Sunday, September 6, 2009

2007 Chachi #56 Pete LaForest

This is Part 2 of The Phillies Room celebration of the under appreciated (and occasionally forgotten) third catcher of September:

2005 - A.J. Hinch was added to the roster for the second straight year. A.J. would not appear in a game with the 2005 Phillies.

2006 - Carlos Ruiz was recalled on August 30th, and Tim Gradoville was purchased on September 6th. Chooch had made his big league debut that May, and he appeared in 10 games down the stretch, hitting .360 with 2 home runs and 7 RBI. As previously lamented, Gradoville never appeared in a game.

2007 - Rod Barajas was activated from the DL and Pete LaForest was claimed off waivers from the Padres. Barajas served out the remaining sentence of his forgettable year with just 5 at-bats in September, collecting 3 hits as a pinch-hitter. LaForest went 1 for 11 as a pinch-hitter.

2008 - Lou Marson started the final game of the 2008 season, going 2 for 4 with his first career home run.

2009 - Paul Hoover . . . to be determined.

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