A century-old Phillies trade that paid off in a pennant

This trade happened in mid-season of 1910, which may seem like pre-historic times. 24-year-old first baseman Fred Luderus came to the Phillies from the Chicago Cubs for a 28-year-old Bill Foxen, a left-handed pitcher. It turned out to be a great Phillies trade. What classifies it as “great”? My ground rules: the new player must … Continue reading A century-old Phillies trade that paid off in a pennant

Carlos Ruiz is the fan choice to become the next Phillies Wall of Famer

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'_L6DQGa_TMFnwknRErUMEg',sig:'uUGZ7DprXSwupSdURGmKiO2H8RkCKXmcfMwBMQ6d988=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'520955036',caption: true ,tld:'co.uk',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js'Chooch' is the clear favorite of fans for Wall of Fame enshrinementA couple of weeks ago here at Phillies Nation, I published a piece speculating on which non-2008 players might be worth of a place on the Phillies Wall of Fame. Fans responded by tossing out a number of … Continue reading Carlos Ruiz is the fan choice to become the next Phillies Wall of Famer

Some potential nominees for the 2019 Phillies Wall of Fame honors

Approximately one month from now the Philadelphia Phillies will announce the 2019 honoree who will be enshrined on the franchise Wall of Fame this coming summer. Last year for the very first time the team honored two individuals, and in a rare occurrence, Phillies fans had no say in either selection. One of those was Pat Gillick, … Continue reading Some potential nominees for the 2019 Phillies Wall of Fame honors

Possible future non-2008 Phillies Wall of Famers

The Philadelphia Phillies honor the greatest players and other figures in franchise history with a place on their Wall of Fame.In 1978, the Philadelphia Phillies began what has become one of the great traditions for this now 134-year-old franchise. That summer the Phils honored “Whiz Kids” pitcher and Baseball Hall of Famer Robin Roberts as the initial inductee into the Phillies Wall … Continue reading Possible future non-2008 Phillies Wall of Famers