Steve Carlton and Tim McCarver were battery mates with both the Cardinals and Phillies. Overall, with the Phillies, Carlton was 81-45 when McCarver was behind the plate. (Inquirer photo)
A historical look at the dates of September 14-20.
September 14, 1984
LHP Steve Carlton wins his 235th game, 9-5 over Montreal at the Vet, to break the club record held by Robin Roberts.
September 14, 2017
Rhys Hoskins hits his 18th home run in his 34th game, becoming the fastest player to reach that many homers in terms of games played in MLB history.
September 15, 1950
Jim Konstanty pitches 10 innings of relief in a 19-inning, 8-7 victory over Cincinnati, the second game of a Friday doubleheader. The game is the longest in Shibe Park history. Konstanty’s line: 10 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 6 BB, 3 SO. Del Ennis has 10 at-bats, tying the record for most by a Phillie in an extra-inning game, and hits the walk-off single. The Phillies have 23 hits and leave 23 on base.
September 15, 1984
With his 18th triple in a 4-3 loss to Montreal at the Vet, 2B Juan Samuel breaks the modern franchise record that had been set by RF Elmer Flick in 1901. Samuel finishes the season with 19 triples, still a club rookie record.
September 15, 1989
In the second game of a doubleheader, RF Von Hayes becomes the first player to hit two homers into the Vet’s upper deck in right field in a single game, but St. Louis wins, 7-6.
September 15, 1996
After homering in his final at-bat the day before, C Benito Santiago hits a home run in his first three at-bats as the Phillies top the Cubs, 6-1, at Wrigley Field. Santiago joins Deron Johnson and Mike Schmidt as the only Phillies to homer in four consecutive at-bats.
September 16, 1967
PH Rick Joseph hits a one-out, walk-off grand slam in the 11th inning to give the Phillies an 8-4 win over Los Angeles.
September 16, 1997
Curt Schilling strikes out nine in beating the Mets, 3-2, to become the first Phillies RHP with 300 strikeouts in season and the 13th pitcher since 1900 to reach that plateau.
September 17, 1900
In the first game of a doubleheader at Philadelphia Park, Cincinnati SS Tommy Corcoran uncovers a wire in the third base coaches’ box that leads across the outfield to the Phillies clubhouse, where reserve catcher Morgan Murphy was reading the opposing catcher’s signs and relaying them to the Phillies coach by using a buzzer hidden in the dirt.
September 17, 2000
SS Jimmy Rollins makes his major league debut and triples in his first ML at-bat as the Phillies edge the Marlins, 6-5.
September 17, 2001
Baseball returns after the September 11th terrorist attacks and 3B Scott Rolen hits two home runs to lead the Phillies past Atlanta, 5-2. Rolen becomes just the fifth player to homer twice in a game off future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux.
September 17, 2011
The Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 9-2, at Citizens Bank Park to secure their fifth straight NL East championship and 11th division crown overall.
September 18, 1903
RHP Chick Fraser throws the Phillies’ first no-hitter of the century, 10-0, in the second game of a doubleheader at Chicago. For loser RHP George “Peaches” Graham, it is his only big league pitching appearance.
September 18, 1963
LHP Chris Short wins the final game played at the Polo Grounds, a 5-1 complete game. New York Mets RF Jim Hickman hits the last home run before a meager crowd of 1,752.
September 18, 1971
RHP Rick Wise sets a club record by retiring 32 consecutive batters in a 4-3, 12-inning complete-game win over Chicago at the Vet, and also singles home the winning run. His line: 12 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned, 0 walks, 10 strikeouts.
September 19, 1959
CF Richie Ashburn breaks the club record for career hits (2,211) with a seventh-inning single off the first base bag in a 9-3 loss to the Milwaukee Braves at Connie Mack Stadium. Ed Delahanty (1888-89; 1891-1901) had held the record.
September 20, 1987
3B Mike Schmidt hits his 487th home run as a third baseman in a 4-1 win at Montreal to break Eddie Mathews’ all-time ML record.
September 20, 1992
After snaring a low line drive hit by 3B Jeff King, 2B Mickey Morandini pulls off just the ninth unassisted triple play in baseball history – and first ever by a Phillie – during the sixth inning of a 3-2 loss in Pittsburgh.