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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 2, 1970: During a 7–1 loss to the Giants, the Phillies lose both of their catchers, Tim McCarver and Mike Ryan, with broken hands in successive innings. The two will miss a combined total of 197 games with both coming back in early September. Jim Hutto is hastily brought in to 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.