Monday, September 5, 2011

On this Day... Christenson goes deep, twice

September 5th, 1976: At New York's Shea Stadium, Phillies starting pitcher Larry Christenson hits two home runs off of Mets starter Mickey Lolich providing the difference for the 3-1 win over the Mets.

Christenson pitches a 8.1 innings scattering 8 Mets hits for the win. Ron Reed comes in with one out (and two on) in the ninth for his 13th save of the season. Reed faced one batter (Roy Staiger) getting a game ending 6-4-3 (Bowa-Cash-Hutton) double play.

The win extends the Phils lead in the NL East to 7.5 games over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In his 10 year big league career (all with the Phillies) Christenson would smack 11 career home runs.


Anonymous said...

He used Dick Allen's 42 oz. bat that day.

Dick Allen Hall of Fame said...


Your comment made me look up some old newspaper articles -- and there was no mention of Allen's bat being used.

All the articles did make a big deal about LC breaking the Phillies 8 game losing streak.

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