Phillies new infield, Larry Bowa, Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, Manny Trillo. Photo was taken after Phillies acquired Trillo right before the start of spring training, February 23, 1979. Why is Trillo wearing #6? His #9 hadn’t been made at the time of the photo. So, he wore Ted Sizemore’s jersey. Ted was part of the deal with the Cubs.
A historical look at the dates of February 22-29.
February 23, 1979
C Barry Foote, 2B Ted Sizemore, OF Jerry Martin and RHPs Derek Botelho and Henry Mack are traded to the Chicago Cubs for 2B Manny Trillo, C Dave Rader and OF Greg Gross.
February 24, 1947
The Phillies hold their first ever spring training workout in Clearwater at Athletic Field.
February 25, 1972
RHP Rick Wise is traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for LHP Steve Carlton.
February 26, 1887
Hall of Fame right-hander Grover Cleveland Alexander is born in Elba, Neb.
February 26, 1954
RHP Robin Roberts signs a one-year deal worth more than $40,000, making him the highest-paid pitcher in National League history.
February 27, 1968
Matt Stairs is born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.
February 28, 1903
Original owners Al Reach and John Rogers sell the Phillies to a group of Philadelphians led by James Potter.