Lefthander Chris Short holds the Phillies record for most strikeouts in a game. Facing the Mets at Shea Stadium in the season’s final game, October 2, 1965, Short struck out 18 in his 15 innings: 9 hits, 3 walks, 56 batters faced. The second game of a Sunday doubleheader wound up in a 0-0 tie, called after 18 innings. Jim Bunning (19-9) tossed a two-hit shutout in the first game. Short wound up with an 18-11 record.
A historical look at the dates of October 11-18.
October 11, 1980
In another NLCS nail-biter, the Phillies score three times in the eighth to take a 3-2 lead, only to have Houston tie it in the bottom of the ninth. Pete Rose bowls over catcher Bruce Bochy to score the eventual winning run in the 10th inning, forcing a decisive Game 5.
October 11, 1983
The Phillies open the I-95 World Series with a 2-1 win over Baltimore at Memorial Stadium thanks to home runs by Joe Morgan and Garry Maddox and strong pitching from John Denny and Al Holland.
October 11, 1993
Lenny Dykstra’s solo home run in the top of the 10th inning beats Atlanta, 4‑3, as the Phillies head home with a 3-2 lead in the NLCS. Larry Andersen strikes out two in the 10th for the save.
October 12, 1980
After the Phillies chase Nolan Ryan with five runs in the top of the eighth inning, the Astros tie it up with two in the bottom half to force extra innings for the fourth straight game. Garry Maddox’s RBI double in the 10th wins the Game 5 thriller, 8‑7, for the club’s third NL pennant.
October 12, 2009
Trailing 4-2 in Game 4, the Phillies clinch the NLDS against the Rockies in dramatic fashion. Ryan Howard hits a two-out, two-run double and Jayson Werth follows with a game-winning RBI single as the Phils score three times in the top of the ninth for a 5-4 win.
October 13, 1993
Two‑run hits by Darren Daulton, Dave Hollins and Mickey Morandini help defeat Atlanta, 6‑3, in Game 6 of the NLCS at the Vet. Mitch Williams strikes out Bill Pecota to send the Phillies to their fifth World Series.
October 13, 2008
Down by two runs in the eighth inning, Shane Victorino hits a two-run homer to tie it up, and three batters later pinch-hitter Matt Stairs hits a two-out, two-run home run to power the Phils to a 7-5 win over the Dodgers in Game 4.
October 14, 1980
Trailing Kansas City in Game 1, 4-0, the Phillies erupt for five runs in the third inning, three coming on a Bake McBride home run. Tug McGraw strikes out Willie Wilson for the final out in the 7-6 victory, the club’s first World Series win since 1915.
October 15, 2008
Just like he did in the NLDS clincher against Milwaukee, Jimmy Rollins leads off Game 5 of the NLCS with a home run as the Phillies advance to the World Series with a 5-1 victory at Dodger Stadium. Cole Hamels wins his second game of the series and is named the MVP.
October 15, 2009
Three-run home runs by Carlos Ruiz and Raúl Ibañez help the Phillies open the NLCS with an 8-6 win at Dodger Stadium.
October 17, 1993
Jim Eisenreich and Lenny Dykstra hit home runs as the Phillies even the World Series at one‑all with a 6‑4 win at Toronto’s SkyDome.
October 18, 1932
Chuck Klein becomes the first player in franchise history to be named National League MVP.
October 18, 1980
The Phillies drop Game 4 to the Royals, 5-3, but the tone is set for the rest of the series when reliever Dickie Noles brushes back slugger George Brett in the fourth inning.
October 18, 2009
Cliff Lee strikes out 10 batters over 8.0 innings while the Phillies rack up 11 hits in an 11-0 rout of the Dodgers, the largest margin of victory in the club’s postseason history. Jayson Werth and Shane Victorino homer as the Phils take a 2-1 lead in the NLCS.