1968 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
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Owner(s)R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s)John J. Quinn
Manager(s)Gene Mauch, George Myatt, Bob Skinner
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Local radioWCAU
(By Saam, Bill Campbell, Richie Ashburn)
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The 1968 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished eighth in the National League with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses, 21 games behind the NL pennant-winning Cardinals.

Offseason

Regular season

The Phillies were scheduled to open the 1968 season on April 9, 1968, in Los Angeles. However, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., on April 4, lead to days of national unrest. President Johnson declared Monday, April 8, a national day of mourning, and the funeral was scheduled for April 9. The Dodgers initially refused to postpone the game, leading Phillies GM John Quinn and President Bob Carpenter to announce that the Phillies would not play on April 9 even under threat of forfeit. On April 7, Quinn told reporters, "Under the rules, the game can be forfeited and we could be fined. But we have made our final decision. We will not play."[4] In consultation with NL President Warren Giles, the Dodgers eventually agreed and postponed the game.[5] The Phillies opened April 10, 1968, with a Chris Short 2 to 0 shutout of the Dodgers.[6]

On July 28, 1968, George Culver of the Cincinnati Reds pitched a 6–1 no-hitter against the Phillies in the second game of a doubleheader at Connie Mack Stadium.[7]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599 47–34 50–31
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 9 42–39 46–35
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 13 47–34 37–44
Cincinnati Reds 83 79 0.512 14 40–41 43–38
Atlanta Braves 81 81 0.500 16 41–40 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 17 40–41 40–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 76 86 0.469 21 41–40 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 76 86 0.469 21 38–43 38–43
New York Mets 73 89 0.451 24 32–49 41–40
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 25 42–39 30–51

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Atlanta 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–9 12–6–1 11–7 6–12 9–9 5–13
Chicago 10–8 7–11 10–8 12–6 8–10 9–9 10–8 9–9–1 9–9
Cincinnati 8–10 11–7 9–9 9–9 10–8 11–7 10–8–1 8–10 7–11
Houston 7–11 8–10 9–9 11–7 10–8 9–9 5–13 8–10 5–13
Los Angeles 9–9 6–12 9–9 7–11 7–11 10–8 10–8 9–9 9–9
New York 6–12–1 10–8 8–10 8–10 11–7 8–10 9–9 7–11 6–12
Philadelphia 7–11 9–9 7–11 9–9 8–10 10–8 9–9 9–9 8–10
Pittsburgh 12–6 8–10 8–10–1 13–5 8–10 9–9 9–9 7–11 6–12
San Francisco 9–9 9–9–1 10–8 10–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 11–7 10–8
St. Louis 13–5 9–9 11–7 13–5 9–9 12–6 10–8 12–6 8–10


Notable transactions

Game log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1968 Game Log[9]
Overall Record: 76–86
April (8–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
April 9 @ Dodgers Postponed (Funeral of Martin Luther King Jr.);[10][11][12][13] Makeup: April 16
1 April 10 @ Dodgers 2–0 Chris Short (1–0) Claude Osteen (0–1) None 28,138 1–0
2 April 11 @ Astros 3–7 Don Wilson (1–0) Larry Jackson (0–1) None 11,972 1–1
3 April 12 @ Astros 2–5 Denny Lemaster (1–0) Woodie Fryman (0–1) John Buzhardt (1) 16,415 1–2
4 April 13 @ Astros 3–4 Dave Giusti (1–0) Grant Jackson (0–1) None 13,164 1–3
5 April 14 (1) @ Giants 2–13 Juan Marichal (1–0) Rick Wise (0–1) None see 2nd game 1–4
6 April 14 (2) @ Giants 1–3 Ray Sadecki (1–0) Chris Short (1–1) None 18,314 1–5
7 April 16 @ Dodgers 3–5 Mike Kekich (1–0) Larry Jackson (0–2) Hank Aguirre (1) 16,571 1–6
8 April 17 Dodgers 3–2 Woodie Fryman (1–1) Don Drysdale (1–1) Turk Farrell (1) 15,817 2–6
9 April 19 Astros 2–1 Chris Short (2–1) Dave Giusti (1–1) None 6,671 3–6
10 April 20 Astros 7–1 Larry Jackson (1–2) Larry Dierker (1–2) None 3,738 4–6
11 April 21 Astros 8–0 Woodie Fryman (2–1) Don Wilson (1–1) None 5,634 5–6
12 April 22 Giants 2–1 (10) Rick Wise (1–1) Frank Linzy (1–2) None 4,231 6–6
13 April 23 Giants 1–7 Juan Marichal (3–0) Chris Short (2–2) None 8,618 6–7
April 24 Giants Postponed (rain);[14] Makeup: June 18 as a traditional double-header
14 April 26 @ Braves 1–3 Pat Jarvis (1–2) Larry Jackson (1–3) None 10,614 6–8
15 April 27 @ Braves 4–1 Woodie Fryman (3–1) Dick Kelley (1–2) None 14,207 7–8
16 April 28 @ Braves 4–3 Rick Wise (2–1) Phil Niekro (2–2) Turk Farrell (2) 13,442 8–8
17 April 30 @ Mets 0–1 Don Cardwell (1–2) Chris Short (2–3) None 3,771 8–9
May (13–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
18 May 1 @ Mets 7–2 (11) Larry Jackson (2–3) Ron Taylor (0–1) Grant Jackson (1) 11,450 9–9
19 May 2 @ Mets 0–3 Nolan Ryan (2–2) Woodie Fryman (3–2) Ron Taylor (2) 9,795 9–10
20 May 3 Pirates 3–2 Turk Farrell (1–0) Ron Kline (0–1) None 9,433 10–10
21 May 4 Pirates 3–2 Dick Hall (1–0) Roy Face (0–1) None 15,834 11–10
22 May 5 Pirates 2–5 Dave Wickersham (1–0) Larry Jackson (2–4) Bob Moose (3) 9,407 11–11
23 May 6 @ Reds 1–10 George Culver (1–1) Woodie Fryman (3–3) None 3,991 11–12
24 May 7 @ Reds 5–2 Rick Wise (3–1) Jim Maloney (2–2) Turk Farrell (3) 4,953 12–12
25 May 8 @ Reds 6–2 Dick Hall (2–0) Bob Lee (2–2) None 3,535 13–12
26 May 9 @ Reds 7–3 Larry Jackson (3–4) Milt Pappas (2–2) Turk Farrell (4) 3,735 14–12
27 May 10 @ Pirates 1–2 Bob Veale (1–3) Woodie Fryman (3–4) Roy Face (3) 9,397 14–13
May 11 @ Pirates Postponed (rain);[15] Makeup: July 11 as a traditional double-header
28 May 12 @ Pirates 1–2 Al McBean (5–2) Jeff James (0–1) None 12,203 14–14
29 May 13 Braves 2–4 Phil Niekro (3–3) Chris Short (2–4) None 3,126 14–15
30 May 14 Braves 1–3 Ron Reed (4–0) Larry Jackson (3–5) None 4,531 14–16
May 15 Braves Postponed (rain);[16] Makeup: July 26 as a traditional double-header
May 16 Braves Postponed (rain);[16] Makeup: August 28 as a traditional double-header
31 May 17 Cardinals 1–0 (10) Woodie Fryman (4–4) Bob Gibson (3–3) None 17,034 15–16
32 May 18 Cardinals 3–2 Larry Jackson (4–5) Nelson Briles (5–3) None 12,941 16–16
33 May 19 Cardinals 4–3 Turk Farrell (2–0) Joe Hoerner (2–1) None 27,725 17–16
34 May 21 @ Cubs 5–6 Rich Nye (3–4) Turk Farrell (2–1) None 4,422 17–17
35 May 22 Mets 8–0 Woodie Fryman (5–4) Don Cardwell (1–5) None 5,717 18–17
May 23 Mets Postponed (rain);[17] Makeup: September 20 as a traditional double-header
36 May 24 @ Cardinals 1–5 Steve Carlton (5–1) Chris Short (2–5) None 34,515 18–18
37 May 25 @ Cardinals 1–0 Larry Jackson (5–5) Larry Jaster (2–2) Turk Farrell (5) 19,432 19–18
38 May 26 @ Cardinals 9–3 Woodie Fryman (6–4) Hal Gilson (0–1) None 42,446 20–18
May 28 Cubs Postponed (rain);[18] Makeup: July 17 as a traditional double-header
39 May 29 (1) Cubs 2–9 Ken Holtzman (4–3) Chris Short (2–6) None see 2nd game 20–19
40 May 29 (2) Cubs 8–3 Rick Wise (4–1) Rich Nye (3–5) None 18,128 21–19
May 30 Cubs Postponed (rain);[19] Makeup: September 13 as a traditional double-header
41 May 31 Reds 4–5 Gary Nolan (1–0) Turk Farrell (2–2) George Culver (2) 9,112 21–20
June (12–16)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
42 June 1 Reds 12–0 Woodie Fryman (7–4) Milt Pappas (2–5) None 10,566 22–20
43 June 2 Reds 3–5 Jim Maloney (5–3) Rick Wise (4–2) None 6,662 22–21
44 June 3 @ Giants 1–0 Chris Short (3–6) Ray Sadecki (6–6) None 3,609 23–21
45 June 4 @ Giants 5–1 Larry Jackson (6–5) Mike McCormick (4–7) None 4,870 24–21
46 June 5 @ Giants 2–1 Woodie Fryman (8–4) Gaylord Perry (6–3) None 3,018 25–21
47 June 6 @ Giants 2–7 Juan Marichal (10–2) Rick Wise (4–3) None 3,758 25–22
48 June 7 @ Dodgers 0–2 Claude Osteen (5–7) Chris Short (3–7) None 18,249 25–23
49 June 8 @ Dodgers 3–5 Don Drysdale (8–3) Larry Jackson (6–6) Hank Aguirre (2) 50,060 25–24
50 June 9 @ Dodgers 3–4 Jim Brewer (3–1) Woodie Fryman (8–5) None 18,781 25–25
51 June 11 Astros 1–5 Larry Dierker (6–8) Rick Wise (4–4) None 5,243 25–26
June 12 Astros Postponed (rain);[20] Makeup: August 13 as a traditional double-header
52 June 13 Astros 3–2 Chris Short (4–7) Dave Giusti (4–7) Turk Farrell (6) 4,542 26–26
53 June 14 (1) Dodgers 0–6 Bill Singer (6–5) Jeff James (0–2) None see 2nd game 26–27
54 June 14 (2) Dodgers 2–1 Woodie Fryman (9–5) Jim Brewer (3–2) None 19,716 27–27
55 June 15 Dodgers 6–5 Turk Farrell (3–2) Hank Aguirre (0–1) None 11,868 28–27
56 June 16 Dodgers 1–2 Claude Osteen (6–8) Rick Wise (4–5) Jim Brewer (3) 29,084 28–28
June 17 Dodgers Postponed (rain);[21] Makeup: September 2 as a traditional double-header
57 June 18 (1) Giants 10–2 Chris Short (5–7) Gaylord Perry (6–4) None see 2nd game 29–28
58 June 18 (2) Giants 9–1 Woodie Fryman (10–5) Mike McCormick (5–9) None 22,184 30–28
59 June 19 Giants 1–5 Juan Marichal (13–2) Larry Jackson (6–7) None 15,520 30–29
60 June 20 Giants 2–1 Rick Wise (5–5) Ray Sadecki (7–9) None 12,656 31–29
61 June 21 @ Astros 1–2 Mike Cuellar (4–3) Jeff James (0–3) None 19,274 31–30
62 June 22 @ Astros 7–6 Gary Wagner (1–0) Wade Blasingame (1–2) Turk Farrell (7) 21,015 32–30
63 June 23 @ Astros 4–7 Denny Lemaster (7–6) Woodie Fryman (10–6) Fred Gladding (2) 15,876 32–31
64 June 25 @ Braves 1–6 Ron Reed (8–3) Larry Jackson (6–8) None 11,876 32–32
65 June 26 @ Braves 3–2 (11) John Boozer (1–0) Jim Britton (3–2) Turk Farrell (8) 10,128 33–32
66 June 27 @ Braves 3–4 Pat Jarvis (8–5) Chris Short (5–8) Cecil Upshaw (4) 12,347 33–33
67 June 28 Pirates 1–10 Jim Bunning (4–9) Woodie Fryman (10–7) None 18,994 33–34
68 June 29 Pirates 0–1 Bob Moose (3–5) Larry Jackson (6–9) None 17,052 33–35
69 June 30 Pirates 2–5 Bob Veale (6–7) Turk Farrell (3–3) None 8,884 33–36
July (15–19)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
70 July 1 @ Cubs 6–4 Chris Short (6–8) Rich Nye (4–9) John Boozer (1) 9,614 34–36
71 July 2 @ Cubs 3–5 Ferguson Jenkins (7–9) Woodie Fryman (10–8) None 10,932 34–37
72 July 3 @ Cubs 3–2 Larry Jackson (7–9) Ken Holtzman (5–5) Chris Short (1) 9,179 35–37
73 July 4 (1) @ Cubs 2–6 Joe Niekro (7–6) Grant Jackson (0–2) Phil Regan (13) see 2nd game 35–38
74 July 4 (2) @ Cubs 7–4 Jeff James (1–3) Darcy Fast (0–1) John Boozer (2) 21,516 36–38
75 July 5 Mets 3–1 Chris Short (7–8) Tom Seaver (7–6) None 10,084 37–38
76 July 6 Mets 6–11 Al Jackson (2–3) Woodie Fryman (10–9) Cal Koonce (6) 4,032 37–39
77 July 7 (1) Mets 4–3 Dick Hall (3–0) Ron Taylor (1–2) None see 2nd game 38–39
78 July 7 (2) Mets 2–4 Danny Frisella (2–3) Larry Jackson (7–10) Tom Seaver (1) 14,478 38–40
July 9 1968 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at the Houston Astrodome in Houston
79 July 11 (1) @ Pirates 5–0 Larry Jackson (8–10) Bob Veale (7–9) None see 2nd game 39–40
80 July 11 (2) @ Pirates 4–1 Chris Short (8–8) Bob Moose (3–6) John Boozer (3) 15,371 40–40
81 July 12 @ Pirates 3–2 Jeff James (2–3) Jim Bunning (4–11) John Boozer (4) 9,206 41–40
82 July 13 @ Pirates 3–2 (16) Chris Short (9–8) Dock Ellis (1–1) None 6,869 42–40
83 July 14 (1) @ Mets 5–3 Rick Wise (6–5) Al Jackson (2–4) None see 2nd game 43–40
84 July 14 (2) @ Mets 9–2 Grant Jackson (1–2) Danny Frisella (2–4) None 57,011 44–40
85 July 15 @ Mets 5–3 Larry Jackson (9–10) Nolan Ryan (6–8) John Boozer (5) 20,628 45–40
86 July 16 Cubs 3–4 (12) Phil Regan (8–2) Gary Wagner (1–1) Joe Niekro (1) 11,980 45–41
87 July 17 (1) Cubs 4–8 Bill Hands (9–5) Woodie Fryman (10–10) Phil Regan (14) see 2nd game 45–42
88 July 17 (2) Cubs 8–0 Jeff James (3–3) Rich Nye (4–11) None 17,920 46–42
89 July 19 @ Reds 2–9 George Culver (7–9) Rick Wise (6–6) Clay Carroll (3) 12,400 46–43
90 July 20 @ Reds 3–9 Gerry Arrigo (5–5) Larry Jackson (9–11) Ted Abernathy (10) 13,256 46–44
91 July 21 @ Reds 6–12 Tony Cloninger (2–5) Chris Short (9–9) Ted Abernathy (11) 10,885 46–45
92 July 22 @ Cardinals 4–5 Wayne Granger (4–0) John Boozer (1–1) None 17,619 46–46
93 July 23 @ Cardinals 5–11 Larry Jaster (8–5) Rick Wise (6–7) Dick Hughes (3) 26,199 46–47
94 July 24 @ Cardinals 1–3 Ray Washburn (9–3) Larry Jackson (9–12) Joe Hoerner (11) 23,828 46–48
95 July 25 @ Cardinals 0–5 Bob Gibson (14–5) Chris Short (9–10) None 28,147 46–49
96 July 26 (1) Braves 4–5 George Stone (1–1) Grant Jackson (1–3) Claude Raymond (7) see 2nd game 46–50
97 July 26 (2) Braves 2–3 Milt Pappas (6–7) Jeff James (3–4) Cecil Upshaw (7) 16,334 46–51
98 July 27 Braves 1–0 Woodie Fryman (11–10) Jim Britton (4–5) None 12,020 47–51
99 July 28 Braves 3–0 Larry Jackson (10–12) Pat Jarvis (10–8) None 8,173 48–51
100 July 29 (1) Reds 6–7 Ted Abernathy (8–1) Turk Farrell (3–4) None see 2nd game 48–52
101 July 29 (2) Reds 1–6 George Culver (9–9) Chris Short (9–11) None 14,083 48–53
102 July 30 Reds 2–5 Tony Cloninger (3–6) Rick Wise (6–8) Clay Carroll (6) 7,213 48–54
103 July 31 Cardinals 2–3 Nelson Briles (13–7) Woodie Fryman (11–11) None 14,811 48–55
August (14–18)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
104 August 1 Cardinals 1–2 (8) Steve Carlton (11–5) Larry Jackson (10–13) None 12,674 48–56
105 August 2 @ Astros 3–4 Pat House (1–0) Grant Jackson (1–4) Steve Shea (3) 12,957 48–57
106 August 3 @ Astros 2–1 Chris Short (10–11) Mike Cuellar (6–6) None 19,185 49–57
107 August 4 @ Astros 3–2 Rick Wise (7–8) Steve Shea (1–2) None 15,003 50–57
108 August 5 @ Giants 6–4 (10) Dick Hall (4–0) Mike McCormick (7–13) None 5,429 51–57
109 August 6 @ Giants 1–4 Gaylord Perry (10–10) Larry Jackson (10–14) None 6,246 51–58
110 August 7 @ Giants 3–4 Frank Linzy (5–7) Dick Hall (4–1) None 5,109 51–59
111 August 8 @ Dodgers 1–0 Rick Wise (8–8) Bill Singer (9–11) None 14,198 52–59
112 August 9 @ Dodgers 3–2 Chris Short (11–11) Claude Osteen (8–17) Gary Wagner (1) 15,150 53–59
113 August 10 @ Dodgers 2–3 (14) Hank Aguirre (1–2) Grant Jackson (1–5) None 15,559 53–60
114 August 11 @ Dodgers 0–1 Don Drysdale (13–10) Larry Jackson (10–15) None 13,365 53–61
115 August 13 (1) Astros 0–5 Don Wilson (9–12) Rick Wise (8–9) None see 2nd game 53–62
116 August 13 (2) Astros 4–2 Jeff James (4–4) Mike Cuellar (6–8) Gary Wagner (2) 7,021 54–62
117 August 14 Astros 4–3 Chris Short (12–11) Denny Lemaster (9–12) Gary Wagner (3) 4,040 55–62
118 August 15 Astros 2–3 Dave Giusti (7–12) Turk Farrell (3–5) Danny Coombs (1) 3,217 55–63
119 August 16 Giants 5–7 Joe Gibbon (1–2) Gary Wagner (1–2) Bill Monbouquette (1) 18,586 55–64
120 August 17 Giants 4–6 Juan Marichal (22–5) Rick Wise (8–10) Frank Linzy (8) 9,526 55–65
121 August 18 Giants 5–3 Gary Wagner (2–2) Bill Monbouquette (5–8) None 11,562 56–65
122 August 19 Cardinals 0–2 Bob Gibson (18–5) Woodie Fryman (11–12) None 12,278 56–66
123 August 20 Cardinals 8–2 Larry Jackson (11–15) Nelson Briles (16–8) None 9,379 57–66
124 August 21 Cardinals 3–8 Dick Hughes (2–2) Jerry Johnson (0–1) Joe Hoerner (13) 9,500 57–67
125 August 22 Cardinals 7–3 Chris Short (13–11) Larry Jaster (8–10) None 10,193 58–67
126 August 23 @ Braves 0–6 Pat Jarvis (13–9) Rick Wise (8–11) None 23,408 58–68
127 August 24 @ Braves 4–3 Jerry Johnson (1–1) George Stone (3–3) Gary Wagner (4) 9,053 59–68
128 August 25 @ Braves 4–1 Larry Jackson (12–15) Phil Niekro (11–10) None 8,049 60–68
129 August 26 @ Reds 5–6 Clay Carroll (6–5) Gary Wagner (2–3) None 6,221 60–69
130 August 27 @ Reds 0–10 Tony Cloninger (5–6) Rick Wise (8–12) None 6,623 60–70
131 August 28 (1) Braves 2–9 George Stone (4–3) Woodie Fryman (11–13) None see 2nd game 60–71
132 August 28 (2) Braves 1–2 Pat Jarvis (14–9) Jerry Johnson (1–2) None 6,713 60–72
133 August 29 Braves 0–6 Phil Niekro (11–11) Larry Jackson (12–16) None 4,396 60–73
134 August 30 Reds 7–4 Chris Short (14–11) Jim Maloney (11–9) Turk Farrell (9) 6,614 61–73
135 August 31 Reds 3–2 Turk Farrell (4–5) Clay Carroll (6–6) None 6,629 62–73
September (14–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
136 September 1 Reds 4–3 Jerry Johnson (2–2) Ted Abernathy (9–3) None 4,381 63–73
137 September 2 (1) Dodgers 5–4 John Boozer (2–1) John Purdin (2–3) Gary Wagner (5) see 2nd game 64–73
138 September 2 (2) Dodgers 7–5 Woodie Fryman (12–13) Mike Kekich (2–9) Turk Farrell (10) 5,240 65–73
139 September 3 Dodgers 9–10 Jim Brewer (7–3) John Boozer (2–2) None 2,812 65–74
140 September 4 Dodgers 0–3 Don Sutton (7–14) Larry Jackson (12–17) None 3,282 65–75
141 September 6 @ Cubs 5–2 Rick Wise (9–12) Bill Hands (15–9) None 2,621 66–75
142 September 7 @ Cubs 4–2 Chris Short (15–11) Ferguson Jenkins (17–13) Gary Wagner (6) 13,578 67–75
143 September 8 @ Cubs 3–10 Ken Holtzman (10–11) Woodie Fryman (12–14) None 15,789 67–76
144 September 9 @ Pirates 8–7 (15) Chris Short (16–11) Bruce Dal Canton (1–1) None 2,664 68–76
September 10 @ Pirates Postponed (rain);[22] Makeup: September 11 as a traditional double-header
145 September 11 @ Pirates 8–6 (12) Gary Wagner (3–3) Al McBean (9–12) Turk Farrell (11) see 2nd game 69–76
146 September 12 @ Pirates 4–6 Steve Blass (15–5) Rick Wise (9–13) Luke Walker (3) 2,789 69–77
147 September 13 (1) Cubs 3–1 Chris Short (17–11) Ken Holtzman (10–12) None see 2nd game 70–77
148 September 13 (2) Cubs 1–9 Rich Nye (6–12) Jerry Johnson (2–3) None 5,253 70–78
149 September 14 Cubs 4–1 Larry Jackson (13–17) Bill Hands (16–10) None 2,251 71–78
150 September 15 Cubs 0–4 Ferguson Jenkins (18–14) Grant Jackson (1–6) None 4,015 71–79
151 September 16 Pirates 1–6 Dock Ellis (5–4) Rick Wise (9–14) None 2,087 71–80
152 September 17 Pirates 2–4 Bob Moose (7–10) Chris Short (17–12) Bruce Dal Canton (1) 2,576 71–81
153 September 18 Pirates 2–1 Jerry Johnson (3–3) Bob Veale (13–14) Gary Wagner (7) 2,463 72–81
154 September 20 (1) Mets 2–3 Tom Seaver (15–11) Gary Wagner (3–4) None see 2nd game 72–82
155 September 20 (2) Mets 4–5 Cal Koonce (6–4) Turk Farrell (4–6) None 4,443 72–83
156 September 21 Mets 4–3 Chris Short (18–12) Dick Selma (9–10) Gary Wagner (8) 1,854 73–83
157 September 22 Mets 2–5 Jim McAndrew (4–7) Rick Wise (9–15) Don Cardwell (1) 3,259 73–84
158 September 24 @ Cardinals 2–1 Jerry Johnson (4–3) Ray Washburn (13–8) None 10,530 74–84
159 September 25 @ Cardinals 4–5 Nelson Briles (19–11) Chris Short (18–13) Joe Hoerner (16) 10,992 74–85
160 September 27 @ Mets 3–2 (11) Gary Wagner (4–4) Ron Taylor (1–5) Turk Farrell (12) 11,169 75–85
161 September 28 @ Mets 1–3 Jerry Koosman (19–12) Jerry Johnson (4–4) None 9,140 75–86
162 September 29 @ Mets 10–3 Chris Short (19–13) Tom Seaver (16–12) None 29,302 76–86

Roster

1968 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Mike Ryan 96 296 53 .179 1 15
1B Bill White 127 385 92 .239 9 40
2B Cookie Rojas 152 621 144 .232 9 48
SS Roberto Peña 138 500 130 .260 1 38
3B Tony Taylor 145 547 137 .250 3 38
LF Dick Allen 152 521 137 .263 33 90
CF Tony González 121 416 110 .264 3 38
RF Johnny Callison 121 398 97 .244 14 40

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Johnny Briggs 110 338 86 .254 7 31
Don Lock 99 248 52 .210 8 34
Clay Dalrymple 85 241 50 .207 3 26
Rick Joseph 66 155 34 .219 3 12
Gary Sutherland 67 138 38 .275 0 15
Bobby Wine 27 71 12 .169 2 7
Doug Clemens 29 57 12 .211 2 8
John Sullivan 12 18 4 .222 0 1
Don Money 4 13 3 .231 0 2
Larry Hisle 7 11 4 .364 0 1
Howie Bedell 9 7 1 .143 0 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Chris Short 42 269.2 19 13 2.94 202
Larry Jackson 34 243.2 13 17 2.77 127
Woodie Fryman 34 213.2 12 14 2.78 151
Rick Wise 30 182.1 9 15 4.54 97
Jerry Johnson 16 80.2 4 4 3.24 40

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jeff James 29 115.2 4 4 4.28 83
Grant Jackson 33 61.0 1 6 2.95 49

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Turk Farrell 54 4 6 12 3.48 57
Gary Wagner 44 4 4 8 3.00 43
John Boozer 38 2 2 5 3.67 49
Dick Hall 32 4 1 0 4.89 31
Paul Brown 2 0 0 0 9.00 4
Larry Colton 1 0 0 0 4.50 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Bob Skinner and Bobby Klaus
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Frank Lucchesi
A Tidewater Tides Carolina League Bob Wellman
A Spartanburg Phillies Western Carolinas League Bobby Malkmus
A-Short Season Huron Phillies Northern League Dallas Green
A-Short Season Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Nolan Campbell

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Reading[23]

Notes

  1. ^ Doc Edwards at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Woodie Fryman at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Manny Trillo at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ "Phillies Won't Play; Risk Forfeit". St. Petersburg Times. April 8, 1968. Retrieved January 4, 2010.
  5. ^ "Dodgers Finally Agree with Phils". Herald-Tribune. April 9, 1968. p. 18. Retrieved January 4, 2010.
  6. ^ "Phillies Win". Lewiston (Maine) Daily Sun. April 11, 1968. p. 22. Retrieved January 4, 2010.
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