Phillies to remember '90s on Aug. 22

Phillies to remember '90s on Aug. 22

Phillies to remember '90s on Aug. 22
Record-breaking performances ... #20 retired ... Two no-hitters ... First unassisted triple play in club history ... 4:40 a.m. game-winning hit ... Four Hall of Fame inductions ... Winning pitchers in back-to-back All-Star Games ... Death of an icon ... Fifth NL pennant ... Gut-wrenching World Series defeat.

Say hello the 1990s decade.

Retro Night at Citizens Bank Park is coming on Wednesday night, August 22, when the Phillies host the Cincinnati Reds. Both teams will wear uniforms styled after those they wore in 1990: pinstripes with a large red P on the left side of the jersey for the Phillies and a gray uniform with Cincinnati spelled across the chest for the Reds.

Tommy Greene, author of one of the no-hitters, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.


Milestone Moments (1990-1999)
May 26, 1990--3B Mike Schmidt's number 20 was retired before 56,789 fans at the Vet.

August 15, 1990--LHP Terry Mulholland hurled the Phillies' first home no-hitter of the century, beating the San Francisco Giants, 6-0.

May 23, 1991--RHP Tommy Greene hurled the second Phillies no-hitter of the decade and last no-hitter of the century, a 2-0 victory at Montreal.

June 15, 1991--RHP Andy Ashby became the first and only Phillies pitcher of the century to strike out the side on nine pitches when he whiffed 1B Hal Morris, LF Todd Benzinger and C Jeff Reed in the fourth inning of a 3-1 loss to Cincinnati at the Vet.

July 8, 1992--Jeff Grotewold tied a club record with his third consecutive pinch-hit home run during a 4-3 loss at San Francisco. All three homers came in San Francisco over a four-game, three-day series.

September 20, 1992--After snaring a low line drive hit by 3B Jeff King, 2B Mickey Morandini pulled off the first unassisted triple play in Phillies history during the sixth inning of a 3-2 loss in Pittsburgh. It was only the ninth time the feat had been accomplished in the big leagues.

July 2, 1993--In a memorable 12-hour, five-minute doubleheader against San Diego, LHP Mitch Williams' RBI single in the 10th inning gave the Phillies a 6-5 2nd-game victory in a game that ended at 4:40 a.m. No big league game ever finished that late before. With three rain delays totaling nearly six hours, the first game ended at 1 a.m. with the Padres winning, 5-2.

July 12, 1994--RHP Doug Jones became the first Phillies pitcher in 50 years to win an All-Star Game when he got the verdict in the NL's 8-7, 10-inning win at Pittsburgh.

July 31, 1994--LHP Steve Carlton, greatest pitcher in Phillies history, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

July 11, 1995--For the second straight year, a Phillies pitcher got the win in the All-Star Game as RHP Heathcliff Slocumb gained the decision in the NL's 3-2 victory at Arlington, TX.

July 30, 1995--With the largest crowd, an estimated 28,000, ever to attend the ceremony, 3B Mike Schmidt and OF Richie Ashburn were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

July 9, 1996--RHP Ricky Bottalico pitched a scoreless fifth inning as the NL defeated the AL, 6-0, at the Vet in the 67th All-Star Game before 62,670 fans.

August 4, 1996--RHP Jim Bunning, the only perfect game pitcher in Phillies history, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the fourth Phillie in the last three years.

September 9, 1997--Just hours after broadcasting a Phillies game, Richie Ashburn died suddenly in New York. Ashburn's passing produced a huge outpouring of affection from friends and fans throughout the area.

September 26, 1997--Fanning six in a 5-3 win at Florida, RHP Curt Schilling finished the season with 319 strikeouts, a Phillies record and a NL mark for righthanded pitchers.

June 2, 1998--Choosing first for the first time in club history, the Phillies selected 3B Pat Burrell in the amateur free agent draft. The University of Miami slugger was later signed to a five-year, $8 million contract, the highest amount ever given to an amateur player.

September 26, 1998, 2nd game--RHP Curt Schilling struck out seven Florida batters in his final start to finish with 300 strikeouts, only the fifth big league pitcher to strike out 300 or more batters in back-to-back seasons.

July 13, 1999--RHPs Curt Schilling and Paul Byrd and C Mike Lieberthal were named to the NL All-Star team, the most Phillies All-Stars in four years. AL won, 4-1, at Boston.

August 8, 1999--Greatest array of Phillies stars ever assembled at the Vet participated in a pre-game "Greatest Moments of the Century Tribute" as voted by the fans earlier in the season. Winning the 1980 World Series was the top-ranked moment.

1993 Postseason
October 6, 1993--Kim Batiste, inserted at third base for defense, committed a costly game-tying error in the top of the ninth and then won the game in the 10th with an RBI single as the Phillies took the first NLCS game from Atlanta, 4-3, at the Vet.

October 10, 1993--LHP Danny Jackson singled in the lead run as the Phillies survived 15 strikeouts and 15 runners left on base in tying the NLCS at 2-2 with a 2-1 victory at Atlanta.

October 11, 1993--CF Lenny Dykstra hit two homers, including a 10th-inning game-winner off RHP Mark Wohlers to give the Phillies a 4-3 win at Atlanta and a 3-2 lead in the NLCS.

October 13, 1993--Becoming only the third ML team to go from last to first, the Phillies won the 1993 NL pennant 6-3 over Atlanta before 62,502 delirious fans at the Vet. RHP Curt Schilling was chosen the NLCS MVP.

October 21, 1993--One day after the Phillies had lost a disheartening 15-14 World Series slugfest to Toronto, RHP Curt Schilling kept his club alive with a sparkling five-hit, 2-0 victory in the fifth game of the World Series. It was the first Series shutout thrown by a Phillies pitcher. The Phillies lost the Series in the sixth game two days later on Joe Carter's three-run homer off LHP Mitch Williams, 8-6.

Top 5 Decade Leaders
Games

Mickey Morandini 874
Darren Daulton 780
John Kruk 663
Lenny Dykstra 644
Kevin Stocker 545

Average
Jim Eisenreich .324
Bobby Abreu .324
John Kruk .306
Doug Glanville .301
Lenny Dykstra .298

Runs
Lenny Dykstra 476
Darren Daulton 404
Mickey Morandini 403
John Kruk 357
Dave Hollins 314

Hits
Mickey Morandini 835
Lenny Dykstra 751
John Kruk 697
Darren Daulton 676
Gregg Jefferies 529

Doubles
Darren Daulton 158
Lenny Dykstra 157
Mickey Morandini 156
John Kruk 132
Scott Rolen 115

Triples
Mickey Morandini 41
Lenny Dykstra 23
John Kruk 23
Darren Daulton 20
Kevin Stocker 19

Home Runs
Darren Daulton 110
Scott Rolen 82
Dave Hollins 67
Mike Lieberthal 67
Rico Brogna 64

RBI
Darren Daulton 466
John Kruk 352
Scott Rolen 297
Rico Brogna 287
Dave Hollins 273

Games
Ricky Bottalico 234
Curt Schilling 226
Mitch Williams 200
Wayne Gomes 181
Toby Borland 149
Terry Mulholland 149

Wins
Curt Schilling 95
Terry Mulholland 58
Tommy Greene 36
Danny Jackson 26
Ben Rivera 23

Saves
Mitch Williams 102
Ricky Bottalico 75
Heathcliff Slocumb 32
Doug Jones 27
Roger McDowell 25

Innings
Curt Schilling 1,546.2
Terry Mulholland 966.0
Tommy Greene 580.1
Danny Jackson 389.2
Tyler Green 384.2
Mike Williams 384.2

Strikeouts
Curt Schilling 1,458
Terry Mulholland 510
Tommy Greene 429
Ricky Bottalico 280
Matt Beech 266

ERA
Mitch Williams 3.11
Joe Boever 3.30
Curt Schilling 3.31
Sid Fernandez 3.38
David West 3.50