1970 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1970 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s) John J. Quinn
Manager(s) Frank Lucchesi
Local television WFIL
Local radio WCAU
(By Saam, Bill Campbell, Richie Ashburn)
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The 1970 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 88th season for the franchise in Philadelphia. The Phillies finished in fifth place in the National League East with a record of 73-88, 1512 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Phillies were playing their final season of home games at Connie Mack Stadium, before moving into their new facility, Veterans Stadium, at the start of the following season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

In June 1970, a series of injuries left the Phillies short a catcher and they activated Doc Edwards, who at the time was their bullpen coach. Edwards responded with two hits in his first game back and then caught a Jim Bunning-Dick Selma two-hitter.[5]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 89 73 0.549 50–32 39–41
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 5 46–34 38–44
New York Mets 83 79 0.512 6 44–38 39–41
St. Louis Cardinals 76 86 0.469 13 34–47 42–39
Philadelphia Phillies 73 88 0.453 15½ 40–40 33–48
Montreal Expos 73 89 0.451 16 39–41 34–48

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1970 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 8–4 5–13 9–9 6–12 6–6 6–6 7–5 6–6 9–9 7–11 7–5
Chicago 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–6 13–5 7–11 9–9 8–10 9–3 7–5 7–11
Cincinnati 13–5 5–7 15–3 13–5 7–5 8–4 7–5 8–4 8–10 9–9 9–3
Houston 9–9 5–7 3–15 8–10 8–4 6–6 4–8 6–6 14–4 10–8 6–6
Los Angeles 12–6 6–6 5–13 10–8 8–4 7–5 6–5 6–6 11–7 9–9 7–5
Montreal 6–6 5–13 5–7 4–8 4–8 10–8 11–7 9–9 6–6 6–6 7–11
New York 6–6 11–7 4–8 6–6 5–7 8–10 13–5 6–12 6–6 6–6 12–6
Philadelphia 5-7 9–9 5–7 8–4 5–6 7–11 5–13 4–14 9–3 8–4 8–10
Pittsburgh 6–6 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 9–9 12–6 14–4 6–6 4–8 12–6
San Diego 9–9 3–9 10–8 4–14 7–11 6–6 6–6 3–9 6–6 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 11–7 5–7 9–9 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 4–8 8–4 13–5 7–5
St. Louis 5–7 11–7 3–9 6–6 5–7 11–7 6–12 10–8 6–12 8–4 5–7


Notable transactions[edit]

Game log[edit]

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1970 Game Log[8]
Overall Record: 73–88
^[a] The September 4 game was suspended in the top of the seventh inning with the score 1–4 and was completed September 5, 1970.[17]

Roster[edit]

1970 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[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 McCarver, TimTim McCarver 44 164 47 .287 4 14
RF Browne, ByronByron Browne 104 270 67 .248 10 36

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
Stone, RonRon Stone 123 321 84 .262 3 39
Gamble, OscarOscar Gamble 88 275 72 .262 1 19
Edwards, DocDoc Edwards 35 78 21 .269 0 6
Reid, ScottScott Reid 25 49 6 .122 0 1
Lis, JoeJoe Lis 13 37 7 .189 1 4
Montañez, WillieWillie Montañez 18 25 6 .240 0 3

Pitching[edit]

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
Bunning, JimJim Bunning 34 219 10 15 4.11 147
Jackson, GrantGrant Jackson 32 149.2 5 15 5.29 104
Fryman, WoodieWoodie Fryman 27 127.2 8 6 4.09 97

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
Lersch, BarryBarry Lersch 42 138 6 3 3.26 92

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
Selma, DickDick Selma 73 8 9 22 2.75 153
Hoerner, JoeJoe Hoerner 44 9 5 9 2.65 39
Champion, BillBill Champion 7 0 2 0 9.00 12
Jackson, MikeMike Jackson 5 1 1 0 1.42 4
Laxton, BillBill Laxton 2 0 0 0 13.50 2

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Eugene Emeralds Pacific Coast League Bob Wellman and Lou Kahn
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Andy Seminick
A Peninsula Phillies Carolina League Nolan Campbell
A Spartanburg Phillies Western Carolinas League Howie Bedell
Short-Season A Walla Walla Phillies Northwest League Garry Powel
Rookie Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Brandy Davis

[18]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Curt Flood page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Oscar Gamble page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rich Barry page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Doc Edwards page at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Deane McGowen (June 10, 1970). "Roundup: Phils Activate A Coach Who Delivers". New York Times. p. 54. 
  6. ^ Ruben Amaro page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Fred Andrews page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ "1970 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
  9. ^ "Baseball Standings". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Journal. April 21, 1970. p. 13, part 2. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Baseball". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Journal. April 22, 1970. p. 18, part 2. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Expos idled". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. Associated Press (AP). May 15, 1970. p. 17. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Baseball Standings". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Sentinel. May 18, 1970. p. 2, part 2. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. June 16, 1970. p. 9. Retrieved June 5, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 22, 1970. p. 22. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Wegener rejoins Expos". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. June 30, 1970. p. 9. Retrieved June 7, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Majors At A Glance". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 30, 1970. p. 22. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Sep 4, 1970, Phillies at Pirates Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. September 4, 1970. Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  18. ^ 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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