On September 11, 1974 — The Phils top the Pirates, 5 – 3, to cut Pittsburgh’s National League East lead to 2 1/2 games. A line drive by Willie Montanez fractures the hand of Pirates’ pitcher Dock Ellis, who will miss the rest of the season. Ellis is 12-9.

 


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