Robin Roberts’ career is filled with numbers, big ones. Inquirer published a bunch of them, one very interesting: He threw 305 complete games in his 19-year big league career. In the last 19 years, Phillies pitchers have thrown 198 GCs.
Thanks to the fans who have left flowers at his Citizens Bank Park statue. The potted flowers will be planted near his statue.
Quote of the Week
Pete Mackanin, subbing for Charlie on Saturday, explained why Chase was out of the lineup: “Chase isn’t playing because I never liked him. He’s over-rated.” Got to love Pete’s sense of humor.
Phillies: An Extraordinary Tradition is a new 252-page, 400-plus photo coffee table book that covers the team’s history since inception in 1883.
The book is now on sale in the Majestic Clubhouse Store and Newsstands. It can also be ordered on the phone: 1-877-GO-PHILS.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did putting it together.
Back In Town
Darren Daulton’s returning to Philly. On Monday, he’ll begin his own radio show on ESPN 950/The Fanatic 97.5 from 6-7 every weeknight. “Talking Baseball With Dutch” is the name of his show.
He’ll also be on Comcast SportsNet from time to time and making numerous appearances in the Delaware Valley.
Welcome home Dutch.
Wednesday. Heading for Tampa for Robbie’s funeral on Monday evening.