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After the Game - Phillies Alumni

A peek at the past

Hall of Famers Jim Bunning (left) and Robin Roberts toss out the ceremonial first ball for Game 5 of the 2009 World Series at Citizens Bank Park. It was Robbie's last appearance at the ballpark as he died the following May. Shop

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Phillies Timeline

Trace the Phillies' history through the years.

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A historical look at the week of 12/5-12/11
  • December 5, 1978

    Free agent Pete Rose signs a four-year, $3.2 million contract with the Phillies and becomes the highest-paid athlete in team sports.

  • December 6, 1945

    Larry Bowa born in Sacramento, CA.

  • December 8, 1959

    OF Johnny Callison acquired from Chicago White Sox for 3B Gene Freese.

  • December 9, 1982

    OF Von Hayes acquire from Cleveland Indians for 2B Manny Trillo, OF George Vukovich, SS Julio Franco, RHP Jay Baller and C Jerry Willard.

  • December 10, 1985

    RHP Steve Bedrosian and OF Milt Thompson acquired from Atlanta Braves for C Ozzie Virgil and RHP Pete Smith.

  • December 11, 1985

    OF Gary Redus and RHP Tom Hume acquired from Cincinnati Reds for RHP John Denny and RHP Jeff Gray.