|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» July 2, 1970:
At Connie Mack Stadium, the Phils break their scoreless streak of 53 innings and sweep two from the Mets, 6–1 and 3–2. With successive pinch hits by Tony Taylor, Ron Stone, and Byron Browne, the Phils score six in the 8th inning to win the opener for Jim Bunning, then again come from behind to win the nitecap for Chris Short. The opener is the 6,000th game played at the ancient stadium.
» October 1, 1970: The final game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium is played, the Phillies beating the Expos 2–1 in 10 innings and escape the cellar. A trickle of fans started running onto the field beginning in the 8th inning when the rosin bag was stolen in between innings. One fan grabbed the arm of left fielder Ron Stone just as he started after a ball hit by John Bateman. The ball falls safely, putting the tying run on. With the game's end, the crowd of 31,822 responds by swarming onto and destroying the field and stadium. A post-game ceremony with 67 prizes to be awarded, is canceled.