1971 Philadelphia Phillies season
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|1971 Philadelphia Phillies|
|Major league affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Robert R.M. Carpenter|
|General manager(s)||John Quinn|
(By Saam, Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn)
The 1971 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 89th season for the franchise in Philadelphia. The Phillies finished in sixth place in the National League East, with a record of 67-95. On April 10, the Phillies officially opened Veterans Stadium with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Expos.
- October 7, 1970: Doc Edwards was released by the Philadelphia Phillies.
- November 3, 1970: Curt Flood and a player to be named later were traded by the Phillies to the Washington Senators for Greg Goossen, Jeff Terpko, and Gene Martin. The Phillies completed the trade by sending Terpko back to the Senators on April 10.
- December 16, 1970: Grant Jackson, Jim Hutto and Sam Parrilla were traded by the Phillies to the Baltimore Orioles for Roger Freed.
- Harry Kalas was hired by the Phillies in 1971 to succeed Bill Campbell, and was the master of ceremonies at the 1971 opening of Veterans Stadium.
- June 25, 1971: Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Willie Stargell hit the longest home run in Veterans Stadium history off of pitcher Jim Bunning in a 14-4 Pirates win over the Phillies. The spot where the ball landed was marked with a yellow star with a black "S" inside a white circle until Stargell's 2001 death, when the white circle was painted black. The star remained until the stadium's 2004 demolition.
|St. Louis Cardinals||90||72||.556||7|
|New York Mets||83||79||.512||14|
- April 22, 1971: Johnny Briggs was traded by the Phillies to the Milwaukee Brewers for Ray Peters and Pete Koegel.
- June 12, 1971: Tony Taylor was traded by the Phillies to the Detroit Tigers for Carl Cavanaugh (minors) and Mike Fremuth (minors).
- July 17, 1971: Jerry Martin was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies.
- June 8, 1971: 1971 Major League Baseball Draft
1971 Philadelphia Phillies roster
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Awards and honors
- Terry Harmon, National League record, Most Chances Accepted in one nine-inning game (18 chances on June 12, 1971)
|AAA||Eugene Emeralds||Pacific Coast League||Andy Seminick|
|AA||Reading Phillies||Eastern League||Nolan Campbell|
|A||Peninsula Phillies||Carolina League||Howie Bedell|
|A||Spartanburg Phillies||Western Carolinas League||Bob Wellman|
|Short-Season A||Walla Walla Phillies||Northwest League||Garry Powel|
|Rookie||Pulaski Phillies||Appalachian League||Harry Lloyd|
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Peninsula
- ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/edwardo01.shtml
- ^ Curt Flood page at Baseball Reference
- ^ Roger Freed page at Baseball Reference
- ^ "June 25, 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies Box Score and Play by Play". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PHI/PHI197106250.shtml. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
- ^ Mandel, Ken (2003-06-25). "Stargell's star a lasting tribute; Blast is marking point for all hitters". MLB.com. Archived from the original on 2009-05-05. http://www.webcitation.org/5gYCvdQhV. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
- ^ Johnny Briggs page at Baseball Reference
- ^ Tony Taylor page at Baseball Reference
- ^ Jerry Martin page at Baseball Reference
- ^ Mike Schmidt page at Baseball Reference
- ^ Dane Iorg page at Baseball Reference
- ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.93, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
- ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
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