Great American Ball Park - Cincinnati, OH
Phillies 6-6, 4th Place in the N.L. East, 5 games behind the Braves
Reds 5-7, 3rd Place in the N.L. Central, 2 games behind the Cardinals
Phillies Probables: Cliff Lee (2-0, 1.08), Kyle Kendrick (1-1, 5.40), John Lannan (0-0, 2.77)
Reds Probables: Bronson Arroyo (1-1, 5.25), Homer Bailey (1-1, 5.73), Mike Leake (0-0, 6.75)
At the Ballpark: All players will once again wear #42 in today's games to celebrate the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson. On a much lesser note, tomorrow night is the first Bark in the Park night at Great American Ball Park. Ticket holders will be allowed to bring their dogs to the game. Woof.
RBIs: Chase Utley - 10
ERA: Cliff Lee - 1.08
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 3
|1973 Topps #130, #230 and #275|
Morgan and Perez each appeared on a number of 1983 and 1984 baseball cards, marking their one year with the Phils. Rose appeared on a ton of Phillies cards between 1979 and 1984, and based on my Zistle database, I have 84 Rose cards in my collection.
This past Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of Rose's first Major League hit, on April 13, 1963 against the Pirates' Al McBean. Yesterday, Rose celebrated his 72nd birthday. To mark both occasions, Mike Schmidt wrote a brief article to celebrate Rose's career and to once again lobby for the removal of Rose's lifetime ban from baseball.