Baseball — Philadelphia Phillies

Dickie Thon

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Dickie Thon

BIOGRAPHY Richard William "Dickie" Thon (born June 20, 1958) is an American former professional baseball shortstop, who played for the California Angels, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, and Milwaukee Brewers during his 15-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career.Early lifeThon was raised in Puerto Rico after spending only the first two weeks of his life in Indiana where his father had just completed a bachelor's degree at the University of Notre Dame.Professional careerHe was signed by the California Angels as an amateur free agent on November 23, 1975 while in high school in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico....

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Manny Trillo

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Manny Trillo

BIOGRAPHY Jesús Manuel Marcano Trillo (born December 25, 1950), also nicknamed 'Indio', is a Venezuelan former second baseman who played in Major League Baseball from 1973 through 1989. In a 17-season career, he played for the Oakland Athletics (1973–1974), Chicago Cubs (1975–1978, 1986–1988), Philadelphia Phillies (1979–1982), Cleveland Indians (1983), Montreal Expos (1983), San Francisco Giants (1984–1985) and the Cincinnati Reds (1989). He was known as one of the best fielding second basemen of his era with a strong throwing arm.Major league careerOriginally signed as a catcher by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1968, Trillo was converted into a third baseman by...

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Ben Rivera

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Ben Rivera

Biography Bienvenido "Ben" Rivera Santana (born January 11, 1968 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a retired professional baseball pitcher. He played three seasons in Major League Baseball from 1992-1994 for the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves. He was a member of the 1993 National League Champion Phillies. He also played two seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hanshin Tigers in 1998-1999, and one season in the Korea Baseball Organization for the Samsung Lions in 2001. Ben is available for: Appearances Autograph Sessions Coaching Interview

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Cy Acosta

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Cy Acosta

Cecilio Acosta Miranda (born November 22, 1946) is a retired starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played four seasons for the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies.Acosta became the first American League pitcher to make a plate appearance after the introduction of the designated hitter rule in 1973. Cy was inducted into the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Sid Monge

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Sid Monge

BIOGRAPHY Isidro Monge Pedroza (born April 11, 1951) is a retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher who pitched from 1975 to 1984. He played for the California Angels, Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers, all of the American League and the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres, both of the National League. CareerBarn in Agua Prieta he moved to Brawley, California at age 16.Monge was called up to the Angels after going 14–9 with a 4.63 ERA for the Salt Lake City Gulls of the Pacific Coast League, and made his major league debut on September 12, 1975.He went 49–40 in...

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