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May 23, 1970: Bob Gibson fans 16 in Hall of Fame matchup with Jim Bunning

When would-be saboteurs tried to pull distractions on Bob Gibson,…
Chris Short (Trading Card DB)

April 7, 1970: Opening Day swan song for Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium

The Philadelphia Phillies planned to open the 1970 season at…
Don Lock (Trading Card DB)

May 21, 1967: Don Lock’s walk-off single ends 18-inning marathon

Cincinnati arrived in Philadelphia on a five-game winning streak.…

August 3, 1969: The birth of the Big Red Machine

The Philadelphia Phillies could not have picked a better day…
Jim Bunning

June 7, 1966: Jim Bunning wins eighth straight with 14-strikeout, 3-hit gem

“This was the best I've put all my pitches together this…

April 23, 1961: Phillies’ Art Mahaffey fans franchise record 17 batters

Part of the beauty of baseball is just how unpredictable the…

August 1, 1958: Robin Roberts wins 200th career game

Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts took the mound of Connie Mack…

August 19, 1955: Robin Roberts wins 20th game for sixth straight season

It was a matchup of the NL’s two best pitchers: the Philadelphia…

July 23, 1955: Del Ennis belts three homers for Phillies

On July 22, 1955, two different scenarios were playing out…
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April 13, 1954: Athletics prevail on final Opening Day in Philadelphia

No one knew it was the Athletics' last home opener in Philadelphia,…

September 6, 1952: Robin Roberts tosses marathon for 23rd win

The annual drive for statistics to validate an otherwise disappointing…
Del Wilber spent eight seasons in the big leagues with the Cardinals, Phillies, and Red Sox (AUTHOR'S COLLECTION)

August 27, 1951: Del Wilber is an unlikely one-man show for Phillies

Del Wilber's game on August 27, 1951, could easily rank among…

July 8, 1952: A wet All-Star Game at Shibe Park

On July 8, 1952, it rained all morning in Philadelphia. It rained…