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After the Game - Phillies Alumni

A peek at the past

Thirty eight years ago, right-handed pitcher Robin Roberts was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, NY. Because of rain, induction ceremonies took place in the Otesaga Hotel small ballroom.

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A historical look at the week of 7/28-8/3
    July 7, 1964A two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning by RF Johnny Callison gives the NL a dramatic 7-4 victory in the All-Star Game at Shea Stadium. Callison's blast to the right field seats comes off the Boston Red Sox' fireballing RHP Dick Radatz. He becomes the first Phillie to win the ASG MVP Award.
  • July 29, 1983

    Phillies purchase contract of RHP Larry Andersen from Seattle Mariners.

  • July 29, 1984

    2B Juan Samuel and CF Von Hayes are the first Phillies to hit back-to-back home runs to lead off a game, a 6-4 win over Montreal at the Vet.

  • July 29, 1989

    Phillies retire LHP Steve Carlton's #32 in pre-game ceremony before 47,277 at the Vet.

  • July 30, 1950

    RHP Robin Roberts tosses his third consecutive shutout, 10-0, against the Pirates at Shibe Park. Others were 2-0 at Cincinnati on July 22 and 1-0 vs. the Cubs on July 25.

  • July 30, 1995

    With the largest crowd, an estimated 28,000, ever to attend the ceremony, 3B Mike Schmidt and OF Richie Ashburn are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • July 31, 1982

    2B Manny Trillo's major league record for consecutive errorless games ends at 89 when he makes a seventh-inning error in a 2-0 win over Chicago. He also sets a ML record for consecutive errorless chances, 479, during the streak.

  • July 31, 1994

    LHP Steve Carlton, the winningest pitcher in Phillies history, is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • August 1, 1971

    St. Louis scores three in the top of the 12th at Veterans Stadium when it the game is halted by rain. The Zamboni machine, used to vacuum the water from the artificial playing surface, breaks down...

  • August 1, 1971 (con't)

    ...Cardinals file a protest and the NL rules a 3-3 suspended game, to be completed prior to the regular game on September 7. When the game resumed, Phillies score three in their 12th to tie before St. Louis wins in 13, 9-6.

  • August 2, 1894

    CF Billy Hamilton sets major league record for most consecutive games scoring a run when he crosses plate in 24th consecutive game as Phillies beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 9-8, at Baker Bowl.

  • August 2, 1919

    1B Fred Luderus plays in his 479th consecutive game for the Phillies, breaking the Major League Baseball record held by Eddie Collins of the Chicago White Sox. The streak began on June 2, 1916 and ended after 533 games with the 1920 season opener.

  • August 2, 1970

    2B Tony Taylor hits an ultimate grand slam (trailing by three runs in the last inning) to give the Phillies a 7-6 win over San Francisco at Connie Mack Stadium.

  • August 2, 1984

    Phillies beat Cardinals, 3-2, in St. Louis. Larry Andersen's club record for relief pitchers of pitching 32 2/3rds straight scoreless innings ends when Cardinals score in bottom of the eighth inning with two out.

  • August 2, 1986

    Phillies set a club record with five triples in beating the Chicago Cubs at the Vet, 12-2, on a Saturday afternoon NBC telecast. LF Gary Redus has two; one each for C John Russell, SS Steve Jeltz and 2B Juan Samuel.

  • August 3, 1980

    OF Chuck Klein, one of the greatest sluggers in Phillies history, is inducted posthumously into the Baseball Hall of Fame.