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.
Right-handed pitcher Bob Terlecki made his only nine MLB appearances in the late summer of 1972 with the Philadelphia Phillies.
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.
Right-hander Tony Ghelfi was the rare youngster to get a shot at playing with the 1983 Phillies 'Wheeze Kids', making three September starts.