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A peek at the past
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A historical look at the dates of October 1-9.

October 1, 1904

Catcher Red Dooin hits the first inside-the-park grand slam in Phillies history in a 10-3 win over Pittsburgh, the second game of a doubleheader at Baker Bowl.

October 1, 1933

RF Chuck Klein becomes the Phillies’ first (and still only) Triple Crown winner, finishing the season with a .368 average, 28 home runs and 120 RBI.

October 1, 1950

Dick Sisler’s dramatic three-run homer wins the pennant for the Phillies in Brooklyn, 4-1. Robin Roberts, making his fourth start in nine days, pitches all 10 innings.

October 1, 1970

The Phillies edge Montreal, 2-1, in 10 innings on Oscar Gamble’s walk-off single in the final game at Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium. Opened in 1909, the park was home to the Philadelphia A’s (1909–54) and Phillies (1927; 1938–70).

October 1, 2008

The Phillies open the Division Series with their first postseason win in 15 years behind 8.0 shutout innings from Cole Hamels, who retired the first 14 batters he faced in the 3-1 win over Milwaukee.

October 1, 2011

A five-run sixth inning, highlighted by Ryan Howard’s go-ahead three-run home run, powers the Phillies to an 11-6 win in Game 1 of the NLDS behind Roy Halladay.

October 2, 1965

Left-handed pitcher Chris Short sets a club record by striking out 18 Mets batters in 15 innings at Shea Stadium. The second game of a doubleheader, the contest ends after 18 innings in a scoreless tie.

October 2, 1967

Ground is broken for the construction of a multi-sport stadium in South Philadelphia, later to be known as Veterans Stadium.

October 2, 2008

Brett Myers’ nine-pitch walk and Shane Victorino’s grand slam off CC Sabathia highlight a five-run second inning that lifts the Phillies to a 5-2 win and a 2-0 lead over the Brewers in the Division Series.

October 2, 2011

The largest crowd in Citizens Bank Park history – 46,575 – turns out to see the St. Louis Cardinals edge the Phillies, 5-4, in Game 2 of the Division Series.

October 2, 2016

Ryan Howard plays his final game for the Phillies in the season finale at Citizens Bank Park and receives a prolonged standing ovation when he leaves the game in the top of the ninth. The Phillies beat the Mets, 5-2.

October 3, 1891

Billy Hamilton finishes the season with a .338 average to secure the club’s first ever batting championship.

October 3, 1972

In an 11-1 victory at Wrigley Field, Steve Carlton secures his 27th win, tying the NL record for a left-handed pitcher. He finishes the season with a 1.97 ERA and sets a single-season franchise record with 310 strikeouts. Don Money and Greg Luzinski twice hit back-to-back home runs, the only time a duo has accomplished that feat in franchise history.

October 3, 1987

Right-handed reliever Kent Tekulve sets a single-season club record for pitchers by appearing in his 90th game.

October 3, 2007

Making their first postseason appearance in 14 years, the Phillies fall to the Rockies, 4-2, in Game 1 of the Division Series at Citizens Bank Park. Aaron Rowand and Pat Burrell hit back-to-back home runs, a first in the club’s postseason history.

October 3, 2021

In his last appearance as a Phillie, RHP Héctor Neris whiffs three Marlins batters to reach 520 career strikeouts, breaking Ron Reed’s longstanding club record for a reliever.

October 4, 1950

Because of Robin Roberts’ heavy workload down the stretch, manager Eddie Sawyer surprises everyone by naming relief ace Jim Konstanty the starter for Game 1 of the World Series. Konstanty allows one run over eight innings but Vic Raschi holds the Phillies to just two singles for a 1-0 Yankees win at Shibe Park.

October 4, 1977

Greg Luzinski’s two-run homer in the first inning stakes the Phillies to an early lead and they score two in the ninth to open the NLCS with a 7-5 win at Dodger Stadium.

October 4, 1980

In a game delayed by rain for more than three hours, Mike Schmidt’s two-run home run in the 11th inning secures the NL East title as the Phillies beat the Expos, 6-4, at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium.

October 4, 1983

Mike Schmidt’s home run in the first inning is enough as Steve Carlton and Al Holland combine to shut out the Dodgers, 1-0, in Game 1 of the NLCS.

October 4, 2011

Ben Francisco’s pinch-hit three-run home run in the seventh inning is all the offense needed for a 3-2 win at Busch Stadium and 2-1 lead in the Division Series.

October 5, 2008

The Phillies punch their ticket to the NLCS with a 6-2 win over the Brewers at Miller Park in Game 4 of the Division Series behind home runs from Pat Burrell (2), Jimmy Rollins and Jayson Werth.

October 6, 1978

Steve Carlton does it all to keep the Phillies alive in the NLCS, driving in four runs with a three-run home run and RBI single and striking out eight batters in a complete-game, 9-4 win in Game 3.

October 6, 1993

After making an error in the ninth inning that helped the Braves to tie the game, Kim Batiste drives in John Kruk with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th as the Phillies open the NLCS with a 4-3 win.

October 6, 2010

Making his postseason debut, Roy Halladay tosses a no-hitter to beat the Reds, 4-0, in Game 1 of the NLDS at Citizens Bank Park. It is the second no-hitter in MLB postseason history, the other being a perfect game by the Yankees’ Don Larsen in 1956. It is also the Phillies’ seventh straight win in Game 1 of a postseason series, tying the NL record.

October 6, 2011

Seranthony Domínguez is signed as an amateur free agent.

October 7, 1904

Hall of Fame outfielder Chuck Klein is born in Indianapolis, Ind.

October 7, 1980

Greg Luzinski’s two‑run homer in the sixth carries the Phillies to a 3‑1 win over Houston in Game 1 of the NLCS at Veterans Stadium. It is the club’s first postseason win at home since Game 1 of the 1915 World Series.

October 7, 1983

Gary Matthews drives in four runs on three hits and Charles Hudson strikes out nine in a complete-game, 7-2 victory that puts the Phillies one win away from the World Series.

October 7, 2009

Making his first career postseason appearance, left-hander Cliff Lee leads the Phillies to a complete-game, 5-1 win over Colorado in Game 1 of the NLDS at Citizens Bank Park. Left fielder Raúl Ibañez has two hits and two RBI.

October 8, 1915

In the first World Series game in franchise history, Grover Cleveland Alexander throws a complete game to give the Phillies a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox at Baker Bowl. Twenty-year-old Babe Ruth, a left-handed pitcher who had 18 wins during the season, is used as a pinch-hitter, his only appearance in the series.

October 8, 1983

After falling to the Dodgers in the NLCS in 1977 and 1978, the Phillies get their revenge by beating LA, 7-2, in Game 4 of the NLCS for their fourth National League pennant. Gary Matthews homers for the third straight game and is named the series MVP.

October 8, 2010

The Phillies take a 2-0 lead in the NLDS with a wild, 7-4 victory over the Reds at Citizens Bank Park. Five of the Phillies’ seven runs scored are unearned and the combined six errors by both teams set a Division Series record.

October 9, 1884

OF John Manning becomes the first Phillies player to hit three home runs in a game, doing so in consecutive at-bats in a 19-7 loss at Chicago.

October 9, 1915

Woodrow Wilson becomes the first president to throw out the first ball at a World Series game, but the Phils lose Game 2 to Boston, 2-1.

October 9, 1976

Postseason baseball returns to Philadelphia for the first time since 1950, but the Reds top the Phillies, 6-3, in Game 1 of the NLCS.

October 9, 1981

After dropping the first two games in Montreal in the first ever Division Series, the Phillies stay alive with a 6-2 victory at Veterans Stadium thanks to 13 hits and four Expos errors.

October 9, 2008

A two-run homer by Chase Utley and solo blast by Pat Burrell power the Phillies over the Dodgers, 3-2, in Game 1 of the NLCS. Cole Hamels wins his second game of the postseason, while Brad Lidge records his third save.