It came in a day game against the Montreal Expos played at Veteran's Stadium. It was the bottom of the 7th inning, with the Phillies trailing 0-1 after future-Phil, then-Expo Tim McCarver drove in Ken Singleton with an RBI groundout. Facing Expos starter Balor Moore (in the midst of a 25-inning scoreless streak) and with Terry Harmon and Roger Freed on base, he launched a three-run jack that put the Phils up 3-1 and ended up winning the game for them. And with that, his first ever home run, on September 16th, 1972--Michael Jack Schmidt had arrived.
Schmidt played in just 13 games after getting called up that September, and he only went deep the one time, ending with just a .206 batting average and three RBIs. His next season didn't go that much better, as he managed just a .196 batting average and struck out 136 times. But credit manager Danny Ozark for sticking with his slugging third baseman, as his 18 homers in his full rookie season doubled to 36 in 1974, and his batting average raised 86 points to .282, meriting Schmidt a sixth-place MVP placing and the first of his 12 All-Star appearances. Before all was said and done, that home run in 1972 marked just the first of Schmidt's 548 total career longballs--then good for seventh-most all-time.
(Thanks again to Broad and Pattison for the assist).
Position Title: Intern
Company: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned
1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA
Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.
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Sports Ilustrated gets it. The characters in Philadelphia sports are some of the best in the world right now.
On SI's list of "77 Reasons Why We Love Sports," the alien otherwise known as Rhys Hoskins and Joel Embiid's Twitter both make appearances. While the NFL Red Zone Channel inexplicably comes in at No. 1, Embiid's Twitter comes in at a worthy No. 2. His recent tweet about the Los Angeles Chargers' beleaguered rookie kicker is a great example of why Embiid is a must-follow.
Hoskins, the Phillies' record-breaking slugger, comes in at No. 65. His latest mind-bending accomplishment is becoming the fastest player ever to 45 RBIs. With Hoskins' ridiculous natural power and impressive plate discipline, this stretch doesn't look like a fluke. He could be one of the top reasons Philadelphians love sports for the next 15 years.