MLB: Philadelphia 10, Cincinnati 3

PHILADELPHIA, May 23 (UPI) -- Jimmy Rollins belted a three-run homer to cap a big third inning Monday and the Philadelphia Phillies cruised to a 10-3 win over slumping Cincinnati.

MLB: Philadelphia 7, Washington 3

PHILADELPHIA, May 5 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino's two-run homer touched off a six-run third Thursday and Roy Halladay struck out 10 in lifting Philadelphia to a 7-3 win over Washington.

MLB: Philadelphia 2, New York Mets 1

PHILADELPHIA, April 30 (UPI) -- Roy Halladay tossed a complete-game seven-hitter and Philadelphia scored two runs in the seventh inning Saturday, pulling out a 2-1 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Philadelphia 5, Houston 4

PHILADELPHIA, April 1 (UPI) -- John Mayberry Jr.'s pinch-hit single capped a three-run, ninth-inning rally that gave the Philadelphia Phillies a season-opening 5-4 win over Houston.

MLB: Philadelphia 7, Washington 1

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- John Mayberry hit a three-run blast and Philadelphia scored all its runs on homers Wednesday in downing Washington 7-1.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 4 (10 inn.)

ATLANTA, June 30 (UPI) -- Martin Prado drove in Gregor Blanco in the 10th inning Tuesday to give the Atlanta Braves a 5-4 victory over Philadelphia.

MLB: Philadelphia 10, Tampa Bay 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 23 (UPI) -- Chase Utley's two-run homer and four RBI Tuesday helped power the Philadelphia Phillies' 10-1 inter-league victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

U.S. Navy death benefits policy updated

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has changed its death benefits policy after the father of dead sailor was mistakenly jailed for trying to cash his benefit check, officials say.
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John Mayberry
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos tags out Philadelphia Phillies John Mayberry at Nationals Park in Washington on June 1, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

John Claiborn Mayberry (born February 18, 1949, in Detroit, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball player who played for the Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees from 1968 to 1982.

Mayberry attended Northwestern High School, graduating in 1967. He was a gifted high school athlete, playing baseball, football, and basketball at Northwestern; John was twice named to the Detroit News All-State Basketball Team. After graduation, Mayberry was selected by the Houston Astros in the first round (sixth overall) of the 1967 Major League Baseball Draft. He was the second first baseman taken in the draft, Ron Blomberg having been selected number one overall by the New York Yankees.

As an 18-year-old, Mayberry was assigned to the Covington Astros of the Appalachian League. While there, he batted .252 in the 1967 season, hitting 4 home runs in 155 at-bats. He continued to develop the following season, making appearances at three different levels of minor league baseball. His batting average for the 1968 season was a robust .320, with a high of .338 in 195 at-bats for the Cocoa Astros of the Florida State League. Between three levels, Mayberry hit 23 home runs and slugged .552. He made his major league debut that season, appearing in four games but amassing no hits. During his four-game call-up, Mayberry recalled the first time that he met Hank Aaron, who was playing for the Atlanta Braves:

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