Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

Phillies Alumni

A peek at the past
Phillies Phlashback
A historical look at the dates of March 16-31.

March 19, 1927

Hall of Fame center fielder Richie Ashburn is born in Tilden, Neb.

March 21, 1962

The Phillies retire Robin Roberts’ No. 36 at a cocktail party in Tampa, Fla., following an exhibition game with the New York Yankees, to whom he had been sold the previous fall.

March 21, 2004

Veterans Stadium is imploded in 62 seconds.

March 22, 2017

Wall of Famer and World Series champion manager Dallas Green dies in Philadelphia.

March 25, 1981

RHP Bob Walk is traded to the Atlanta Braves for OF Gary Matthews.

March 26, 1936

Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas is born in Naperville, Ill.

March 26, 2002

Workers begin pouring concrete to create the foundation of Citizens Bank Park.

March 28, 1978

At age 27, Greg Luzinski becomes the youngest player to receive the Roberto Clemente Award, given to the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball both on and off the field.

March 28, 2003

The Yankees win the last spring training game in the history of Jack Russell Memorial Stadium, 2-0. Pat Burrell gets the last hit.

March 28, 2011

INF Kevin Frandsen is signed as a free agent.

March 28, 2004

RHP Clay Condrey is acquired from San Diego for INF Trino Aguilar.

March 30, 1981

OF Greg Luzinski is sold to the Chicago White Sox.

March 31, 1988

Phillies lose, 1-0, to the New York Mets in 14 innings at Shea Stadium in the club’s first season opener ever played in March.

March 31, 2014

Jimmy Rollins hits a grand slam, the 200th home run of his career, in a 14-10 Opening Day win over Texas.