Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Diamondbacks 44-58, 4th Place in the N.L. West, 13 games behind the Giants
Phillies 44-58, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 12 1/2 games behind the Nationals
Diamondbacks Probables: Wade Miley (6-6, 4.16), Josh Collmenter (8-5, 3.64), Vidal Nuno (0-1, 3.78)
Phillies Probables: Kyle Kendrick (4-10, 4.87), Cliff Lee (4-5, 3.67), Roberto Hernandez (4-8, 4.25)
At the Ballpark: Former Phillie Placido Polanco returns to the ballpark on Saturday night. He'll be signing autographs before the game and he'll throw out the ceremonial first pitch. All kids will also receive a W.B. Mason collectible Phillies truck on Saturday. On Sunday, all kids will receive a Cole Hamels t-shirt.
Stolen Bases: Ben Revere - 28
ERA: Cole Hamels - 2.72
Strikeouts: Cole Hamels - 125
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 24
|1988 Topps #669|
Topps continued the "Leaders" concept in 1987, and the Phillies Leaders card that year featured Glenn Wilson, Juan Samuel and Von Hayes standing around the batting cage. One could argue that these players were indeed three of the team's leaders. The card made sense.
And then we came to 1988. Catcher Lance Parrish is squatting in what is presumably a spring training photo with coach Mike Ryan looking on, hand on his hip. I'm not sure what Topps was going for with this photo, but the shot doesn't exactly scream "Phillies Leaders" to me. Maybe if I find a decent photo of Carlos Ruiz squatting with Rod Nichols lurking in the background I'll create a 2014 Chachi version of this card.