What a month!
We have just lived through the best September in Phillies history. Not for wins, but for winning percentage.
Phillies Top 5 Septembers
2010 21-6 (.778)
1887 16-5 (.762)
1983 22-7 (.759)
1916 22-9 (.710)
2004 19-8 (.704)
It is the third time the Phillies have reached 20 or more wins in September, as you can see.
Final Season Series
Team flew to Atlanta after Wednesday’s game for three games against the Braves, who are now leading the NL wildcard race.
Saturday’s game was moved to 4:10 p.m. for FOX television. In the Philadelphia market, however, the game will be televised by Comcast SportsNet.
ESPN.com has put the Phillies on top of their power ratings, replacing the Yankees who had held the No. 1 spot for four months.
Phillie Phanatic and Derek Jeter taped a commercial for ESPN’s Sportscenter. Really clever.
Phillies have two minor league champions this year, the Lakewood BlueClaws (South Atlantic League) and Gulf Coast League Phillies. Last time they had a pair of winners was 1975, Rocky Mount (Carolina League) and Spartanburg (Western Carolinas League).
Did you know that the full name is Mike John Sweeney. Does that make him the second greatest MJS in Phillies history?
The other, you ask?…. Michael Jack Schmidt.
The most popular post-game food in the visiting clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park this year?
Easy, cheesesteaks….2,413 of them.