Perennial prospect John Briggs was a fast, well-built, lefthanded-hitting outfielder.
Because of the rules regarding bonus players when he signed, Briggs spent only one
season in the low minors, and then was retained by the Phillies in 1964. He only
once hit over .270, and didn't play regularly until his trade to Milwaukee, where
he hit a career-high 21 homers in 1971 and 1972.
»July 14, 1968:
In front of 57,011 at bat day at Shea, the Phils take two to stretch their win streak to 6. Rick Wise wins, 5–3, and then Grant Jackson fans 13 to win, 9–2, in his first complete game ever. Richie Allen knocks in three runs in each game with a pair of homers. John Briggs belts a pair in the nitecap.
»August 4, 1973: John Briggs of the Brewers goes 6-for-6 in a 9–4 win over the Indians. Jim Colborn (14–7) is the winner.