Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Phillies at Rays: June 23rd through June 25th

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:08

Records: Phillies 36-31, 1st Place in NL East (1½ games ahead of the Mets); Rays 37-34, 4th Place in AL East (6 games behind the Red Sox)
Former Phillies with the Rays: Current Rays' DH Pat Burrell (2000-2008) was a huge part of the Phillies 2008 World Championship run. Third base coach Tom Foley (1985-1986) played 85 games for the Phils, all in the middle infield. Current Rays' broadcaster and son of Hall of Famer Harry Kalas, Todd Kalas got his start in broadcasting with the Phils from 1994 until 1996.
Played with the Rays and the Phillies: Per Baseball Reference.com, 21 players have played for both the Rays (the Devil and non-Devil variety) and the Phillies, including - Marlon Anderson, Roberto Hernandez, Travis Lee, Tomas Perez and Kevin Stocker.
Interesting Random Fact: The Phillies have played all 5 teams in the AL East in the World Series - Boston Red Sox (1915), New York Yankees (1950), Baltimore Orioles (1983), Toronto Blue Jays (1993), Tampa Bay Rays (2008).
Rays Probables: David Price, Matt Garza, Anthony Sonnanstine

1 comment:

Matt Runyon said...

Very interesting random fact.

Hopefully the Phils can get back on the winning track now that they're on the road.