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After the Game - Phillies Alumni

A peek at the past

Pete Rose celebrates Phillies 1980 World Championship. "We don't win without Pete," said Larry Bowa. Rose is to be inducted into the Toyota Wall of Fame on August 12. Shop

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Phillies Timeline

Trace the Phillies' history through the years.

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A historical look at the dates of 4/17-4/23
  • April 17, 1976

    Mike Schmidt ties major league record by hitting four consecutive home runs in defeating the Cubs in Wrigley Field, 18-16, in 10 innings. The Phils rallied from trailing 12-1 and 13-2, tying the NL record for the biggest comeback. Schmidt's homers came in the 5th, 7th, 8th and 10th innings.

  • April 18, 1950

    Legendary Dodgers' broadcaster Vince Scully's first game was opening day Brooklyn against the Phillies at Shibe Park. Phillies won, 9-1, Robin Roberts defeating Don Newcombe.

  • April 18, 1979

    Greg Luzinski becomes the first visiting player to hit a home run into the upper deck in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium.

  • April 18, 1987

    Mike Schmidt homers at 4:53 p.m. on a 3-0 pitch from Don Robinson in Pittsburgh to become the 14th player in baseball history to reach 500 home runs. Dramatic three-run, game-winning homer in the ninth beats the Pirates, 8-6.

  • April 19, 1900

    Phillies win in Boston, 19-17, in 10 innings, the highest scoring opener in NL history. Boston scored nine in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra innings.

  • April 19, 1937

    Phillies win a doubleheader beating Boston, 2-1, in 11 innings and 1-0 at Braves Field. It is the only time the Phillies started the season with a twinbill.

  • April 20, 1989

    Mike Schmidt's first-inning double in Pittsburgh off Mike Dunne breaks Richie Ashburn's club record for career hits (2,217).

  • April 21, 1898

    Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam home run in his first major league plate appearance (2nd inning) in a game in New York.

  • April 23, 1961

    Art Mahaffey sets a Phillies record with 17 strikeouts in a 6-0 win over the Cubs in the second game of a doubleheader at Connie Mack Stadium. RHP Frank Sullivan blanks the Cubs, 1-0, in the first game. Phillies haven't had a doubleheader shutout since.