Cole, Cody paved the way for Charlie’s celebration.
Winning for the first time in Atlanta in over two seasons, Cole also ended the Phillies 11-game losing streak on the road last night. He not only tossed his first complete game of the season but got the second triple of his career and scored the first run.
Cody made a brilliant play in the field, hit a crucial three-run homer, singled, stole second and scored the fifth run. #25 plays like #26.
The win made Charlie the 59th manager in baseball history to win 1,000 games, quite an accomplishment. In typical fashion Charlie gave all the credit to the players in his post-game quotes. That’s Charlie, who will wind up as the greatest manager in Phillies history. It will be a while before someone exceeds his accomplishments.
Some day, Charlie will be the fifth manager in the Toyota Wall of Fame at Citizens Bank Park, joining Paul Owens, Larry Bowa, Gavvy Cravath and Dallas Green.
Yet, the Baseball Writers Association of America has never elected Charlie as a Manager of the Year. Puzzling.
Note from Vince Nauss, former PR assistance: Among managers in winning percentages, Charlie’s .548 ranks 20 among managers with 10 or more seasons.
Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley’s 3-game winning streak ended, 5-4, at Gwinnett. RF Steve Susdorf, 2-4, .329 season average.
**Reading was not scheduled.
**Clearwater was held to 4 hits in losing, 4-0, at Lakeland.
**Lakewood was not scheduled.
**Williamsport on 2-day All-Star Game break.
**Gulf Coast League Phillies beat Yankees, 6-2. 3B Robinson Torres, 2nd HR, 3 RBI. CF Herlis Rodriguez, 2-3; hitting .395 in last 10 games. SS J.P. Crawford, 2B, RBI, 11th SB; hitting .417 in last 10 games.
August 13, 1939, 1st game–RHP Wayman “Bill” Kerksieck has the dubious distinction of setting a club record by allowing six home runs (in four innings) in an 11-2 loss to the Giants at New York.
August 13, 1972–Between games of a Sunday afternoon doubleheader with Montreal, high-wire artist Karl Wallenda thrills the crowd of over 30,000 by walking across the stadium on a tightrope, the most dazzling promotion in Vet history. He repeats the nerve-wracking feat on May 31, 1976.
August 13, 1992–Game with St. Louis at Veterans Stadium is postponed by rain, first
rainout since June 18, 1990, a string of 189 dates.
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