Former Phillies infielder Tony Taylor dies at 84 — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

Tony Taylor, who spent 15 of his 19 seasons with the Phillies, died on Thursday as a result of complications from a 2019 stroke.

Former Phillies infielder Tony Taylor dies at 84 — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

By Bill BaerJul 16, 2020, 4:05 PM EDT2 Comment

Longtime Phillies infielder Tony Taylor died on Thursday morning at the age of 84 due to complications following a stroke suffered in 2019, the club announced.

Taylor played 19 seasons in the majors from 1958-76, 15 of them with the Phillies. He was one of the most popular players in Philadelphia, even though he wouldn’t reach the postseason with the Phillies until his final year with the team in 1976.

The Phillies originally acquired Taylor from the Cubs in May 1960 along with Cal Neeman, sending Ed Bouchee and Don Cardwell to Chicago. Taylor was traded from the Phillies to the Tigers in June 1971 for a pair of minor leaguers. The Tigers released him in the offseason after the 1973 season and he re-signed for a second stint with the Phillies.

Across his 19 years in the big leagues, Taylor hit .261/.321/.352 with 298 doubles, 75 home runs, 598 RBI, 1,005 runs scored, and 234 stolen bases. He was also well-regarded for his defense. Taylor was a two-time All-Star, making it twice in 1960, during the brief period MLB played two All-Star Games in the same season.

Taylor was inducted into the Phillies’ Wall of Fame in 2002. A native of Cuba, Taylor was also inducted into the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Oskar Lindblom: Cancer-free and hopeful for a return — The Liberty Line

This past Thursday, Oskar Lindblom officially rang the bell at Pennsylvania Hospital’s Abramson Cancer Center. The Flyers forward had been battling a rare form of bone cancer known as Ewing’s Sarcoma since December 2019. Both Lindblom and the Flyers posted videos of the bell ringing, a ceremonial act that patients perform once they have completed […]

Oskar Lindblom: Cancer-free and hopeful for a return — The Liberty Line

Flyers’ Lindblom making progress as he nears end of cancer treatments — ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports

Flyers assistant GM Brett Flahr said that Lindblom “looks terrific” and “as he gets his last treatments, the worst is over for him.”

Flyers’ Lindblom making progress as he nears end of cancer treatments — ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports

Oskar Lindblom is coming to the end of his treatments for Ewing’s sarcoma, though it’s still unknown if he’ll be able to play for the Flyers next season.

Flyers assistant GM Brett Flahr told The Philadelphia Inquirer this week that the forward, who was diagnosed with the form of bone cancer in December, “looks terrific” and “as he gets his last treatments, the worst is over for him.”

“Oskar’s going through his last treatments coming up here, but everything I’ve been told from [team trainer] Jimmy [McCrossin] has been very positive,” Flahr told Sam Carchidi. “He feels great, considering the condition he’s in. He’s such a great kid and he’s determined. His focus is to play as soon as possible.”

While many players have returned home since the NHL suspended the season on March 12, Lindblom, who hails from Gavle, Sweden, stayed in Philadelphia to undergo treatments at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Since his diagnosis, he’s visited his teammates a few times, and even dropped by during team photo day.wayne fish@waynefish1

FLYERS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 1: POSTGAME NOTES.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (13-12-4 – 30 Points) vs.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (16-7-5 – 37 Points)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Travis Dermott tied the game at 8:38 of the third period with his third goal of the season. Dermott has five points on the season (3-2-5).
  • Jason Spezza registered the primary assist on Dermott’s third period goal. Spezza has an assist in four consecutive games and seven points (2-5-7) in his last seven games.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 23 of 28 shots tonight.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO15 (9)8 (7)5 (5)28 (21)
PHILADELPHIA7 (7)8 (8)14 (13)29 (28)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO23 (17)9 (8)15 (15)47 (40)
PHILADELPHIA15 (13)22 (19)26 (21)63 (53)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Road Record6-7-0 (15 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Philadelphia64-93-22-7 (186 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Philadelphia on the Road27-55-8-3 (93 Games)
Record vs. Eastern Conference7-9-4 (20 Games)
Record vs. Metropolitan Division2-4-3 (9 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots5 (Tavares)
Shot Attempts(Matthews)
Faceoff Wins(Spezza)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Kapanen – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits3 (Holl)
Blocked Shots(Rielly)
Takeaways(Kapanen)
TOI22:28 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI1:17 (Five players)
Shorthanded TOI3:05 (Holl)
Shifts30 (Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage63.33% (Barrie – 19 for, 11 against)

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first7-10-3
Tied after 15-3-2
Trailing after 20-8-1
Do not score on the power play5-8-2
Do not allow a power play goal8-4-0
Outshot by opponent5-9-3
Tuesday2-3-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • Jason Spezza won 80 percent (4 won, 1 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
  • Tyson Barrie was on the ice for a team-high 19 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Barrie finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 63.33 percent (19 for, 11 against).

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Wednesday, December 4, 7:00 p.m. vs. Colorado Avalanche (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. at St. Louis Blues (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Tuesday, December 10, 10:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, December 12, 9:00 p.m. at Calgary Flames (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, December 14, 7:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet, FAN 590)

MAPLE LEAFS AT FLYERS PREGAME NOTES: Kasperi Kapanen has a goal and an assist in two games against Philadelphia this season.- Leads the Maple Leafs in points recorded on the road this season (6 goals, 7 assists).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (13-11-4 – 30 Points) vs.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (15-7-5 – 35 Points)

DECEMBER 3, 2019 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

WELLS FARGO CENTER (PHILADELPHIA, PA) ▪
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus PHILADELPHIA

ALL-TIME RECORD:64-92-22-7 (185 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:27-54-8-3 (92 Games)
2019-20:1-0-1
LAST FIVE:3-0-2
LAST 10:4-3-3

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus PHILADELPHIA

GAMES PLAYED:John Tavares (46) Jason Spezza (41), Morgan Rielly (18)
GOALS:John Tavares (19), Jason Spezza (10), William Nylander (5)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (23), John Tavares (17), Morgan Rielly (10)
POINTS:John Tavares (36), Jason Spezza (33), Morgan Rielly (11)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jason Spezza (67), John Tavares (14), Jake Muzzin (10)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLYERS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOPHILADELPHIA
GOALS FOR (Rank):92 (t-4th)82 (17th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       90 (t-25th)73 (6th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):16/82 [19.5%] (13th)19/96 [19.8%] (12th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):66/88 [75.0%] (t-26th)66/77 [85.7%] (3rd)
SHOTS (Rank):950 (1st)894 (t-9th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1452 (1st)1202 (t-13th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):53.8% (3rd)51.4% (9th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.7% (2nd)53.9% (1st)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLYERS NOTES

FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:January 24, 1968 vs. Philadelphia (Philadelphia 2, Toronto 1)
ALL-TIME RECORD:64-92-22-7 (185 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:37-38-14-4 (93 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:27-54-8-3 (92 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT ON THE ROAD:November 2, 2019 (Toronto 4, Philadelphia 3 SO)

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. FLYERS

Andreas Johnsson100th NHL game (Nov. 9, 2019 vs. PHI)
Morgan Rielly100th career NHL point (Nov. 11, 2016 vs. PHI)
Jason SpezzaFirst career NHL goal (Oct. 29, 2002 (OTT) at PHI)
First goal as a Maple Leaf (Nov. 2, 2019 at PHI)
John Tavares500th career NHL game (March 21, 2016 (NYI) vs. PHI)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS16 (Matthews)
ASSISTS17 (Rielly)
POINTS31 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Kapanen)
PIMs18 (Kerfoot, Rielly)
SHOTS104 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.3% (Matthews)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %60.2% (Petan)
BLOCKED SHOTS52 (Ceci)
TAKEAWAYS24 (Marner)
HITS61 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:51 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:14 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME3:17 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Is 6-2-0 on the road this season with a 2.12 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage.
– Has an 8-2-3 record with a .910 save percentage and a 3.08 goals-against average in 13 career games against Philadelphia.- Tied for the NHL lead in wins (13).- Third in the NHL in saves (607) and tied for fourth in even-strength saves (494).
Tyson Barrie– 10th among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (74).
– Has four assists in seven career games at Philadelphia.   
Cody Ceci– Tied for sixth among NHL skaters in shorthanded time on ice (92:09).- Has started 181 shifts in the defensive zone, which is tied for the fifth-most defensive zone starts among all NHL skaters.
Frederik Gauthier– Has won 56.8 percent (83 won, 63 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
Justin Holl– Has an unblocked shot attempt percentage of 55.5 percent at 5-on-5, which leads all Maple Leafs defencemen.
Michael Hutchinson– Ranks ninth among NHL goaltenders who have appeared in fewer than 10 games in saves (197).
Zach Hyman– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 56.7 percent, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters.
– Averaging 17:58 per game in ice time through nine games since returning from injury, which ranks fifth among Toronto forwards.
Kasperi Kapanen– Has a goal and an assist in two games against Philadelphia this season.- Leads the Maple Leafs in points recorded on the road this season (6 goals, 7 assists).
Auston Matthews– Eighth among NHL skaters in goals (16).- Tied for fifth among NHL skaters in even-strength goals (12).- Tied for 10th among NHL skaters in points (16-15-31).- One of nine NHL skaters with at least 100 shots on goal to this point of the season (104).- Has a pair of assists in two games against the Flyers this season.
Ilya Mikheyev– Second among NHL skaters in shorthanded shots on goal (10).- Second among NHL rookies in shots on goal (68).- Leads NHL rookies and is tied for second on the Maple Leafs in even-strength points (4-13-17).
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in even-strength assists (9).- One of seven NHL defencemen and 18 NHL skaters to have registered at least 55 hits (61) and at least 50 shots on goal (58).
William Nylander– Has a goal and an assist in two games against the Flyers this season.- Recorded 13 points (8 goals, 5 assists) in 14 games during the month of November.- Has notched eight primary assists, which is tied for third among Toronto skaters.  
Morgan Rielly– Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in points (3-17-20).- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in even-strength points
(3-12-15).- Tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in even-strength assists (12).- 11th among NHL skaters in TOI per game (24:51).- Tied for eighth among NHL skaters in shifts per game (28.8).- Has six assists in eight games against Metropolitan Division teams.
Jason Spezza– Averaged the fourth-most points per game (0.89) among Toronto skaters during the month of November (3-5-8; 9 GP).- Averaging 3.1 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season.
John Tavares– Has scored 19 career goals against the Flyers, which is tied for his third-highest goal total against a single opponent. – Has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in five games against Metropolitan Division opposition this season.- Leads the Maple Leafs in faceoff wins (200). He is one of 36 NHLers to have won at least 200 faceoffs in 2019-20.- Leads the Maple Leafs in power play faceoffs won (53.8% – 42 won, 36 lost).

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Kasperi KapanenHas assists (3) in three consecutive games and points (2-3-5) in four consecutive games.
John TavaresHas goals (4) and points (4-2-6) in three consecutive games.

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Frederik AndersenThree wins from 200 career NHL wins.
Morgan RiellyTwo games from 500 career NHL games.

RECENT MILESTONES

John Tavares400th NHL assist (November 30 vs Buffalo)
  

INJURY REPORT

Mitch Marner (Ankle)On injured reserve.
Trevor Moore (Shoulder)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 59

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

November 29Loaned defenceman Martin Marincin to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).