On September 30, 1971 — Willie Montanez sets the Phillies’ rookie home run record when he strokes a two-run round-tripper off Nelson Briles in the team’s 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh at Veterans Stadium. The freshman first baseman’s 30 homers eclipse the mark established by Dick Allen in 1964.

 


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