January 29, 2004: Jack Santora, Newark Bears infielder
for the first month and a half of the 2003 season, tells us that he has
signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies
organization. While it is impossible to know where he will end
up, the possibilities seem to be Clearwater, Reading, or Scranton.
Jack was with the Lakewood Blue Claws at the A level for part of last
season, before playing for the Lake Elsinore Storm
in the Padres organization, batting for a combined .309, with 3 HR and
23 RBI across all three teams. We'll never forget his
inside-the-park home run on May 3 at
Jack paid a visit to the Den on September 12, after the California
League season ended. His many fans were happy to see him!
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photos from that day.
wishes Jack the
best of luck, and we'll keep you all informed as we hear more from