The 'Phillies 50' series featuring players who made little impact with either the club or in their MLB careers highlights 1991 outfielder Braulio Castillo.
The Phillies staged a comeback for the ages at Veterans Stadium in June 1989, rallying from 10-0 down in the 1st inning for an eventual 15-11 victory.
Fletcher developed a problem after leaving the Phillies in that he became an alcoholic: "His wife divorced him, he attempted suicide and he was spiraling out of control until his sister stepped in and called the Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.)."
On May 29, 1989 the greatest player in Philadelphia Phillies history, third baseman Mike Schmidt, suddenly and surprisingly retired in San Diego.
The 1993 National League champions are the subject of "Macho Row: The 1993 Phillies and Baseball's Unwritten Code" by William C. Kashatus.