September 25, 1959- At County Stadium the Braves lose to the Phillies, 6-3.  Lew Burdette who started for the Braves gave up 6 runs over the first 3 innings and dropped to 21-15. Gene freese has the big blow with a three run homer.

Their loss, coupled with the Dodgers 5-4, 11 inning win versus the Cubs, puts the Braves one game behind the Dodgers.

Eddie Mathews hit his 45th home run of the year off of Don Cardwell.