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After the Game - Phillies Alumni

A peek at the past

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Phillies Timeline

Trace the Phillies' history through the years.

Phillies Phlashback
A historical look at the week of 9/28-10/4
  • September 28, 1919

    In the fastest game ever played in the major leagues, it takes the New York Giants 51 minutes to beat the Phillies, 6-1, at the Polo Grounds. Most batters swung at the first pitch and ran the bases at will.

  • September 28, 1958

    CF Richie Ashburn goes 3-for-4 in the final game of the season, a 6-4 win at Pittsburgh, to edge Willie Mays, .350 to .347, for the NL batting title. The Phillies haven't had a batting champion since.

  • September 28, 1983

    C Bo Diaz has five hits, including two homers, and 2B Joe Morgan, four hits and three RBI, as the Phillies clinch the NL East, 13-6, at Chicago, their 14th win in the last 16 games.

  • September 28, 2003

    Before a sellout crowd of 58,554, the final game in Vet history is won by the Atlanta Braves, 5-2. Following the last out, emotional and memorable closing ceremonies are held featuring the 2003 Phillies and nearly 100 alumni, including Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt and Tug McGraw.

  • September 28, 2011

    Phillies set club record for most wins in a season with 102 as they beat Atlanta Braves, 4-3, in 13 innings. Charlie Manuel sets club record for most wins by a manager with 646, passing Gene Mauch.

  • September 29, 1907, 1st game

    RHP George McQuillan's consecutive scoreless innings streak ends at 25 innings, a Phillies record for the start of a career.

  • September 29, 1915

    The Phillies clinch first NL pennant with a 5-0 win at Boston, a 1-hitter for RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander, his 30th win. It is his fourth 1-hitter and 12th shutout of the season.

  • September 30, 1951

    CF Richie Ashburn goes 4-for-8 in final game to finish with 221 hits, the first Phillie to lead the NL in 18 years. Phillies defeat Brooklyn, 9-8, in 14 innings at Shibe Park.

  • September 30, 1971

    CF Willie Montanez sets a club rookie record with his 30th home run as the Phillies end the season with a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh at the Vet.

  • September 30, 1978

    LHP Randy Lerch (11-8) hits two home runs and picks up the win as the Phillies capture their third straight NL East title, 10-8, at Pittsburgh.

  • September 30, 2007

    Phillies beat Washington, 6-1, at Citizens Bank Park and clinch National League Eastern Division title in last game of season as New York Mets who were tied with Phillies for first place lost to Florida, 8-1.

  • September 30, 2009

    Phillies beat Houston, 10-3, at Citizens Bank Park and clinch National League East Division title with four games left for third straight year and eighth overall.

  • October 1, 1982

    RHP Terry Leach pitches 1 0, 10 inning 1 hitter against Phillies. Luis Aguayo's triple in 5th is lone hit. RHP John Denny pitches 1 hitter through 9 innings (Dave Kingman single in 2nd).

  • October 1, 2008

    NLDS #1 at Citizens Bank Park: Phillies earn first postseason win in 15 years with a 3-1 decision over the Brewers. Cole Hamels tosses eight shutout innings to get the win, retiring the first 14 batters.

  • October 1, 2011

    NLDS #1 at Citizens Bank Park: Ryan Howard's three-run homer keys a five-run sixth inning as the Phillies defeat the Cardinals, 11-6. Roy Halladay retires the last 21 batters to earn the win.

  • October 2, 2005

    Jimmy Rollins ends season with 36-game hitting streak, a club record, in 9-3 win in Washington.

  • October 2, 2008

    NLDS #2 at Citizens Bank Park: Shane Victorino hits a grand slam home run off CC Sabathia to cap a five-run second inning that lifts the Phillies to a 5-2 win and 2-0 lead over the Brewers.

  • October 2, 2011

    NLDS #2 at Citizens Bank Park: Phillies grab a 4-0 lead after two innings but the Cardinals come back against Cliff Lee to win, 5-4, and even the series at 1-1.

  • October 3, 2007

    NLDS #1 at Citizens Bank Park: In their first postseason appearance in 14 years, the Phillies fall to the Rockies, 4-2. Trailing, 3-0, Aaron Rowan and Pat Burrell hit back-to-back homers (first time in Phillies postseason history) to make it 3-2 in the fifth.

  • October 3, 2011

    NLDS #3: at St. Louis: Ben Francisco's three-run, pinch-hit homer in the seventh inning lifts the Phillies to a 3-2 win. Cole Hamels tosses six scoreless innings and Ryan Madson records a five-out save as the Phillies take a 2-1 series lead.

  • October 4, 1950

    WS #1 at Shibe Park: Because Robin Roberts started four times in the last eight games, manager Eddie Sawyer surprises everyone by naming relief ace Jim Konstanty the starter. Konstanty allows one run over eight innings but Vic Raschi blanks the Phils for a 1-0 Yankees win.

  • October 4, 1977

    NLCS #1 at Los Angeles: Greg Luzinski's two-run homer gives the Phillies a first-inning lead but Ron Cey's grand slam off Steve Carlton ties it in the seventh. Singles by Bake McBride, Larry Bowa and Mike Schmidt produce two ninth-inning runs and a 7-5 win.

  • October 4, 1978

    NLCS #1 at Veterans Stadium: Steve Garvey's three-run homer triggers a four-run third inning. Dodgers win, 9-5, as reliever Bob Welch allows one run over 4.1 innings.

  • October 4, 1983

    NLCS #1 at Los Angeles: Mike Schmidt homers as the third batter of the game and Steve Carlton (7.2 IP) and Al Holland (1.1) combine to blank the Dodgers on seven singles, 1-0.

  • October 4, 2007

    NLDS #2 at Citizens Bank Park: Jimmy Rollins hits a lead-off homer and a second-inning triple giving the Phils a 3-2 lead. Colorado rebounds with four-run innings in the fourth (Kazuo Matsui's grand slam) and sixth en route to a 10-5 win. Rockies lead Series, 2-0.

  • October 4, 2011

    NLDS #4: at St. Louis: First three Phillies batters reach base which produces two runs but the offense scores only one more time as the Cardinals stave off elimination with a 5-3 win. Series returns to Philadelphia, 2-2.