This Date in Phillies History

OK, we’re going to try something: This Week in Phillies History.  Perhaps it is interesting, perhaps it is very boring.  You will be the judge from responses that will bounce this way.

Thanks for reading and here goes:

June 5
1993 Tommy Greene wins 8th straight, best start since Steve Carlton went 8-0 in 1981.  Last Phillies RHP to begin 8360: Bob Miller, 1950.  Grover Alexander holds club record, 10-0, 1913, for starts.

June 6
1990 Von Hayes walks five times to tie Phillies record for most walks in an extra inning game (10 innings), 12-11 loss at St. Louis.

June 7
1983 Steve Carlton fans St. Louis’ Lonnie Smith in 3rd inning for #3,522, moving him into first place on the all-time strikeout list ahead of Nolan Ryan.  Carlton and Ryan see-saw back and forth rest of season for No. 1 spot.

June 8
1989 Wild one. Pirates score 10 runs in first inning but Phillies come back with 2 in 1st, 2 in 3rd, 2 in 4th, 4 in 6th and 5 in 8th to win, 15-11, at Veterans Stadium. Steve Jeltz becomes the first player in Phillies history to homer from each side of the plate in one game.

June 9
1949 Phillies beat Pirates, 4-3, in 18 innings at Shibe Park.  Both teams have 68 at-bats,
16 hits, 21 assists and 3 errors.

June 10
1981 Pete Rose singles to tie Stan Musial’s NL record of 3,630.  Nolan Ryan strikes out Rose last three ABs.

June 11
1985 WOW…biggest Phillies game, 26-7 win over Mets at the Vet:
–9 runs in 1st, 7 in 2nd
–Von Hayes becomes first player ever to hit two home runs in the 1st inning, solo HR and grand slam.  Finishes with 6 RBI
–26 runs, new club record
–27 hits, new club record
–10 doubles, new club record
–47 total bases, new club record.
–7 AB by Rick Schu, Juan Samuel tie major league record.
–5 hits for Samuel.


Come and have a look at a recording of Derek Jeter on Letterman

I think it’s great. Not boring at all. JK

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