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After the Game - Phillies Alumni

A peek at the past

Three key members of Cincinnati's Big Red Machine of the 1970s were reunited with the Phillies in 1983, helping them win the pennant: Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez.

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A historical look at the week of 5/18-5/25
  • May 18, 2005

    RF Bobby Abreu caps a 10-game span in which he hits nine homers, five coming at Citizens Bank Park.

  • May 18, 2014

    SS Jimmy Rollins and C Wil Nieves hit back to back homers to start the game, the fifth such occurrence in Phillies history. Rollins' leadoff HR was his 46th (4th most in MLB history). Phillies beat the Res, 8-3.

  • May 19, 1979

    The idea of Phillies wearing all-burgundy uniforms on Saturdays starts and ends on this date, a 10-5 loss to Montreal. RHP Jim Lonborg kidded LF Greg Luzinski, "Bull, you look like a big grape."

  • May 20, 1983

    LHP Steve Carlton moves into second place on the all-time strikeout list ahead of RHP Walter Johnson when he fans San Diego SS Garry Templeton (#3,509) in the second inning of a 5-0 Padres win.

  • May 21, 1950

    Phillies are caught in a triple-play without making contact with the ball. With Richie Ashburn and Granny Hamner on base, Eddie Waitkus looks at a called third strike for the first out. Cardinals' catcher Joe Garagiola then threw to third, where Ashburn was caught in a rundown. The ball was relayed to Stan Musial at first, who caught Hamner off the bag.

  • May 22, 2014

    SA Jimmy Rollins passes Richie Ashburn with his 2,218th career hit to move into second place on the Phillies all-time hits list. Marlins edge Phillies, 4-3.

  • May 23, 1991

    RHP Tommy Greene pitches no-hitter at Montreal, 2-0, before 8,833. He walks seven and strikes out 10.

  • May 24, 1935

    Phillies lose first night game in major league baseball history, 2-1, at Cincinnati's Crosley Field. Game time: 1:35. Attendance for the historic game, 20,422.

  • May 24, 1999

    For the first time in team history, the Phillies have the same-name battery, RHP Joel Bennett and C Gary Bennett. Phillies win, 5-4, over Montreal.

  • May 25, 2011

    Longest game in Citizens Bank Park history, Phillies edge Cincinnati, 5-4, in 19 innings. INF Wilson Valdez pitches the 19th inning and gets the win, first position player in Phillies history to record a win.