No one watching on TV along with me here in Philly, or any among the 14,952 in attendance that afternoon at the venerable ballpark on Chicago’s North Side, had any clue as to the historic insanity we were about to witness.
Phillies 50: Forgotten 1975 – Larry Fritz
The late Larry Fritz is perhaps the most perfect entrant yet in this 'Phillies 50' series, getting just one MLB plate appearance with the 1975 Phillies.
Phillies 50: Forgotten 1977 – Manny Seoane
The 1977 Phillies pitching rep for this 'Phillies 50' series may be remembered, if he is at all, for a post-career arrest than his two-games with the club.
Phillies 50: Forgotten 1980 – Scott Munninghoff
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.
Phillies 50: Forgotten 1984 – Francisco Melendez
Francisco Melendez was just 20-years-old when he appeared in 21 late-season games as a rookie with the 1984 Philadelphia Phillies.