Thursday, October 7, 2010
1971 Topps #598 Rick Wise
The last time the Cincinnati Reds were no-hit? Back on June 23, 1971, when Phillies' pitcher Rick Wise no-hit the Reds and hit two home runs in the process. The Phillies also won that game by a score of 4-0. Pete Rose lined out to third baseman John Vukovich for the final out of the game.
In a postgame interview, former manager and current special assistant to the GM Dallas Green revealed he was at Yankee Stadium when Don Larsen pitched his perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. How many other people can claim to have personally attended both of these historic games? Pretty cool.
I wonder why the Phillies didn’t wear their alternate home day uniforms? The official start time for the game was 5:07, so I guess this crossed the day-night threshold? The Phils took the field in their traditional home white pinstriped uniforms.
Doug asked me tonight why we root against the Yankees. The only way I could think to explain this so that he would understand: "It's because the Yankees use the Dark Side of the Force." He gets it now.