Monday, April 27, 2009

1982 Donruss #273 Del Unser

Only Del Unser and Darold Knowles played with the Phillies, the Montreal Expos and the Washington Senators. Strangely enough, both were also coaches for the Phillies at one point.

Del had 2 stints with the Phillies - from 1973 to 1974, and again from 1979 to 1982. Primarily a pinch-hitter, Del hit a clutch, game-tying double in the ninth inning of 1980 World Series Game 5 to score Mike Schmidt. He coached with the Phils from 1985 until 1988, and he's currently a professional scout with the organization. Del wore #25 throughout his Phillies' playing and coaching career.

(On a side note, I've always loved the 1982 Donruss set.)

1 comment:

Pop-Pop said...

One of my favorite Phils