Happy Birthday Tony Taylor

Antonio Nemesio (Sanchez) Taylor was born on December 19, 1935 in Central Alava, Matanzas, Cuba — where everyone knew him by the nickname Ague.
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Originally signed by the New York Giants, Tony played for the Marianao Tigers of the Cuban Baseball League during the winter of 1955-56 and 1956-57. He came into professional baseball highly recommended by famous ...
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1980 NL East Champs

On this day in 1980… Mike Schmidt smacked a two-run home run off Montreal’s Stan Bahnsen in the top of the 11th inning gives Philadelphia a 6 – 4 win and the NL East title. The home run is Schmidt’s 48th of the season, breaking Eddie Mathews’ single-season record for third basemen set in 1953.
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On This Day… Big League Debut

On this day in 1963… 21 year old Richard Anthony Allen made his major league debut for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Following Little Rock’s (AAA) International League season in which he led the team in hitting (.290), led the league in home runs (33), runs batted in (97), triples (12) AND broke the color barrier as the first black baseball player in the civil rights battleground state of Arkansas… Allen was called up to the Phillies to launch what would ...
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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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