Thursday, May 17, 2012

On this day... Phillies 23 Cubs 22

May 17, 1979. In a slugfest for the ages, Phillies & Cubs combined for 11 homers and 50 hits in a 23-22, 10 inning Phillies victory at Wrigley Field. Dave Kingman homered three times for the Cubs. Mike Schmidt homered twice. Bob Boone, Garry Maddox, and starting pitcher Randy Lerch also went deep for the Phils. Lerch could have done more damage at the plate, but retired only one of the batters he faced on the mound and couldn't stick around for another plate appearance.

This 15 minute video is the top of the first inning only. I have the entire game on DVD. If you have never watched it, go out and get it. It is wild.


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