Don Money hit the first home run in the history of Veterans Stadium, April 10, 1971. He also hit the last Phillies homer at Connie Mack Stadium, September 25, 1970.
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.