The Big 50: Philadelphia Phillies

Book review of Scott Lauber's "The Big 50: Philadelphia Phillies: The Men and Moments that Make the Philadelphia Phillies" released 2020.

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