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1987 Philadelphia Phillies season

1987 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (since 1883)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Bill Giles
    General manager(s) Tony Siegle
    Manager(s) John Felske, Lee Elia
    Local television WTAF
    PRISM
    Local radio WCAU
    (Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler)
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    Offseason

    Regular season

    After getting off to a dismal 1-8 start, the season began to turn when Mike Schmidt hit his 500th career home run in Pittsburgh on April 18. Schmidt cracked the milestone long ball on a 3-0 count off the Pirates' Don Robinson with two men on base in the ninth inning, which rallied the club from a one-run deficit to an eventual 8-6 victory.

    Schmidt slammed three home runs in an 11-6 victory over the Expos on June 14 in Montreal, eventually finishing the season with 35 and 530 career homers.

    Phillies pitcher Kevin Gross was pitching against the Chicago Cubs on August 10, 1987. Gross was caught with sandpaper in his glove and suspended for 10 games.[3]

    After going as high as six games over .500 in late August, the team crashed to a 13-21 finish and tied for fourth place in the NL East with the Pirates.

    Season standings

    NL East W L Pct. GB
    St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 .586 --
    New York Mets 92 70 .568 3
    Montreal Expos 91 71 .562 4
    Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 .494 15
    Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 .494 15
    Chicago Cubs 76 85 .472 18.5

    Notable transactions

    1987 Game Log

    Legend
      Phillies win
      Phillies loss
      Postponement
    Bold Phillies team member
    1987 Game Log[8]
    Overall Record: 80–82

    Roster

    1987 Philadelphia Phillies
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders 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
    C Parrish, LanceLance Parrish 130 466 114 .245 17 67
    1B Hayes, VonVon Hayes 158 556 154 .277 21 84
    2B Samuel, JuanJuan Samuel 160 655 178 .272 28 100
    3B Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 147 522 153 .293 35 113
    SS Jeltz, SteveSteve Jeltz 114 293 68 .232 0 12
    LF James, ChrisChris James 115 358 105 .293 17 54
    CF Thompson, MiltMilt Thompson 150 527 159 .302 7 43
    RF Wilson, GlennGlenn Wilson 154 569 150 .264 14 54

    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
    Easler, MikeMike Easler 33 110 31 .282 1 10
    Hughes, KeithKeith Hughes 37 76 20 .263 0 10

    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
    Ruffin, BruceBruce Ruffin 35 204.2 11 14 2.35 93
    Gross, KevinKevin Gross 34 200.2 9 16 4.35 110

    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
    Toliver, FreddieFreddie Toliver 10 30.1 1 1 5.64 25

    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
    Bedrosian, SteveSteve Bedrosian 65 5 3 40 2.83 74
    Ritchie, WallyWally Ritchie 49 3 2 3 3.75 45
    Bair, DougDoug Bair 11 2 0 0 5.93 10

    Farm system

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