Baseball is a game that is played each day for six months of every year. It becomes the fabric of our daily lives, providing many moments of groans and glee. Yet the business of the game continues year round. There are trades, free agent signings and player releases that can happen any day, regardless of the month.
This Date in Philadelphia Phillies History follows the day-by-day events of the Phillies from the club’s founding in 1883 to the present. Readers will be able to relive the major accomplishments of iconic stars including Richie Ashburn, Robin Roberts, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton on their brilliant career arc to enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.
The book includes everything from the players’ birthdays to great historical moments to memorable transactions. Readers will learn about Reggie Grabowski, who gave up 11 hits in a single inning, and perfect games by Jim Bunning and Roy “Doc” Halladay, among many noted players and events.
Do some time-traveling to visit once more all of the incredible highs and numbing lows that made you a passionate Phillies fan.