Doc is 6th Phillies ASG Starter

Doc will be on the mound for the NL Stars tonight, the eleventh time a Phillies pitcher has had that honor.

Actually, he’s the sixth different Phillies pitcher to start, joning Robin Roberts (1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955), Curt Simmons (1952, 1957), Steve Carlton (1979), Terry Mulholland (1993) and Curt Schilling (1999).

Collectively they haven’t set the world on fire.  They are 0-2 with a 7.04 ERA.  Only Simmons in 1952 (3 innings) and Roberts the next year (also 3 innings) had scoreless starts.  Doc started two years ago for the AL and he gave up three runs (two earned) in two innings.

Winning Pitchers
Three Phillies have been the winning pitcher, all in relief.

Ken Raffensberger pitched two scoreless innings in 1944 and emerged the winner in a 7-1 decision.  Doug Jones pitched a scoreless ninth inning with the NL winning, 8-7, in 10 innings in 1994.  The next year Healthcliff Slocumb was the pitcher of record (one scoreless inning) when the NL rallied for a 3-2 win.

Five All-Stars
This year marks the sixth time the Phillies have had five All-Stars.

Other years were 1976 (Bob Boone, Larry Bowa, Dave Cash, Greg Luzinski, Mike Schmidt); 1979 (Boone, Bowa, Steve Carlton, Pete Rose, Schmidt); 1981 (Carlton, Rose, Dick Ruthven, Schmidt, Manny Trillo); 1995 (Darren Daulton, Lenny Dykstra, Tyler Green, Mickey Morandini Slocumb) and 2009 (Ryan Howard, Raul Ibanez, Chase Utley, Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth).

Most Pitchers
Doc, Cliff and Cole mark the first time the Phillies have had three pitchers on the All-Star team.  Seven times they had a pair, the last being 1999, Schilling and Paul Byrd.

Home Runs
Four Phillies have homered in the game: Johnny Callison (1964), Dick Allen (1967), Luzinski (1977) and Schmidt (1981).

With Shane and Polly unable to play because of injuries, guess the Phillies best chance for a home run would be Cliff.

MVP
Callison in 1964, a three-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth off Dick Radatz, a 7-4 NL decision.

 

 

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