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1989 Philadelphia Phillies season

1989 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (since 1883)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Bill Giles
    General manager(s) Lee Thomas
    Manager(s) Nick Leyva
    Local television WTAF
    (Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser)
    PRISM
    (Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler, Garry Maddox)
    Local radio WCAU
    (Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler)
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    The 1989 season was the Phillies 107th season. The Phillies finished in 6th place in the National League East for the second consecutive season. It would also be Mike Schmidt's final season.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Injuries to Mike Schmidt's knees and back caused him to miss much of the 1988 season. After a poor start to the 1989 season, Schmidt chose to suddenly announce his retirement in San Diego, on May 29. Known as "Captain Cool" by many in Philadelphia sports circles, Schmidt surprised many with an emotional, and occasionally tearful, retirement speech. In honor of his career, fans voted Schmidt to the NL All-Star team; Schmidt declined to play but was announced with the team. His last game was May 28, 1989 against the San Francisco Giants.[7]

    The Phillies played 163 regular season games due to a tie game on June 5 when they hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the score tied 3-3, the game ended due to rain after only 8 innings had been played.[8] Under the playing rules in place at the time, all player and team statistics generated during the tie game would stand (except since neither team had won, there could not be a winning or losing pitcher); a replacement game would be played at a later date. This game would mark the last regular season tie game for the Phillies as playing rules changed in 2007 allowing tie games to continue from the point of interruption at a later date.

    On June 8, 1989, Steve Jeltz hit two of his five career home runs in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, despite not starting the game. A switch-hitter, Jeltz hit one of these homers from the right side of the plate and one from the left side. This was the first time in the history of the Phillies that this feat had been accomplished. It was in this same game that, after the Pirates scored 10 runs in the top of the first, Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker said on-air, "If we lose this game, I'll walk home." The Phillies came back to win 15-11, and after the season Rooker conducted a 300-mile charity walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh.

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    Carlton

    LHP
    Retired 1989[9]

    Season standings

    NL East W L Pct. GB
    Chicago Cubs 93 69 .574 --
    New York Mets 87 75 .537 6
    St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 .531 7
    Montreal Expos 81 81 .500 12
    Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 .457 19
    Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 .414 26

    Notable transactions

    1989 Game Log

    Legend
      Phillies win
      Phillies loss
      Phillies tie
      Postponement
    Bold Phillies team member
    1989 Game Log[8]
    Overall Record: 67–95–1

    Roster

    1989 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
    C Daulton, DarrenDarren Daulton 131 368 74 .201 8 44
    1B Jordan, RickyRicky Jordan 144 523 149 .285 12 75
    2B Herr, TomTom Herr 151 561 161 .287 2 37
    3B Hayes, CharlieCharlie Hayes 84 299 77 .258 8 43
    SS Thon, DickieDickie Thon 136 435 118 .271 15 60
    LF Kruk, JohnJohn Kruk 81 281 93 .331 5 38
    CF Dykstra, LennyLenny Dykstra 90 352 78 .222 4 19
    RF Hayes, VonVon Hayes 154 540 140 .259 26 78

    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
    Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 42 148 30 .203 6 28
    Nieto, TomTom Nieto 11 20 3 .150 0 0
    Miller, KeithKeith Miller 8 10 3 .300 0 0
    Stanicek, SteveSteve Stanicek 9 9 1 .111 0 1

    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
    Howell, KenKen Howell 33 204 12 12 3.44 164
    Ruffin, BruceBruce Ruffin 24 125.2 6 10 4.44 70
    Ontiveros, SteveSteve Ontiveros 6 30.2 2 1 3.82 12

    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
    Dillard, GordonGordon Dillard 5 0 0 0 6.75 2

    Farm system

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    References

    External links

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