All-Star Ibanez?

What do Garry Maddox and Raul Ibanez have in common?  Pretty good outfielders with pretty good numbers.  Neither has been an All-Star.

Well, Raul can be an All-Star and you can play a role in that.  Don’t forget to vote.

Raul had some kind of a day yesterday at Nationals Park.  While not technically a doubleheader (MLB rules say a doubleheader needs to have games that are played back-to-back, not day and night as was the case yesterday), Ibanez became the first Phillies player to hit two home runs in a doubleheader.  Last time? Try June 8, 1958, Harry (The Horse) Anderson in St. Louis. 

Other Phillies who did it include Cy Williams, Don Hurst, Johnny Rizzo, Del Ennis, Andy Seminick and Hall of Fame outfielder Chuck Klein, three times.

Climbing the HR Ladder
Ryan Howard’s homer yesterday was his 185th, putting him in a tie for ninth on the Phillies all-time list:

Mike Schmidt, 548
Del Ennis, 259
Pat Burrell, 251
Chuck Klein, 243
Greg Luzinski, 223
Cy Williams, 217
Dick Allen, 204
Bobby Abreu, 195
Johnny Callison, 185
Ryan Howard, 185

Other Blogs
Down the Line With Phillies Ballgirls and Q-Tip, written by Reading Phillies outfielder Quintin Berry, have fresh posts.

1 Comment

Ibanez deserves the nod! I’ll be voting everyday :O)


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