Jim Eisenreich was an outfielder who played for the Phillies from 1993 through 1996. He also played for the Twins, Royals, Marlins and Dodgers during a 15-year career. He played for the Phillies in the 1993 NLCS and World Series and was a member of the 1997 World Champion Marlins.
What is your favorite memory of October baseball as a child?
“My memory of October baseball as a kid was pretty limited. I was a Twins fan, and except for 1965, they were never in the playoffs. Cincinnati’s ‘Big Red Machine’ and Reggie Jackson with the Yankees hitting home runs are the things that stick out for me.”
As a player, what was the biggest change between the regular season and postseason?
“The biggest change when I played in the post season was the number of media people there. Also, the time that was allowed for them before and after each game.”
What is your fondest personal postseason memory?
“My most treasured memory of the postseason was in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series, bottom of the 11th, bases loaded and I’m on second base in a 2-2 tie with the Cleveland Indians and Edgar Renteria got a single to drive in the winning run. We were World Series Champs.”
Where were you when the Phillies won the World Series last October?
“I was at home last October watching the Phillies win the World Series as well as texting some of my Philly friends who were at the game.”
A year ago on this date, Cole Hamels beat the Dodgers, 5-1, sending the Phillies to the World Series.
Former Phillies on the Dodgers include Randy Wolf, Vicente Padilla, Jim Thome, Larry Bowa, Mariano Duncan and Ken Howell.
Last Day Game
Tomorrow’s game begins at 1:07 (PDT) and will be the final day game of the postseason schedule. It is also a travel day:
**7:30 a.m., early team bus leaves for Dodger Stadium
**9 p.m., 2nd team bus
**11 a.m., club officials, player wives/family bus
**Post-game, 4 buses depart for airport and Delta charter flight
**Approx. 3 a.m. Saturday, back home
**Sleep, sleep, sleep
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