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1968 Philadelphia Phillies season

1968 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Connie Mack Stadium (since 1938)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (since 1883)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
    Manager(s) Gene Mauch, George Myatt, Bob Skinner
    Local television WFIL
    Local radio WCAU
    (By Saam, Bill Campbell, Richie Ashburn)
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    The 1968 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished eighth in the National League with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses, 21 games behind the NL pennant-winning Cardinals.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    The Phillies were scheduled to open the 1968 season on April 9, 1968 in Los Angeles. However, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, leading to days of national unrest. President Johnson declared Monday, April 8, a national day of mourning, and the funeral was scheduled for April 9. The Dodgers initially refused to postpone the game leading Phillies GM John Quinn and President Bob Carpenter to announce that the Phillies would not play on April 9 even under threat of forfeit. On April 7, Quinn told reporters, "Under the rules, the game can be forfeited and we could be fined. But we have made our final decision. We will not play."[4] In consultation with NL President Warren Giles, the Dodgers eventually agreed and postponed the game.[5] The Phillies opened April 10, 1968 with a Chris Short 2 to 0 shutout of the Dodgers.[6]

    On July 28, 1968, George Culver of the Cincinnati Reds pitched a 6–1 no-hitter against the Phillies in the second game of a doubleheader at Connie Mack Stadium.[7]

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 -- .599
    San Francisco Giants 88 74 9 .543
    Chicago Cubs 84 78 13 .519
    Cincinnati Reds 83 79 14 .512
    Atlanta Braves 81 81 16 .500
    Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 17 .494
    Los Angeles Dodgers 76 86 21 .469
    Philadelphia Phillies 76 86 21 .469
    New York Mets 73 89 24 .451
    Houston Astros 72 90 25 .444

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1968 Philadelphia Phillies
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    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

    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
    Money, DonDon Money 4 13 3 .231 0 2

    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
    Fryman, WoodieWoodie Fryman 34 213.2 12 14 2.78 151

    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

    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
    Boozer, JohnJohn Boozer 38 2 2 5 3.67 49

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager
    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Reading[9]

    Notes

    1. ^ Doc Edwards page at Baseball-Reference
    2. ^ Woodie Fryman page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Manny Trillo page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ "Phillies Won't Play; Risk Forfeit". St. Petersburg Times. April 8, 1968. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
    5. ^ "Dodgers Finally Agree with Phils". Herald-Tribune. April 9, 1968. p. 18. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
    6. ^ "Phillies Win". Lewiston (Maine) Daily Sun. April 11, 1968. p. 22. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
    7. ^ "No-Hitter for Culver, Reds Sweep Phils". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 29, 1968. Retrieved July 28, 2009. 
    8. ^ Buddy Schultz page at Baseball Reference
    9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    References