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 Phlashback: The Dave Cash trade
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.
Phillies 50: Forgotten 1972 – Bob Terlecki
Right-handed pitcher Bob Terlecki made his only nine MLB appearances in the late summer of 1972 with the Philadelphia Phillies.
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 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.