Monday, September 19, 2016

1961 Topps Stamps John Buzhardt

Marlins 5Phillies 4
Game 150 - Sunday Afternoon, September 18th in Philadelphia
Record - 67-83, 4th place, 21 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  A dropped pop-up in the eighth inning led to the Marlins winning this game, 5-4.

What It Means:  This was an ugly loss for the Phils.  Cesar Hernandez drifted way over to first base on a pop-up that had been called by Tommy Joseph.  The two infielders collided, the ball was dropped and Marcell Ozuana, who had hit the pop-up, eventually came around to score the winning run.

What Happened:  Hector Neris was on the mound for that mess, and a batter earlier Neris had allowed a two-run home run to Christian Yelich.

Freddy Galvis hit his 20th home run in the sixth inning, giving the team four infielders with 20 or more home runs for the first time in franchise history - Galvis, Joseph, Ryan Howard and Maikel Franco.

Featured Card:  Thanks to a Tweet from Matt Gelb, I can feature this stamp of John Buzhardt who was the starting pitcher for the Phillies back on May 17, 1961.  The starting line-up fielded yesterday by the club was the first time the Phillies starting nine had all been under 27 years old since that date 55 years ago.  Here's a link to the full box score from that game.

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1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

From 7/29 to 8/20/1961, the Phillies lost 23 consecutive games, book-ended with wins by Buzhardt on 7/28 and game #2 on 8/20.

Heh heh, I guess Buzhardt could be considered the team's "stopper" that season.