Saturday, July 13, 2013

White Sox at Phillies: July 13th to July 14th

Saturday 3:05 and 8:15, Sunday 1:35
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

White Sox 36-53, 5th Place in the A.L. Central, 13 1/2 games behind the Tigers
Phillies 46-47, 3rd Place in the N.L. East, 7 games behind the Braves

White Sox Probables:  John Danks (2-6, 4.31), Hector Santiago (3-5, 3.49), Jose Quintana (4-2, 3.67)
Phillies Probables:  Jonathan Pettibone (5-3, 3.84), John Lannan (2-3, 4.23), Cole Hamels (4-11, 4.17)

At the Ballpark:  The Phillies and White Sox face off in a day-night double header as a result of the monsoon that rolled through the area last night.  The (rescheduled) second fireworks night takes place tonight.  On Sunday, all fans 15 and older will receive a Phillies travel mug.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Ben Revere - .304
Runs:  Domonic Brown - 49
Home Runs:  Domonic Brown - 23
RBIs:  Domonic Brown - 64
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere - 22

Wins:  Cliff Lee - 10
ERA:  Cliff Lee - 2.86
Strikeouts:  Cliff Lee - 125
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 20

1973 Topps #310 and #189
1973 Topps Flashback:  This may be one of my favorite flashback pairings so far this year. 

Greg Luzinski spent his entire career with the Phillies and White Sox, while Dick Allen enjoyed the best years of his career with these two franchises.  Luzinski was drafted by the Phillies in 1968, and by the time he made his Major League debut with the club on September 9, 1970, Allen was wrapping up the season with the Cardinals.  The sluggers wouldn't get the chance to be teammates until the 1975 and 1976 seasons upon Allen's return to Philly.

Allen's 1973 Topps card is his first proper Topps card to actually feature him in a White Sox uniform.  His 1972 Topps card inexplicably recycled the same old Phillies photo used by Topps in its 1970 set.  Fortunately, the Dick Allen Hall of Fame blog has remedied this problem, and created a whole host of fantastic custom Allen cards, in a gallery found here.

The Bull, who can still be found during most Phillies home games sitting on a stool a few yards away from Bull's BBQ in Ashburn Alley, played in parts of 11 seasons with the Phillies before being sold to Chicago in March 1981.  He played four seasons with the White Sox as their primary designated hitter.


Steve F. said...

Last year I decided to try to get a full run of Topps Luzinski cards signed by the Bull. Working on them 1 or 2 at a time, sometimes using my kids as well, I just got my last base card signed on Saturday (1971-1985). I also have a few other Topps: 2003 Retired, and a couple Topps Archives or Fan Favorites cards. Now I need to work on the extra cards he occasionally appeared on: 1974 Topps Stamps; 1976 NL RBI Leaders; 1976 NL HR Leaders; 1981 NL Champs; 1981 Topps Scratch-offs; 1983 White Sox Leaders; 1984 AL Active HR Leaders.

Why? No good reason, but they do look nice in album sheets!

Jim said...

That's a very impressive collection!

I don't know why I haven't had him sign more stuff . . . I need to work on that.