Former longtime Philadelphia Phillies player and coach Mike Ryan passed away on July 7, 2020. He is the second-longest tenured coach in Phillies history.
Rich Surhoff pitched with the Phillies for just two games in September 1985, earning a spot in this 'Phillies 50' series.
One inning over two games in September 1987 is all that Tom Newell got in the big leagues, making him perfect for this Phillies 50 series.
The 1972 Philadelphia Phillies were bad on the field, but a super performance from newcomer Steve Carlton and some whacky promotions helped ease fans pain.
Book review of Scott Lauber's "The Big 50: Philadelphia Phillies: The Men and Moments that Make the Philadelphia Phillies" released 2020.