Pete Alexander was pretty awesome for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Tuesday 24 May 2011 at 12:36 pm

Righty starting pitcher Pete (Grover Cleveland) Alexander was elected into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1938. He did his best work with the Philadelphia Phillies. From 1915-17, Alexander pitched in 142 games (131 starts) in which he as 94-35 with 6 saves, a 1.54 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP. He won at least 30 games in each of those years and his highest ERA was 1.83! Alexander pitched in 338 games (280 starts) in his 8 years with the Phillies and he was 190-91 with 15 saves, a 2.18 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. Alexander is the Phillies’ all-time leader in shutouts with 61 of them. He is also #9 in games pitched (338), #4 in games started (280), #3 in wins (190), #3 in innings pitched (2,513 2/3), #5 in whiffs (1,409) and he’s #2 in complete games (219). Alexander finished his major league career with 373 wins, which has him tied for 3rd place with Christy Mathewson.

Lenny Dykstra was a sparkplug for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 29 April 2011 at 8:28 pm

Lefty swinging CF Lenny Dykstra was a sparkplug at the top of the lineup for the Philadelphia Phillies. His best year with the Phillies came in 1993 when he won a Silver Slugger Award and finished 2nd in the voting for the N.L. MVP Award. Dykstra played in 161 games for the Phillies in 1993 and he was 194 of 637 (.305 avg, .902 OPS) with 143 runs scored (led the majors), 19 homers, 66 RBIs and 37 stolen bases. He also walked 129 times while only whiffing 64 times as he showed outstanding plate discipline in 1993. Dykstra made it to 3 N.L. All-Star teams and he won 1 Silver Slugger Award in his 8 years with the Phillies. Dykstra played in 734 games in his 8 years with the Phillies and he was 829 of 2,873 (.289 avg, .810 OPS) with 515 runs scored, 51 homers, 251 RBIs and 169 stolen bases.

Tug McGraw was one of the better relief pitchers in Philadelphia Phillies’ history

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Tuesday 8 June 2010 at 12:49 pm

Lefty reliever Tug McGraw was one of the better relievers in Phillies’ team history. But in 1980 he was the king of the Baseball World. He finished 5th for the Cy Young Award working in 57 games (0 starts) in which he was 5-4 with 20 saves, a 1.46 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. McGraw only allowed 62 hits in 92 1/3 innings pitched that year for the Phillies showing just how dominant he was in 1980. McGraw was also on the mound in Game #6 of the World Series that year in which he sealed a World Championship for the Phillies saving the game. McGraw pitched in 4 games in the 1980 World Series for the Phillies in which he was 1-1 with 2 saves, a 1.17 ERA and a 1.96 WHIP. McGraw pitched in 463 games (3 starts) in his 10 years with the Phillies and he was 49-37 with 94 saves, a 3.10 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. McGraw is #3 in Phillies’ history in games pitched (463) and he is #4 in saves with 94. McGraw’s son is the famous country singer Tim McGraw. Tug McGraw died on January 5th, 2004 at the age of 59. He is gone but will never be forgotten in Philly.

Steve Carlton was a wicked good starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 28 January 2010 at 1:43 pm

When lefty starting pitcher Steve Carlton was on the mound good things generally happened for the Philadelphia Phillies. Carlton pitched in 499 games (all starts) in his time with the Phillies and he was 241-161 with a 3.09 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. Carlton won four Cy Young Awards with the Phillies (1972, 1977, 1980 and 1982). His most amazing season with the Phillies without a doubt was 1972. He pitched in 41 games (all starts) for the Phillies that season and he was 27-10 with a 1.97 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP. He threw an amazing 30 complete games in 1972, 8 of which were shutouts. He worked 346 1/3 innings for the Phillies in 1972 and he only allowed 257 hits while whiffing 310 batters. The most amazing thing about Carlton’s stats in 1972 was that his team was 59-97 that year! Carlton is all over the record books for the Phillies. He is #1 all-time in Phillies’ history in wins (241), games started (499) and #1 in strikeouts (3,031). Carlton is also #2 in games pitched (499), #2 in innings pitched (3,697 1/3), #3 in complete games (185) and #2 in shutouts (39) in Phillies’ history. Carlton was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.

Mike Schmidt used to be the main man for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Monday 11 January 2010 at 10:10 am

3B Mike Schmidt played his whole career (18 years) with the Philles in which he was a 12-time All-Star who won 10 Gold Gloves. Schmidt played in 2,404 games in his career and he was 2,234 of 8,352 (.267 avg, .908 OPS) with 1,506 runs scored, 548 homers, 1,595 RBIs and 174 stolen bases. He is the all-time leader for the Phillies in games played, hits, runs scored, homers and RBIs. Schmidt led the N.L. in homers 8 times, runs scored 1 time and RBIs 4 times in his career. He also won three MVP Awards in the N.L. in 1980, 1981 and 1986. In 1980, Schmidt played in 150 games in which he was 157 for 548 (.286 avg, 1.004 OPS) with 104 runs scored, 48 homers, 121 RBIs and 12 stolen bases. He followed that up in the strike year of 1981 by playing in 102 games in which he was 112 for 354 (.316 avg, 1.080 OPS) with 78 runs scored, 31 homers and 91 RBIs. In 1986, Schmidt played in 160 games in which he was 160 for 552 (.290 avg, .937 OPS) with 97 runs scored, 37 homers and 119 RBIs. Mike Schmidt was one of the best Philadelphia Phillies players of all time and that’s why he is in Cooperstown, N.Y. forever.

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