1991 Philadelphia Phillies Season
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1991 Philadelphia Phillies Season

1991 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bill Giles
General manager(s)Lee Thomas
Manager(s)Nick Leyva, Jim Fregosi
Local televisionWTXF-TV
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser)
PRISM
(Chris Wheeler, Jim Barniak, Garry Maddox)
SportsChannel Philadelphia
(Jim Fregosi, Andy Musser)
Local radioWOGL
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler)
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Offseason

  • 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

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]

From July 30th to August 12th, the Phillies won 13 straight games, tying the franchise record (in the modern era) set by the 1977 Phillies. The Phillies swept the Montreal Expos twice during the streak and made up nine games in the standings. The streak also helped them move from last place in the NL East to third by season's end.

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

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 98 64 0.605 -- 52-32 46-32
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 0.519 14 52-32 32-46
Philadelphia Phillies 78 84 0.481 20 47-36 31-48
Chicago Cubs 77 83 0.481 20 46-37 31-46
New York Mets 77 84 0.478 20½ 40-42 37-42
Montreal Expos 71 90 0.441 26½ 33-35 38-55

Record vs. opponents

1991 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 -- 6-6 11-7 13-5 7-11 5-7 9-3 5-7 9-3 11-7 9-9 9-3
Chicago 6-6 -- 4-8 9-3 2-10 10-7 11-6 8-10 7-11 4-8 6-6 10-8
Cincinnati 7-11 8-4 -- 9-9 6-12 6-6 5-7 9-3 2-10 8-10 10-8 4-8
Houston 5-13 3-9 9-9 -- 8-10 2-10 7-5 7-5 4-8 6-12 9-9 5-7
Los Angeles 11-7 10-2 12-6 10-8 -- 5-7 7-5 7-5 7-5 10-8 8-10 6-6
Montreal 7-5 7-10 6-6 10-2 7-5 -- 4-14 4-14 6-12 6-6 7-5 7-11
New York 3-9 6-11 7-5 5-7 5-7 14-4 -- 11-7 6-12 7-5 6-6 7-11
Philadelphia 7-5 10-8 3-9 5-7 5-7 14-4 7-11 -- 6-12 9-3 6-6 6-12
Pittsburgh 3-9 11-7 10-2 8-4 5-7 12-6 12-6 12-6 -- 7-5 7-5 11-7
San Diego 7-11 8-4 10-8 12-6 8-10 6-6 5-7 3-9 5-7 -- 11-7 9-3
San Francisco 9-9 6-6 8-10 9-9 10-8 5-7 6-6 6-6 5-7 7-11 -- 4-8
St. Louis 3-9 8-10 8-4 7-5 6-6 11-7 11-7 12-6 7-11 3-9 8-4 --


1991 Game Log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member

Roster

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 Darren Daulton 89 285 56 .196 12 42
1B John Kruk 152 538 158 .294 21 92
2B Mickey Morandini 98 325 81 .249 1 20
3B Charlie Hayes 142 460 106 .230 12 53
SS Dickie Thon 146 539 136 .252 9 44
LF Wes Chamberlain 101 383 92 .240 13 50
CF Lenny Dykstra 63 246 73 .297 3 12
RF Dale Murphy 153 544 137 .252 18 81

Other batters

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
Jim Lindeman 65 95 32 .337 0 12

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

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

Other pitchers

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

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

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Wally Ritchie 39 1 2 0 7.59 6
Tim Mauser 3 0 0 0 2.50 26

Farm system

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References

  1. ^ Danny Cox at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jim Lindeman 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 "BASEBALL; Dykstra and Daulton Injured in Car Accident". The New York Times. Associated Press. May 7, 1991. Retrieved 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 at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Rick Schu at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Ricky Bottalico 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, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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