Phillies retire Dick Allen's No. 15 in moving ceremony
Former Philadelphia Phillies player Dick Allen speaks after the unveiling of his retired number prior to a baseball game between the Phillies and the Washington Nationals, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Philadelphia. My friends, these (negative) labels have kept Dick Allen out of the Hall of Fame, Schmidt said. One of my strongest memories is a group of white suburban 8-, 9-, 10-year-old kids playing pickup ball and fantasizing were Dick Allen, Middleton said. We just saw talent, extraordinary talent, more talent than weve ever seen in any baseball player in Philadelphia. We wanted to be just like Dick.Middleton made clear the Phillies retired Allens number solely on his production as a player.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'I am very much alive'
(CNN) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tuesday sought to quell concerns that her recent health-related issues could cause her to leave the court, saying in a new interview, "I am very much alive." Ginsburg earlier this year took a break from the court after undergoing cancer surgery. "There was a senator -- I think it was after the pancreatic cancer -- who announced with great glee that I was going to be dead within six months. And I am very much alive," Ginsburg said. In 1999, just six years after being sworn in as an associate justice, she successfully underwent surgery to treat colon cancer.