Francisco Melendez was just 20-years-old when he appeared in 21 late-season games as a rookie with the 1984 Philadelphia Phillies.
The 1972 Philadelphia Phillies were bad on the field, but a super performance from newcomer Steve Carlton and some whacky promotions helped ease fans pain.
Book review of Scott Lauber's "The Big 50: Philadelphia Phillies: The Men and Moments that Make the Philadelphia Phillies" released 2020.
The Chicago Cubs hired Dallas Green away to become their general manager and he used former Phillies players to help win the 1984 NL East in Chicago.
A position-by-position comparison between the Phillies 1980 and 2008 world champions continues in center field with Garry Maddox and Shane Victorino.