Tag: Connie Mack Stadium

The Phillies rack up their 4th straight shutout victory when Rick Wise pitches a four-hitter to defeat the Astros, 7 – 0. The Phils set a modern club record with the streak. Dick Allen hits a homer and Wise joins in with a homer and a single.

The Phillies rack up their 4th straight shutout victory when Rick Wise pitches a four-hitter to defeat the Astros, 7 – 0. The Phils set a modern club record with the streak. Dick Allen hits a homer and Wise joins in with a homer and a single.

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In his first major league start, Grover Powell blanks the Phillies in the Mets’ 4-0 victory at Connie Mack Stadium. The shutout will be the only big league win for the 21 year-old right-hander, who after pitching four more scoreless innings in his next appearance will appear to lose his effectiveness when he is struck in the face by a line drive hit by Pittsburgh first baseman Donn Clendenon.

In his first major league start, Grover Powell blanks the Phillies in the Mets’ 4-0 victory at Connie Mack Stadium. The shutout will be the only big league win for the 21 year-old right-hander, who after pitching four more scoreless innings in his next appearance will appear to lose his effectiveness when he is struck in the face by a line drive hit by Pittsburgh first baseman Donn Clendenon.

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Al Jackson limits the opposing batters to three hits, going the distance in the Mets’ 2-0 victory over the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium. The 26 year-old left-hander’s effort marks the fourth time he has blanked the opponents, accounting for all of the expansion team’s shutouts the entire season.

Al Jackson limits the opposing batters to three hits, going the distance in the Mets’ 2-0 victory over the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium. The 26 year-old left-hander’s effort marks the fourth time he has blanked the opponents, accounting for all of the expansion team’s shutouts the entire season.

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At Connie Mack Stadium, Giants’ leadoff hitter Jim Davenport singles and a hits a three-run inside-the-park home run during an eight-run first inning. Johnny Antonelli pitches a complete game for his 15th victory of the season as San Francisco routs the Phillies, 19-2.

At Connie Mack Stadium, Giants’ leadoff hitter Jim Davenport singles and a hits a three-run inside-the-park home run during an eight-run first inning. Johnny Antonelli pitches a complete game for his 15th victory of the season as San Francisco routs the Phillies, 19-2.

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At Philadelphia’s Connie Mack Stadium, Phillies reliever Bob Miller replaces Robin Roberts ending the starter’s consecutive complete game streak at 28. The future Hall of Famer (class of 1976) had finished every game he started since beating the Cardinals last season on August 28th.

At Philadelphia’s Connie Mack Stadium, Phillies reliever Bob Miller replaces Robin Roberts ending the starter’s consecutive complete game streak at 28. The future Hall of Famer (class of 1976) had finished every game he started since beating the Cardinals last season on August 28th.

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The Philadelphia Athletics change the name of Shibe Park to “Connie Mack Stadium”

1953 – The Philadelphia Athletics change the name of Shibe Park to “Connie Mack Stadium”, in honor of their longtime owner and manager. Mack was part-owner and manager of the franchise for a record 50 years. The Athletics will depart Philadelphia at the end of the following season, and the Phillies will continue to inhabit Connie Mack Stadium until the end of the 1970 season, when they will move to Veterans Stadium. After being badly damaged in a fire in 1971, Connie Mack Stadium will continue to decay until being torn down in 1976.

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In his first game outside of New York City, Jackie Robinson has two hits and scores twice in the Dodgers’ 6 – 5 loss to the Phillies. After the game, the Dodgers give their young first baseman a vote of confidence by selling Howie Schultz, Robby’s back-up, to the Phils for $50,000. The next day, Branch Rickey announces he’s giving up his attempts to pry Johnny Mize away from the Giants.

In his first game outside of New York City, Jackie Robinson has two hits and scores twice in the Dodgers’ 6 – 5 loss to the Phillies. After the game, the Dodgers give their young first baseman a vote of confidence by selling Howie Schultz, Robby’s back-up, to the Phils for $50,000. The next day, Branch Rickey announces he’s giving up his attempts to pry Johnny Mize away from the Giants.

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The city of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania declare a legal holiday to honor Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack

A sold-out crowd, including representatives from each of the other 15 major league clubs, attends Connie Mack Day in Philadelphia to honor the 78 year-old president-manager of the A’s. The celebration includes the renaming of the team’s home field from Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium, a change that doesn’t officially take hold until 1953.

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