Imagine this: An exhibition game between two teams the day before the World Series that they both would compete in the next day. And, following the game they would participate in a pseudo-field day.
It's hard to envision, but it is exactly what happened on this day in 1913 when the the Phillies played against the New York Giants. The game was a full nine innings, but lasted just over half an hour. Following the game, the two teams partook in field events that included foot races and fungo bat hitting contests.
Not something you would see in today's game, therefore a very interesting look back in history.
In 1978, the great Steve Carlton picked up his first postseason win for the club. He also hit a homerun that helped power them past the Dodgers enroute to a 9-4 victory. Carlton is known as one of the best pitchers to come through Philadelphia and for good reason.
Perhaps much more fresh in the minds of Philadelphia Phillies fans is Roy "Doc" Halladay's no-hitter in Game 1 of the 2010 NLDS. Doc threw just the second no-hitter in postseason history against the Cincinnati Reds. Halladay also notched an RBI.
Halladay continued his run of dominance, solidifying himself as one of the best Phillies pitchers to ever do it.
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