In honor of yesterday, here are 12 interesting facts about #12 and the Phillies:
**1950 NL Champions: OF Bill (Swish) Nicholson
**1980 World Champions: CH Ruben Amaro Sr.
**1983 NL Champions: 1B Len Matuszek **1993 NL Champions: 2B Mickey Morandini
**2008 World Champions: OF Matt Stairs
**2009 NL Champions: OF Matt Stairs
**Currently: CH Juan Samuel
**Most years: Tony Taylor and Mickey Morandini, 8 years each
**MLB debut: 9/10/47: 3B Wilie (Puddiin’ Head) Jones
**MLB debut: 9/1/04: 1B Ryan Howard
**Spring training 2005: Ryan Howard (switched to #6 when season started)
**First Phillies player: 1932, 2B/3B Les Mallon (1932 was the first season the Phillies started wearing numbers)
Can you name the first Phillies player to win the MVP Award?
Answer can be found at www.phillies.com/alummni.
Did You Ever Wonder?
If a batted ball hits the foul pole, why is it a fair ball?