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After the Game - Phillies Alumni

A peek at the past

Charlie Manuel, last year's inductee into the Toyota Wall of Fame, has the honor this year (July 31) to welcome the newest WOF member, outfielder Pat Burrell. He'll be the 13th outfielder in the WOF that as established in 1978. Shop

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Phillies Timeline

Trace the Phillies' history through the years.

Phillies Phlashback
A historical look at the week of 8/3-8/29
  • August 3, 1980

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

  • August 4, 1934, 2nd game

    RHP Reggie Grabowski gave up a club-record 11 hits (10 singles) in one inning, an 11-run ninth in beating the Phillies, 21-4, at Baker Bowl. He also hit two batters.

  • August 4, 2006

    2B Chase Utley's 35-game hitting streak (.405, 62-153) ends in 5-3 win against the Mets in Shea Stadium.

  • August 5, 1921

    KDKA in Pittsburgh broadcasts the first major league game, an 8-5 Pirates win over the Phillies at Forbes Field. Harold Arlin is the play-by-play announcer. His grandson, Steve, is the Phillies' first-round selection in June, 1966, secondary phase.

  • August 5, 1927

    RF Cy Williams hits for the cycle and drives in six runs as the Phillies beat Pittsburgh, 9-7, in Forbes Field.

  • August 5, 1975

    Phillies set a major league record by getting eight hits in a row at the start of their first inning (four singles, two doubles, two homers) in a 13-5 romp over Chicago at the Vet. Ten-run first inning is Phillies' biggest first inning since 1948.

  • August 5, 1977

    Seven-run eighth lifts the Phillies to an 8-3 win over visiting Los Angeles and into first place for the first time this season. Victory is manager Danny Ozark's 400th.

  • August 7, 1991

    Mitch Williams ties major league record for relief pitchers by beating Chicago Cubs, 5-4, at Veterans Stadium in 11 innings for his third victory in three consecutive games.

  • August 8, 1903

    Twelve fans die and 232 are injured when a balcony collapses at Philadelphia Park during a doubleheader against the Boston Braves. The accident forces the Phillies to play 16 games at the Philadelphia Athletics' Columbia Park.

  • August 8, 1988

    LF Phil Bradley enters the record book, well, sort of. He hits the first home run in the first night game ever at Wrigley Field. But, rain washes out the homer and a 3-1 Cubs lead in the fourth inning. After a delay of 2:10, the game is postponed.

  • August 9, 1955

    LF Del Ennis drives in his 1,000th run in 9 1 win vs. Pittsburgh. OF Ed Delahanty is the club's all-time RBI leader (1,286).

  • August 9, 1965

    RHP Robin Roberts (6-7), pitching for Houston, blanks the Phillies on four hits, 8-0, at the Astrodome, his first start in the NL since September 10, 1961, when he was with the Phils.

  • August 9, 1976

    RHP Robin Roberts is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, NY. Because of rain, induction ceremonies take place in the Otesaga Hotel small ballroom.