tim mccarverOn July 4, 1976, Philadelphia Phillies catcher Tim McCarver hits an apparent grand slam home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates. When McCarver passes teammate Garry Maddox, the runner at first base, he loses credit for the grand slam at Three Rivers Stadium. The other baserunners are allowed to score on the Philadelphia catcher’s ‘grand slam single’ because only the player who passes his teammate is called out and there were less than two outs. The Phillies still win the game, 10-5.

Game Ticket 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 10, Pittsburgh Pirates 5

Game Played on Sunday, July 4, 1976 at Three Rivers Stadium
Time of Game: 2:42

Umpires: HP – Satch Davidson, 1B – Dutch Rennert, 2B – Andy Olsen, 3B – Ed Vargo

Linescore
PHI N 0 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 – 10 14 2
PIT N 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 – 5 8 3

Boxscore

Play by Play 

PHILLIES 1ST: Cash grounded out (shortstop to first); Bowa
popped to first in foul territory; Schmidt flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Taveras walked; Stennett flied out to center;
Oliver grounded into a double play (pitcher to second to first)
[Taveras out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 0,
Pirates 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Luzinski tripled to right; Allen walked; Johnstone
doubled to center [Luzinski scored, Allen to third]; Maddox was
walked intentionally; McCarver singled to right [Allen scored,
Johnstone scored, Maddox scored, McCarver out at second (first
unassisted)]; Tim McCarver hit the ball over the RF fence;
Garry Maddox returned to 1B thinking the ball might be caught
and McCarver rounded 1B clapping his hands; McCarver passed
Maddox; Carlton grounded out (second to first); Cash singled
to first; Bowa grounded out (second to first); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Phillies 4, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Stargell grounded out (first unassisted); Zisk
grounded out (third to first); Robinson grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 4, Pirates 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Schmidt was called out on strikes; Luzinski
grounded out (shortstop to first); Allen walked; Johnstone flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 4, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Parker grounded out (first unassisted); Sanguillen
flied out to right; Demery grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 4, Pirates 0.

PHILLIES 4TH: Maddox singled to left; Maddox was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); McCarver flied out to center;
Carlton struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 4, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Taveras grounded out (second to first); Stennett
flied out to right; Oliver grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 4, Pirates 0.

PHILLIES 5TH: Cash tripled to left; Bowa singled to left [Cash
scored]; Bowa stole second [Bowa to third (error by
Sanguillen)]; Schmidt walked; LANGFORD REPLACED DEMERY
(PITCHING); Luzinski hit a sacrifice fly to center [Bowa scored
(unearned)]; Allen flied out to right; Johnstone grounded out
(pitcher to first); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 6,
Pirates 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Stargell walked; Zisk grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Stargell out at second]; Robinson
homered; Parker singled to center; Sanguillen doubled to left
[Parker scored]; HELMS BATTED FOR LANGFORD; Helms homered
[Sanguillen scored]; Taveras popped to third; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Phillies 6, Pirates 4.

PHILLIES 6TH: TEKULVE REPLACED HELMS (PITCHING); Maddox singled
to left; Maddox stole second [Maddox to third (error by
Sanguillen)]; McCarver walked; Carlton singled to center [Maddox
scored, McCarver to third]; Cash reached on an error by
Sanguillen [McCarver scored (unearned) (no RBI), Carlton to
second]; Bowa forced Carlton (pitcher to third) [Cash to
second]; Schmidt forced Bowa (pitcher to second); Luzinski
struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 8, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 6TH: Stennett grounded out (shortstop to first); Oliver
lined to center; Stargell lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Phillies 8, Pirates 4.

PHILLIES 7TH: Allen flied out to right; Johnstone walked; MARTIN
RAN FOR JOHNSTONE; Maddox flied out to right; McCarver flied out
to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 8, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 7TH: MARTIN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Zisk struck
out; Robinson grounded out (third to first); Parker singled to
right [Parker to second (error by Martin)]; Sanguillen singled
to center [Parker scored (unearned)]; ROBERTSON BATTED FOR
TEKULVE; REED REPLACED CARLTON (PITCHING); Robertson flied out
to center; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 8, Pirates 5.

PHILLIES 8TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED ROBERTSON (PITCHING); Reed
flied out to center; Cash lined to third; Bowa singled to
center; Schmidt lined to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies
8, Pirates 5.

PIRATES 8TH: BOONE REPLACED MCCARVER (PLAYING C ); Taveras
singled to right; Stennett reached on an error by Reed on a
sacrifice bunt [Taveras to second]; Oliver popped to shortstop;
Stargell flied out to center; Zisk struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Phillies 8, Pirates 5.

PHILLIES 9TH: Luzinski doubled to left; TOLAN RAN FOR LUZINSKI;
Allen popped to first in foul territory; Martin singled to third
[Tolan to third]; Maddox singled to right [Tolan scored, Martin
to second]; Boone singled to center [Martin scored, Maddox to
second]; Reed flied out to left; Cash was hit by a pitch [Maddox
to third, Boone to second]; Bowa flied out to left; 2 R, 4 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Phillies 10, Pirates 5.

PIRATES 9TH: TOLAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); HUTTON REPLACED
ALLEN (PLAYING 1B); Robinson singled to shortstop; Parker popped
to shortstop; Sanguillen lined to center; KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR
HERNANDEZ; Kirkpatrick forced Robinson (second to shortstop); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 10, Pirates 5.