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Oct 1, 2006 - The Marlins down the Phillies, 3-2, in 11 innings but lose P Dontrelle Willis in the 2nd inning. Willis dives for an infield fly ball and injured his arm. Dan Uggla homers for the Fish, scoring his 105th run of the year. Along with Hanley Ramirez, they are the first pair of rookie teammates since Dale Alexander and Roy Johnson of the 1929 Tigers to each score 100 runs in the same season.
Sep 29, 2006 - The Phillies pound the Marlins, 14-2. Shane Victorino leads the 18-hit Philadelphia attack with 5 safeties, including a 2B and 3B. Pat Burrell contributes a double and two homers plus two walks.
Sep 8, 2006 - Jamie Moyer pitches 8 innings allowing just one run as the Phillies gaff the Marlins, 3–2. Ryan Howard has 3 hits and drives in all three Phillies runs with a pair of homers, numbers 55 and 56. He will hit just two more as pitchers will give him 28 walks in his next 21 games.
Sep 4, 2006 - The Phillies edge the Astros, 3-2, in 11 innings. Charlton Jimerson hits pinch HR in his 1st ML at bat for Houston. Ryan Howard has a homer (#53) for the Phils. No player in history has hit 76 homers in his first 1,000 at bats; Howard reaches 77 in 853 at bats. Aaron had 40 in his first 1,000 at bat; Ruth had 38.
Aug 31, 2006 - The Nationals edge the Phillies, 6–5, in 10 innings scoring the winner on three singles and a wild pitch from Aaron Fultz (3-1). Phillies 1B Ryan Howard sets the team record for homers in a season, with 49. Howard reaches base safely 5 times on 2 hits, 2 walks and a HBP.
Aug 15, 2006 - The Phillies defeat the Mets, 11-4, despite 3 homers by Jose Reyes. The 7th player to ever perform the feat for New York, Reyes is the 8th player to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game for the franchise. With the Mets bullpen depleted, Orlando Hernandez stays in for 4 innings and gets cuffed around for all 11 runs, the most a Mets starter has given up since Jack Fisher gave up 11 in 1967.
Aug 13, 2006 - The Reds down the Phillies, 7-5, in 11 innings as Juan Castro and Ken Griffey, Jr. drive in the final runs. The Phils tied it in the 9th on a 2-out single by Ryan Howard, who earlier hit his 41st homer. Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Dunn and Rich Aurilia hit consecutive HRs for Cincinnati in the 6th inning.
Aug 12, 2006 - With their pitching staff shot after a 14-inning marathon 6-5 yesterday. the Reds summon 35-year-old Chris Michalak from Louisville and he stops the Phils on one run and three hits in 6 2/3 innings in a 9-7 Reds win. It is Michalak’s first big league win since September 2, 2001.
Jul 30, 2006 - The Yankees obtain All-Star OF Bobby Abreu and P Cory Lidle from the Phillies in exchange for 4 minor league prospects—P Matt Smith, SS C.J. Henry, C Jesus Sanchez and P Carlos Monasteries.
Jul 25, 2006 - The Diamondbacks edge the Phillies, 6-5, in 11 innings. Philadelphia starter Ryan Madson ties a ML record with 4 wild pitches in the 4th inning. He also hits two batter and allows 5 earned runs, though he doesn’t figure in the decision.
Jul 19, 2006 - The Phils trip the Padres, 5–4, as Bobby Abreu drives in 3 runs and Phils C Chris Coste drives in 2 with a double and homer. At 33, Coste is the third-oldest major-leaguer to hit his first homer since 1963; the only players older were Alan Zinter (34 in 2002) and So Taguchi (34 in 2003). Geoff Geary (6-0) wins in relief.
Jun 20, 2006 - The Yankees score four in the 8th to overtake the Phillies, winning 9-7. Bernie Williams has 5 hits, including a pair of doubles. Jason Giambi hits a homer and passes Bobby Bonds into 84th place on the all time HR list, with 333. Jorge Posada adds a homer and they are all needed as Ryan Howard has two homers and a triple to drive in all 7 runs.
Jun 6, 2006 - The Royals select former U. of Tennessee pitcher Luke Hochevar with the 1st pick of the ML draft. Hochevar had been drafted by the Dodgers last year, but failed to reach a deal with the team. The next five picks are all from college: Stanford’s Gregory Reynolds (Col); Evan Longoria (TB); Brad Lincoln (Pit); Brandon Morrow (Sea); Andrew Miller (Det). Picking 7th, the Dodgers take high schooler Clayton Kershaw; the draft will eventually comprise of 36% high schoolers. The Cubs surprise with the 13th pick and take Clemson’s Tyler Colvin, projected by Baseball America as a 5th rounder. Picking 18th, the Phillies choose the first of a number of ML offspring as they select Doug Drabek’s son, Kyle. The Dodgers will pick Preston Mattingly, Don’s son, and the Mets will take Jesse Barfield’s son, Jeremy. The Papelbon brothers Jeremy (19th round, Cubs) and Josh (48th round, Red Sox) are both taken out of the U. of North Florida. The Orioles draft the Figueroa twins, Stephen and Justin, sons of Bien Figueroa, Baltimore’s class A manager for Frederick. In the 5th round, the Cubs take Notre Dame all-American Wide Receiver Jeff Samardzija, a P, and eventually sign him for a guaranteed $10 million contract, including a $2.5 million signing bonus. Samardzija, who holds all of Notre Dame’s notable receiving records, was considered a questionable baseball signing. They also pay $1.3 million to 11th round high schooler Chris Huseby. Huseby barely pitched in the spring while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Not drafted are Jeffrey Maier, who hit .403 in Division 3, but is better known as the 12-year-old who interfered with a ball to help the Yankees, and Danny Almonte, who made headlines as an overage Little League P.
May 7, 2006 - Welcome to the bigs, rook. Giants rookie Kevin Frandsen gets hit with a pitch for the 5th time in his first 10 games, a painful ML record. The previous mark was held by Reed Johnson who was hit five times in his first 15 games. Frandsen scores a run and the Giants get homers from Barry Bonds and Mike Sweeney, but the Phillies rough up Matt Morris for 7 runs in 5 innings and win, 9–5.
Apr 6, 2006 - The Phillies lose their 3rd straight game to the Cardinals, 4-2, and Jimmy Rollins loses his 38-game hitting streak as he is held hitless in 4 ABs. Rollins hit .379 (64-for-169) during his two-season streak and fell just 7 games short of the all-time record of 45 held by Willie Keeler. "Wee Willie" got a hit in the final game of the 1896 season then posted at least one safety in 44 straight games to begin 1897. Rollins joins Vada Pinson (31 games 1965-66), Ron LeFlore (31 games 1975-76) and Hal Morris (32 games 1996-97) as the only players since 1960 with 30-gamers over two years.
Nov 23, 2005 - The Phillies send 1B Jim Thome and cash to the White Sox in exchange for OF Aaron Rowand and minor league Ps Giovany Gonzalez and Daniel Haigwood. The move signals the end of Frank Thomas in a White Sox uniform.
Aug 17, 2005 - The Phillies score 10 runs in the 9th inning to send the Marlins to a shocking 10-2 defeat. * The Phils are just the 3rd team to have been shut out going into the 9th and then scoring 10 runs joining the 1912 Reds (vs. Cubs who trailed 9-0 scored 10 in the top of the 9th and lost when they gave up 2 in the bottom of the inning) and 1962 White Sox (vs. Indians trailed 2-0 won 10-2). Phillies 3B David Bell has 3 hits.
Jul 25, 2005 - Behind the pitching of Andy Pettitte the Astros defeat the Phillies 7-1 beating Cory Lidle. Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman hit back to back homers twice connecting in the 1st and 3rd innings a first in Astros history
Jun 26, 2005 - The Red Sox defeat the Phillies 12-8 for their 7th straight win. Manny Ramirez hits a grand slam for Boston the 19th of his career to tie him with Eddie Murray for 2nd place on the all-time list.
Jun 8, 2005 - The Phillies obtain P Ugueth Urbina and IF Ramon Martinez from the Tigers in exchange for IF Placido Polanco. According to Booth Newspapers the Tigers decided to trade Urbina after he drank too much and fought with his teammates during a flight to Los Angeles.
Sep 9, 2004 - The Phillies get homers from their first two batters Jimmy Rollins and Placido Polanco leading off the game and go on to beat the Braves 9-4. Lieberthal and Burrell add homers to back Ryan Madosn (9-2).
Aug 13, 2004 - The Giants rout the Phillies by a score of 16-6. JT Snow hits 3 HRs for SF drives in 4 runs and scores 5 himself. Barry Bonds is walked 3 times twice intentionally. The 2 intentional walks give him a ML record 86 on the season helping the Giants break their 2-year-old ML record of intentional walks in a season with 104.
Jul 30, 2004 - The Reds get P Josh Hancock and INF Anderson Machado from the Phillies for P Todd Jones and OF Brad Correll. Hancock will record his first ML win tomorrow when he enters the Cincinnati-Houston game in the 13th inning and is victorious when Jason LaRue doubles in the winner. The game is the completion of today’s rain-delayed suspended game: Hancock was not a member of the Reds when the game started.
Jul 16, 2004 - The Phillies defeat the Mets 5-1. Bobby Abreu becomes just the 4th player in ML history to record at least 20 HRs and 20 steals in 6 consecutive seasons. Willie Mays Bobby Bonds and Barry Bonds are the others.
Jun 18, 2004 - This is getting boring. For the third game in a row the Kansas City Royals win 10-4 beating the Phillies. The defeated the Braves by the same score in their previous two games. Matt Stairs has 2 homers and a double and Angel Berroa is a homer short of the cycle. Former 1st-round pick Chris George (1-0) goes 6+ innings for the win. Elias Sports Bureau says that the Royals are the first team to win three straight games by the same score while scoring at least 10 runs in each.
Jun 14, 2004 - The Phillies beat the Reds 10-7 a rain-shortened 8 inning game. Philadelphia 1B Jim Thome becomes the 37th player in ML history to reach the 400 HR plateau with a 1st inning blast off Jose Acevedo.
Apr 29, 2004 - The Cardinals beat the Phillies 5-4 in 13 innings. The win makes St. Louis manager Tony LaRussa only the 2nd manager in history (along with Sparky Anderson) to win 700 games with 2 different teams.
Dec 9, 2003 - The Phillies sign free agent P Tim Worrell to a 2-year contract‚ continuing a tradition of signing the lesser brother ball player: Tim joins Vince DiMaggio‚ Ken Brett‚ Mike Maddux‚ Rick Surhoff‚ Mark Leiter‚ Jeremy Giambi and Frank Torre.
Nov 3, 2003 - In the first big trade of the offseason the Phillies obtain relief ace Billy Wagner from the Astros in exchange for P Brandon Duckworth and minor league hurlers Taylor Buchholz and Ezequiel Astacio.
Sep 27, 2003 - Ryan Madson of the Philadelphia Phillies became the 16000th player in major-league history when he makes his debut in a game against the Atlanta Braves. Madson calmly strode in from the bullpen in the sixth inning and proceeds to retire six straight batters in a two-inning relief performance as the Phillies beat the Braves 7-6. Javy Lopez hits his 42nd HR of the season to set a new ML record for a catcher.
Aug 16, 2003 - In a 5-4 loss to the host Phillies Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals becomes just the 38th major-leaguer to produce a hit streak of 30 games or more when he singles in the 7th inning. The feat has been accomplished 40 times overall with George Sisler and Ty Cobb the only big-leaguers who produced multiple streaks of 30 or more. Pujols has batted .390 (46-for-118) during the streak and has kept it alive six times by getting a hit in his final at bat.
Dec 20, 2002 - The Braves trade P Kevin Millwood to the Phillies for C Johnny Estrada. Meanwhile‚ according to Braves GM John Schuerholz‚ "The economics in baseball stink. The economics stink‚ and if this isn't a clear enough signal to the doubters and naysayers‚ to be forced to trade an 18-game winner to your arch enemy . . . The economics stink."
Sep 29, 2002 - The Florida Marlins report their second-largest crowd of the year-28599-thanks to the purchase of 18000 tickets by an unnamed fan. Thus the Marlins end the season with an attendance mark of 813118 just ahead of the Expos reported 812545. The Marlins reward the fans with a 4-3 10th-inning win over the Phillies. Luis Castillo with 3 stolen bases in the game scores from 3B on a foul fly. He finishes the year with 48 steal high in the NL. The Marlins finish below .500 again and have only finished above .500 in 1997 when they won the WS. The Phils (80-81) finish below .500 for the 14th time in 16 years.
Aug 31, 2002 - The Mets are shut out by the Phillies 1-0 to mark their 13th consecutive home defeat. In doing so they become the first NL team to lose all their home games over the course of a month.
Jul 29, 2002 - The Phillies send soon-to-be free agent All-Star 3B Scott Rolen to the Cardinals in exchange for 3B Placido Polanco and pitchers Bud Smith and Mike Timlin. Rolen will re-up with the Cards.
Jul 6, 2002 - The Phillies call up 30-year-old Joe Roa winner of 20 straight games in the minor leagues. He won his last 6 decisions with Calgary in 2001 and was 14-0 at Wilkes-Barre this year. Roa was closing in on the IL record of 20 straight wins set by Jim Parnham of Baltimore in 1923. The last 20-game winner in the IL was in 1950.
Jun 2, 2002 - The Phillies score 10 runs in the 1st inning and go on to trounce the Expos by a score of 18-3. Philadelphia pitcher Robert Person gets the win slugs 2 HRs and drives in 7 runs in the contest.
May 26, 2002 - The Phillies and Blue Jays exchange pitchers with Cliff Politte (2-0) going to Toronto and Dan Plesac to Philadelphia. The high-priced 40-year-old Plesac had declared that this would be his last year.
May 25, 2002 - Expos second baseman Jose Vidro hits a no-out walk off grand slam in the 10th off Hector Mercado as Montreal outslugs the Philadelphia Phillies, 13-9. The Phils get a homer from Pat Burrell and two from Jeremy Giambi.
Jan 31, 2002 - Philadelphia Phillies announcer Harry Kalas is voted the Ford C. Frick Award. He will be inducted into the broadcasters' wing of the Hall of Fame on July 28.
Aug 26, 2001 - The Diamondbacks score in the 10th inning to defeat the Phillies 4-3. Philadelphia rookie SS Jimmy Rollins is caught stealing in the 3rd inning the first time in his career after a streak of 35 consecutive steals. Luis Gonzalez receives the ultimate compliment when the Phils give him an intentional walk with the bases empty. According to the Elias Sports Bureau Gonzalez joins Manny Ramirez Jason Giambi Mike Piazza and Jim Thome as the only players to receive an intentional pass with the bases empty this season. Ramirez is the only one of the group to have been walked intentionally twice this year with no ducks on the pond.
Jul 27, 2001 - The Mets trade experience for youth sending pitchers Turk Wendell and Dennis Cook to the Phillies in exchange for pitchers Bruce Chen and Adam Walker. The 2 Vets will struggle with the Phils.
Jun 27, 2001 - The Braves bump the slumping Phillies out of first place in the NL East with a 10-4 win over them. The Phils were 35-18 on June 1 and led the Braves by 8 games. Chipper Jones drives in 3 runs and Odalis Perez allows 2 earned runs.
May 28, 2001 - The sizzling Cubs win their 8th straight 9-6 in 13 innings over the Reds. Guttierez hits a 2-run homer in the 13th after an Eric Young RBI single. Reds 1B Sean Casey leaves the game with a strained lower back and the Reds use 3 more first basemen tying a NL mark set by the Phillies on July 23 1964. The 2 teams combine to tie the major league record by using 6 at first base: the mark was set by the White Sox (5) and Yankees (1) on June 25 1953.
May 6, 2001 - The Phillies score 9 runs in the 2nd inning then hold on to beat the Giants 10-8. Pitcher Omar Daal has 2 hits in the big score the first Phillies pitcher to have 2 hits in a frame since Dennis Cook in 1990. In his next start on May 12 Daal will go 3-for-3.
Apr 15, 2001 - The Braves Odalis Perez (7 IP) allows just 4 singles in sinking the Phillies 3-0. Perez is making his 1st start after missing the entire 2000 season because of Tommy John surgery. Brian Jordan and Andruw Jones homer for the Braves.
Apr 14, 2001 - A major league record is set as 11 one-run games are played breaking the mark of 10 set in 1967. With a 1-0 win over the Mets the Reds set the modern day NL record with their 175th consecutive game without being shut out breaking the mark of 174 set by the 1992-93 Phillies. Chris Reitsma and Danny Graves combine to beat Al Leiter.
Jan 10, 2001 - The Phillies sign free agent OF Brian Hunter to a contract‚ while the Cubs ink free agent INF Ron Coomer to a contract. Coomer will go on the DL April 4 with a knee injury‚ opening the door for Julio Zuleta to take Coomer’s place as the righthanded half of a first base platoon with lefthanded hitter Matt Stairs. Zuleta will leave the major leagues after the 2001 season.
Aug 27, 2000 - Bobby Abreu of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a pair of solo homers including a game-winning inside-the-park shot off San Francisco Giant reliever Aaron Fultz in the 10th inning to win 2-1. Abreu's homer his 20th is the 5th IPHR game-ender in Phillies history and the first since Bob Dernier did it in 1989 also against the Giants. He's the 29th major-leaguer since 1900 to end a game with an IPHR and the 38th extra-inning IP (according to David Vincent). Ed Vosberg (1-0) picks up his 1st win since 1997.
Aug 6, 2000 - The Blue Jays obtain 2B Mickey Morandini from the Phillies in exchange for a player to be named. He just misses moving into second on the all-time games played list for Philadelphia Phillies 2B having played 926 games at second base for Philadelphia the third highest total in franchise history six games short of Otto Knabe (1905 1907-13). Tony Taylor (1960-71 and 1974-76) holds the record having played in 1003 games for the Phils at second.
Jul 12, 2000 - The Braves swap pitchers Bruce Chen and Jimmy Osting to the Phillies for P Andy Ashby. Chen who made 22 appearances for the Braves this year all in relief will make 15 appearances for the Phils-all starts (as noted by Wayne McElreavy
May 25, 2000 - Medical alert! Devil Rays P Wilson Alvarez and Angels SS Gary DiSarcina both undergoes arthroscopic shoulder surgery and will miss the rest the entire 2000 season. Phillies P Mike Jackson will undergo his shoulder surgery tomorrow.
May 24, 2000 - The Phillies defeat the Astros 9-7 overcoming a 7-0 deficit. It is the 2nd time within a week that Houston has blown a 7-run advantage. The Astros also lose CF Roger Cedeno who breaks 2 bones in his right hand and will miss 2 months.
Apr 30, 2000 - The Cardinals defeat the Phillies 4-3 as Mark McGwire and Jim Edmonds hit HRs. St. Louis finishes the month with 55 homers a new record for April. It also ties the NL mark for homers in any month.
Apr 5, 2000 - The Diamondbacks bite the Phillies 11-3 with Mike Morgan picking up the save. Arizona is his 12th major league team an ML record. (though Bobo Newsom switched teams more often). He also becomes the 25th player and 9th pitcher to appear in 4 decades. Earlier today Jesse Orosco of the Cardinals became the 24th player and 8th pitcher to do so. (See also Elmer Valo September 30 1939).
Nov 10, 1999 - The Padres trade P Andy Ashby to the Phillies for RHPs Carlton Loewer Steve Montgomery and Adam Eaton. Loewer will break his leg in January while hunting and not pitch in the majors till June of 2001.
Sep 29, 1999 - The Phils down the Cubs, 5-0, holding Sammy Sosa homerless while Doug Glanville hits a three-run homer. Glanville reaches 200 hits, the first Phillie to do so in 20 years (Pete Rose, 1979). Carlton Loewer, out with a stress fracture the last 4 months, makes his first start since June 5 and pitches 4 scoreless innings.
Sep 22, 1999 - The Phillies score 11 runs in the 8th inning with Rico Brogna driving in 3 on their way to a 12-3 win over the Brewers. The 10 hits and 11 runs in the frame tie the Milwaukee club record.
Aug 30, 1999 - Barry Bonds belts a pair of homers including a 2-run no out game-winner in the 10th to give the Giants a 6-4 win over the Phillies. The win goes to Rich Rodriguez who has won 7 straight since losing June 13 1997. The 2nd-place Giants have now won 10 of 12.
Aug 9, 1999 - A total of 5 grand slams are hit on the day marking the first time it has happened in 129 years of major league baseball. The bases loaded pokes are hit by Fernando Tatis of St. Louis (against the Phillies) Jose Vidro of Montreal (against the Padres) Mike Lowell of Florida (against the Giants) Bernie Williams of the Yankees (against the Athletics) and Jay Buhner of Seattle (against the White Sox).
Aug 8, 1999 - The Diamondbacks defeat the Phillies 7-4 despite 5 hits including a double by OF Bobby Abreu. Arizona P Armando Reynoso wins his 7th consecutive decision. He has not lost in 17 starts dating back to April 27.
Jul 3, 1999 - The Phillies defeat the Cubs 21-8 scoring 8 runs in the 1st inning and 7 more with 2 outs in the 4th. 2B Marlon Anderson gets 5 hits for Philadelphia including a HR off 3B Gary Gaetti who is forced into mound duty for Chicago.
May 15, 1999 - When SS Alex Arias of the Philadelphia Phillies snags Mike Piazza's line drive in the sixth inning he starts the Phillies' 30th franchise triple play and their 10th against a team from New York City. It was just the second triple play turned in Veterans Stadium and the 237th in the National League since 1901. Arias has participated in two triple plays for the Phils he initiated one last season against the San Francisco Giants. The Mets still win 9-7.
Apr 28, 1999 - The Phillies got 3 consecutive HRs from Scott Rolen Rico Brogna and Ron Gant in the bottom of the 1st off Bret Tomko the 1st time the Phillies have 3 consecutive HRs since July 26 1987. But the Reds down 7-1 after 4 innings score 4 runs in the 9th to win 12-8.
Apr 21, 1999 - A Florida woman is awarded $2.7 million by a jury for an injury she received during a Phillies-Marlins game on August 8 1993. Linda Postlethwaite had her nose broken by an errant pitch from former Phillies hurler Mitch Williams during a game at Joe Robbie Stadium.
Jul 24, 1998 - Trailing Florida 3-1 in the bottom half of the 9th the Phillies get a 2-outs 2-run pinch-hit HR from Mark Lewis to send the game into extra innings. Each team scores a single run in the 10th then again in the 11th. The Marlins plate another in the top of the 12th to take a 6-5 lead but the Phils get 2 in their half to finally win 7-6.
Jun 16, 1998 - The Phillies trail the Pirates 7-1 heading into the bottom of the 9th. They fight back against relievers Ricardo Rincon and Rich Loiselle however to score 7 runs in their half of the frame for an 8-7 victory.
May 19, 1998 - The Cardinals Mark McGwire hits 3 HRs in a game for the 2nd time this season leading St. Louis to a 10-8 victory over the Phillies. He is only the 12th player in history to have a pair of 3-HR games in the same season. McGwire drives in 6 of the Cardinal runs as he reaches the 20 HR mark faster than other player in history.
Nov 18, 1997 - The expansion draft for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks is held in Phoenix‚ Arizona. Florida pitcher Tony Saunders is taken with the 1st pick by the Devil Rays‚ while the Diamondbacks select pitcher Brian Anderson from Cleveland. Following the draft‚ the Diamondbacks acquire 3B Travis Fryman from the Tigers in exchange for IFs Joe Randa and Gabe Alvarez and P Matt Drews. They also obtain OF Devon White from the Marlins for P Jesus Martinez. In a rash of moves‚ the Devil Rays get 1B Fred McGriff from the Braves for a player to be named‚ C John Flaherty from the Padres for P Brian Boehringer and IF Andy Sheets‚ SS Kevin Stocker from the Phillies for Bobby Abreu‚ and sign free agent P Roberto Hernandez to a 4-year contract.
Nov 4, 1997 - The Phillies Scott Rolen is named National League Rookie of the Year. He barely qualified as a rookie logging exactly 130 at bats in 1996 before breaking his wrist on September 7 when he was hit by a pitch. One more at bat would disqualified him for the award in 1997.
Sep 1, 1997 - Before 50869 at the Vet the Phillies defeat the Yankees 5-1 behind Chuck Schilling who fans 16 batters in 8 innings of action and does not walk a man. The Phils will win the next to sweep the series with the defending World champs.
Aug 12, 1997 - Matt Beech ends his string of 22 straight starts without a victory pitching the Philadelphia Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 5-0. Beech (1-7) had not won since beating Atlanta in his first major league start on Aug. 8 1996. He was winless in his first 15 starts this season.
Aug 8, 1997 - The Cards end a homerless drought of 104.2 innings (as noted by Tom Ruane) when Ray Lankford and Mark McGwire hit back-to-back homers in the 3rd inning. For McGwire it is his 1st of the year as the Cards win 6-1 over the Phillies. The homerless streak is the longest of the 1990s.
Jul 13, 1997 - The Marlins use an 8-run 4th inning to wallop the Phillies 9-3. Gary Sheffield is the main man with two homers in the inning hitting a solo shot and a 3-run homer before leaving with a pulled hamstring.
May 31, 1997 - In Miami Andres Galarraga golfs a 529-foot grand slam the longest home run ever at Pro Player Stadium then gets ejected 4 innings later. His homer gives the Colorado Rockies a 7-0 lead over the Marlins and they eventually win 8-4. Galarraga has three HRs in the past three games against Florida that traveled 1435 feet an average of 478 feet. He hit a 455-foot homer Thursday and a 451-foot homer Friday. The longest previous homer at the stadium was 482 feet by Pete Incaviglia of the Phillies off Al Leiter on May 1 1996.
Apr 5, 1997 - Sterling Hitchcock and Trevor Hoffman combine to 1-hit the Phillies in posting a 4-1 victory. Hitchcock allows only a double to Rico Brogna in 8 innings as the 1st-place Pods win for the 4th time in 5 games.
Aug 29, 1996 - The Orioles obtain two right hand sluggers 3B Todd Zeile and OF Pete Incaviglia from the Phillies for 2 players to be named. Free agents at the end of the season both will sign elsewhere.
Jun 4, 1996 - Greg Jefferies celebrates his return to the Phillies lineup by going 4-for-5 and Pete Incaviglia clubs two 3-run homers as the Phils coast to a 12-3 rain-delayed win over visiting Chicago. Jefferies has been out of the lineup since April 4 with a thumb injury.
Dec 12, 1993 - The Orioles sign free agent 1B Rafael Palmeiro while the Indians hand free agent Dennis Martinez a two-year contract worth $9 million. With the Expos Martinez passed up his chance to reach the playoffs with the Braves when he nixed an August 25 trade exercising his veto rights as a 10-and-5 player. Instead he stayed with Montreal and helped them make their run at the Phillies.
Oct 13, 1993 - The combined pitching of Tommy Greene and Mitch Williams give the Phillies a 6-3 win over the Braves and the NL pennant. Dave Hollins hits a 2-run homer for the winners while Mickey Morandini and Darren Daulton also drive in 2 runs each. Curt Schilling is named the NLCS MVP despite no victories: he gave up just 3 earned runs and struck out 19 in 16 innings.
Sep 4, 1993 - The Phillies lose to the Reds by a score of 6-5. In doing so they set a new NL record by not being shut out in 151 consecutive games. The major league mark of 308 is held by the Yankees.
Jul 7, 1993 - In LA the Phillies defeat the Dodgers 7-6 in a 20 inning marathon when Dykstra hits a bases-loaded 2-run double off Rod Nichols. The game takes 6 hours and 10 minutes and concludes at 1:47 AM. The Phils Mitch Williams blows a 5-3 lead in the 9th allowing a hit and walking 3 before being ejected by Jim Quick. Afterwards John Kruk says "I came here and I wanted to kill Mitch but they told me it was against the law." Phils rookie Kevin Stocker makes his ML debut playing all 20 innings.
Sep 5, 1992 - The first-place Braves score 4 in the 9th to edge the Phillies 6-5. Sid Bream hits a 2 run homer in the 9th and after Mitch Williams comes on Brian Hunter hits a 2-run pinch-hit walk-off homer to hand the Wild Thing the loss.
Aug 23, 1992 - In a Class A Florida State League game Andy Carter of the Clearwater Phillies defeats Scott Bakkum of the Winter Haven Red Sox 1-0. Neither team gets a hit in what is believed to be the first double no-hitter in the minors in 40 years.
Jul 3, 1992 - Dodgers P Pedro Astacio makes an impressive major league debut with a 3-hit 2-0 shutout over the Phillies in the 2nd game of a DH. Astacio fans 10 Phils while walking 4. The Dodgers also take the opener 5-1 with Bob Ojeda topping Curt Schilling.
Jun 15, 1991 - Pitching against the Reds in only his second major league start Phillies rookie Andy Ashby strikes out the side on 9 pitches in the 4th inning. A first for the Phillies it is the 19th time in major league history this has happened and the 4th time a rookie has accomplished the feat. Hod Eller (1917) Sloppy Thurston (1923) and Nolan Ryan (1968) were the other freshmen to turn the trick. Ashby is the loser in the 3-1 Phillie loss.
Apr 23, 1991 - Manager Nick Leyva is fired by the Phillies after just 13 games and replaced by Jim Fregosi. It is the second-fastest firing in major league history. Cal Ripken Sr. was fired by Baltimore after 6 games in 1988. Under Fregosi the Phils lose their 10th in 14 games dropping a 2-1 decision to the Mets. Jason Grimsley is the loser as both Mets score on walks.
Nov 8, 1989 - Cubs OF Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of the Year Award collecting 22 of 24 first-place votes to defeat teammate Dwight Smith. They are the first NL teammates to finish 1-2 in the voting since the Phillies Jack Sanford and Ed Bouchee in 1957. Walton is the first Cub to win rookie honors since Billy Williams in 1961.
Aug 10, 1989 - At Chicago Jeff Parrett throws 3 scoreless innings for the win as the Phillies outslug the Cubs 16-11. The Phils hit 4 homers including one by John Kruk who scores 5 runs. The Cubs get 4 RBIs each from Ryne Sandburg and Shawon Dunston. Sandburg has a pair of homers.
Jun 18, 1989 - The struggling Phillies trade. Reliever Steve Bedrosian and a player to be named later go to the Giants for pitchers Dennis Cook and Terry Mulholland and 3B Charlie Hayes then send 2B-OF Juan Samuel to the Mets for OF Len Dykstra P Roger McDowell and another player to be named later.
Jun 16, 1989 - The Mets stake David Cone to a 8-run lead in the 1st scoring all their runs off Bruce Ruffin but have to rally when the Phillies take the lead in the 4th. The Phils answer quickly in the 1st when Randy Ready hits his 2nd leadoff homer in two games taking Cone deep on the 3rd pitch. The Phils score 5 in the 1st 2 in the 2nd and 4 in the 4th for the lead. The Mets finally win 15-11 after two rallies.
Dec 6, 1988 - The Rangers complete their 2nd major trade in as many days‚ sending 1B Pete O'Brien‚ OF Oddibe McDowell‚ and 2B Jerry Browne to Cleveland for 2B Julio Franco. The Expos and Phillies also complete a trade‚ P Kevin Gross to Montreal for pitchers Jeff Parrett and Floyd Youmans.
Sep 23, 1988 - The Angels fire manager Cookie Rojas and the Phillies fire manager Lee Elia. 3B coach Moose Stubing (California) and John Vukovich (Philadelphia) will manage the clubs for the remainder of this season. Stubing will return to the coaching box after going 0-8.
Jul 31, 1988 - The Maddux brothers face each with Greg (15-5) losing to Mike (3-1) to even their record against each at one apiece. The Phillies score 6 runs in 6 innings off Mike while Mike Maddux allows 3 Cubs runs in 7 innings. Mike also adds an RBI single.
Aug 13, 1987 - The Cardinals outfield sets a ML record by failing to record a single putout in a 4-2 13-inning win over the Phillies. The previous mark was held by the 1905 St. Louis Browns who played an 11-inning game with no outfield putouts.
Jul 16, 1987 - Houston rookie Ken Caminiti debuts with a bang. He hits a triple in the 5th inning a homer in the 7th and scores the winning run in the 9th following a walk. The Astros beat the Phillies 2-1. Caminiti is just the 4th major leaguer to debut with a homer and triple.
Jun 14, 1987 - Mike Schmidt hits 3 home runs in a game for the 3rd time in his career to lead the Phillies to an 11-6 win over the Expos. His 2nd home run is also his 2000th career hit and his 3rd gives him 511 career homers tying him with Mel Ott on the all-time list.
Dec 19, 1986 - After finding no other clubs interested in signing him‚ free-agent pitcher and 20-game winner Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with the Tigers while at the same time accusing the ML owners of collusion against free agents. Morris had offered to sign a one-year contract‚ with salary to be determined by an arbitrator‚ with either the Yankees‚ Angels‚ Twins‚ or Phillies‚ but was turned down by all 4.
Dec 12, 1986 - The Yankees trade Mike Easler and minor leaguer Tom Barrett to the Phillies for P Charles Hudson and minor leaguer Jeff Knox‚ and also re-sign free-agent OF Claudell Washington to fill Easler's DH position.
Oct 3, 1985 - The Phillies score 8 runs in the 3rd inning at Montreal and hold on for an 8-7 win. Rick Schu has a pair of doubles in the big score the first Phillie ever to hit a pair of doubles in an inning. Fred Manrique has a homer-his first in the majors-and a double to complete a rare season cycle of 4 hits (single double triple homer). The win is just the 2nd in 13 games for the Quakers.
Sep 28, 1985 - The Cubs score five in the first against the visiting Phillies and hang on for an 11-10 victory with the win going to starter Dennis Eckersley. Shawon Dunston has 4 hits for the Cubs and Mike Schmidt, Ron Cey and Keith Moreland each hit two homers. Moreland drives home 4 runs and will finish with 32 RBIs for the month to set a Cubs September record.
Jun 14, 1985 - Pittsburgh's Jose DeLeon (2-8) strikes out 11 in 7 innings as the Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies‚ 3-2. Johnny Ray and Sixto Lezcano homer for Pittsburgh. DeLeon‚ who won his first game of the year on June 2‚ will lose his next 11 to finish at 2-19.
Jun 11, 1985 - Von Hayes becomes the first ML player ever to hit 2 home runs in the first inning leading off with a home run off Tom Gorman and capping a 9-run outburst with a grand slam as the Phillies go on to rout the Mets 26-7. Mets relievers Joe Sambito (3 innings) and Calvin Schiraldi (1.1 innings) both give up 10 runs apiece. The 26 runs in one game is a club record and the most in the NL since 1944.
May 13, 1985 - At Cincinnati a pinch grand slam in the 7th by Tony Perez breaks a 3-3 tie and the Reds top the Phillies 7-3. Perez is the oldest in 20 century to belt a slam but Carlton Fisk will top this in 1991.
Apr 14, 1985 - At Atlanta the Braves defeat the Padres 3-1 behind Rick Mahler and 2B Glenn Hubbard who as a ML-record tying 12 assists. Second base also sees action on the Pads side as Tony Gwynn throws out 2 runners there. LaMar Hoyt gives up the 3 Braves runs in 4 innings of work. In 6 days on April 20 Juan Samuel second sacker of the Phillies will be the next to match the 12 assists in a 7-6 Philadelphia win over the New York Mets. Monte Ward for Brooklyn in 1892 was the first to make 12 assists.
Mar 27, 1984 - The Phillies trade outfielders Gary Matthews and Bob Dernier and pitcher Porfi Altamirano to the Cubs for reliever Bill Campbell and catcher Mike Diaz. Matthews was the MVP of the NLCS last season while Campbell led the NL with 82 appearances. Dernier will win a Gold Glove in CF for Chicago and help them reach the playoffs. His 45 steals will be the most by a Cub since 1907.
Oct 16, 1983 - Eddie Murray slams a pair of home runs and Scott McGregor pitches a 5-hitter as the Orioles beat the Phillies 5-0 and win the World Series 4-1. Baltimore catcher Rick Dempsey who hit .385 with 4 doubles and a home run is the Series MVP.
Sep 28, 1983 - Whipping the Cubs 13-6 for their 12th win in their last 13 games the Phillies clinch the NL East championship. Bo Diaz goes 5-for-5 with a pair of home runs and Joe Morgan records his 3rd 4-hit game of the month.
Aug 24, 1983 - 1B Pete Rose does not play in the Phillies 5-3 loss to the Giants ending his consecutive games played streak at 745. Manager Paul Owens had planned to use Rose as a pinch hitter in the 10th inning but Joel Youngblood ends the game with a 2-run home run off Steve Carlton in the bottom of the 9th.
Jul 31, 1983 - The Indians fire manager Mike Ferraro and replace him with Pat Corrales who was fired earlier this month by the Phillies. The team responds with a 16-11 win over Toronto as Mike Hargrove scores 5 runs. The Tribe hits no homers but Toronto hits 4.
Jul 20, 1983 - Two outs away from a no-hitter against the Astros Phillies P Charles Hudson gives up a bloop single to Craig Reynolds and back-to-back home runs to Denny Walling and Dickie Thon before settling down for a 10-3 victory.
Jun 11, 1983 - Cardinals OF Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehabilitation program joining the Phillies Dickie Noles and the Dodgers Steve Howe as the 3rd ML player to leave his team because of a substance-abuse problem this season.
Apr 13, 1983 - The Phillies score 5 runs in the 9th inning to beat the Mets 10-9. The big blow is a game ending grand slam by Bo Diaz off Neil Allen with two outs. Pete Rose records his 700th double and scores his 2000th run while the bright spots for the Mets are their 17 hits including 3 homers. Bob Bailor and Dave Kingman hit back-to-back HRs.
Dec 9, 1982 - The Phillies trade 2B Manny Trillo OF George Vukovich SS Julio Franco catcher Jerry Willard and pitcher Jay Baller to the Indians for 24-year-old OF Von Hayes. Hayes hit .250 with 14 HRs and 32 SBs for Cleveland last season and is considered a potential star.
Apr 24, 1982 - The Cardinals win their 12th game in a row 7-4 over the Phillies. St. Louis will finally lose tomorrow 8-4 to Philadelphia as Steve Carlton wins his first game of the season after 4 straight defeats.
Nov 18, 1981 - Phillies 3B Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP Award‚ joining Ernie Banks and Joe Morgan as the only NL players to win the award back-to-back. Schmidt hit .316 with 31 HRs and 91 RBI in the abbreviated season and also led the league in runs and walks.
Oct 29, 1981 - Bill Giles the Phillies vice president for the past 11 years heads a group of investors which purchases the club for just over $30 million the highest price paid to date for a ML club. Giles is the son of longtime NL president Warren C. Giles.
May 18, 1981 - Fernando Valenzuela finally loses 4-0 to the Phillies. His ERA "rises" to 0.90. Fernando allows just 3 hits in 7 innings one a home run to Schmidt. Marty Bystrom is the winning pitcher.
Sep 22, 1980 - The Phillies move back into first place in the NL East with a 3-2 10-inning win over the Cardinals. Montreal drops to 2nd place by a half-game by losing to Pittsburgh. The Phils Steve Carlton and the Birds Pete Vuckovich each pitch 9 innings of 2-run ball but Lefty gets the win when Keith Moreland knocks in Larry Bowa in the 10th. For Carlton (22-8) it is his 6th win of the year against St. Louis.
May 3, 1980 - Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins defeats the Orioles 3-2 to become only the 4th pitcher to win 100 games in each league. He won 149 games for the Phillies and Cubs before joining the AL in 1974. The other 3 pitchers are Bunning Gaylord Perry and Cy Young.
Apr 26, 1980 - Steve Carlton of the Phillies sets the modern NL record with his 6th career one-hitter a 7-0 shutout of former team the Cardinals. Carlton will go 6-0 against St. Louis this year the last pitcher this century to win 6 games in a season against one team.
Sep 24, 1979 - Pete Rose singles in the Phillies 7-2 loss to the Cardinals giving him 200 hits in a season for the 10th time. He breaks the ML record of 9 formerly held by Ty Cobb. Rose hits safely in his 18th straight game and will extend it to 23 by the end of the season.
Jul 7, 1979 - Mike Schmidt homers in his first 3 times up for the Phillies to give him a ML-record-tying 4 straight over 2 games. Schmidt flies to the warning track in his next at bat and the Phils lose 8-6 to the Giants. Schmidt will hit 3 more HRs in the next 3 games to tie the NL record of 7 HRs in 5 games.
Jul 4, 1979 - The Phillies Steve Carlton shuts out the Mets 1-0 on a one-hitter but the Phils manage to lose 3 other hurlers on the same day: Larry Christenson pulls a groin muscle Dick Ruthven goes on the disabled list and Randy Lerch fractures his thumb in a brawl.
Jun 1, 1979 - In his first game in Cincinnati as a member of the Phillies Pete Rose gets a standing ovation before lining out in his first at bat. Before the game Rose is given a trophy as the Reds Most Valuable Player in 1978 the award voted on by the Cincy chapter of the BBWAA. Pete goes 0-for-4 as the Reds beat Steve Carlton 4-2. Carlton batting 8th ahead of Harrelson is 0-for-3.
May 31, 1979 - The Expos complete a series sweep over the Phillies each win by a shutout. Scott Sanderson is the 1-0 winner today following whitewashes by teammates Steve Rogers (9-0) and Bill Lee (2-0). Christensen allows just 2 hits in 7 innings but takes the loss.
Dec 5, 1978 - A week after Sparky Anderson leaves the Reds free agent Pete Rose signs a 4-year $3.2 million contract with the Phillies temporarily making him the highest-paid athlete in team sports.
Sep 8, 1978 - In a 5-3 win at Wrigley Field Phillies RF Bake McBride handles 11 chances tying the NL mark for right fielders. It was last matched by the Cubs Swish Nicholson in 1945 in the same park.
Oct 4, 1977 - The Phillies score twice in the 9th inning on singles by Bake McBride Larry Bowa and Mike Schmidt off Elias Sosa to beat the Dodgers 7-5 in the opening game of the NL Championship Series. Ron Cey blasts a grand slam for Los Angeles in the 7th and Greg Luzinski homers for the Phils.
Jun 15, 1977 - The Phillies swap batteries with Montreal sending P Wayne Twichell and C Tim Blackwell for C Barry Foote and P Dan Warthen. Then Philadelphia ships P Tom Underwood OF Rick Bosetti and 1B Dane Iorg to the Cardinals for Bake McBride and Steve Waterbury. McBride will hit .339 after arriving in Philley.
Oct 9, 1976 - Pete Rose has 3 hits and George Foster homers as the Reds top the Phillies 6-3 in the first game of the NL Championship Series. Don Gullett after a shaky first inning retires 21 of the last 22 batters before leaving in the 8th. The Phils score 2 runs on Rawly Eastwick in the 9th. Steve Carlton takes the loss.
Sep 26, 1976 - In the last big league games at Jarry Stadium the Phillies beat the Expos 4-1 in the first game of a doubleheader to clinch the NL East title. Philley takes the nitecap 2-1. Following the 2nd game Dick Allen jumps the team in protest of the fact that veteran Tony Taylor is not listed on the post-season roster.
Aug 29, 1976 - In 15 innings the Reds beat the Phillies 6-5. Cincy ties the game in the 9th when Pete Rose scores from 2B on a Bob Boone passed ball. Both teams score in the 13th before Ken Griffey drives home the winner in the 15th.
Apr 11, 1976 - At Philadelphia the Pirates beat the Phillies and Steve Carlton 8-3. Bob Moose in relief of Bruce Kison picks up a save as does Doc Medich before the game. While walking in from the bullpen Medich Doc spots a man having a heart attack in the stands. He jumps over the railing and applies CPR. However the man later dies in the hospital.
Dec 10, 1975 - Bill Veeck and assistant Roland Hemonds set up shop in the hotel lobby at the winter meetings with a sign saying "open for business" and start dealing‚ making 7 trades in 2 days. First to go is pitcher Jim Kaat and SS Mike Buskey to the Phillies. The White Sox receive Ps Dick Ruthven and Roy Thomas along with OF/INF Alan Bannister.
Aug 5, 1975 - The first 7 Phillies hit safely-good for 15 bases-against Bill Bonham (10-8)and the Cubs in setting a ML record. No pitcher has ever started a game by allowing 7 straight hits. Dave Cash leads off with a single and Bowa matches it. Garry Maddox homers over the LF fence. Luzinski singles and Jay Johnstone and Tommy Hutton follow with doubles to make it 5-0. Mike Schmidt then hits his 22nd homer to finally drive Bonham out of the game. His replacement Ken Crosby making his ML debut gives up a single to Johnny Oates for the 8th straight hit. Dick Ruthven lays down a sac bunt for the first out but 3 walks 2 hits and a balk make it 10-0. As historian Lyle Spatz notes the Phils last scored 10 runs in a frame on August 13 1948. Schmidt adds a 2nd homer to help push the final to 135.
May 7, 1975 - The Braves trade C Johnny Oates along with the contract of Dick Allen to the Phillies for 2 players and cash. Allen had refused to report to Atlanta following his trade from the White Sox on December 3 1974 and announced his retirement.
Dec 3, 1974 - The Mets trade ace reliever and Shea Stadium favorite Tug McGraw to the Phillies in a 6-player swap. Don Hahn and Dave Schneck go to the Phils while New York receives OF Del Unser‚ C John Stearns‚ and P Mac Scarce.
Dec 2, 1974 - After several rounds of bourbon are consumed by Phillies GM Paul Owens and Detroit GM Jim Campbell at the winter meetings‚ Owens agrees to trade promising C Bob Boone and P Larry Christenson to Detroit for veterans Bill Freehan and Jim Northrup. Tomorrow morning‚ Owens won't recall the trade and the deal is never made. "How do you unshake a handshake?" says the disappointed Campbell.
Jul 21, 1973 - Atlanta Brave Hank Aaron hits a Ken Brett fastball into the left-CF stands for a 2-run HR during an 8-4 loss to the Phillies. It is career HR 700 for Aaron only the 2nd player to reach that milestone.
Jan 10, 1973 - In the January amateur draft‚ the Phillies pick Dick Ruthven‚ who will jump right to the majors‚ the Rangers take C Jim Sundberg‚ and the Cubs pick RHP Donnie Moore. The Reds pick Southern Miss punter Ray Guy in the third round‚ but he chooses the NFL instead.
Nov 30, 1972 - Twelve transactions‚ involving 36 players‚ take place. Among those sent to new clubs are OF Larry Hisle (to the Twins)‚ 2B Dave Johnson (Braves)‚ OF Del Unser (Phils)‚ Oscar Gamble (Indians)‚ Cesar Tovar (Phils) and OF Hal McRae and P Wayne Simpson (Royals).
Aug 2, 1972 - The Tigers purchase P Woodie Fryman from the Phillies. Two days later the Bengals will purchase C Duke Sims from the Dodgers. Fryman just 4-10 for Philadelphia will go 10-3 for Detroit while Sims will hit .316 for Detroit in 38 games. The two veterans will spark Detroit to the AL Eastern Division title.
May 16, 1972 - The Cubs Rick Monday hits a single and 3 consecutive HRs driving in 5 runs in an 8-1 win over the Phillies. The Phils only score is a 500-foot clanger by Greg Luzinski off the Liberty Bell in CF at Veterans Stadium.
Nov 24, 1971 - C-INF Earl Williams‚ who belted 33 HRs and knocked in 87 runs for the Braves‚ wins the NL Rookie of the Year Award. Williams gets 18 of 24 votes‚ with the others going to the Phillies Willie Montanez.
Sep 1, 1971 - The Pirates start what is believed to be the first all-black lineup (including several Latinos) in ML history in a 10-7 win over the Phillies. The lineup: Rennie Stennett 2B; Gene Clines CF; Roberto Clemente RF; Willie Stargell LF; Manny Sanguillen C; Dave Cash 3B; Al Oliver 1B; Jackie Hernandez SS; and Dock Ellis P. Another black Bob Veale was one of 3 relievers in the game.
Aug 1, 1971 - With have 2 runners on base after scoring 3 times in the 12th the Cards file a protest against the Phillies for failing to get the field in playing condition after 2 rain delays one 31 minutes and the other 49 minutes. The Phils say their Zamboni broke down and the score reverts a 3-3 11 inning tie.
Aug 26, 1970 - In the Reds 6-5 win over the visiting Phillies Jim Merritt notches his 20th win of the year. Jim Bunning takes the loss. Merritt is the first Reds lefty to win 20 since 1925 but will be 6-26 the rest of his career.
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.
Apr 18, 1970 - The Mets Nolan Ryan gives up a leadoff single to Denny Doyle then shuts out the Phillies without another hit. Ryan fans 15 in the 7-0 triumph. For the light-hitting Doyle it is the first of three one-hitters in which he has the lone hit.
Apr 14, 1970 - At Wrigley Field Ken Holtzman pitches the Cubs to a 5-4 win over the Phillies. At the end of the game hundreds of fans swarm the field many of them climbing over the wall in right field. The melee prompts the Cubs management to install a restraint in RF an 18-inch wire basket jutting out at an angle from the 11-foot high wall.
Aug 16, 1969 - The Phillies rack up their 4th straight shutout victory when Rick Wise pitches a 4-hitter to defeat the Astros 7-0. The Phils set a modern club record with the streak. Dick Allen has a homer and Rick Wise joins in with a homer and a single.
Aug 3, 1969 - The Reds tally 10 runs in the 5th inning and smack 25 hits in the game to just beat the Phillies 19-17 at Connie Mack Stadium. With the 10-run 5th they take a 16-9 lead and add another pair in the 6th. The Phils counter with 7 runs in the 6th. Johnny Bench is the high man for the Reds with 5 hits.
Jul 29, 1968 - The Reds George Culver overcomes an upset stomach and an ingrown toenail to pitch a no-hitter against the Phillies winning 6-1. A 2-base error ground out and sac fly give the Phils a run in the 2nd.
Aug 24, 1967 - While pushing a car‚ Philadelphia's Richie Allen suffers a severe injury when he pushes his hand through the headlight. It will sideline him for the remainder of the season. The Phils will go 14-21 without him.
Dec 8, 1966 - Five years after breaking Babe Ruth's record‚ the New York Yankees trade OF Roger Maris to the Cardinals for journeyman 3B Charlie Smith. In 2 days‚ the Yanks send Pedro Ramos to the Phils for P Joe Verbanic.
Sep 21, 1966 - The Pirates stay 1 1/2 games in back of the Dodgers who lose 3-2 to the Phillies Rick Wise. Pittsburgh loses 6-5 when Juan Marichal hits a game winning homer off Elroy Face in the 9th. Marichal wins his 23rd.
Apr 20, 1966 - Hank Aaron clouts homers 399 and 400 to lead the Braves to a victory 8-1 over the Phillies. The first shot is off starter Ray Culp in the 1st inning and number 400 comes in the 9th inning off Bo Belinsky.
Sep 27, 1965 - A week after sending veteran Ken Boyer to the Mets St. Louis trades SS Dick Groat 1B Bill White and C Bob Uecker to the Phillies for P Art Mahaffey OF Alex Johnson and C Pat Corrales.
Sep 23, 1965 - A 20-game winner in 1964 Larry Jackson loses his 20th game of 1965 as the Phillies sweep a twin bill from the Cubs 11-5 and 7-4. Jackson is the first pitcher since Murry Dickson of the 1951-52 Pirates to follow a 20-win season with 20 losses.
Sep 10, 1965 - Phils rookie Ferguson Jenkins debuts with 4 1/3 innings of relief against the Cardinals and picks up his first victory. Philadelphia wins 5-4 in 12 innings. It is the Phillies 10000th game decision since 1900.
Sep 5, 1965 - The Reds edge the Phillies 10-9 despite the slugging of Phils first sacker Dick Stuart. Stuart clouts a grand slam the 9th of his career in the 1st inning then hits a 2-run homer in the 7th.
Aug 15, 1965 - The Japanese community of San Francisco holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor the first Japanese player to have reached the American major leagues. Ordinarily a reliever Murakami makes his first ML start as the Giants outslug the Phillies 15-9.
Jul 6, 1965 - Don Demeter of the Phillies plays his record 226th consecutive game without an error in the OF. Finishing his string in the AL Demeter will play 266 games without an error a ML record but his 226 mark will subsequently be broken in the NL by Doug Dascenzo.
Jul 3, 1965 - Pre-game horseplay between Phillies teammates Frank Thomas and Richie Allen turns serious when Thomas swings a bat at Allen. Allen recovers enough to hit a 3-run triple in the 7th and Thomas hits a pinch homer to tie the game in the 8th inning. But the Reds prevail 10-8. Following the game the Phils release Thomas who has had a history of irritating players before the incident with Allen and he signs with Houston.
May 5, 1965 - In a great matchup in New York the Phillies Jim Bunning hits a HR and beats Warren Spahn 1-0. For Bunning it is his 6th complete game victory against the Mets in 6 starts 3 of them shutouts. He has 6 assists including a pickoff at 2B.
Apr 17, 1965 - Don Drysdale ties a ML record by striking out 4 Phils-Wes Covington Tony Gonzalez Dick Stuart and Clay Dalrymple-in order in the 2nd inning but also gives up 2 HRs to lose 3-2. It is the 8th straight time the Phillies have beaten big Don.
Sep 30, 1964 - The Phillies lose their 10th straight game as Curt Simmons of the Cards beats Jim Bunning 8-5. The Phils now trail by 2 1/2 games with just 2 to play but have a glimmer of hope since the Cardinals have 3 games left against the 10th-place Mets.
Sep 25, 1964 - The 1st-place Phils just 3 1/2 games in the lead after dropping 3 games at home to the Reds (9-2 and 6-4) throw Jim Bunning at the Braves. Bunning lasts 6 innings but the Braves topple the host Phils 5-3 as Joe Torre belts two triples to drive home three runs. In the 2nd contest the woes continue as the Phillies lose 7-5 in 11 innings. Christ Short goes 8 innings for Philley before exiting with a 3-3 tie. Torre slams a two run homer in the 10th but the Phils match it before losing it in the 11th. Torre had three hits in the nitecap with 3 RBIs.
May 26, 1964 - Vernon Law and the Pirates subdue the Phillies 13-4. Cookie Rojas has an inside-the-park HR for Philadelphia and Johnny Callison hits one outside. But Jim Pagliaroni has a grand slam for Pittsburgh.
Dec 4, 1963 - Detroit P Jim Bunning is traded to the Phillies with C Gus Triandos for OF Don Demeter and P Jack Hamilton. Not a smart move for Detroit as Bunning will win 75 games for Philley over the next 4 seasons.
Jun 23, 1963 - Jimmy Piersall of the New York Mets hits the 100th HR of his ML career-and his only one in the NL-and celebrates by running around the bases backwards. Dallas Green of the Phillies who gave up the HR is not amused. Neither is Commissioner Ford Frick who is in the stands. Nor are the Mets who will hand Jimmy his walking papers in a few days. The Mets whip the Phils twice 5-0 and 4-1 behind Carlton Willey and Tracy Stallard.
Apr 24, 1962 - Warren Spahn pitches Milwaukee to a 2-1 win over the Phillies. For Spahn it is his 11th straight win over Philadelphia-breaking his own Braves team record-stretching back to May 13 1959.
Sep 12, 1961 - The Phillies drive Koufax from the mound in a 9-run 2nd inning and go on to defeat the Dodgers 19-10. The loss drops LA 4 1/2 games behind the Reds. The big gun for the Phils is ex-Dodgers Don Demeter who hits a 2-run homer in the 1st singles in a run in the 2nd adds a 3-run HR in the 7th and a solo in the 9th. He scores 5 runs Two other Phils homer while 4 Dodgers go deep.
Dec 15, 1960 - The biggest trade in history? The Phils lose more than 2 1/2 inches when they acquire P Frank Sullivan from the Red Sox for 6' 9" Gene Conley. In the next 2 years‚ Conley will win 26 games for the Sox‚ the 3rd Boston team he will play for: Conley started with the Boston Braves in their last year before moving to Milwaukee‚ and played several seasons with the Celtics as Bill Russell's backup.
Sep 16, 1960 - Warren Spahn 39 years old notches his 11th 20-win season with a no-hitter against the Phillies winning 4-0. Spahn also sets a Milwaukee club record with 15 strikeouts in handing the last-place Phils their 90th loss of the year.
Sep 15, 1960 - Willie Mays ties the modern ML record with 3 triples in a game against the Phillies. His 3-bagger off Turk Farrell gives the Giants an 8-6 win in 11 innings. Mays also strokes a double and single. The last National Leaguer to hit 3 treys in a game was Roberto Clemente in 1958.
Aug 18, 1960 - Facing just 27 batters Lew Burdette pitches a 1-0 no-hitter against the Phillies. Tony Gonzalez the only Phil to reach base is hit by a Burdette pitch in the 5th inning but erased on a DP. The Milwaukee pitcher also scores the only run of the game.
Aug 9, 1960 - With fine relief pitching of Lindy McDaniel in the opener and a 5-hitter by Curt Simmons in the nitecap the Cards sweep the Phils 5-4 and 6-0. Phillie Tony Taylor ties a ML record for 2B by going the entire doubleheader (18 innings) without a putout the first to achieve the feat since Connie Ryan of the Phillies June 14 1953.
Jul 19, 1960 - In a spectacular ML debut Giant Juan Marichal pitches no-hit ball until Clay Dalrymple pinch-hit singles with 2 out in the 7th. Marichal winds up with 12 strikeouts and a one-hit 2-0 win against the Phillies. Marichal is the first NL hurler since 1900 to debut with a one-hitter.
Dec 5, 1959 - The Phils ship Chico Fernandez and Ray Semproch to Detroit for Ken Walters‚ Ted Lepcio‚ and minor leaguer Alex Cosmidis. The Cuban born Fernandez was the first black for the Phils‚ and will be the second black to play for Detroit.
Sep 24, 1959 - The Phillies P Humberto Robinson says that gambler Harold Friedman offered him $1500 to throw a game with the Reds. The pitcher ignores him and hurls a 7-2 win. Friedman is held on bail. Commissioner Ford Frick later commends Robinson for promptly reporting to him.
Aug 30, 1959 - In the 2nd of two games the Pirates down 50 tie the Phillies in the 9th inning then win in the 10th 7-6. The victory goes to Elroy Face even though he gives up a HR to Ed Bouchee in the top of the 10th. Face is now 17-0 and the Pirates are just 4 games in back of the leading Giants.
Jun 12, 1959 - Giants P Mike McCormick does not yield a single hit in the first 5 innings of a game against the Phillies. In the top of the 6th he gives up a single to Richie Ashburn but the game is called because of rain. The incomplete inning is not included in the records thereby giving McCormick a 3-0 shortened no-hitter.
Jan 13, 1959 - State Senator Joseph W. Cowgill introduces a bill to build a stadium in Camden to induce the nearby Phillies to move to New Jersey. This effort is based on statements by Phillies owner Bob Carpenter that he is thinking of moving the team unless he gets a new stadium.
Dec 23, 1958 - The Dodgers trade minor league infielder Sparky Anderson to the Phillies for OF Rip Repulski and pitchers Gene Snyder and Jim Golden. Sparky will be the Phils' regular 2B in 1959‚ his only big league season as a player. His 152 games is the most for a one-season career and his 119 total bases is the fewest ever for a player with 500 at bats.
Dec 3, 1958 - The Giants trade P Ruben Gomez and C Valmy Thomas to the Phils for P Jack Sanford. Sanford‚ who slipped in his sophomore year will win 24 games in 1962‚ including 16 in a row‚ while leading the Giants to a pennant. The Phils Bob Carpenter will later rue‚ "it was the worst trade I ever made."
Sep 29, 1958 - The Cardinals fire manager Fred Hutchinson (69-75 and a 5th-place finish) replacing him with Solly Hemus who will be a player-manager. Hemus was just acquired today from the Phillies for Gene Freese.
Sep 22, 1958 - The Pirates set strikeout records in their twinbill loss 3-2 and 1-0 to the Phillies. Starting pitcher Ronnie Kline of the Pirates fans 5 times in a 14-inning game as 3 Phillies pitchers strike out ML-record 21 Bucs. In the 2nd game of the doubleheader the Phillies Jack Sanford fans 6 Bucs in a row to help his team fan 10 for the game and a ML record 31 for the day. Ashburn regains the bat lead going 6-for-10 to move to .343.
Sep 12, 1958 - The Giants sweep the Phillies 5-2 and 19-2 as Mays has 6 hits to raise his average to .333. Jim Davenport tops him with 7 hits including a 3-run inside-the-park HR in the first inning of game 2 and scores 7 runs.
Aug 13, 1958 - Despite allowing two 3-run pinch homers to Rip Repulski and Bob Bowman the Pirates hold on to edge the Phillies 10-9. Roberto Clemente has a pair of homers Mazeroski has one and Kluszewski hits a double and triple.
Jan 15, 1958 - In a deal worth over a million dollars the Yankees announce that they will televise 140 games in the 1958 season. Six days later the Phillies agree to televise 78 games into the New York City area.
Dec 16, 1957 - The Reds land their 5th pitcher of the month when they acquire Harvey Haddix from the Phillies for OF Wally Post. A week ago they swapped pitchers with the Pirates picking up veteran Bob Purkey for Don Gross.
Dec 5, 1957 - The Cards turn down the Phillies offer of Richie Ashburn and Harvey Haddix for Ken Boyer‚ trusting that Boyer will turn into a good 3B. Then‚ in one of their best trades ever‚ the Cardinals acquire outfielders Curt Flood and Joe Taylor from the Reds for pitchers Marty Kutyna and Ted Wieand. The 19-year-old Flood‚ who appeared in 8 games for Cincinnati over the past 2 seasons‚ will anchor the St. Louis OF for the next 12 years.
Aug 25, 1957 - The Braves top the Phillies 7-3 behind the Warren Spahn. The ace left hander posts his 219th career win and cracks his 18th career homer good for 6th (tie with Schoolboy Rowe) on the career list. The Braves are also paced by the hitting of Bob Hazle who contributes two 3-run HRs and a single in the win. Since being recalled from Wichita "Hurricane" Hazle is hitting .526.
Aug 11, 1957 - At the Polo Grounds, the Giants and Phils trade shutouts. New York takes the opener, 5-0, behind Curt Barclay's 3-hitter. Danny O’Connell hits a three-run homer off Harvey Haddix, and Willie Mays bangs two triples. Willie has 15 so far and will top the 20 mark this year in doubles, triples and homers, just the 4th player in history to accomplish that. George Brett will join the list in 1979, the last 20th century player to do so. In second game, Mays has two of the three hits off Jack Sanford, who stops the Giants, 2-0.
May 14, 1957 - Winners of 12 straight on the road the Reds return home and lose to the Phillies 10-8. Ed Bouchee hits a 2-run HR in the 9th to give the Phils their winning margin. Bob Thurman who made his ML debut 2 years ago at the age of 37 hits a 3-run homer for the Reds in the 5th inning. Thurman is the first ML player to homer on his 40th birthday.
Apr 22, 1957 - John Irwin Kennedy becomes the first African-American to play for the Philadelphia Phillies making them the last NL team to integrate. (Black Cuban Chico Fernandez debuted on the 16th) Kennedy pinch runs for Hemus in the 5-1 loss to Brooklyn in the Jersey City Opener at Roosevelt Field before 11629. He will play only briefly in 5 games 2 at 3B and will go hitless.
Sep 13, 1956 - In both ends of a doubleheader Hank Aaron has the game-winning hit as the Braves sweep a pair from the Phillies 3-2 in 13 innings and 4-3 in 12 innings. Warren Spahn is the winner in the nitecap his 200th career victory. The sweep moves Milwaukee 2 games ahead of Brooklyn and 3 games up on Cincinnati.
Apr 29, 1956 - For the 3rd time in his career Phillies LF Del Ennis spoils a no-hitter this time singling off the Giants Ray Monzant who wins the one-hitter 8-1 anyway in the 2nd game of a doubleheader.
Apr 19, 1956 - Despite the cold weather a crowd of 12214 watches the Dodgers nip the Phillies 5-4 in 10 innings at Jersey City in the first of the 7 NL games the Dodgers will play here in 1956. The Phils take the lead in the top of the 10th 4-3 but Brooklyn scores twice to win. Roy Campanella sparks the rally with a double his 1000th hit.
Dec 9, 1955 - The Phillies purchase veteran Frankie Baumholtz from the Cubs. Frankie will play in 76 games next year without an extra base hit‚ a NL record that will be topped. Red Sox Mike McNally‚ in 1916‚ played in 87 games without an long hit‚ a record Luis Gomez will break in 1989 (as noted by Lee Sinins).
Sep 2, 1955 - After sitting out since August 7th with a broken rib SS Alvin Dark of the Giants falls and breaks his shoulder in a game against the Phillies. The Phils win 5-3 as Robin Roberts wins his 22nd.
Jul 23, 1955 - LF Del Ennis of the Phillies hits 3 HRs and drives in all 7 runs-one short of Georgy Kelly's NL mark set in 1924-as the Phils beat the Cards 7-2. Robin Roberts wins his 16th and 6th in a row.
Jul 22, 1955 - In the first game of a doubleheader the Phillies beat the Cardinals 5-3. The win completes an 11-game winning streak extending a team record with all the wins coming at home. They drop the nitecap 8-1. Harvey Haddix wins the nitecap over Herm Wehmeier who has never beaten St. Louis in his career.
Jun 19, 1955 - In the doubleheader opener at Wrigley Field the Phillies push over a run in 15th inning to win 1-0 over the Cubs. Jones doubles home Blaylock for the score to give the win for reliever Jack Meyer. In the nitecap the Cubs win 8-7 in 7 innings as darkness falls.
Apr 30, 1955 - One-time Cub Russ Meyer of the Dodgers continues his mastery over the Bruins winning his 17th consecutive game against Chicago 7-5. Meyer has not lost to the Cubs since July 16 1950 a Cubs record for consecutive losses to one pitcher. The Dodgers lead 2nd Milwaukee and the Phillies by 5 games.
Apr 30, 1955 - The Phillies trade C Smoky Burgess P Steve Ridzik and OF Stan Palys to the Redlegs for OF Jimmy Greengrass C Andy Seminick and OF Glen Gorbous. Then the Phillies buy SS Roy Smalley from the Braves.
Mar 10, 1955 - In Clearwater Robin Roberts throws the ceremonial first pitch before the first game at Jack Russell Stadium and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 before a crowd of 4209 fans. The cozy park is named for a former major league pitcher and city commissioner.
Sep 26, 1954 - Going into the last day of the NL season Don Mueller leads in hitting with .3426; Duke Snider is 2nd at .3425 followed by Willie Mays at .3422. The Giants win 3-2 in 11 innings over the Phillies Robin Roberts as Mays garners a single double and triple in 4 ABs. He finishes at .345 while Mueller going 2-for-6 slips to .341 the same as the hitless Snider. Richie Ashburn plays in his 730rd straight game stretching back to June 7 1950.
Aug 24, 1954 - Robin Roberts is lifted in the 7th as the Braves finally knock out the Phillies ace winning 5-1. Roberts had pitched 13 straight complete games against the Braves over 3 years with a 12-1 record. His only loss came when Jim Wilson threw his June 12 1954 no-hitter.
Sep 17, 1953 - Ernie Banks becomes the first black player for the Cubs but goes 0-for-3 and makes an error in his first ML game as the Phillies win 16-4. Banks replaces Roy Smalley sidelined with a rib injury and starts his streak of 424 straight games played.
May 24, 1953 - A year and 3 days after scoring 15 runs in an inning the Dodgers explode again. Against the Phillies they score 12 runs in the 8th inning before making an out. Their two bases-loaded triples in the 8th ties a ML record for a game and sets it for an inning. The half inning takes 44 minutes to play. The final score is 16-2.
May 10, 1953 - Behind Billy Loes and Roy Campanella the Dodgers move into first place with 5-0 win over the Phillies. Loes tosses his only shutout of the year while Campy drives in all 5 runs with a double and homer. Campanella collects 44 RBIs in his first 30 games: not until Tino Martinez in 1997 will anyone else reach 40 in the first 30.
Apr 26, 1953 - Feasting again on Pirates pitching the Phillies Connie Ryan goes 5-for-5 in a 7-5 win in the first game of a doubleheader. Robin Roberts celebrates his "Day" with a win. The ace is given a Cadillac and other gifts by Delaware fans. The Phils take the nitecap 8-1 behind Karl Drews to stretch the league leaders win streak to 8 games.
Apr 16, 1953 - Connie Ryan has 6 consecutive hits but the Phils lose 14-12 to Pittsburgh. The Phillies score 9 runs in the top of the 5th and the Pirates come back with 6 in the bottom to tie the NL record for runs in the inning. Ryan will be 5-for-5 against the Bucs on the 26th.
Jun 20, 1952 - At Crosley Field Andy Seminick hits a pinch grand slam in the 5th inning and then doubles and scores on a single in the 10th off Curt Simmons as the Reds beat the Phillies 6-5. The Phils take the nitecap 4-3.
Jan 31, 1952 - The Phils settle their damage suit with former P Art Lopatka out of court. He contends that the Phils made him pitch with a fractured index finger resulting in damage to his arm. He further contends that when he was no longer of use the Phillies released him as damaged "goods" in 1947.
Dec 10, 1951 - The Reds trade C Smoky Burgess‚ 2B Connie Ryan and P Howie Fox to the Phillies for C Andy Seminick‚ IF Eddie Pellagrini‚ OF Dick Sisler and P Niles Jordan. The Reds will regret letting the burly catcher go and will reacquire him‚ again exchanging Seminick‚ in 3 years.
Sep 26, 1951 - The Giants stay one game behind the Dodgers as Jim Hearn tops the Phillies 10-1 and the Dodgers crush the Braves 15-5. Campanella drives home 3 runs in the first inning and Newcombe coasts to his 19th win. With a 13-3 lead in the 8th inning Robinson steals home against rookie P Lew Burdette infuriating the Braves.
Aug 27, 1951 - At Shibe Park light-hitting reserve C Del Wilber of the Phillies hits 3 HRs in 3 at bats to provide Ken Johnson with all his support. He is the only player to have done this. Johnson beats the Reds Ken Raffensberger 3-0 in the nightcap after Jocko Thompson shuts out Cincinnati 2-0 in the first game. Wilber went back to the minors in 1949 to manage in the Texas League.
Aug 26, 1951 - Rookie hurler Niles Jordan of the Phillies blanks the Reds 2-0 in his first ML start. Jordan gives up three hits the same number allowed by loser Willard Ramsdell. The Reds win the opener 4-2 as Ewell Blackwell bests Robin Roberts.
Aug 9, 1951 - In the Braves 5-4 win over the Phillies catcher Ebba St. Claire participates in 3 double plays to tie the ML record. The record will be topped in the AL but not till 1999 will another NL backstop be in 3 DPs in a game.
Jul 21, 1951 - The Cubs fall to the host Phillies and Robin Roberts 5-0. With the Cubs 10 games under .500 at 35-45 Phil Cavarretta replaces Frankie Frisch (141-196) as manager. They will go 27-47 the rest of the way to finish in last place.
Jul 17, 1951 - LF Joe Adcock is 4-for-4 and throws out a runner at home in the 9th to lead the Reds to a 9–8 win over the host Phillies in the first of two. Jocko Thompson then wins, 10-0, for the Phils.
Jul 3, 1951 - Giants rookie Willie Mays hits a 13th inning solo homer off the Phillies’ Jocko Thompson to give New York a 9-8 win. It is Willie's 2nd extra inning homer in two weeks: he'll hit another on July 7th, against the Braves George Estock..
Sep 30, 1950 - Before 23879 at Ebbets Field Brooklyn pulls within one game of the lead as Erv Palica wins 7-3 over the Phillies. The Brooks rout rookie Bob Miller and then Duke Snider and Roy Campanella pound homers off Jim Konstanty. It is the Phillies 5th loss in a row their 8th in 10 games. The red-hot Dodgers have now won 13 of their last 16 games. For the 2nd year in a row the pennant race will come down to the last game. If the Dodgers win tomorrow the race will end in a three-way tie.
Sep 27, 1950 - The Phils rally for 5 runs in the 8th to tie but the Giants win in 10 innings 8-7. Monte Irvin sliding across the plate with the winning run injures catcher Andy Seminick limiting his effectiveness. He will play the next day and all through the WS later to find out that he has a bone separation. In the nitecap Bobby Thomson 1st inning inside-the-park grand slam is all the Giants need as Jim Hearn wins 5-0. The Dodgers split with the Braves cutting the Phillies lead to 2 games.
Sep 15, 1950 - In game 2 Eddie Waitkus of the first-place Phils gets 5 hits for the 3rd time this season as the Phillies beat the Reds 8-7 in 19 innings. Teammate Del Ennis goes 5-for-10. The Reds lead 5-0 after 5 innings but the Phils tie it up in regulation. Both teams score twice in the 18th and the Phils score in the 19th on a bases-loaded hit by Del Ennis. The Phils win the lid lifter 2-1 and move to 7 1/2 over the Dodgers.
Sep 6, 1950 - Don Newcombe tries for a doubleheader victory against Philadelphia. After winning the first game 2-0 he pitches the 2nd game but leaves in the 7th inning trailing 2-0. But the Dodgers rally to win 3-2 and hand the first-place Phillies their 5th defeat in a row.
Aug 11, 1950 - Boston P Vern Bickford no-hits the Dodgers in Boston before 29008 fans. Bickford has lost only once to Brooklyn since joining Boston 1948. The win puts Boston just 5 games behind the first-place Phillies.
Jul 16, 1950 - The Cubs knock the Phillies out of a tie for first place sweeping 8-0 and 10-3. The Cubs lose Cavarretta when he is hit by a Johnson pitch in game 1 fracturing his forearm. Hank Sauer takes over 1B. Walt Dubiel fires the shutout and Doyle Lade is the CG winner in game 2. The loss goes to Bob Miller in game 2 the first defeat for the rookie after 8 straight wins. Ex-Bruin Russ Meyer loses the first game after defeating the Cubs 5 straight times (as noted by Ed Hartig). The Mad Monk the greatest ever Cubs killer will win his next 17 decisions against Chicago before losing on May 11 1955.
Apr 23, 1950 - In the second of two games the Braves and Phillies start the match in daylight and finish under the lights a first in the majors. Phils win 6-5. Johnny Sain hurls the Braves to a 4-3 win over the visiting Phils in the opener.
Sep 15, 1949 - Pirates P Ernie Bonham dies following an appendectomy and stomach surgery just 18 days after his last pitching performance an 8-2 win over the Phillies. Mrs. Bonham will receive the first benefits under the players pension plan $90 a month for 10 years.
Jun 9, 1949 - The Phillies tip the Pirates 4-3 in 18 innings in Philadelphia. No Phillies reach base via a walk in the game and each team has the same line: 68 at bats; 16 hits; 21 assists; and three errors.
Jun 2, 1949 - Against the Reds the host Philadelphia Phillies hit 5 HRs in the 8th inning tying the ML mark set by the 1939 Giants and turn a 3-2 deficit into a 12-3 win. The Phillie 5 includes Del Ennis Andy Seminick (2) Puddin' Head Jones and Schoolboy Rowe. Jones adds a stand up triple which just misses a HR and Gran Hamner's double jumps the extra base total to 18 a ML record. The 26 total bases ties the 20th C. mark. Seminick has 3rd inning HR to total 3 for the game.
Dec 14, 1948 - The Cubs send Eddie Waitkus and Hank Borowy to the Phillies in exchange for pitcher Monk Dubiel and Dutch Leonard. Leonard‚ the veteran knuckleballer‚ won 29 games in 2 years after being purchased from the Senators. He lost a NL high 17 games this year‚ despite a 2.51 ERA. Borowy slipped to 5-10 last year and Waitkus hit .296 in the PCL.
Oct 11, 1948 - In a curious move the Cubs sell P Russ Meyer to the Phillies. The "Mad Monk" (10-10 with 3 shutouts) was the only starter not under .500 and one of two pitchers to win 10 games. Meyer will go 17-9 with the Phils in 1949. After the Cubs beat Meyer and the Phillies next June 5 he will go 24-2 against his old club as a member of the Phils and Dodgers.
Sep 3, 1948 - Jeff Heath hits a 2-run HR in the 4th inning and the Braves hold on to beat the Phillies 3-1. Johnny Sain allows just three hits in winning his 17th. With the Dodgers dropping a doubleheader to the Giants 7-5 and 6-3 the Braves move back into 1st place.
Jul 18, 1948 - In the first of two before 39623 the Chicago Cubs beat the visiting Philadelphia Phillies 3-2. With 2 outs and the bases loaded in the 9th inning rookie Robin Roberts hits Phil Cavarretta and Andy Pafko on the back with successive pitches to force home the winner. Chicago's Johnny Schmitz allows just 4 hits three by Johnny Blatnik. The Jays (as they are still occasionally referred to in print) win the nitecap 6-4 collecting 17 hits including a homer by Del Ennis. Schoolboy Rowe evens his record at 5-5 beating Russ Meyer.
Jun 5, 1948 - Richie Ashburn of the Phillies hits safely in a 6-5 nitecap win at Chicago. It is his 23rd consecutive game starting May 9 a 20th-century NL record for a rookie (Jimmy Williams had streaks of 27 and 26 games in 1899). Alvin Dark will tie it this year and Mike Vail will match it in 1975. The Phils also take the opener 4-2.
May 8, 1948 - An infield single by Johnny Blatnik of the Phillies in the 7th prevents a perfect game by Harry Brecheen of the Cardinals. Brecheen will become the NL ERA leader with 2.24 and the winning percentage leader on a 20-7 record. The Cards win 5-0 and Brecheen scores his 3rd straight shutout.
Sep 21, 1947 - At the Polo Grounds the Giants pound homers in their 17th and 18th consecutive games to set a NL record. Philadelphia wins the opener 3-2 in 11 innings when Del Ennis homers for the Blue Jays. In the nitecap. rookie Larry Jansen wins his 20th game beating the Phillies 6-4. Schoolboy Rowe takes the loss.
Jun 28, 1947 - Walker Cooper of the Giants hits a HR in his 6th consecutive game to tie a record set by George Kelly in 1924. Cooper had 2 HRs in the first game of the streak‚ and his shot today helps his brother Mort win 14-6 over the Phils‚ his first win as a Giant. Al Jurisich goes all the way for the Phils‚ prompting a protest by Horace Stoneham. Phils manager Ben Chapman counters that he had no other pitchers available because of injuries and tomorrow's twinbill. It'll be Schoolboy Rowe's turn to take one for the team when the Phils vet gives up 14 hits in a 9-inning loss to Brooklyn on the 30th.
May 3, 1947 - The Cards trade Harry Walker to the Phillies for OF Ron Northey. Although batting only .200 with the Cards Walker will hit .371 for the Phils in 130 games to finish the season with a league-leading .363 batting average.
Apr 14, 1947 - The Yankees release two veterans relief ace Johnny Murphy and first baseman Nick Etten. Murphy will be signed by the Red Sox while Etten the AL home run leader in 1944 and RBI leader in 1945 will catch on briefly with the Phillies.
Aug 22, 1946 - The Cardinals sweep the Phillies to tie the Dodgers for 1st place in the NL. Howie Pollet (16-6) wins the 1st game 7-6 when Musial hits a HR in the 12th and Harry Brecheen is the winner 4-3 in the nightcap under the arcs.
May 2, 1946 - In St. Louis Giants manager Mel Ott informs C Clyde Kluttz at breakfast that he has been traded from New York to the Phillies. But Cards manager Eddie Dyer calls Kluttz at lunch to tell him not to pack; St. Louis has just made a trade for him. Kluttz is part of the trades that sends Vince DiMaggio from the Phils to the Giants and 2B Emil Verban from St. Louis to Philadelphia. The Giants then beat the Cards 5-1 scoring 4 in the 9th. Dave Koslo tosses a 4-hitter for New York beating Harry Brecheen. Brecheen fans three in the 3rd-Kerr Koslo and Rigney-all on called strikes.
Apr 21, 1946 - After dropping an 11-inning duel between Rowe and Sain 3-2 the Phillies rebound to take the 7-inning nitecap from the Braves 3-1. It is their 1st win of the year with Al Jurisch getting the decision over Johnny Hutchings. Hutchings set a club record last year with 57 appearances but this will be the last of his ML career.
Apr 16, 1946 - The Tigers Cubs Reds Athletics and Phillies retain their 1945 ticket prices. Other clubs increase admission costs. Typical: $2 to $2.50 for boxes general admission $1.25 bleachers 60 cents. The fans respond with the 2nd highest opening day attendance to date: 236730. Only in 1931 (249010) was the number exceeded.
Dec 12, 1945 - Five years to the day after shipping Jim Bagby, Jr. off to Cleveland‚ the Red Sox reacquire the vet‚ in exchange for P Vic Johnson and cash. Boston also sells SS Skeeter Newsome to the Phils.
Jul 13, 1945 - The Philadelphia Phillies are skippered by two managers as they beat the Pirates 11-9. With Fat Freddie Fitzsimmons managing the game was started on June 3 but suspended after 6 innings because of Pennsylvania's Blue Law. The Phils were in the lead 11-9. Under the leadership of Ben Chapman who took over for Fitzsimmons on June 29 Andy Karl shuts out the Pirates today for the last 3 innings and the Phils win 11-9. For Karl it is one of his 15 saves on the year high in the NL. In later years most record books will credit the win to manager Fitzsimmons though Neft & Cohen will give it Chapman.
Jun 29, 1945 - Ben Chapman replaces Fred Fitzsimmons who resigns as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. The club recently lost a team-record 16 straight. Chapman was acquired as a pitcher from the Dodgers on June 15th but is better known as the Yankee outfielder and base-stealing star. Chapman will be the NL's first player-manager since Jimmy Wilson (1934-39) when he appears in three games. Fitzsimmons final game is a 9-1 loss to the Cards at Shibe Park. Del Rice has three hits three runs and three RBIs to pace the Birds.
May 14, 1945 - Ex-serviceman Mel Bosser makes his ML debut with the Reds and walks 10 Phillies before being relieved in the 8th inning by Beck. Bosser whose only pro experience is pitching in Class D allows 8 hits and gets credit for the 5-4 win.
Mar 31, 1945 - Headline: DiMaggio to the Phillies. Vince is sent by the Pirates in exchange for P Al Gerhauser who lost 35 games in 2 seasons. DiMaggio will drive in 84 runs while again leading the NL in strikeouts.
Jun 18, 1944 - Cal McLish is knocked from the mound by a 5-run outburst by the Phillies in the first inning of a Philadelphia 6-2 victory over the Dodgers. The 18-year-old McLish is followed to the mound by Dodgers hurlers Ralph Branca also 18 and Charley Osgood 17 in his only major league appearance.
Jun 11, 1944 - The Giants takes a doubleheader from the Phillies by identical scores of 6-5. In the first game the Giants use 22 players including 5 pitchers 3 catchers 3 second basemen 3 pinch hitters and 2 pinch runners.
May 11, 1944 - The Cubs beat the Phillies 5-3 to snap a 13-game losing streak after Charlie Grimm gives a four-leaf clover to starting P Eddie Hanyzewski who wore it under his cap. The Cubs are now 1-13 on the year.
Mar 4, 1944 - The woeful Phillies announce their new nickname-the Blue Jays. The winning entry in the contest was submitted by a Mrs. Elizabeth Crooks and was chosen over a number of names ranging from Daisies to Stinkers. President Carpenter says he hopes to have the farm system identified by the same blue color with the Wilmington club called the Blue Rocks and possibly the New Bradford team as the Blue Wings. The Blue Jays will be the unofficial team name for 1944-45 but abandoned in 1946 though the team will still occasionally be referred to in newspaper accounts as the Blue Jays through 1949. Ms. Crooks wins a $100 war bond and a season ticket to the Blue Jays.
Nov 23, 1943 - Commissioner Landis rules that Phillies owner William D. Cox is permanently ineligible to hold office or be employed in baseball for having bet on games‚ even though it was for his own team to win. The Carpenter family of Delaware will buy the Philadelphia club and Bob Carpenter‚ age 28‚ will become president. The Phils‚ in an effort to change their image‚ will conduct a contest for a new name.
Sep 24, 1943 - A crowd of 314 the smallest in Wrigley Field history sees Andy Pafko make his Cubs debut. Pafko drives in 4 runs with a double and a single in 3 at bats as the Cubs top the Phillies 7-4. Mercifully the game is called after 5-innings because of the downpour.
Sep 19, 1943 - The Boston Braves take a pair from the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, winning 3-2 and 6-5 in 14 innings. Butch Nieman HR in the 14th wins it for Al Javery, who goes the distance as does Newt Kimball.
Sep 19, 1943 - The Boston Braves take a pair from the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, winning 3-2 and 6-5 in 14 innings. A Butch Nieman HR in the 14th wins it for Al Javery, who goes the distance as does Newt Kimball.
Sep 19, 1943 - The Boston Braves take a pair from the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, winning 3-2 and 6-5 in 14 innings. A Butch Nieman HR in the 14th inning of game two wins it for Al Javery, who goes the distance as does Newt Kimball.
Sep 19, 1943 - The Boston Braves take a pair from the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, winning 3-2 and 6-5 in 14 innings. A Butch Nieman HR in the 14th inning of game two wins it for Al Javery, who goes the distance as does Phillies righthander Newt Kimball.
Jul 27, 1943 - In St. Louis the Cards sweep a pair from the Phillies 6-2 and 5-2 to drop Philadelphia to 7th place. Murry Dickson and Howie Crist pitch for the Redbirds now winners of 11th straight. Al Gerheauser suffers his 10th defeat while Dick Conger takes the nitecap loss. Dixie Walker with four hits in the 2nd game and Stan Musial with a homer are the hitting stars.
Jul 27, 1943 - The Phillies new owner Bill Cox 33 fires manager Bucky Harris. who was hired prior to the season and replaces him with Brooklyn P Freddie Fitzsimmons. Harris learns of the firing when a reporter calls him. In New York Cox makes the announcement without ever mentioning Harris.
Jul 18, 1943 - Playing as if neither team wanted the win the Giants and Phillies strand 30 base runners tying the major league record. The Giants tally 19 hits to the Phils 15 while the 2 staffs combine for 11 walks. New York wins 10-6. In the nitecap the Phils strand another dozen while the Giants leave 6.
Jul 3, 1943 - In Detroit the royalty have the day as the Tigers sweep a pair from New York. "Prince Hal" Newhouser pitches the opener a 6-5 win. In the nitecap the Tigers win a 10-9 slugfest. Reliever Hank "Prince" Oana brought up last month wins his first ML decision and belts a 3-run homer his only ML dinger off losing pitcher Atley Donald. The Hawaiian-born Oana came up briefly with the Phillies in 1934 as an outfielder but converted to pitching last year and went 16-5 with Ft. Worth (Texas League).
Jun 4, 1943 - Mort Cooper of the St. Louis Cardinals tosses the 2nd of back-to-back one-hitters beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0. Hits by Brooklyn's Billy Herman on May 31 and by the Phils Jimmy Wasdell today deprive him of no-hitters. Cooper has 6 wins and 3 shutouts on the way to his 2nd 20-win year.
Sep 23, 1942 - In Brooklyn Larry French 35 pitches a brilliant one-hitter allowing just Nick Etten's 2nd inning infield hit and beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0. Etten is retired on a DP as French faces just 27 batters in his 197th and last career win (197-171 with 40 shutouts). There are 13346 fans on hand 8647 of which are admitted free by bringing with them 10 pounds of iron for the war effort. French finishes the year at 15-4 with a 1.83 ERA and after a brief relief stint on the 26th he'll enlist in the Navy. He'll be stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yards but his petition to the Navy to allow him spot starts with the Dodgers will be denied. "I still need three winning games to paste 200 in my scrapbook" says French. "I want them and I won't be satisfied with my career until I get them." Despite his disappointment French will stay in Navy rise through the ranks and retire in 1969 with the rank of captain. Larry MacPhail the 52-year-old Dodger president also announces today that he is quitting at the end of the season to reenter the army.
Sep 11, 1942 - Eddie Freed of the Philadelphia Phillies collects a single two doubles a triple and an intentional walk in his ML debut a Phils team record. But the Reds win 8-5 in 11 innings on Ray Lamanno's HR. The 5'6" Freed will total only 10 hits during his brief ML career as he is drafted in January 1943 for three years. Only 393 fans are on hand for today's game as the last-place Phils will draw just 230183 this season.
Jul 30, 1942 - The Phillies defeat the visiting Reds 4-2 with SS Bobby Bragan catching all 9 innings. Bragan caught part of the game on the 24th and for the rest of his career will be behind the plate most often.
Jul 26, 1942 - Clyde McCullough hits 3 consecutive HRs but the Chicago Cubs lose 4-3 to Philadelphia Phillies in game one. The Phils also take the nitecap 6-1. McCullough will end the year with 5 homers.
Nov 26, 1941 - The Phillies name Hans Lobert as their new manager replacing Doc Prothro. At age 60 years and a month Lobert is the oldest rookie manager ever. The Phils finished last under Doc and will finish last under Hans.
Sep 28, 1941 - A jubilant crowd at Ebbets Field watches as the Dodgers beat the Phillies 5-1 handing the Phils their 111th loss a club record. For Brooklyn it is their club-record 100th win. The crowd sets a new season attendance record at 1215253.
Jun 30, 1941 - Pete Reiser triples on the 1st pitch of the game and the next time up hits the 1st pitch for a HR as the Dodgers whip the Phillies 9-2. Whit Wyatt wins his 12th allowing 6 hits. The win gives the Dodgers a first-place tie with the Cards.
May 3, 1941 - Hank Gornicki of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches a one-hitter in his big-league debut beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0. Stan Benjamin's single is the lone hit. It is the Cards' 8th straight win.
Sep 27, 1940 - Hugh Mulcahy ends the last-place Phillies twelve-game losing streak and his personal 12-game win streak with a 6-0 whitewash of the Giants. Despite the win Mulcahy a member of the 1940 All-Star team still leads the NL in losses with 22.
Sep 16, 1940 - Called up from the Eastern League in August Phillies rookie Danny Litwhiler singles in both games of 7-1 and 3-2 losses to St. Louis extending his hitting streak to 21 straight games. He will be stopped tomorrow by Whitey Moore at Cincinnati but will hit .345 in 36 games.
Sep 5, 1940 - Before the start of their game with the Dodgers the Phillies honor Chuck Klein and present The Clouting Kraut with a box of coins and a ham. The Dodgers then present the Phils with an 8-5 loss.
Aug 26, 1940 - Bucky Walters pitches the first-place Reds to a 3-2 win over the lowly Phillies. Bucky wins his 18th driving in two runs with a homer and single. Ancient-40 in December-Syl Johnson then holds the Reds to three hits to win the nitecap 6-1.
Aug 15, 1940 - In a 4-2 loss to the Phillies Dodger SS Pee Wee Reese fractures his heel bone sliding into 2B and is out for the season. The Dodgers must like what they see in winning pitcher Kirby Higbe who will go to the Dodgers in the off season.
Jun 14, 1940 - In his first appearance as Ray Blades successor new Cardinal manager Billy Southworth wins a 6-2 verdict over the Phillies. New Card Ernie Koy has two hits to lead a 9 hits attack for Bob Bowman.
May 15, 1940 - 1B Art Mahan and 2B Herman Schulte establish themselves as regulars at their positions with the Phillies. Fewer than a dozen players have been 120-or-more-game regulars in their only season in the ML and the Phillies again locked in last place have 2 of them in one season. Neither Phillie will hit .250 but Schulte will top 2B in fielding.
Jun 1, 1939 - The Phillies plays their first-ever night game at Shibe Park losing to the Pirates 5-2. The Phils Gib Brack and the Bucs Bill Brubaker hit homers. Rip Sewell picks up the victory over newly acquired Kirby Higbe.
Jun 25, 1938 - The Reds Lonny Frey collects 8 hits in a doubleheader split with the Phillies. Frey has 3 hits in the 10-3 Phils win in the lidlifter then adds 5 in the nitecap an 8-5 win. All told Lonny has 5 singles a double and 2 triples.
May 5, 1938 - Hal Kelleher of the Phillies faces 16 batters in the 8th inning as the Cubs score 12 runs. Both marks are NL records off one hurler in a single inning. The Cubs win 21-2 with Joe Marty tallying 4 runs 4 RBI and 4 hits and Augie Galan adding a homer and triple and another 4 ribbies. The loss goes to Wayne LeMaster who throws just 3 pitches to leadoff batter Stan Hack before leaving the game with a pain in his throwing arm. Tommy Reis relieved and allows 4 runs to score but the first is charged to LeMaster. Al Epperly wins the laugher.
Oct 2, 1937 - Thirty-four-year-old rookie Jim Turner of the Boston Bees wins his 20th game 7-1 over the Phillies. Tomorrow fellow first-year pitcher Lou Fette 30 will also win his 20th against the Phils.
Sep 29, 1937 - New York rookie Cliff Melton wins his 20th game 6-3 in the opening game of a doubleheader but the Phillies beat the Giants in the 2nd game 6-5 in 71/2 innings preventing New York from clinching the flag. Pitcher-infielder Bucky Walters plays 3B in both games and belts a 1st-inning grand slam in the nitecap off Harry Gumbert.
Sep 27, 1937 - Chuck Klein belts two homers and a double as the Phillies hand the doddering Dodgers their 12th straight loss 11-3. Claude Passeau collects two hits and scores twice to gain the complete game win.
Aug 13, 1937 - The Giants make nine hits-seven for extra bases-to down the last-place Phillies 5-0. Carl Hubbell has two hits in winning his 16th tops in the majors. Sam Leslie has a triple and homer while Harry Danning has a homer and three RBIs.
Aug 3, 1937 - The Cubs boost their lead in the NL to 7 games as Bill Lee stops the Phils on 3 hits. Lee also hits a homer in the 4-1 win. For Lee it is his 10th straight win over the Phillies going back to 1935.
May 12, 1937 - St. Louis OF Joe Medwick tallies 4 extra-base hits: two HRs-off Claude Passeau and Orville Jorgens-and a pair of doubles in a Cards 15-3 win over the Phillies. The Cards collect 20 hits including four by Pepper Martin and a round tripper by Brusie Ogrodowski.
Sep 6, 1936 - Boston Bees pinch hitter Rupert Thompson slugs a 9th inning homer to beat the Giants, 3–2, the third loss to Boston in two days for the Giants. Boston also purchases P Fabian Kowalik from the Phils. Meanwhile, the Reds are sweeping a pair from the Cardinals, who drop three games back in the race for the National League pennant.
Jul 12, 1936 - At Cincinnati Phillies starter Joe Bowman gives up his first hit of the game a lead off triple in the 9th inning to Kiki Cuyler and then is relieved by Claude Passeau who retires the next 3 batters. The Phils win 4-0.
Jun 8, 1936 - Behind Larry French the Cubs win 3-0 at Wrigley Field over the Phillies. During the game Cubs trainer Andy Lotshaw rushes from the dugout to aid a woman hit by a foul ball only to discover that the injured woman is his wife. She is not badly hurt (as noted by John Snyder).
May 21, 1936 - The Phillies reacquire "The Clouting Kraut" Chuck Klein from the Cubs along with P Fabian Kowalik and a reported $50000 for P Curt Davis and OF Ethan Allen. Klein is hitting .294 this year for the Cubs.
Aug 28, 1935 - The Cards take 2 games from the Phillies winning the 1st game 5-1 then scoring 9 runs in the 6th inning to win the second game 13-5. In the 2 wins Terry Moore has 3 doubles and a HR Pepper Martin adds a grand slam and Ripper Collins hits his 21st HR of the season.
Jun 12, 1935 - After manager Grimm blasts the team in a pre-game clubhouse meeting-and bans poker games the Cubs go out and throw a full house at the Phillies winning 15-0. Larry French is the winner as Cavarretta has 3 hits including a HR and 4 RBIs and Chuck Klein adds a 3-run homer. The Cubs lose the nitecap 11-8.
May 24, 1935 - After a day's delay because of rain the Cincinnati Reds host the Philadelphia Phillies in the first ML night game winning 2-1 before a crowd of 24422. On the initiative of Larry MacPhail FDR throws the switch at the White House to turn on the lights. the Phils Mike Chiozza is the first batter as the Reds Paul Derringer outduels Joe Bowan though the Reds are outhit 6 to 4. The Reds will play 7 night games in all one each against the other NL teams.
May 8, 1935 - Reds backstop Ernie Lombardi equals the ML record with 4 straight doubles all in consecutive innings (6th 7th 8th and 9th) and each off a different pitcher: Syl Johnson Orville Jorgens Euel Moore and Franklin Pearce. The slow-footed Lombardi also has a "long single" in the 23-hit 15-4 win over the Phillies in game 1. The Reds collect 7 doubles and 2 homers. In the nitecap the Phils snap their 9 game losing streak with a 5-4 victory.
Nov 1, 1934 - The Giants obtain Dick Bartell from the Phillies for 3B Johnny Vergez P Pretzel Pezzulo OF George Watkins and cash. Bartell will help cement the infield for the Giants in the next two years.
Sep 25, 1934 - Diz wins his 28th beating the Pirates 3-2 and blanking the Bucs until the 9th inning when Vaughan belts a 2-run HR. The Giants lead over the Birds is cut to one game when the Phillies rally in the 9th for a 5-4 win.
Jul 14, 1934 - In the first of 2 the Phils score 11 runs in the 2nd inning and coast to an 18-0 win over the Reds. Snipe Hansen is the winner over Don Brennan. It is the Phillies second 18-0 win over the Reds in four years and ties the team mark for largest margin in a shutout.
Jun 11, 1934 - The Cubs send Dolph Camilli and cash to the Phillies for Don Hurst the 1930 RBI leader. Camilli will later win the 1941 MVP with the Dodgers while Hurst hits .199 for the Cubs and disappears.
May 17, 1934 - In his first game in Philadelphia since the Phillies traded him to the Cubs Chuck Klein hits 2 HRs to pace first-place Chicago to a 10-3 win. Gabby Hartnett adds another as Chicago pounds four hurlers for twenty hits. Cuyler and Camilli have four apiece to back the five hitting pitching of Bill Lee and Pat Malone. Malone gets credit for the win.
Apr 17, 1934 - In a pre-game ceremony at the Polo Grounds a bugler sounded taps for John McGraw who died in February. The Giants behind Carl Hubbell then defeat the Phillies 6-1 to start a five-game win streak.
Nov 21, 1933 - Chuck Klein‚ who won the Triple Crown with the Phillies‚ is sold to the Chicago Cubs for $125‚000 and veterans Mark Koenig‚ Harvey Hendrick‚ and rookie Ted Kleinhans. Hendrick will play one year in Philley‚ while the other two quickly go to the Reds. Klein‚ who also led the NL in total bases‚ hits‚ slugging‚ doubles‚ was second in runs‚ and 4th in steals‚ is the only player to be traded after a Triple Crown season. He will have two solid years at Wrigley Field before returning to the Phils.
Jul 23, 1933 - The Cubs sweep a pair from the Phillies winning 9-5 and 3-1. Harvey Hendrick cracks a pinch grand slam in the 11th to win game 1. His homer to RF follows an intentional walk to Grimm. The winner in game 2 is Pat Malone who stretches his winning streak over the Phils to 12 games beginning in May 1931.
Dec 15, 1932 - The Phils send Ray Benge and $15‚000 to the Dodgers for Cy Moore‚ Mickey Finn‚ and Jack Warner. Finn will have a great spring and Brooklyn's Max Carey will admit in April that Burt Shotton outguessed him on the deal.
Dec 12, 1932 - In a 3-team deal‚ the Giants send Freddie Lindstrom to the Pirates and OF Chick Fullis to the Phils‚ getting P Glenn Spencer and OF George Davis in return. The Bucs ship OF Gus Dugas to Philley. Lindstrom's departure was expected after he made known his disappointment in not being named John McGraw's successor.
Sep 26, 1932 - In a doubleheader split with the Giants Chuck Klein of the Phillies is 0-for-8 but closes the season with 38 HRs and 20 SBs to become the only player of the lively-ball era (1920 and after) to lead his league in these 2 departments. Klein also finishes 2nd in RBIs (137) while teammates Don Hurst (143) and Pinky Whitney (124) finish 1st and 3rd. In this century only the 1915 Tigers and 1928 Yankees have the top three RBI producers in a season.
May 7, 1932 - A rare dual league doubleheader takes place at Forbes Field. In the first game the Pirates play the Phillies losing 5-3. In the nitecap the local Negro League Homestead Grays take on the Philadelphia Hilldales.
Dec 9, 1931 - Baseball owners‚ fearful of the effects of the Depression‚ vote to cut squads from 25 players to 23. Both leagues will stop awarding MVP trophies. The NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers. As noted by historian Doug Pappas‚ the NL loans the Phillies $35‚000 and loans Judge Emil Fuchs‚ owner of the Braves‚ $20‚000 secured by his stock. Fuchs' finances are such that he won't even pay the interest from 1935-37‚ and will file for bankruptcy in 1938‚ three years after retiring from the Braves.
Sep 16, 1931 - The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-3, behind Bill Hallahan's 18th win of the year, and prepare for a rematch of the 1930 World Series. Earlier in the day, the Cincinnati Reds clinched it for the Birds by sweeping the New York Giants, 7-3 and 4-3. The Cards’ victory completes a six-game sweep of the Phillies, who have gone 5-51 at St. Louis since 1927, a winning percentage of .089, the lowest in history for a club with at least that many visiting games against a team
Jul 24, 1931 - The Cards stretch their lead to 8 games by sweeping a pair from the Phillies 10-0 and 7-2. Flint Rhem coasts in the lidlifter as the Cards collect 17 hits. Burleigh Grimes wins the nitecap.
Apr 27, 1931 - Wally Berger Boston Braves CF ties the modern mark for the outfield by recording 4 assists helping Socks Seibold shut out the Phillies 2-0. Berger is the last outfielder to accomplish this feat.
Nov 6, 1930 - The Pirates trade SS Dick Bartell a .320 hitter to the Phillies for defensive star SS Tommy Thevenow and P Claude Willoughby. The Phils get the better of the shortstop swap while Willoughby lives up to his nickname "Flunky."
Sep 28, 1930 - Bill Terry goes hitless as the Giants edge the Dodgers for 3rd place with a 10-inning win over the Phillies at the Polo Grounds. He finishes at .401 and is the last NL player to hit over .400. The Giants set a 20th-century single season batting average record of .319 (the Philadelphia Phillies hit .349 in 1894).
Sep 6, 1930 - The Phillies losers 18-5 to the Giants on the 2nd end a 3-day rest by dropping a 22-8 decision to the host Dodgers. The same 4 pitchers-Collard Elliott Phillips and Sweetland-are on the mound for the Quakers.
Aug 29, 1930 - A little comedy is injected into an 11-inning 9-8 Braves victory over the Phillies. The Braves Rabbit Maranville makes the 3rd out of the 4th inning in a steal attempt at 2B. He argues vigorously and at length. Fresco Thompson of the Phils finally tires of it picks up the scrappy little guy and carries him to his position at SS.
Jul 26, 1930 - Phils pitchers continue their consistency giving up 5 HRs to the Cubs in a 16-2 pasting. Hack Wilson has 3 of the homers increasing his total to 32 while Gabby Hartnett and winning pitcher Pat Malone add the other two. Phil Collins the ace of the weak Phillies staff is routed by the 9 run attack in the first two innings.
Jul 23, 1930 - Pie Traynor of the Pirates is responsible for two victories over the Phillies at Baker Bowl. His HR in the 9th off Roy Hansen seals the first game‚ 2-1‚ for Heine Meine. He comes through one mo' time in the nitecap going 5-for-7 with a 3-run HR in the 13th to win 16-15. George Grantham scores 5 runs for the Bucs. Traynor's 13th inning blast negates 27 hits by the Phils‚ including two homers by Don Hurst‚ for a then-record-tying team total 48 total bases. The Phils knot the score in the 8th‚ 9th‚ and 12th innings‚ but fall short in the 13th.
Jul 10, 1930 - Fred Lindstrom has 5 hits to lead the Giants to a 19-8 rout the Phillies. This is the 3rd time he has accomplished this feat. The Giants score 10 runs in the 3rd and pound 3 pitchers for 26 hits. Chuck Klein hits his 25th homer in the 6th.
Jul 5, 1930 - The Phillies lose a doubleheader to the Braves 17-5 and 7-4 to drop into the cellar for the rest of the season despite a team batting average of .315. Wally Berger homers in game 1 his 23rd to tie Hack Wilson for the NL lead.
Jun 24, 1930 - In the Cubs 6-1 victory over the Phillies at Wrigley Field slugger Hack Wilson fouls a pitch into the stands where it is caught by 17-year-old Arthur Porto. Porto is confronted by an usher who tells him the Cubs cannot "afford to let the customers walk off with their baseballs" and demands the return of the ball. Porto and two friends argue and are arrested by stadium security and charged with disorderly conduct. In court the next day the judge issues a landmark decision ruling that a ball hit into the stands belongs "to the boy who grabs it." The charges are dismissed.
Jun 1, 1930 - For the 2nd time in a week and the second time this century teammates hit back-to-back homers twice in a game. Johnny Frederick and Babe Herman do it in the Dodgers 10-2 win over the Phillies.
May 30, 1930 - With 2 on base in game one Del Bissonette Brooklyn 1B hits the ball over the RF screen at Ebbets Field but baserunner Babe Herman "the Headless Horseman of Ebbets Field" stops to watch and is passed by Bissonette reducing the HR to a single. Despite this the Robins win a pair of games from the Phillies 11-1 and 11-9 and take first place. Unfazed Herman will pull off the move again on September 15th. In the nitecap Bissonette collects 5 hits including a homer. Chuck Klein homers in each game for the Phils to bring his total to 13.
May 23, 1930 - Despite a homer by Bill Terry in the 8th and a 3-run shot by Ott in the 9th Carl Hubbell loses to the Phillies 9-8. Philadelphia bangs out 17 hits including a HR by Pinky Whitney against King Carl.
Apr 26, 1930 - The undefeated Giants take a pair from the Phillies winning 13-2 and 7-5. Hub Pruett and Carl Hubbell are the victors. Fred Lindstrom is 5-for-5 in the lid lifter and 2-for-4 in the nitecap while Bill Terry and Travis Jackson each pound out a pair of homers.
Apr 20, 1930 - Grover Alexander makes his debut for the Phillies against the Giants lefty Carl Hubbell. King Carl outpitches the old master 2-1 who gives up 4 walks and a homer to Mel Ott in 6 innings of work.
Jul 23, 1929 - Pete Alexander pitches the Cards to a 5-2 win over the Phillies allowing 10 hits and fanning 7. The Cardinals decide they made a mistake when they sent manager Bill McKechnie to Rochester and brought up Billy Southworth; they swap them back again.
Jul 6, 1929 - After losing 11 in a row including a 10-6 loss in the opener the Cardinals break out in the 2nd game. They score 10 in the first inning and 10 more in the 5th to wallop the host Phils 28-6 on 28 hits. The run and hit totals are NL records for this century and the 9 Cards scoring 2+ runs ties the ML mark. The Cardinals (43) and Phillies (30) combine for a ML-tying 73 hits in the doubleheader at cozy Baker Bowl. Jim Bottomley was the major Redbird contributor with a grand slam and 7 RBIs in the game to go with his two homers in the opener. Chick Hafey also clouts a grand slam for St. Louis. Taylor Douthit adds 5 hits and two walks while winning pitcher Fred Frankhouse contributes another 4. The two teams combine for a NL record 5 players having 4+ hits in a 9-inning game. Claude Willoughby takes the loss.
May 4, 1929 - At Baker Bowl Cubs pitcher Pat Malone holds the Phillies scoreless and collects 3 singles and 2 RBI to win easily 16-0. Hack Wilson and Kiki Cuyler each hit 2 doubles and Rogers Hornsby homers. The Cubs take the 2nd game as well 9-7.
Jul 31, 1928 - The Cards pick up a win over the last-place Phillies 18-5 scoring 16 of their runs from the 5th inning on. After Phils shortstop Heine Sand thinking there were 3 outs in the 5th tosses the ball in the middle of the diamond Chick Hafey scores from first on the blunder and 4 more Cards plate runs in the inning. Taylor Douthit has 5 hits for the 1st-place Cards.
Jul 21, 1928 - In St. Louis the Phillies finally win 8-3 stopping their loss streak at 12 games. Sugar Sweetland wins over Clarence Mitchell. Rookie Pinkie Whitney and Freddie Leach homer for the Phils while Chick Hafey connects for the Birds.
Jul 3, 1928 - At Boston Phils P Alex Ferguson shuts out the Braves to win 15-0. It is the first shutout for the Phillies pitching staff this season. Boston veteran George Sisler tosses a last scoreless inning against the Phils.
Jun 12, 1928 - The visiting Pirates maul the Phillies with 25 hits to win 15-4. Every starter has at least 2 hits except C Earl Smith with a lone single. Seven players tally at least three hits with winning pitcher Ray Kremer collecting 4 hits.
Jun 2, 1928 - The Phillies defeat the Cardinals 12-11 as the two teams use 37 players and combine for 6 homers. Jim Bottomley blasts two and Wattie Holm hits a pinch grand slam in the 8th for the losers. The Phils counter with two pinch homers to give Bill Sherdel the win over Sugar Sweetland.
Jul 15, 1927 - The Cardinals beat the Phillies 9-7 in a free-hitting contest in which they score in each of the last 5 innings. Jim Bottomley paces the Redbirds with a 5-for-5 day hitting for the cycle.
May 22, 1927 - At Brooklyn the Dodgers make it easy for Dazzy Vance beating the Phillies 20-4 on 22 hits. Willoughby takes the loss without retiring a batter in the 1st. Babe Herman has 5 singles and a sac fly in 6 trips to the plate.
Apr 12, 1927 - In Philadelphia the Giants led by Bill Terry open with a 15-7 pounding of the Phillies. Terry hits the first-ever grand slam on Opening Day as he connects off Hal Carlson in the 5th inning while Hornsby and George Harper also homer.
Sep 29, 1926 - In the only games played today the 7th place Braves sweep a pair from the last-place Phillies 7-6 and 2-1. Rookies Johnny Werts and Bunny Hearn are the winning hurlers over Claude Willoughby and Dutch Ulrich.
Jun 24, 1926 - In game 1 at the Polo Grounds Phillies relief pitcher Jack Knight homers twice his only 2 career homers and both come off Jimmy Ring. But the Giants win 12-7 then complete the sweep 7-2.
May 22, 1926 - At Rogers Hornsby Day in St. Louis the Cards player-manager is presented $1000 in gold and a medal as the NL MVP for 1925. The Cards then whip the Phillies 9-2 to even their record at .500.
Aug 25, 1925 - Despite being out-homered 4-1 the Cubs outscore the Phillies 19-10 on 22 hits. Seven players have 2 or more hits. The lone homer for Chicago is a 9th inning grand slam by Mandy Brook.
Jun 16, 1925 - With the Phillies ahead 4-0 in the 6th inning in St. Louis Phils P Jimmy Ring calls time and asks the plate umpire Cy Pfirman if he can leave the field to change into a dry undershirt. Pfirman refuses and catcher Jimmy Wilson begins arguing with the ump. Wilson then gets tossed and Butch Henline replaces him at catcher. Henline continues the argument and he too gets thumbed. Phils manager Art Fletcher then takes his turn arguing and Cards manager Hornsby joins him at the plate. When Fletcher turns on Hornsby Rogers decks him and Pfirman then tosses Hornsby out of the game. Ring who managed to change his shirt while the scene was going on then gives up 2 runs to the Cards in the 6th and 4 more in the 7th to lose 6-4. The Cards sweep the five-game series from Philadelphia. NL Prexy Heydler hands down a $50 fine to Fletcher and $100 to Hornsby for the fight.
Sep 28, 1924 - Dazzy Vance fires a 5-hitter at the Phillies beating them 5-1 for his 28th win. He strikes out 9 including 5 in a row to run his season total to 277. Vance will win the MVP over Rogers Hornsby and his .424 average. One sportswriter Jack Ryder will leave the cranky Hornsby off all 10 spots on his ballot. Vance also wins a preseason bet with Brooklyn teammate Jack Fournier. He bet that he would win more games than Fournier would hit HRs; the first sacker tops the NL in round trippers with 27.
Aug 9, 1924 - At Philadelphia Pirates rookie Kiki Cuyler starts a sweep in game 1 a 16-4 win over the Phillies collecting 6 hits including 4 long hits-3 doubles and a triple. Wilbur Cooper is the easy winner. The Bucs take the second game 7-0 behind Ray Kremer.
Jul 30, 1924 - With no outs in the 8th and runners on 1B and 2B Bill Sherdel is called out of the Cardinals bullpen to pitch to PH Johnny Mokan of the Phillies. Sherdel throws one ball and Mokan bunts it in the air to Jim Bottomley coming in from 1B. He throws to SS Jimmy Cooney who doubles the runner at 2B and throws to Hornsby covering 1B. A triple play on one pitch. Hornsby adds a HR and Sherdel picks up the win 9-8 over the Phillies.
Dec 9, 1923 - Traveling to Chicago for the ML meetings‚ Wild Bill Donovan‚ New Haven manager‚ is killed when the 20th Century limited train crashes. Donovan was a pitcher for Detroit and respected ML manager for the Yankees and Phillies. New Haven president George Weiss had swapped berths with Donovan and he escapes with a minor injury. Phils owner William F. Baker is also on the train‚ but he is unhurt. In all‚ nine die.
Sep 19, 1923 - The Reds sweep the visiting Phillies winning 1-0 behind Eppa Rixey and 6-5 as Pete Donohue notches his 20th win. Rixey will rec ord his 20th win in 2 days beating the Dodgers 4-3 in 11 innings. With Luque already over 20 the Reds have three 20-game winners. The pennant winning Giants will have one pitcher with more than 16 wins.
Jun 30, 1923 - Led by Jimmy Johnston, Brooklyn splits a pair with the Phils, winning 10–4 before losing 6–2. Johnston makes an out his first time up, then goes 4-for-4 with a walk in game 1 and follows it with a 4-for-4 performance in game 2 to finish with a remarkable hitting and on base streak (as noted by Trent McCotter). He is the first player since Sam Thompson in 1895 to record 3 or more hits in six straight games (George Brett will do it in 1976); he has the most hits in 5 games (19) and 6 games (23) since Cal McVey in 1876; his 25 times on base for 30 plate appearances will be topped only by Barry Bonds; and he has the most times on base in 4, 5, 6, and 7 games since Billy Hamilton in 1894.
Jun 27, 1923 - The Robins top the host Phillies, 15-5, and are led by the the hot hitting of Jimmy Johnston, who goes 3-for-4 with two walks. Against Philadelphia tomorrow, he will go 4-for-5 in an 8-7 loss.
May 25, 1922 - In the 1st inning of game 1 against the Robins Phillies pitcher Bill Hubbell is hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Tommy Griffith and fractures his skull. Hubbell will return to pitch in 35 games this year. Brooklyn sweeps a pair winning 8-7 and 9-6 as Jimmy Johnston hits for the cycle.
Mar 11, 1922 - Judge Landis has a busy day. Three players are released to the eligibility rolls; two are consigned to it; and four applications denied. The six players assigned to the ineligibility list must "charge their plight to outlaw practices while under contract with various clubs. They must disassociate themselves from organized ball for a year to regain their eligibility. The six are Bill Haeffner Pittskburgh Ray Demmitt St. Louis Browns D.J. Hickman Jim Caton Norman Plitt George Dumont all of Brooklyn All are taken to task for having been connected in 1921 with a "team harboring and playing against ineligibles." Frank Miller Boston and Art Fletcher Phillies are returned to the eligibility list. Both were on the voluntarily retired list.
Jul 29, 1921 - John McGraw buys OF Irish Meusel who is hitting .353 but has been suspended by the Phillies for lackadaisical play. McGraw gives up 3 bench warmers and $30000. The Giants take 3 from the Reds and go into the NL lead for the first time. They will fall back by 7 games before coming on with a rush in September.
Dec 18, 1920 - On his 34th birthday‚ Ty Cobb signs to manage the Tigers for $32‚500‚ making him the highest-paid player and 2nd to John McGraw among managers. He replaces Hughie Jennings‚ who resigns after 14 years to join his old teammate McGraw as assistant manager of the Giants. In other managerial changes at the ML meetings: Lee Fohl replaces Jimmy Burke with the Browns; Clark Griffith‚ now president of the Senators‚ gives up the managing job to SS George McBride; George Stallings buys the Rochester club and leaves the Boston Braves‚ replaced by Fred Mitchell from the Cubs‚ who is replaced by Johnny Evers; former Yankees skipper Bill Donovan takes over the Phils from Gavvy Cravath.
Sep 7, 1920 - Illinois State Attorney Maclay Hoyne announces he is summoning a grand jury to investigate charges that the 1919 World Series was fixed. Adding fuel to the suspicions are recent reports of heavy gambling on the Phillies-Cubs game of August 31st.
Sep 3, 1920 - The Dodgers Burleigh Grimes stops the Phillies on 4 hits to win 6-0. Zack Wheat leads the offense with 2 triples and a double as the hosts drive out George Smith in the 7th totaling 14 hits. For Smith this is the first of a ML record-tying 14 straight losses to the Dodgers through
Jul 13, 1920 - At Redland Field the Reds Greasy Neale sets a NL record (20th C) by accepting 10 chances in an 8-2 win over the Phillies. Neale has 9 POs and an assist. The Phils Casey Stengel will match the mark on July 30th.
Jun 24, 1920 - The visiting Reds beat the Phillies 6-3 dropping the Quakers to last place and sparking a riot. Spectators surge onto the field after the game and when Greasy Neale allegedly spikes a fan a free-for-all ensues. One fan is badly cut but the Reds gain the safety of the clubhouse without injury.
May 27, 1920 - The train car carrying the Phillies uniforms and equipment is left in Albany and the Quakers borrow the road uniforms bats and shoes of the host Dodgers and win 5-4 in 11 innings. George Smith goes all the way to pick up the victory.
May 19, 1920 - The host Cardinals bunch their hits and defeat the Phillies 8-2. The Birds score five in the 5th with the big blow a sacks-full triple by Rogers Hornsby. Bill Doak is the winner over Causey.
Apr 26, 1920 - In Washington Red Sox SS Everett Scott plays in his 534th consecutive game a major league record. The previous mark was 533 set by the Phillies Fred Luderus. The Nationals win 2-0 as Joe Johnson outduels Bush.
May 23, 1919 - Phillie slugger Gavvy Cravath treats his old teammate Pete Alexander unkindly collecting 3 hits and 5 RBIs to lead the Phillies to a 7-2 win over the Cubs. The winning pitcher is George Smith just acquired from the Giants for P Joe Oeschger. Oeschger will be bundled to the Braves in August for Art Nehf.
May 6, 1919 - The Dodgers overcome a 7 run deficit to beat the visiting Phillies 11-9. Four hits and 4 errors in the first give the Phils 6 runs and a Williams homer in the 2nd is the extra point. Burleigh Grimes goes the distance for the win.
Aug 30, 1918 - In the 2nd fastest NL game ever the Giants beat Brooklyn 1-0 in 57 minutes behind the pitching of Pol Perritt scoring their lone run in the 9th. Veteran Jack Coombs takes the loss and after the game announces his retirement. The Giants will play a game against the Phillies next year on September 28 in just 51 minutes a ML record: the AL record will be set on September 25 1926 and matched the next day.
Jul 2, 1918 - At the Polo Grounds Long Cy Williams clouts a three-run homer in the 7th off Slim Sallee to lead the Phillies to 5-2 win over the Giants. But several bright spots for the Giants include the appearances of Laughing Larry Doyle and Ferdie Schupp both out of the lineup for months. Doyle was hitting .420 when was hit by a pitch on May 4th and has been in the hospital for much of the interim. Before the game each of the 20 Philley players was presented with a new wrist watch because Bob Meusel hit the Ingersoll watch sign on the outfield fence the other day.
Apr 19, 1918 - The Phillies top the Braves in the 10th inning when rookie Irish Meusel hits a ball into the RF bleachers after Johnny Rawlings’ error puts Possum Whitted on 1B. The rules state that Meusel gets credit for just a triple, not a homer. The only homers in the game, the lone multi-homer game this April, are slugged by Phils 1B Fred Luderus, with two men on, and Braves P Tom Hughes.
Dec 26, 1917 - The Phils keep swapping with the Cubs‚ sending OF Dode Paskert‚ a 7-year veteran‚ to Chicago for left-handed slugger Cy Williams. Williams will flourish in Baker Bowl‚ and will hit 222 homers for the Phils over the next 13 years. Paskert will not enjoy the same success in the Windy City.
Dec 11, 1917 - The Phils sell star pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander‚ twice a 30-game winner‚ and his personal catcher "Reindeer" Bill Killefer to the Cubs for righthander "Iron" Mike Prendergast‚ C Pickles Dillhoefer‚ and $55‚000. Phils owner William Baker later admits he made the trade because‚ "I needed the money." The 5th-place Cubs expect the addition of Alexander to greatly strengthen their staff‚ but he will be drafted in the Army.
Jun 18, 1917 - Setting a Southern Association record Little Rock pitcher Indian Ben Tincup throws a perfect game against Birmingham winning 3-0. Tincup pitched for the Phillies in 1914-15 and will have a coffee and cheesesteak with them next year.
Jun 6, 1917 - Pete Alexander shuts out the Cubs for the first-place Phillies, winning 4-0 and hitting a pair of triples. The Phillies (24-14), Giants (23-14) and Cubs (28-18) are bunched at the top of the NL.
May 21, 1917 - The Phillies use 9 hits-one by each starter-to beat the Cubs 4-3 and drop the Cubs from first to third. The Phils move into 2nd place behind the Giants. Eppa Rixey is the winner for the Quakers.
Sep 23, 1916 - Grover Cleveland Alexander beats Cincinnati twice 7-3 and 4-0 at Philadelphia allowing just a walk in the two 9-inning contests. Gavvy Cravath has 6 consecutive hits in the two games. With the Phillies needing the catch a train Alex finishes the nitecap in 58 minutes his 5th shutout and 8th victory over the Reds this season a NL record. Pete has now thrown 15 shutouts on the year also a NL and ML record. Tom Hughes in 1905 whitewashed the Indians 5 times.
Aug 1, 1916 - The Cubs and Phillies split a doubleheader with Chicago winning the opener 2-0. Heinie Zimmerman starts the scoring with a home run. In the second game the Phillies win 3-2 despite making just one hit off Hendrix. Fred Luderus has the lone hit.
May 30, 1916 - The Phillies Al Demeree an ex-Giant finally stops the Giants 5-1 on 6 hits handing New York its first loss in 18 matches. Giant 3B Bill McKecknie obtained from Newark (Federal League) in April is caught stealing 3 times. In a raucous game 2 the Giants knock out Pete Alexander in the 7th to win 10-2. Three Giants-catchers Bill Killifer and Ed Burns and Dode Paskert get tossed by umpire Harrison which provokes the fans to toss cushions and bottles at him until he is surrounded by Giants players. He gets a police escort after the game and stays in the clubhouse for an hour to avoid the mob. After Burns is ejected infielder Bobby Byrne goes behind the plate and throws out to would-be base stealers.
Aug 23, 1915 - At the Polo Grounds the Cardinals sweep two from the Giants winning 5-4 and 4-3 with reliever Hub Perdue picking up both victories. New York is in 7th place 8 1/2 games in back of the leading Phillies.
Aug 5, 1915 - Against Pittsburgh the Phillies lose 1-0 when Quaker backstop Bill Killefer throws wildly past 3B with the sacks full in the 9th. Pete Alexander is saddled with the loss while Adams takes the win.
Jun 20, 1915 - In a 13-inning 4-3 win over the Phillies Honus Wagner cracks his 100th ML homer. He is the first to reach that number. Wagner who hit his first homer in 1897 for Louisville now has 3131 hits according to the Boston Globe.
Apr 10, 1915 - In the final of the city series in Philadelphia‚ the Phillies beat the A's‚ 5-3‚ when Gavvy Cravath belts a 3-run homer off Bob Shawkey in the 8th. The series‚ which began in Jacksonville‚ ends at 3 wins apiece‚ and a tie.
Dec 26, 1914 - The Phillies trade their star and captain Sherry Magee to the Braves for cash and two players to be named later. The two turn out to be Possum Whitted and INF Oscar Dugey. Magee led the NL in hits‚ doubles‚ RBIs‚ and slugging percentage‚ while hitting .314. On the first day of spring training‚ 1915‚ in Macon‚ Georgia‚ Magee will step in a hole while shagging flies and break his collarbone. He'll hit just .280 with 2 homers.
Sep 30, 1913 - The Phillies are 2-1 for the day finishing the game of August 30th with the Giants and splitting two more. The Phils win 8-6 with the loss going to Mathewson in the disputed game. Mathewson and Marquard then combine to beat the Phils 8-3 before the Quakers return the favor 4-3.
Aug 30, 1913 - The Giants score 6 runs against Alexander but the Phillies come back from the 6-0 deficit to score 8 against Mathewson. With 2 outs in the top of the 9th and the Phils leading 8-6 over New York umpire Bill Brennan acceding to a request by the wily John McGraw orders Phils captain Mickey Doolan (Phils manager Red Dooin had been ejected during the 6-run 6th) to have spectators removed from the CF bleachers where they are waving hats newspapers handkerchiefs and flashing mirrors to distract the batters. When Doolan refuses Brennan forfeits the game 9-0 to the Giants. Bedlam ensues and later when the two umpires and Giants players try to board the train at the North Philadelphia Station they are attacked by fans. The police draw their revolver to control the crowd. The Phils protest the forfeit and NL president Lynch will reverse the umpire and rule the game an 8-6 Phils win. The Giants then appeal. NL directors say both Brennan and Lynch are wrong and order the game completed from the point at which it was stopped. The game will be finished October 2 with the Giants winning.
Aug 20, 1913 - The Phillies trade Cozy Dolan and cash to the Pirates for P Howie Camnitz (6-17) and 3B Bobby Byrne. Camnitz a 20-game winner the past two seasons will reach 20 losses this year and then jump to the PittFeds for the 1914 season.
Jun 26, 1913 - Brooklyn sees Alexander for a second day in a row this time beating the Phillies righty 4-2 in a doubleheader sweep by the Superbas. The Phils win the opener 5-2 and now lead the Giants by a half-game.
Jun 10, 1913 - A bounce homer by Fred Luderus into the RF stands at Redlands Field is the difference as the Phillies defeat the Reds 3-2. As noted by Rhodes and Snyder Enquirer reporter Jack Ryder writes "the feat was thought impossible." The ball bounced over a 10-foot high wall 400 feet from home plate. "There is little chance of another hit like that of Luderus being made on this field for many seasons."
Jun 9, 1913 - At Philadelphia the Phillies Beals Becker acquired 4 days ago from the Reds lines two inside-the-park homers one short of the record set in the 19th century. His new teams beats his old team 10-1.
May 3, 1913 - The Phillies whip the visiting Giants for the 3rd time in a row a come-from-behind 3-2 victory. The Phils tie the score at 2 apiece when Gavvy Cravath clouts a 2-run pinch homer in the 8th off Christy Mathewson. After the first two batters are retired in the 9th the Quakers push across a run in to win. The struggling Giants are in 5th place.
Apr 5, 1913 - In Philadelphia the Athletics score 2 in the 1st against the Phillies in their city series 5th game. Down 4-0 in the series the Phils score 2 in the bottom of the 9th to tie and the game ends that way after 18 innings.
Sep 16, 1912 - The Reds shut out the Phillies in a twinbill winning 6-0 and 1-0. Art Fromme allows 4 hits in the lid lifter while Rube Benton outduels Grover Cleveland Alexander 1-0 in the nitecap. Benton allows 5 hits.
Jun 4, 1912 - The Phillies whip their cross-state rivals the Pirates 17-4 as John Titus scores 5 runs Sherry Magee has 4 hits and a walk Mickey Doolan drives in 5 runs and Otto Knabe drives in 4.
Nov 5, 1911 - Cuban ace Jose Mendez shuts out the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. In 18 games against big league competition Mendez will go 8-7 with one tie. On the 7th the Phils win 5-3 to even the series.
Oct 9, 1911 - The Braves end their season with a doubleheader sweep of the Phillies winning 11-5 and 13-10. Jimmy Walsh both pitches and catches in game 2 though perhaps he should stick to catching. He gives up 7 hits in his 2 2/3 inning appearance-his only in the majors-and takes the loss.
Jul 10, 1911 - Sherry Magee star OF for the Phillies knocks out umpire Bill Finneran with one punch after being ejected for disputing a called 3rd strike. He is fined $200 and suspended for the season but upon appeal he will be reinstated after 5 weeks and 29 games missed. The Phils win 4-2 behind Alexander who strikes out 9.
Jul 4, 1911 - The Phillies mug the Giants 7-5 literally knocking New York P Doc Crandall out of the box when he is hit with a line drive by Red Dooin. Doc gets relief from Rube Marquard but Pete Alexander picks up the win. Fred Luderus strokes 2 homers for the Quakers.
Jun 10, 1911 - The Cubs trade C Johnny Kling P Orlie Weaver P Hank Griffin and OF Al Kaiser to the Boston Doves for C Peaches Graham P Cliff Curtis Wilbur "Lefty" Good and OF Bill Collins. Curtis (1-8) who began the year with 5 straight losses after ending last season with 18 straight defeats will be swapped to the Phillies in August.
May 11, 1911 - Against a coasting Grover Alexander the Pirates rally for 6 hits and 7 runs in the 9th inning but fall far short as the Phillies win 19-10. Honus Wagner is 1-for-2 before being tossed by umpire Bill Finneran.
May 1, 1911 - Grover Cleveland "Old Pete" Alexander is backed by two homers—by John Titus and Sherry MaGee—as the Phillies top Boston’s Buster Brown, 3–1. Boston records 23 assists, including a NL record 8 in the 4th inning.
Feb 14, 1911 - At the NL’s annual meeting, the Giants and Phils get an okay for new home uniforms: white flannel with a fine stripe, an innovation that predates the famed Yankee pinstripes. Also introduced is a Reach cork centered ball and the number of .300 hitters will jump from 8 in 1910 to 27 in 1911 in the AL. The average ERA will go from 2.53 to 3.34.
Oct 6, 1910 - Boston (NL) rookie OF Bill Collins hits for the cycle as the Braves demolish the Phillies 20-7; the next franchise player to match Collins will be Albert Hall for the Atlanta Braves in 1987.
Jul 11, 1910 - The Phillies George McQuillan coasts to an easy 18-0 laugher over the Pirates. Kitty Bransfield makes it easy with 8 RBIs to set a 20th century ML record topped in 1911. It is still a club record though tied for largest margin in a shutout. Lefty Leifield takes the loss.
Jun 7, 1910 - In his major league debut the Phillies Eddie Stack stops Chicago 1-0 on 3 hits. The Cubs sold Stack to the Phils on May 26. Smoke will pitch three complete-game victories between the 14th and 22nd but will end the year at 6-7.
Jun 1, 1910 - At Philadelphia the Cardinals double the Phillies winning 10-5 before a chilly crowd of 800 fans. The Phils have now dropped 14 of their last 15 games. The Cards are paced by leadoff hitter Miller Huggins who has no official at bats in six appearances the first time this has ever happened. Huggins walks his first three times up hits a sac fly and a sacrifice in his next two and walks with the sacks full in the 8th to push across the lead run. Huggins will lead the NL in passes with 116.
May 10, 1910 - The Phils pull off a triple steal in the first inning against the Reds as Grant Magee and Bransfield do the swiping. A short time later Magee is tossed by umpire Brennan for protesting a call. Despite the thefts the Phillies lose 8-6.
Aug 19, 1909 - The Phils end a series of rainouts with a split with the Giants. Doc Crandall slices the Phillies 6-4 but the Quakers come back to beat Mathewson 1-0. Sherry Magee scores the only run in the bottom of the 9th to tag Matty with the loss.
Jul 5, 1909 - The Giants sweep the Phillies winning 3-0 and 3-2 in 15 innings. The nitecap is the longest game in the NL this year. Bugs Raymond wins the marathon relieving Mathewson with the score 2-2 in the 9th.
May 4, 1909 - Christy Mathewson makes his first appearance of the year giving up 9 hits 4 walks and 3 runs in 7 innings against the Phillies. Philadelphia wins 5-2 to complete a 3-game sweep of the cellar-dwelling Giants.
Oct 3, 1908 - The incident of September 23rd would have become just another odd event in baseball if the Giants had been able to handle the 4th-place Phillies. But rookie lefthander Harry Coveleski just up from the minor leagues earns the nickname "Giant Killer" by beating them 3-2 for the 3rd time in 5 days. Mathewson takes the loss.
Aug 3, 1908 - The 2nd-place Cubs stay a half game ahead of New York and 1 1/2 games behind Pittsburgh by beating the Phillies 5-1. Mordecai Brown is the winner picking up his 10th straight win over the Phillies.
Jul 8, 1908 - Despite 5 hits by Honus Wagner the host Pirates drop a doubleheader to their cross-state rivals the Phillies 4-1 and 8-5. They will split the next two games but lose Deacon Phillippe for the year when he is hit on his pitching hand by a Red Dooin line drive.
Jul 4, 1908 - Lefthander Hooks Wiltse pitches a 10-inning no-hitter for the Giants over the Phillies 1-0. He loses his bid for a perfect 9 innings when with 2 outs he hits Phils P George McQuillan with a pitch on a 1-and-2 count. Ump Charles Rigler calls the pitch earlier a ball to the dismay of Hooks and the fans who thought it a strike. Art Devlin scores the winner in the 10th after singling off George McQuillan and coming around on two errors. New York wins the nitecap more easily 9-3 behind Dummy Taylor.
Jun 18, 1908 - 20tht The Reds win game 1 of a twinbill against the host Phillies 1-0 behind Andy Coakley. It is their 3rd shutout in a row. The Phillies win the 2nd game 7-0 behind Frank Corridon but not before the Reds set a club record for consecutive shutout innings at 32.
Oct 5, 1907 - In Philadelphia‚ the Phillies complete a three-game sweep by winning a pair from the Giants, 7-3 and 3-2. Rookie George McQuillan (4-0) beats Christy Mathewson in game two, called after the Giants bat in the 7th. Mathewson finishes the season at 24-12.
Oct 2, 1907 - At Pittsburgh, rookie George McQuillan pitches the Philadelphia Phillies into 3rd place in the NL with a 4-1 victory. The Pittsburgh Pirates score comes in the first inning, the first tally off McQuillan after 25 straight scoreless innings. The New York Giants drop to 4th place with a 13-7 loss at Chicago.
Sep 29, 1907 - In the first game of a doubleheader, Phillies rookie George McQuillan completes a major league record string of 25 consecutive shutout innings at the start of a career by fashioning a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The streak began on May 8 with an inning of relief. McQuillan’s first start, in game two of a doubleheader against the Cardinals, resulted in a 0-0 tie; in his second start, the second game of a doubleheader on September 25, he shut out Chicago.
Sep 23, 1907 - In Chicago the Cubs clinch the pennant by beat the Phillies 4-1. The game is washed out after 7 1/2 innings with Ed Reulbach winning in relief of Three Fingered Brown. Chicago pulls off a triple play in the 5th inning to help seal the win.
Jun 27, 1907 - At Baker Bowl Mathewson and Hooks Wiltse combine to beat the Phillies 2-0. Lew Moren pitches a fine game but loses. The Giants playing .625 ball are still 10 games in back of the Cubs. New York buys the contract of Larry Doyle for $4500 from Mattoon (Kitty L.).
May 30, 1907 - In an A.M.-P.M. doubleheader The Phils edge the Giants in the morning contest as Lew Moren bests Hooks Wiltse 5-2. The afternoon match attracts 25000 to the Polo Grounds Mathewson scatters 8 hits to beat the Phillies 6-1.
May 16, 1907 - The Highlanders swap P Walter Clarkson and OF Frank Delahanty-both siblings of future Hall of Famers-to Cleveland for P Earl Moore. New York is hoping that Moore will return to the form he showed before a Highlander line drive injured his foot in August 1905. But after making just six appearances this season New York will waive him to the Phillies where he will regain his form in 1909. New York loses to Detroit today 1-0.
Jun 15, 1906 - The Cubs beat the host Phillies 1-0. In writing up the game tomorrow the Tribune will call the team the Cubs (as noted by Irv Stein) a first for the paper. The paper had been referring to the team as the Spuds a name pinned on them in 1898 because of the number of young players: the ball park was called the "potato patch." (other nicknames for the Cubs were Colts Orphans and Recruits).
Jun 9, 1906 - Under threatening skies the host Phillies take the field in the 8th inning holding a 1-0 lead over the Pirates. As the Pirates rally the Phils stop trying for outs hoping that umpire Bill Klem will call the game and declare them 1-0 winners. But after 7 runs cross the plate Klem declares a forfeit and the fans erupt. In two weeks the NL will instruct all clubs to provide dressing areas for visiting teams so they do not have to change in their hotel.
Jun 2, 1906 - Only 3 games separate the Cubs from the 4th-place Phillies and Cubs owner Murphy again goes to Cincinnati for help. This time he comes back with Orval Overall a 6 foot 2 inch 225-pound righthander who is 4-5 for the Reds. The price: pitcher Bob Wicker winner of 50 games the past 3 seasons and $2000. Orval will go 12-3 overall for the Cubs and will help pitch them into 4 World Series in 5 years while Wicker will wind up his career this year.
Jun 1, 1906 - Women appear at the Polo Grounds ticket windows for the first time. Coincidentally new ticket-selling machines are also introduced. Ticket holders today watch the Giants beat the Phillies 6-0.
Aug 1, 1905 - Cubs manager Frank Selee resigns and is replaced by Frank Chance who is elected manager in a narrow vote among the players. Selee suffering from tuberculosis had not been making road trips and Chance has been serving as road manager. Selee who fashioned the team that will dominate the second half of the decade retires to Colorado. The visiting Phillies overcome a 5-0 deficit to down Chicago 7-6 in 11 innings.
Jul 4, 1905 - At Baker Bowl the Phillies split with the Giants winning the first game 2-0 as Jack Sutthoff outpitches Christ Mathewson. Sutthoff allows just 3 hits. Joe McGinnity earns the split in the nitecap with a 6-3 victory. The Giants are now 7 games ahead of the Pirates.
May 3, 1905 - After a 5-4 win versus visting Pittsburgh the Cardinals fire Kid Nichols as manager. Nichols guided St. Louis to a 5th place finish last year and they were 5-9 under him this season. Nichols will sign with the Phillies as a pitcher while Jimmy Burke will take over as manager for the next 90 games before he too will be let go.
Sep 8, 1904 - The visiting Phillies stop the Giants win streak at 12 when they beat up Dummy Taylor to win 9-8. Bill Duggleby is the victor. New York then wins the nitecap 4-1 as Mathewson notches his 30th victory over Tom "Tully" Sparks. Darkness ends the game in the 7th inning.
Jul 6, 1904 - The Giants pound the Phillies 12-3 as Mathewson wins his 15th. Again Matty is lifted after 6 innings having given up no runs and Red Ames finishes. Chick Fraser takes the loss for Philadelphia.
Apr 21, 1904 - In the Giants home opener more than 32000 fans crowd the Polo Grounds for the match against the Phillies. The visitors fail to cooperate hammering Mathewson for 6 hits and 7 runs in the 5th inning. Rookie Hooks Wiltse relieves but Philadelphia coasts to a 12-1 win.
Aug 7, 1903 - The Giants sweep the Phillies at the Polo Grounds taking the opener 7-5 behind Christy Mathewson. Matty surrenders 5 hits but fans 10. Dummy Taylor wins the nitecap 6-2 to put the Giants back into 2nd place.
May 7, 1903 - At the Polo Grounds Giants 1B Dan McGann steals four bases to lead New York to an 8-4 win over the Phillies. Mathewson beats the Phils for the 2nd time in a week scattering 9 hits. Teammate Iron Joe McGinnity a bench spectator is tossed in the 8th inning by umpire August Moran for mouthing off too much.
Feb 28, 1903 - A syndicate headed by Pittsburgh owner Barney Dreyfuss and James Potter buys the Philadelphia Phillies from John Rogers and A. J. Reach for $170000. It will be another 7 years before ownership interest in more than one team is prohibited.
Jul 19, 1902 - The last-place Giants lose their first game under new manager John McGraw 4-3 to the Phillies. They will end the season in last place. In part to make room for the four new Orioles who have landed in New York McGraw releases 9 Giants.
May 13, 1902 - The Reds roll over the visiting Phillies 24-2 with each of the 9 players in the lineup collecting at least 2 hits. Winning pitcher Bill Phillips has 4 as Cincinnati totals 28 hits. It is the highest score in the ML this year. Just 400 fans watch.
Apr 17, 1902 - After the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner" before infield practice at the Polo Grounds Christy Mathewson tosses a four-hit shutout over the Phillies. New York wins 7-0 beating Harry Felix before a crowd of 24000.
Sep 6, 1900 - The Philadelphia Phillies gang up on Chicago Colts Nixey Callahan scoring 20 runs on 25 hits both a Chicago club record. Philadelphia wins 20-5. Nixey will have another bad outing on the 11th.
Aug 17, 1900 - Reds pitcher Bill Phillips punches Phillies batter Roy Thomas after Thomas fouls off a dozen pitches in the 8th inning. Phillips is ejected but the Reds win in the 11th 5-4. Reportedly (as noted by Art Ahrens) Thomas fouled off 22 straight on another occasion. According to Bill James it is Thomas and John McGraw who are chiefly responsible for the NL adopting the foul strike rule next year.
Jul 14, 1900 - Chick Fraser fires a one-hitter for the Phillies in a 1-0 win over Boston. It is the only shutout of the year for the righty who will become part of the first big lawsuit challenging the reserve clause in the 20th century.
Mar 23, 1900 - John McGraw, Wilbert Robinson, and Bill “Wagon Tongue” Keister, an INF, are sold by Brooklyn to St. Louis for $15,000. McGraw and Robby refuse to report. The good-hitting but horrible fielding Keister will be back in Baltimore next year, then go to Washington in 1902 and the Phillies in 1903, making it six different teams in six years.
Aug 9, 1899 - In a 14-13 win, the Phillies score 6 runs in the 9th to overcome an offensive display by the Pirates Ginger Beaumont. The score was 8-6 at the end of 8 innings, but the Bucs score 3 times when Bill Magee throws wildly on a bases loaded bunt. Al Orth relieves and allows 4 runs. Frank Bowerman has two doubles in the 9th inning outburst as five Phillie hitters collect 3 hits in the game. Beaumont has a single and 4 long hits, including a record-tying 3 triples. His 27 triples will lead the NL.
Nov 13, 1897 - At the NL meetings‚ the St. Louis Browns make a blockbuster trade by sending SS Monte Cross‚ C Klondike Douglass and P Red Donahue to the Phillies. St. Louis receives lefty C Jack Clements‚ P Jack "Brewery Jack" Taylor‚ and outfielder Tommy Dowd. President Chris von der Ahe later reveals he gets $5‚500 as well from the Phils.
Aug 12, 1896 - Napoleon Lajoie who batted .429 in the New England league makes his ML debut for the Philadelphia Phillies. He goes 1-for-5 in a 9-0 win over Washington.
Jul 1, 1895 - In Philadephia, first place Boston loses a hard fought game, 5–3, in 13 innings. Kid Carsey bests Kid Nichols as both starters go the distance. Jack Clements and Sam Thompson each have 4 hits for the Phillies, with three of Big Sam’s going for doubles. He now has six doubles in two games (June 29), tying a ML record. Thompson will have 4 hits tomorrow as well, all singles.
May 5, 1893 - Ed Stein hurls a one-hitter to lead Brooklyn to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Apr 29, 1893 - On the 2nd day of the season the Brooklyn Bridegrooms score 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie the host Philadelphia Phillies then add 2 more in the 10th to win 11-10.
Mar 1, 1889 - The Philadelphia Phillies head for Jacksonville FL for spring training. No other ML clubs will train in the Deep South this season.
Nov 10, 1888 - Detroit organizes a club to compete in the International Association next season to take the place of the disbanded Wolverines‚ 5th place finishers this past season. The Wolverines sell off their stars‚ with Big Sam Thompson going to the Phillies‚ and Dan Brouthers to Boston.
Sep 13, 1887 - Jimmy Ryan goes 6-for-6 for Chicago with a single, double, HR, and 3 walks. He also pitches the final 5 innings in relief of Lady Baldwin to get the win. The White Stockings rally to beat the Phillies, 16–13, overcoming 13 errors committed.
Aug 26, 1886 - The Philadelphia Phillies edge Detroit 11-10 to drop the Wolverines out of first place.
Aug 16, 1873 - Seven thousand people in Chicago see the Boston Reds defeat the Philadelphia Phillies (also referred to as "White Stockings" but not in Chicago) 11-8. After the teams leave Chicago it is announced that a number of players have signed contracts to play in Chicago next year.