Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 7:05, Thursday 1:05
At the Ballpark: Monday and Tuesday nights are fireworks nights at the ballpark. I've only ever attended one Phillies fireworks show, and it was absolutely spectacular.
1979 Topps Flashback: This is the final meeting of 2012 between these two teams, so I'm featuring the final three Pirates cards from the 1979 Topps featuring players with Phillies connections.
Bill Robinson spent three season (1972-1974) patrolling the Phillies outfield before being traded to Pittsburgh and helping the 1979 Pirates win their fifth and most recent World Championship. Robinson's eight years with the Pirates were by far the most successful of his 16-year career. In June 1982, Robinson was shipped back to the Phillies where he finished out his career as a spare outfielder and right-handed bat off the bench. The Phils released him in June 1983.
|1979 Topps #637, #117 and #264|
Don Robinson is perhaps best remembered by Phillies fans as the pitcher who surrendered Mike Schmidt's 500th career home run on April 18, 1987. Robinson faced off against the Phillies quite a bit during his nine-plus seasons with the Pirates (1978-1987) and his four and a half seasons with the Giants (1987-1991). The Phillies picked up Robinson during their awful 1992 season. He compiled a 1-4 record and a 6.18 ERA in eight starts before the Phillies released him, ending his Major League career.