Mike Compton from the Chronology
May 2, 1970 -
During a 7-1 loss to the Giants the Phillies lose both of their catchers Tim McCarver and Mike Ryan with broken hands in the 6th inning. McCarver breaks his hitting when a 2-1 foul catches him. Ryan breaks his when McCovey spikes him while being tagged out at home in the bottom of the 6th. The two will miss a combined total of 197 games with both coming back in early September. Jim Hutto is hastily brought in to pinch hit and catch. The Phillies will call up the likes of Del Bates and Mike Compton and even use bullpen coach Doc Edwards who will bat .269 in 35 games. Gaylord Perry is the CG winner allowing a homer to Don Money. Willie McCovey has a double and homer for SF.