Doc Bids for #18

Doc is going for his 18th win tonight.  The last Phillies pitcher to win more then 17 games?  Cy Young Award Winner, John Denny, who went 19-6 in 1983.  Been a long time.

Looking for something different to do tomorrow?  Without rain, you certainly aren’t mowing your grass.  No leaves to rake.  Perhaps a football game.  Or, a trip to New York to see the Phillies in a 4:10 FOX telecast game.

Well, there’s an event at Citizens Bank Park that is open to the entire family…yep, free.  It is the Phanatic Walk Photo Event.  Weather forecast is perfect.

Final Number
OK, the entire world is waiting.  The final count on Dollar Dogs in 2010 is 211,299.  We’re assuming that many rolls were included.

This year’s total surpassed last year (202,732). 

Minor League Awards
RHP Austin Hyatt was named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Year.  He spent most of the season with the Clearwater Threshers before moving up to Reading. 

1B Jonathan Singleton, who turns 19 on September 18, was named the Most Outstanding Prospect in the South Atlantic League.  Baseball America also named him the league’s Most Exciting Player.

OF Domonic Brown, who began this year in Reading, was given the same award by Baseball America for the Eastern League.

Happy Birthday
Sunday, a pair of Alumni turn 85….Whiz Kids catcher Stan Lopata and manager Frank Lucchesi, who won the last game at Connie Mack Stadium and the first game at Veterans Stadium.


1 Comment

Hey, Sunday’s my birthday too! I always thought it was interesting that two other Whiz Kids, though both now deceased, also shared that birthday – catcher Andy Seminick and pitcher Bubba Church. I wonder if they ever had any huge birthday bashes as teammates?

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