. Yo! The Philadelphia...

Phillies Star Hit in Face by 96.9MPH Fastball

'Face is still there, so we're all good,' Bryce Harper says

(Newser) - Phillies star Bryce Harper said he feels fine after being hit in the face by a 96.9mph fastball Wednesday night, forcing him from Philadelphia's game against St. Louis. "Everything feels good," Harper said in a video he posted to Instagram. He said he got a CT...

Dick Allen Had to Wear a Helmet All Game
Dick Allen
Had to Wear
a Helmet
All Game


Dick Allen Had to Wear a Helmet All Game

Slugger endured racial slurs and objects thrown at him on the field

(Newser) - Dick Allen hit the ball so hard that fans in Philadelphia started showing up in batting practice during his rookie season just to watch him hammer shots over the Coca-Cola sign atop the left-center field roof at Connie Mack Stadium. The rousing attention, he got that early. The rightful acclaim...

An Ex-Phillies Pitcher Dies in a Plane Crash—Again

Tyson Brummett was only 35

(Newser) - Yet another former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher has died in a plane crash, People reports. Tyson Brummett, 35, died Friday morning along with a small plane's three passengers when it spiraled out of the sky in American Fork Canyon near Salt Lake City, authorities say. The passengers are identified as...

Philly Team Is Suing Mascot's Creator

And not the Philly team you would think

(Newser) - If any Philadelphia sports team was to sue the creator of its mascot, one could reasonably presume it would be the Flyers . Alas, Gritty will remain while the Philadelphia Phillies are suing the New York company that created the Phanatic to prevent the green furry fan favorite from becoming a...

Outfielder Gets Suspended for the Season

Odúbel Herrera says he is 'disappointed' in himself

(Newser) - Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera accepted a suspension for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, the AP reports. The commissioner's office announced his decision Friday, two days after domestic assault charges against Herrera in Atlantic City, New Jersey, were dismissed. He...

This Is the Richest Deal in North American Sports

Bryce Harper is getting $330M from the Philadelphia Phillies

(Newser) - Bryce Harper has just set the bar for sports contracts in North America: $330 million. That's how much the 26-year-old outfielder will get from the Philadelphia Phillies in a 13-year deal, making it not just the biggest contract in Major League Baseball but on the continent as well, reports...

Former Star Pitcher Killed in Florida Plane Crash

Roy Halladay was 40

(Newser) - Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter, died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, the AP reports. He was 40. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said during a news conference that Halladay's ICON A5...

Lenny Dykstra Slapped With Fraud, Theft, Drug Charges

Other than 23 felony charges, just a regular day for ex-ballplayer

(Newser) - During his baseball career, Lenny Dykstra was known for his penchant for getting dirty, and now he's really having trouble staying clean. The former Mets and Phillies player was charged today with nearly two dozen felony counts of fraud, grand theft, and drug possession, reports the Los Angeles Times ...

Phillies Thwart Yankees, Rangers to Get Cliff Lee Back

Pitcher accepts late bid to return to his 2009 team

(Newser) - Phillies fans are rejoicing today as Cliff Lee, the left-hander who pitched for the team during the 2009 World Series, returned—giving the team one of the best rotations in history. Terms were agreed to late last night, an official tells the New York Times . The deal is believed to...

Giants Headed to World Series
 Giants Headed to World Series 

Giants Headed to World Series

Send Phillies home in nail-biter

(Newser) - The San Francisco Giants let it go right down to the wire last night, with Juan Uribe hitting a tie-breaking home-run with two outs in the eighth to hold off the Phillies and gain a World Series berth for the first time since 2002. "We had such a diversity...

Phillies' Roy Halladay Throws Historic No-Hitter

It's only the second in playoff history

(Newser) - Talk about a postseason debut. Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series today. Don Larsen is the only other pitcher to throw a postseason no-hitter. He threw a perfect game for...

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