» June 3, 1950:
The Phils climb to a half game of first place by beating the Cubs, 62, behind Bubba Church's first ML win.
» July 18, 1950: At Chicago, the Phils split with the Cubs, winning the nitecap 83 as Bubba Church beats big Bob Rush. Chicago wins the opener, 52, with Paul Minner besting Robin Roberts. The Phils now share the top spot in the NL with Boston and the Cards.
» July 25, 1950: Phillies pitchers Bubba Church and Robin Roberts shut out the Cubs 70 and 10 in a doubleheader sweep. The wins put the Phils in 1st-place by a half-game over St. Louis.
» September 24, 1950: P Erv Palica of the Dodgers is the star today pitching a 2-hitter in an 11-0 win over Philadelphia, and hitting a fifth inning grand slam off Bubba Church of the Phils. The win cuts the Phillies lead to five games. The Phils will win two out of three in Boston to put the Braves out of the race.
» May 25, 1951: Giants rookie Willie Mays, who was hitting .477 with Minneapolis, goes 0-for-5 in his ML debut against the Phils. He strikes out in his first at bat, against Bubba Church. New York wins, 85.
» July 27, 1951: After two shutouts over the Cards, Bubba Church gives the Phils staff their third in a row, stopping Chicago, 20. It is Church's eighth straight over the Cubs and Chicago's ninth straight loss at Wrigley.
» July 28, 1951: Pitcher Russ Meyer hurls a 10 shut out over the Cubs, the fourth shutout in a row for the Phillies staff. Robin Roberts, Ken Johnson and Bubba Church pitched the earlier shutouts.
» July 29, 1951: Against the Phillies, Cubs player-manager Phil Cavarretta earns his money by driving home three runs in a first game win, 54, snapping the Cubs 10-game home losing streak. His triple in the sixth off Robin Roberts ends the Cubs' scoreless inning skein of 31 innings, and the consecutive scoreless innings by Phils pitchers at 41. Cavarretta takes the bench in game two but inserts himself as a pinch hitter in the seventh when Roberts relieves, and hits a grand slam home run as the Cubs sweep, winning the nitecap, 86. The nitecap loss goes to Bubba Church, who put two runners on before giving way to Roberts. It is Church's first and only career loss to Chicago after nine straight wins.
» September 19, 1951:
At Wrigley Field, the Phils Bubba Church (15-10) defeats the Cubs, 51, for his 10th win in a row over the Cubs in his two years with Philadelphia. Bob Rush takes the loss.
» September 23, 1951:
Roy Campanella has four hits, including a homer off 15-game winner Bubba Church, and the Dodgers top the Phillies 63. Preacher Roe is the winner, his record going to an amazing 222.
» May 23, 1952:
The Phillies send P Bubba Church, 1511 last year, to Cincinnati for OF Johnny Wyrostek, an all-star the past two years, and P Kent Peterson.