On The Book Shelf

(Phillies Insider is taking a few days break. Will be back again on Friday).

In the meantime, plenty of books about the Phillies are about to appear on the book shelves and online………….

The Mouth That Roared by Dallas Green and Alan Maimon; foreword by Jayson Stark; Triumph Books; May 1.

Philadelphia’s Top 50 Baseball Players by Rich Westcott; foreword by Dallas Green; University of Nebraska Press; this month.

Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium by Rich Westcott; Arcadia Publishing Co.; currently available.

View from the Booth by Chris Wheeler; Camino Press; this month.

This Date In Philadelphia Phillies History by Skip Clayton and Don Bostrom; Camino Press; spring 2013. Originally published in 1978 by Allen Lewis and Larry Shenk; Stein & Day.

The Phillies Experience: A Year-by-Year Chronicle of the Philadelphia Phillies by Tyler Kepner; MVP Books; May 2013.

Game of My Life Philadelphia Phillies by Bob Gordon; Sports Publishing; this month.

Almost A Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the 1980 Phillies by William Kashatus; University of Pennsylvania Press; this month.

More Than Beards, Bellies and Biceps by Bob Gordon, Tom Burgoyne and Larry Andersen; Sports Publishing; June 2013.

This Date
April 8, 1969—Rookie SS Don Money homers twice and drives in five runs but Phillies lose season opener, 7-6, in 11 innings in Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

April 8, 1970—1B Willie Montanez is acquired from St. Louis Cardinals to replace OF Curt Flood, who refused to report to the Phillies after being traded October 7, 1969.

April 9, 1913—Phillies win first game played in Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, 1-0, over the Dodgers. RHP Tom Seaton is the winner. He wound up leading the NL in wins (27), innings (322.1), walks (136) and strikeouts (168).

April 9, 1963–A new career is launched as Richie Ashburn joins the Phillies broadcast team of Byrum Saam and Bill Campbell.

April 10, 1971—Phillies win first game played in Veterans Stadium, 4-1, over the Montreal Expos. RHP Jim Bunning is the winner.

For news, notes, features and vintage photos visit http://www.phillies.com/alumni.

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