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After the Game - Phillies Alumni

A peek at the past

Left to right, C Bill Killefer, C Ed Burns, P Joe Oeschger, OF Possum Whitted and P Eppa Rixey. The photo was taken during spring training in St. Petersburg, FL, in 1915. Photo: Rich Westcott collection.

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A historical look at the week of 4/13-4/19
    April 6, 1982Phillies home opener is postponed by snow. Next day is postponed by cold weather.
  • April 13, 1955

    Robin Roberts losses no-hitter at Connie Mack Stadium on Alvin Dark's single with one out in the ninth inning. Robbie prevails, 4-2, over the Giants. Richie Ashburn, injured late in spring training, sees club record consecutive game playing streak end at 730 games.

  • April 13, 1983

    Trailing, 9-5, C Bo Diaz hits the ultimate game-winning grand slam with two out in the last of the ninth off RHP Neil Allen to defeat the Mets, 10-9.

  • April 13, 2003

    Phillies score club-record 13 runs in one inning (4th) en route to a 13-1 romp in Cincinnati.

  • April 14, 2013

    Roy Halladay earns his 200th career win, 2-1, over the Marlins in Miami.

  • April 15, 1985

    Mike Schmidt plays in his 1,795th game to break the club record held by Richie Ashburn.

  • April 15, 2004

    Four-run eighth inning lifts the Phillies to a 6-4 win over the Reds, their first victory in Citizens Bank Park. LHP Rheal Cormier is the winner; save for LHP Billy Wagner. Homers by 3B David Bell and C Mike Lieberthal.

  • April 16, 1953

    2B Connie Ryan goes 6-for-6 (four singles, two doubles) in 14-12 loss in Pittsburgh.

  • April 16, 1959

    Dave Philley gets major-league record ninth straight hit as a pinch-hitter (eight in 1958) as Phillies drop 7-3 decision in Milwaukee.

  • April 16, 1972

    RHP Burt Hotton of the Cubs pitches a no-hitter against the Phillies in Wrigley Field. Six years later on the same date, RHP Bob Forsch of the Cardinals no-hits the Phillies in St. Louis.

  • April 17, 1923

    Phillies and Dodgers tie, 5-5, in 14 innings in Brooklyn, the longest NL opener. Game took 2 hours, 50 minutes. Phillies RF that day was Cliff Lee.

  • April 17, 1976

    3B Mike Schmidt ties major league record by hitting four consecutive home runs in defeating the Cubs in Wrigley Field, 18-16. The Phils rallied from trailing 12-1 and 13-2, tying the NL record for the biggest comeback. Schmidt's homers came in the 5th, 7th, 8th and 10th innings (game winner).

  • April 18, 1979

    LF Greg Luzinski becomes the first visiting player to hit a home run into the upper deck in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium.

  • April 18, 1987

    3B Mike Schmidt homers at 4:53 p.m. on a 3-0 pitch from Don Robinson in Pittsburgh to become the 14th player in baseball history to reach 500 home runs. Dramatic three-run, game-winning homer in the ninth beats the Pirates, 8-6.

  • April 19, 1900

    Phillies win in Boston, 19-17, in 10 innings, the highest scoring opener in NL history. Boston scored nine in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra innings.

  • April 19, 1937

    Phillies win a doubleheader beating Boston, 2-1, in 11 innings and 1-0 at Braves Field. It is the only time the Phillies started the season with a twinbill.