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After the Game - Phillies Alumni

A peek at the past

Tadahito Iguchi is mobbed by Pat Burrell after scoring winning run in 11-10 win over the Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 30, 2007. Four-game sweep of the first-place Mets pulled the second-place Phillies to within two games.

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Phillies Phlashback
A historical look at the week of 9/22-9/28
  • September 22, 2008

    Greg Dobbs sets Phillies record for most pinch hits in a season when he gets his 22nd at Citizens Bank Park in eighth inning against Atlanta as Phillies beat Braves, 6-2.

  • September 23, 1916

    RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander pitches 7-3 and 4-0 complete-game wins over Cincinnati at Baker Bowl and ties a major league record by walking only one batter. Almost a year later (September 3) he does it again, 5-0 and 9-3, at Brooklyn, allowing one walk.

  • September 23, 1945, 2nd game

    Hall of Fame-bound 1B Jimmie Foxx, the Philadelphia A's all-time home run leader (302) and now with the Phillies, ends his 20-year career in a 4-3 loss at Brooklyn. Foxx also pitches in nine games that season, a first in his career.

  • September 23, 1965, 1st game

    RHP Jim Bunning's fifth-inning strikeout is his 242nd of the season, breaking the club record held by RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander (241, 1915). Bunning wins, 11-5, at Wrigley Field.

  • September 23, 1983

    A 6-2, 12-strikeout victory at St. Louis gives LHP Steve Carlton his 300th career win, the 16th pitcher in baseball history to reach that milestone.

  • September 24, 1911

    St. Louis scores in the sixth inning to break rookie RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander's 41 consecutive scoreless innings streak, a Phillies record that hasn't been broken.

  • September 25, 1955

    CF Richie Ashburn is hitless in seven at-bats in a season-ending doubleheader in the Polo Grounds but easily wins his first batting title (.338).

  • September 26, 1954

    CF Richie Ashburn finishes the season by playing in his 730th straight game, a Phillies all-time record that still stands. The streak began June 7, 1950, and ended when Ashburn failed to make the 1955 opener after getting injured in a collision with LF Del Ennis during a spring training exhibition game at Wilmington, DE.

  • September 26, 1976, 1st game

    After watching a lead of 15 ½ games on August 24, 1976, slip to three games in three weeks, the Phillies clinch their first post-season title in 26 years, 4-1 over the Expos in Jarry Park, the final day for the Montreal park.

  • September 26, 1998, 2nd game

    RHP Curt Schilling strikes out seven Florida batters in his final start to finish with 300 strikeouts, only the fifth big league pitcher with 300 or strikeouts in back-to-back seasons.

  • September 27, 1977

    RHP Larry Christenson wins his 18th game and drives in five runs as the Phillies capture their second NL East title, 15-9, over Chicago at Wrigley Field, their 101st win for the second straight year.

  • September 27, 2003

    Phillies beat Atlanta, 7-6, in 10 innings for final win at Veterans Stadium. Jim Thome hits the last home run and Rheal Cormier is last Phillies pitcher to win a game at Veterans Stadium.

  • September 27, 2008

    The Phillies beat Washington, 4-3, at Citizens Bank Park to wrap up Eastern Division title with one game left.

  • September 27, 2010

    For first time, Phillies win Eastern Division Crown four consecutive years as they beat Nationals, 8-0, in Washington with five games to go.

  • 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.