1991 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1991 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Giles
General manager(s) Lee Thomas
Manager(s) Nick Leyva, Jim Fregosi
Local television WTXF-TV
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser)
(Chris Wheeler, Jim Barniak, Garry Maddox)
SportsChannel Philadelphia
(Jim Fregosi, Andy Musser)
Local radio WOGL
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler)
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  • December 17, 1990: Danny Cox was signed as a free agent by the Phillies.[1]
  • January 11, 1991: Jim Lindeman was signed as a free agent by the Phillies.[2]

Regular season[edit]

On April 28, 1991, the Phillies recorded the first triple-play in the history of Veterans Stadium.[3] Tony Gwynn lined to second baseman Randy Ready. Ready stepped on second, and although he could have tagged the runner, threw to first baseman Ricky Jordan.[4]

On May 6, 1991, Lenny Dykstra slammed his Mercedes-Benz red sports car into two trees while driving home from a bachelor party.[5] Dykstra, suffered three broken ribs, a broken right collarbone and a broken right cheekbone. A broken rib punctured a lung and his heart was bruised, according to doctors.[5] Phillies' catcher Darren Daulton was also in the car with Dykstra. Daulton suffered a broken left eye socket, a scratched left cornea and a heart bruise, doctors said.[5]

On May 23, 1991, Tommy Greene threw a no-hitter against the Montreal Expos in Montreal. Greene was starting for only the second time in the season and 15th time in his major league career. He became the first visiting pitcher to hurl a no-hitter in Montreal's history as the Phillies defeated the Expos, 2-0 before an Olympic Stadium crowd of 8,833. Greene was pitching in place of Danny Cox who had suffered a pulled groin in his last start. Greene walked seven batters but also struck out 10.[6]

Playing against the Cincinnati Reds on June 14, 1991, Von Hayes was hit by a pitch by Tom Browning[7] which broke his arm. Hayes returned to action on September 6, 1991 against Houston. Hayes was traded to the California Angels in the off-season but Hayes would later cite Browning's pitch as ending his career, "I broke my arm when I was hit by a pitch from Tom Browning... and I was finished. I tried to make a comeback (with California) in 1992, but it was no good."[8]

On October 6, 1991, the most strikeouts were recorded against the Phillies in franchise history as David Cone of their division rival New York Mets struck out 19,[9] tying a then-National League record for most strikeouts in a game, set by Steve Carlton against the Mets in their championship season of 1969 and Tom Seaver the following year.[9] It was also the most strikeouts ever recorded by a pitcher at Veterans Stadium.[9] The Mets won the game 7-0.

Notable transactions[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 98 64 .605 0
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 .519 14.0
Philadelphia Phillies 78 84 .481 20.0
Chicago Cubs 77 83 .481 20.0
New York Mets 77 84 .478 20.5
Montreal Expos 71 90 .441 26.5

1991 Game Log[edit]

  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
Bold Phillies team member
1991 Game Log[13]
Overall Record: 78–84


1991 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats[edit]


Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Daulton, DarrenDarren Daulton 89 285 56 .196 12 42
1B Kruk, JohnJohn Kruk 152 538 158 .294 21 92
2B Morandini, MickeyMickey Morandini 98 325 81 .249 1 20
3B Hayes, CharlieCharlie Hayes 142 460 106 .230 12 53
SS Thon, DickieDickie Thon 146 539 136 .252 9 44
LF Chamberlain, WesWes Chamberlain 101 383 92 .240 13 50
CF Dykstra, LennyLenny Dykstra 63 246 73 .297 3 12
RF Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 153 544 137 .252 18 81

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Lindeman, JimJim Lindeman 65 95 32 .337 0 12


Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cox, DannyDanny Cox 23 102.1 4 6 4.57 46

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ruffin, BruceBruce Ruffin 31 119 4 7 3.78 85

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ritchie, WallyWally Ritchie 39 1 2 0 7.59 6
Mauser, TimTim Mauser 3 0 0 0 2.50 26

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Red Barons
International League Bill Dancy
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Don McCormack
A Clearwater Phillies Florida State League Lee Elia
A Spartanburg Phillies South Atlantic League Mel Roberts
Short-Season A Batavia Clippers New York-Penn League Ramon Aviles
Rookie Martinsville Phillies Appalachian League Roly de Armas



  1. ^ Danny Cox page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jim Lindeman page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Westcott, Rich (2005). Veterans Stadium: field of memories. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. p. 81. ISBN 1-58261-303-6. 
  4. ^ "April 28, 1991 San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies Box Score and Play by Play". 
  5. ^ a b c Associated Press (May 7, 1991). "BASEBALL; Dykstra and Daulton Injured in Car Accident". The New York Times. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ Chass, Murray (May 24, 1991). "BASEBALL; From Sub to Sublime: No-Hitter for Phillies' Greene". New York Times. 
  7. ^ "June 14, 1991 Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies Box Score and Play by Play". 
  8. ^ Schneider, Russell (2002). Tales From the Tribe Dugout. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 82. ISBN 1-58261-303-6. 
  9. ^ a b c Polman, Dick (October 7, 1991). "Mets' Cone Fans 19 As Phils Wave Goodbye". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. C1. 
  10. ^ Mitch Williams page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Rick Schu page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Ricky Bottalico page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ "1991 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
  14. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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