What if the post-1980 Philadelphia Phillies had stayed pat for the most part? What if most of the trades made by general manager Paul Owens had not been considered or consummated?
The Ken Brett for Dave Cash trade between the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates on this very date 47 years ago proved to be a winner for both teams. Division and cross-state rivals dealing key players in their prime to one another.
The 1977 Phillies postion player rep for the 'Phillies 50' series appeared in his only six games that September and went on to a successful retail career.
The Phillies gave 21-year-old former first round draft pick Scott Munninghoff his only four big-league mound appearances early in the 1980 season.
Don McCormack was a longtime catcher in the Phillies minor league system who got cups of coffee with the big club in both 1980 and 1981.