When talking about the great catchers of the 1970’s-1980’s the conversation is likely to highlight a quartet of backstops from that era: Johnny Bench, Carlton Fisk, Gary Carter, and Ted Simmons. But there is another, perhaps not Hall of Fame caliber as those, who rightly belongs as part of the discussion. At some point today, … Continue reading Bob Boone’s baseball family legacy
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.
Bobby Pfeil spent a good part of his rookie season as starting third baseman with the 1969 Amazin' Mets. He played just one more year, with the 1971 Phillies.
The only player on the 1976 Phillies roster who fits the bill for this 'Phillies 50' series is infielder Fred Andrews, who appeared in four games that year.