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by LARRY YANOS | June 20, 2005
larryy@herald-mail.com The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame will add five new members at its 19th annual induction banquet July 16 at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge No. 378 on Robinwood Drive. The class of 2005 includes Mick Billmeyer, Steve Cline, Gary Fahrney, Harry Parks and Dennis Reeder. A social hour will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner. Tickets, at $20 each, are available by calling Gregg DeLauney at 240-675-1228, Julie Sanders at 301-241-3612, Andy Reid at 1-877-610-6901 or Rick Schultz at 301-790-3399.
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by BOB PARASILITI | October 2, 2003
bobp@herald-mail.com Mick Billmeyer took his time to test his mettle. Like most, the North Hagerstown graduate aspired to reaching the Major Leagues. He put in his time in the minors and proved himself. Now, he has the metal to prove it. On Friday, Billmeyer was offered a golden opportunity. On Tuesday, he was awarded with the brass ring. Billmeyer earned his second trip to the majors as a coach, accepting the position as the Philadelphia Phillies' major league catching instructor.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | October 31, 2008
PHILADELPHIA -- Mick Billmeyer woke up Thursday morning with a new title -- World Series champion. The Philadelphia Phillies bullpen coach and Funkstown native admits he isn't sure yet how it feels to wear the crown, but the significance of the accomplishment started to sink in when he realized something. "There are no more games," Billmeyer said Thursday afternoon during a cell phone interview. "And what I like about that is that we ended it as the last team standing. " The Phillies won their first world championship since 1980 Wednesday night with a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the World Series.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 14, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Mick Billmeyer will be spending the early part of next week in New York taking in an off-Broadway show. While he's there, he hopes to have the chance to hang around and soak in the history and memories of the final production. Billmeyer, a Hagerstown native and the bullpen coach for the Philadelphia Phillies, will pitch to Chase Utley in Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby at Yankee Stadium. Billmeyer is hoping for the chance to hang around Tuesday to watch the last Major League All-Star Game to be played in "The House That Ruth Built.
NEWS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | June 7, 2000
Hagerstown Community College inducted five individuals into its Hall of Fame during The President's Reception at the Alumni Amphitheater on Wednesday. Mick Billmeyer was a catcher on HCC's baseball team in 1984 and 1985, compiling a .389 average with seven home runs and 27 RBI in 16 games during his sophomore season. He transferred to North Carolina State, where he earned All-ACC first team honors. Billmeyer, a North Hagerstown graduate, worked his way through the minor leagues, including a stop with the Hagerstown Suns.
NEWS
by JUDI DOMINGUEZ | June 15, 2006
Wal-Mart Documentary The controversial documentary about how Wal-Mart - this country's largest employer - treats its employees and suppliers will be shown at 7 p.m. today in the ballroom of the American Legion Post, 405 Northern Ave., in Hagerstown. There is no cost of admission. The 90-minute film takes viewers on a journey that could influence the way they shop and the way they think about Wal-Mart. Ed Branthaver, a concerned citizen of Washington County, will host the event.
NEWS
By Bob Parasiliti | October 19, 2008
No matter what happens in the next two weeks, the one thing Mick Billmeyer will always remember is how to write his name. That's helpful, but a small price to pay, especially since that autograph will forever verify that the Hagerstown native fulfilled one of the ultimate dreams of his baseball career. Billmeyer spent most of Friday putting his John Hancock on 60 dozen baseballs. It's a perk, a job and a ritual all rolled into one as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies as they prepare to participate in the World Series for the first time since 1993.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | July 15, 2004
bobp@herald-mail.com If anyone ever asks, Mick Billmeyer can say he unofficially has a 10.80 ERA as an All-Star pitcher. That number won't be found in any record book, nor will it be a trivia answer for Ken Jennings to question on Jeopardy! anytime soon, but those are Billmeyer's stats and he'll stand by them. After all, how many guys get All-Star treatment just for walking out to the mound and serving up home run pitches before 50,000 fans? Roger Clemens did it on Tuesday, but that wasn't by design.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 13, 2009
PHILADELPHIA -- In the past, Mick Billmeyer attended Major League Baseball's All-Star celebration as a hired gun. This time, he is going a part of the cavalry. Billmeyer has worked two of the All-Star Home Run Derbys on the Monday before the Mid-Summer Classic as the pitcher for Jim Thome and Chase Utley. This time, the Funkstown native will be staying around for Tuesday's game as the National League's bullpen coach. "This time I get to stay for the whole game," Billmeyer said Sunday via telephone.
NEWS
by DAN KAUFFMAN | July 17, 2005
kauffman@herald-mail.com The tradition of baseball in Hagerstown is a long and storied one. Steve Cline, Gary Fahrney and Mick Billmeyer each are a part of that tradition, and on Saturday all three became part of the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame tradition as well. Cline, Fahrney and Billmeyer, along with Harry Parks and Dennis Reeder, were honored at the induction banquet at Hagerstown Elks Lodge No. 378. Billmeyer, the Philadelphia Phillies' catching instructor, and Cline, a minor-league instructor for the Milwaukee Brewers, were not in attendance due to their duties.
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By BOB PARASILITI | July 13, 2009
PHILADELPHIA -- In the past, Mick Billmeyer attended Major League Baseball's All-Star celebration as a hired gun. This time, he is going a part of the cavalry. Billmeyer has worked two of the All-Star Home Run Derbys on the Monday before the Mid-Summer Classic as the pitcher for Jim Thome and Chase Utley. This time, the Funkstown native will be staying around for Tuesday's game as the National League's bullpen coach. "This time I get to stay for the whole game," Billmeyer said Sunday via telephone.
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NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | October 31, 2008
PHILADELPHIA -- Mick Billmeyer woke up Thursday morning with a new title -- World Series champion. The Philadelphia Phillies bullpen coach and Funkstown native admits he isn't sure yet how it feels to wear the crown, but the significance of the accomplishment started to sink in when he realized something. "There are no more games," Billmeyer said Thursday afternoon during a cell phone interview. "And what I like about that is that we ended it as the last team standing. " The Phillies won their first world championship since 1980 Wednesday night with a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the World Series.
NEWS
By Bob Parasiliti | October 19, 2008
No matter what happens in the next two weeks, the one thing Mick Billmeyer will always remember is how to write his name. That's helpful, but a small price to pay, especially since that autograph will forever verify that the Hagerstown native fulfilled one of the ultimate dreams of his baseball career. Billmeyer spent most of Friday putting his John Hancock on 60 dozen baseballs. It's a perk, a job and a ritual all rolled into one as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies as they prepare to participate in the World Series for the first time since 1993.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 14, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Mick Billmeyer will be spending the early part of next week in New York taking in an off-Broadway show. While he's there, he hopes to have the chance to hang around and soak in the history and memories of the final production. Billmeyer, a Hagerstown native and the bullpen coach for the Philadelphia Phillies, will pitch to Chase Utley in Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby at Yankee Stadium. Billmeyer is hoping for the chance to hang around Tuesday to watch the last Major League All-Star Game to be played in "The House That Ruth Built.
NEWS
by JUDI DOMINGUEZ | June 15, 2006
Wal-Mart Documentary The controversial documentary about how Wal-Mart - this country's largest employer - treats its employees and suppliers will be shown at 7 p.m. today in the ballroom of the American Legion Post, 405 Northern Ave., in Hagerstown. There is no cost of admission. The 90-minute film takes viewers on a journey that could influence the way they shop and the way they think about Wal-Mart. Ed Branthaver, a concerned citizen of Washington County, will host the event.
NEWS
by DAN KAUFFMAN | July 17, 2005
kauffman@herald-mail.com The tradition of baseball in Hagerstown is a long and storied one. Steve Cline, Gary Fahrney and Mick Billmeyer each are a part of that tradition, and on Saturday all three became part of the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame tradition as well. Cline, Fahrney and Billmeyer, along with Harry Parks and Dennis Reeder, were honored at the induction banquet at Hagerstown Elks Lodge No. 378. Billmeyer, the Philadelphia Phillies' catching instructor, and Cline, a minor-league instructor for the Milwaukee Brewers, were not in attendance due to their duties.
NEWS
by LARRY YANOS | June 20, 2005
larryy@herald-mail.com The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame will add five new members at its 19th annual induction banquet July 16 at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge No. 378 on Robinwood Drive. The class of 2005 includes Mick Billmeyer, Steve Cline, Gary Fahrney, Harry Parks and Dennis Reeder. A social hour will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner. Tickets, at $20 each, are available by calling Gregg DeLauney at 240-675-1228, Julie Sanders at 301-241-3612, Andy Reid at 1-877-610-6901 or Rick Schultz at 301-790-3399.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | July 15, 2004
bobp@herald-mail.com If anyone ever asks, Mick Billmeyer can say he unofficially has a 10.80 ERA as an All-Star pitcher. That number won't be found in any record book, nor will it be a trivia answer for Ken Jennings to question on Jeopardy! anytime soon, but those are Billmeyer's stats and he'll stand by them. After all, how many guys get All-Star treatment just for walking out to the mound and serving up home run pitches before 50,000 fans? Roger Clemens did it on Tuesday, but that wasn't by design.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | October 2, 2003
bobp@herald-mail.com Mick Billmeyer took his time to test his mettle. Like most, the North Hagerstown graduate aspired to reaching the Major Leagues. He put in his time in the minors and proved himself. Now, he has the metal to prove it. On Friday, Billmeyer was offered a golden opportunity. On Tuesday, he was awarded with the brass ring. Billmeyer earned his second trip to the majors as a coach, accepting the position as the Philadelphia Phillies' major league catching instructor.
NEWS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | June 7, 2000
Hagerstown Community College inducted five individuals into its Hall of Fame during The President's Reception at the Alumni Amphitheater on Wednesday. Mick Billmeyer was a catcher on HCC's baseball team in 1984 and 1985, compiling a .389 average with seven home runs and 27 RBI in 16 games during his sophomore season. He transferred to North Carolina State, where he earned All-ACC first team honors. Billmeyer, a North Hagerstown graduate, worked his way through the minor leagues, including a stop with the Hagerstown Suns.
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