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Posts Tagged ‘Arizona Diamondbacks.’

Cubs manager Quade replaces Riggleman on N.L. All-Star staff

 

Mike Quade (courtesy of MLBpressbox.com)

National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday announced that Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade will replace former Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman as a coach at the 82nd All-Star Game, which will be played on Tuesday, July 12th at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona and aired  FOX-TV Sports.

Quade, who is in his first season as manager of the Cubs, will join Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson and San Francisco’s coaches Tim Flannery, Mark Gardner, Roberto Kelly, Hensley Meulens, Dave Righetti and Ron Wotus, on Bochy’s All-Star staff.

 

Info courtesy of MLBpressbox.com

Tigers honor Sparky by retiring his #11

 

Sparky Anderson (photo by Grgbrwn via wikipedia commons)

The Detroit Tigers honored Sparky Anderson on Sunday by retiring his number 11 jersey.

It was fitting that the Arizona Diamondbacks were in town as their manager is Kirk Gibson, a fan-favorite from Michigan State and a former player of Anderson’s during his days in Motown.

Born George Lee Anderson, also has his #10 retired by the Cincinnati Reds.

A very successful manager, he was a three-time World Series champion, two-time American League manager of the year and is sixth all-time on the managerial wins list.

Anderson died last November at the age of 76, led Detroit to a World Series title in 1984.

 

compiled from Detroit Tigers news

D-Backs’ Upton named NL Player of the Week

Justin Upton (courtesy of MLBpressbox.com)

Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period of June 13-19.

This is the first career weekly award.

Upton will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.

In seven games last week, Upton led the Majors with 16 hits and a .552 (16-for-29) batting average while ranking second in the N.L. in total bases (23), third in on-base-percentage (.563) and tied for third in RBI (seven).

The Virginia native ranked fifth in the N.L. with a .563 slugging percentage, and added one home run and four doubles.

The first overall pick of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft added four runs scored to his weekly totals and swiped two bases.

The 23-year-old is hitting .302 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI’s this season and is four hits shy of his 500th career hit.

 

Info courtesy of MLBpressbox.com

Hudson, Marcum named NL co-Players of the Week

Daniel Hudson (file photo)

Daniel Hudson of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Shawn Marcum of the Milwaukee Brewers, both starting pitchers for their respective teams, were named co-winners of the National League Players of the Week Award for the week ending May 22.

The co-winners of the award will each receive a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.

In two starts during the week, Hudson was a perfect 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in 15.0 innings pitched. The 24-year-old Virginia native struckout 12 batters and walked two. This is Hudson’s first career weekly award.

Marcum also earned a 2-0 record in his two starts during the week, compileing a 1.20 ERA with 12 strikeouts and just nine hits allowed over 15.0 innings.

Shawn Marcum (file photo)

Marcum, who was acquired in a trade by the Brewers from Toronto in the offseason, improved to 6-1 on the season, and has won a career-best six consecutive decisions. The Missouri State alumnus’ win total is currently tied for first in the majors. This is his first career weekly award.

 

Info courtesy of  MLBpressbox.com

 

Phillips, Heisey, Rolen fuel Reds 9-6 win over D-Backs

 

Brandon Phillips (file photo)

Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer three-run homer, his first home run of the spring; Scott Rolen returned to the lineup after missing two games because of a bruised elbow, cracked a two-run double in three at bats in a 9-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Chris Heisey hit his team-high fifth homer of the spring off Rafael Rodriguez.

compiled from Cincinnati Reds news

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