For the first time in a Phillies uniform, teenage sensation Andrew Painter will take the mound. There has been tremendous hype building around the club's top prospect ever since his breakout 2022 minor league campaign came to a close.
What if the 1980’s Phillies had stood pat?
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?
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 1976 – Fred Andrews
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.
Phillies 50: Forgotten 1983 – Tony Ghelfi
Right-hander Tony Ghelfi was the rare youngster to get a shot at playing with the 1983 Phillies 'Wheeze Kids', making three September starts.