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.
Vince DiMaggio sets a club record and ties the NL mark with his fourth grand slam of the season in an 8-3 win at Boston.
Having watched the Phillies bounce back and forth most of the season between second and third place, angry GM Paul Owens ripped into the team in a stormy clubhouse meeting in San Francisco. Phillies beat the Giants, 6-4, launching a streak in which they won 23 of their next 32 games and their fourth NL East title in five seasons.
Frank Corridon goes the route as the Phillies beat Brooklyn, 2-1, in 17 innings at Baker Bowl. Corridon did not walk a batter.
Pinch-hitting for Joe Morgan, Ozzie Virgil hits a grand slam walk-off home run at Veterans Stadium as Phillies beat San Francisco Giants, 5-3. It is Phillies second walk-off grand slam home run of the season.
Steve Carlton throws his eighth shutout, 8-0, at Atlanta, the most by a Phillies pitcher since Grover Cleveland Alexander had eight in 55 years ago.
Ryan Howard hits three home runs, including his 50th, as the Phillies beat Atlanta, 8-7.
Phillies lose at Houston, 4-1, after winning the first 17 games of the season against the Colt 45s.
Game in Pittsburgh is suspended with Pirates leading, 4-1, after six innings when the automatic tarpaulin gets stuck while trying to cover the field during rain. Game resumed next day with a Phillies rally falling short, 4-3.
Phillies tie a major league record by scoring the only run in a doubleheader. They won the opener, 1-0, and played a 10-inning, 0-0 tie in the second game at Boston.
Robin Roberts gives up six runs in eight innings but goes the route as the Phils rally for a 7-6 win over Boston in 17 innings, first game of a Saturday doubleheader. Roberts' line: 17 innings, 18 hits, 6 runs, 5 earned, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts. Second game is suspended after eight with the Phillies losing. It is completed the next day, a 3-1 loss.
Greg Luzinski hits his first major league home run (off RHP Reggie Cleveland), a towering shot into Section 570 in a 7-5, 10-inning loss to St. Louis.
Steve Carlton beats his former team (Cardinals), 2-1, at the Vet and strikes out nine, breaking the Phillies single season record of 268 set by Jim Bunning in 1965. 23rd win breaks the club record for a LHP set by Eppa Rixey in 1916.