Sunday, July 29, 2012

On this day... Juan and Von lead off back to back

On this day in 1984 at Veterans Stadium... Phils rookie second baseman Juan Samuel leads off the game against the Expos by taking a Bill Gullickson pitch over the wall. Samuel's home run is immediately followed by another deep blast off the bat of center fielder Von Hayes. This is the first time in franchise history the Phillies have opened a game with back-to-back home runs.

This home run was the second of 14 career lead off home runs Samuel would hit during his playing days in Philadelphia.

The Phillies walk off with the win 6-4 after Len Matuszek takes Jeff Reardon deep in the bottom of the ninth inning.

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