Hitting three consecutive home runs is rather rare in Phillies history. When Bryce Harper, Alex Bohm and Didi Gregorius did it on Thursday night, September 17 at Citizens Bank Park it was the ninth time. Who’s been involved the most number of times? Pat Burrell. September 30, 1977 . . . vs. Montreal, Veterans Stadium … Continue reading Phillies three straight homers? Happened nine times
Book review of Scott Lauber's "The Big 50: Philadelphia Phillies: The Men and Moments that Make the Philadelphia Phillies" released 2020.
Over the last couple of months during this shutdown of baseball, I've presented a series here at The Bell. Each piece in the series has presented a position-by-position comparison of the 1980 and 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Series championship teams. You can find a link to each of those individual comparisons below. So, now it's … Continue reading Phillies champions: 1980 vs 2008 – the winner
This trade happened in mid-season of 1910, which may seem like pre-historic times. 24-year-old first baseman Fred Luderus came to the Phillies from the Chicago Cubs for a 28-year-old Bill Foxen, a left-handed pitcher. It turned out to be a great Phillies trade. What classifies it as “great”? My ground rules: the new player must … Continue reading A century-old Phillies trade that paid off in a pennant
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was a National League All-Star in 2006, 2009 and 2010. Should 'The Big Piece' have made it more often?