Friday, June 24, 2016

Series Preview - Phillies at Giants: June 24th to June 26th

Friday 10:15, Saturday 10:05 and Sunday 4:05
AT&T Park - San Francisco, CA

At the Ballpark:  There's a postgame fireworks show tonight.  On Saturday, the first 40,000 fans will receive a Madison Bumgarner bobble head and on Sunday afternoon, the first 20,000 fans will receive a Giants LED watch.

1970 Topps #28
1970 Topps #77
1970 Topps Appreciation:  On November 7, 1973, the Phillies traded pitcher Billy Wilson to the Brewers for pitcher Frank Linzy.

As I wrote in a series preview post a few years ago, Wilson spent his entire five-year career with the Phillies, going 9-15 in 179 games between 1969 and 1973.  Originally drafted in 1962, Wilson spent seven seasons in the minors before getting the call and making his debut as a 26-year-old on April 8, 1969.  He'd never actually pitch for the Brewers.

Linzy had put together a relatively successful career as a reliever with the Giants, Cardinals and Brewers and 1974 was to be his final year in the Majors.  With the Phillies that season, Linzy appeared in 22 games pitching to a 3.28 ERA.  His sole Phillies baseball card can be found within the 1974 Phillies Photocards set.


Jim from Downingtown said...

Wilson also played 1/3 of an inning at 3rd base in 1971!

Dan said...

saw the fireworks on friday. they were great....better than the phillies bullpen.

Jim said...

Dan - I really enjoyed listening to the Phillies game this past week while 6 hours behind the east coast. Gave me a new appreciation of how you're able to enjoy the games.