On This Day… Bunning Blanks the Mets, Again

On this day in 1966… Phillies Hall of Famer Jim Bunning continued his dominance over the New York Mets by shutting them out at Shea Stadium, 6 – 0. The Phillies offense was paced by third baseman Dick Allen, who slugged 2 home runs.
The victory marked Bunning’s 9th win over the Metropolitans since throwing his perfect game in June of 1964. It is also his 8th complete game in as many starts AND his 5th shutout against them. ...
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Ed “Hoggy” Herrmann

Ed Herrmann was a great teammate and a key contributor to that memorable 1972 White Sox team. He had a solid major league career posting double digits in HRs for five straight seasons, earning a spot on the 1974 AL All Star team, throwing out 42 base runners in a single season, and catching Larry Dierker’s 1976 no-hitter while playing for Houston Astros. Ed was one of the very best I ever played with at blocking the plate, a real ...
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On This Day… almost into the net

August 23, 1972:
Chicago White Sox first baseman Dick Allen becomes the 4th major league player (joining Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, and Alex Johnson) to hit a ball into the centerfield stands at Comiskey Park. The 2-run homer off Yankees right hander Lindy McDaniel in the bottom of the 7th inning capped the 5 – 2 win for the Sox and vaulted them into first place.
In 1972 all the White Sox Wednesday games were played during the day. Play-by-play man Harry ...
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1000 wins

Congratulations to Phillies manager Charlie Manuel on his 1,000th victory as a big league manager.

Cole Hamels pushed him over the milestone when he pitched a complete game last night to beat the Braves, 5-1. It was the 96th win Cole has recorded while pitching for Charlie.

During his 12-year managerial career he has collected 780 wins with the Phillies (most in franchise history) and 220 wins as the manager of the Cleveland Indians. His clubs have never finished less than 3rd ...

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On This Day… Schmidt All Star HR

On this day in 1981, Phillies Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt became the fourth (and most recent) in franchise history to homer in an All Star Game.
With his team down 4-3 in the top of eighth inning, Schmidt pounded a Rollie Fingers pitch over Dave Winfield and the Municipal Stadium center field wall, driving in Pittsburgh’s Mike Easler to propel the National League its 10th straight win over the American League.
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On this Day.. Clemente Hall of Fame

On this day in 1973, the great Roberto Clemente becomes the first Latin-born player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The late Pirates outfielder, who died tragically only a few months earlier in a airplane crash, was elected posthumously after the mandatory five-year waiting period was waived.
Immensely proud of his Puerto Rican heritage, Clemente was an incredible baseball player and an even greater human being. He saw his career in baseball as a way ...
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Phillies Alumni Weekend 2013

Regardless of the results of the baseball games this weekend against the Braves, we all had a good time at the Phillies Annual Alumni weekend. On Friday night Curt Schilling was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame. He became the third member (not counting John Vukovich or Larry Bowa, both were coaches on that team) of the 1993 National League Championship squad to be honored by the franchise.
On Saturday night, the entire 1993 team was celebrated 20 years after ...
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