Left to right, C Bill Killefer, C Ed Burns, P Joe Oeschger, OF Possum Whitted and P Eppa Rixey. The photo was taken during spring training in St. Petersburg, FL, in 1915. Photo: Rich Westcott collection.
Robin Roberts losses no-hitter at Connie Mack Stadium on Alvin Dark's single with one out in the ninth inning. Robbie prevails, 4-2, over the Giants. Richie Ashburn, injured late in spring training, sees club record consecutive game playing streak end at 730 games.
Trailing, 9-5, C Bo Diaz hits the ultimate game-winning grand slam with two out in the last of the ninth off RHP Neil Allen to defeat the Mets, 10-9.
Phillies score club-record 13 runs in one inning (4th) en route to a 13-1 romp in Cincinnati.
Roy Halladay earns his 200th career win, 2-1, over the Marlins in Miami.
Mike Schmidt plays in his 1,795th game to break the club record held by Richie Ashburn.
Four-run eighth inning lifts the Phillies to a 6-4 win over the Reds, their first victory in Citizens Bank Park. LHP Rheal Cormier is the winner; save for LHP Billy Wagner. Homers by 3B David Bell and C Mike Lieberthal.
2B Connie Ryan goes 6-for-6 (four singles, two doubles) in 14-12 loss in Pittsburgh.
Dave Philley gets major-league record ninth straight hit as a pinch-hitter (eight in 1958) as Phillies drop 7-3 decision in Milwaukee.
RHP Burt Hotton of the Cubs pitches a no-hitter against the Phillies in Wrigley Field. Six years later on the same date, RHP Bob Forsch of the Cardinals no-hits the Phillies in St. Louis.
Phillies and Dodgers tie, 5-5, in 14 innings in Brooklyn, the longest NL opener. Game took 2 hours, 50 minutes. Phillies RF that day was Cliff Lee.
3B Mike Schmidt ties major league record by hitting four consecutive home runs in defeating the Cubs in Wrigley Field, 18-16. The Phils rallied from trailing 12-1 and 13-2, tying the NL record for the biggest comeback. Schmidt's homers came in the 5th, 7th, 8th and 10th innings (game winner).
LF Greg Luzinski becomes the first visiting player to hit a home run into the upper deck in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium.
3B Mike Schmidt homers at 4:53 p.m. on a 3-0 pitch from Don Robinson in Pittsburgh to become the 14th player in baseball history to reach 500 home runs. Dramatic three-run, game-winning homer in the ninth beats the Pirates, 8-6.
Phillies win in Boston, 19-17, in 10 innings, the highest scoring opener in NL history. Boston scored nine in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra innings.
Phillies win a doubleheader beating Boston, 2-1, in 11 innings and 1-0 at Braves Field. It is the only time the Phillies started the season with a twinbill.