On June 26, 1983, At Shea Stadium, Rusty Staub of the New York Mets ties a major league record by delivering his eighth consecutive pinch-hit. Staub’s pinch-hit, which comes in the ninth inning of an 8-4 loss, vs Ron Reed. The hit matches the single-season mark set by the Phillies Dave Philley on September 28, 1958.  Staub Staub’s streak will be snapped by the Cards’ Bruce Sutter three days from now.

During his streak that extended over 14 days, Staub had 9 RBI’s, 3 Doubles and a home run.

Philley, however, was not done as he will then set the overall record by connecting on April 16, 1959 doubling off Lew Burdette. Totaling 9 straight pinch hits over 2 seasons.

Game Ticket 

Philadelphia Phillies 8, New York Mets 4 (1)

Game Played:  Sunday, June 26, 1983 at Shea Stadium

Time of Game: 2:37
Attendance: 16,668

Line Score
PHI N 1 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 – 8 12 2
NY N 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 – 4 8 0

Umpires: HP – Fred Brocklander, 1B – Gerry Davis, 2B – Bill Williams, 3B – John McSherry

Box Score

Starting Lineups

Phillies
1 Bob Dernier CF
2 Pete Rose 1B
3 Joe Morgan 2B
4 Mike Schmidt 3B
5 Von Hayes RF
6 Gary Matthews LF
7 Bo Diaz C
8 Ivan de Jesus SS
9 John Denny P

Mets
1 Bob Bailor 2B
2 Hubie Brooks 3B
3 Keith Hernandez 1B
4 George Foster LF
5 Darryl Strawberry RF
6 Danny Heep CF
7 Jose Oquendo SS
8 Junior Ortiz C
9 Tom Seaver P

Play by Play
PHILLIES 1ST: Dernier singled to right; Dernier stole second;
Rose singled to center [Dernier to third]; Morgan hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Dernier scored]; Ortiz allowed a passed
ball [Rose to second]; Schmidt grounded out (third to first);
Hayes popped to first in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Phillies 1, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Bailor reached on an error by De Jesus [Bailor to
first]; Brooks grounded into a double play (shortstop to first)
[Bailor out at second]; Hernandez singled to left; Denny threw a
wild pitch [Hernandez to second]; Foster grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Mets 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Matthews grounded out (third to first); Diaz lined
to first; De Jesus flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Phillies 1, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Strawberry walked; Heep singled to right [Strawberry
to second]; Oquendo struck out; Ortiz grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Strawberry to third, Heep to second]; Seaver grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1,
Mets 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Denny grounded out (third to first); Dernier
struck out; Rose flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Phillies 1, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Bailor grounded out (second to first); Brooks grounded
out (first unassisted); Hernandez walked; Foster was hit by a
pitch [Hernandez to second]; Denny threw a wild pitch [Hernandez
to third, Foster to second]; Strawberry flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Mets 0.

PHILLIES 4TH: Morgan struck out; Schmidt struck out; Hayes lined
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Heep flied out to center; Oquendo grounded out (third
to first); Ortiz reached on an error by De Jesus [Ortiz to
first]; Seaver walked [Ortiz to second]; Bailor doubled to right
[Ortiz scored (unearned), Seaver to third]; Brooks homered
(unearned) [Seaver scored (unearned), Bailor scored (unearned)];
Hernandez singled to center; MCGRAW REPLACED DENNY (PITCHING);
Foster flied out to right; 4 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Phillies 1, Mets 4.

PHILLIES 5TH: Matthews doubled to center; Diaz doubled to right
[Matthews scored]; De Jesus singled to right [Diaz to third];
LEFEBVRE BATTED FOR MCGRAW; Lefebvre homered [Diaz scored, De
Jesus scored]; Dernier grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose
grounded out (second to first); Morgan struck out; 4 R, 4 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Phillies 5, Mets 4.

METS 5TH: REED REPLACED LEFEBVRE (PITCHING); Strawberry struck
out; Heep popped to third; Oquendo popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Phillies 5, Mets 4.

PHILLIES 6TH: Schmidt singled to left; Hayes singled to right
[Schmidt to second]; Matthews grounded into a double play (third
to second to first) [Schmidt to third, Hayes out at second];
Diaz homered [Schmidt scored]; BAILOR CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
SS); OROSCO REPLACED OQUENDO (PITCHING); GILES REPLACED SEAVER
(PLAYING 2B); De Jesus singled to third; Reed struck out; 2 R, 4
H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 7, Mets 4.

METS 6TH: Ortiz grounded out (third to first); Giles grounded
out (third to first); Bailor grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 7, Mets 4.

PHILLIES 7TH: Dernier grounded out (second to first); Rose
grounded out (second to first); Morgan doubled to left; Schmidt
was walked intentionally; Hayes singled to right [Morgan scored,
Schmidt to third, Hayes out at second (right to shortstop)]; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 8, Mets 4.

METS 7TH: Brooks flied out to left; Hernandez grounded out
(second to first); Foster flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Phillies 8, Mets 4.

PHILLIES 8TH: SWAN REPLACED OROSCO (PITCHING); Matthews flied
out to center; Diaz struck out; De Jesus struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Phillies 8, Mets 4.

METS 8TH: GARCIA REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING 2B); Strawberry
grounded out (first unassisted); Heep flied out to left; KINGMAN
BATTED FOR SWAN; Kingman popped to catcher in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 8, Mets 4.

PHILLIES 9TH: HOLMAN REPLACED KINGMAN (PITCHING); Reed grounded
out (shortstop to first); Dernier walked; Rose walked [Dernier
to second]; Garcia grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Rose out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Phillies 8, Mets 4.

METS 9TH: STAUB BATTED FOR ORTIZ; Staub singled to center; Giles
lined to shortstop; Bailor singled to center [Staub to second];
Brooks singled to left [Staub to third, Bailor to second];
HOLLAND REPLACED REED (PITCHING); Hernandez popped to catcher in
foul territory; Foster forced Brooks (third to second); 0 R, 3
H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 8, Mets 4.