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...
For three years in the late-1950's, the great Satchel Paige pitched in the Phillies farm system at the Triple-A level.
During this 2020 Black History Month, selecting the all-time greatest black players at each position over the course of Philadelphia Phillies history.
Today, the Philadelphia city council voted to pass a resolution which had been introduced by Councilwoman Helen Gym. The resolution was basically a formal apology from the City of Philadelphia to Jackie Robinson for words and actions which baseball's racial trailblazer experienced while playing here against the Phillies.The resolution reads as follows:"Be it resolved by the Council of … Continue reading Racist Phillies episode earns city apology