With the Phillies taking part in what would become a down-to-the-wire divisional race, McCarver was signed on September 1, 1980 to return as a player. He would serve as a veteran voice in the clubhouse, a lefty pinch-hit bat, and emergency insurance at first base and catcher.
20 greatest Black players in Phillies history
Joe Morgan and Ferguson Jenkins, who put up the numbers that elevated them to the Hall of Fame while with the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs respectively, were clearly among the greatest Black players to ever pull on a Phillies jersey. You won't find them listed...
Examining select Hall of Fame cases of Black players not yet enshrined
February is Black History Month, and with Baseball Hall of Fame talk still hot among many fans and scribes, now seems a good time to take a brief look at some Black players who have been considered and voted on but who are not enshrined at Cooperstown, at least not yet.
Phillies said goodbye to some memorable pieces of their history in 2020
Joe Morgan was just one of a number of those players left us in 2020 after having worn the uniform of the Philadelphia Phillies during their career and who left an indelible impression on the fan base in the City of Brotherly Love.
Phillies 50: Forgotten 1979 – Jack Kucek
Right-hander Jack Kucek appeared in parts of seven big-league seasons, including making four relief appearances with the Phillies in September 1979.