Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Phillies are among only a few teams to play on Halloween



The 1980 Phillies won the first championship ever by the Phillies on October 21, 1980 - here is how Tug closed it out for the Phillies thanks to MLB's Baseball's Best


The baseball season was starting to get long in the past couple of years, the World Series usually always ended in the middle of October but with the many schedule adjustments over the years, and rainouts, we've seen the baseball season extended to November on several occasions.

 The World Series has only seen 3 games played with the teams actually playing on Halloween. Two of those three times have come in the last couple years. The Phillies were one of the teams that have played on Halloween. This game of course coming in 2009 when the Phillies were playing the New York Yankees for Game 3 in the series. The Phillies went on to lose this game 8-5.

The game was in Philadelphia and the temperature at game time was a comfortable 70 degrees, what a difference between then and now isn't it? The other times that teams played on Halloween was in 2010 just last year, with the Texas Rangers playing the San Francisco Giants. Before that we have to go back to 2001 for the Yankees vs. the Diamondbacks in the World Series that year, the Dbacks won that series in 7 games.



Here is a list of MLB players born on Halloween (thanks to Baseball-Reference):

Rk Born Yrs From To
1 Yamaico Navarro 1987 2 2010 2011
2 Javy Guerra 1985 1 2011 2011
3 Andy Parrino 1985 1 2011 2011
4 Anthony Varvaro 1984 2 2010 2011
5 Luis Mendoza 1983 5 2007 2011
6 Alex Hinshaw 1982 2 2008 2009
7 Jared Wells 1981 1 2008 2008
8 Mike Napoli 1981 6 2006 2011
9 Steve Cox 1974 4 1999 2002
10 David Dellucci 1973 13 1997 2009
11 Tim Byrdak 1973 10 1998 2011
12 Chris Clemons 1972 1 1997 1997
13 Steve Trachsel 1970 16 1993 2008
14 Oreste Marrero 1969 2 1993 1996
15 Damon Mashore 1969 3 1996 1998
16 Ed Taubensee 1968 11 1991 2001
17 Brian Keyser 1966 2 1995 1996
18 Steve Rosenberg 1964 4 1988 1991
19 Fred McGriff 1963 19 1986 2004
20 Mike Smith 1963 2 1989 1990
21 Matt Nokes 1963 11 1985 1995
22 Mike Gallego 1960 13 1985 1997
23 Paul Zuvella 1958 9 1982 1991
24 Ray Soff 1958 2 1986 1987
25 Dave Freisleben 1951 6 1974 1979
26 Mickey Rivers 1948 15 1970 1984
27 John Hoffman 1943 2 1964 1965
28 Bill Voss 1943 8 1965 1972
29 Fred Klages 1943 2 1966 1967
30 Dave McNally 1942 14 1962 1975
31 Ed Spiezio 1941 9 1964 1972
32 Ed Stroud 1939 6 1966 1971
33 Jim Donohue 1938 2 1961 1962
34 Dave Tyriver 1937 1 1962 1962
35 Carl Boles 1934 1 1962 1962
36 Ken Keltner 1916 13 1937 1950
37 Warren Huston 1913 2 1937 1944
38 Ray Treadaway 1907 1 1930 1930
39 Allyn Stout 1904 6 1931 1943
40 Ray Flaskamper 1901 1 1927 1927
41 Tony Rego 1897 2 1924 1925
42 Leo Dickerman 1896 3 1923 1925
43 Ray O'Brien 1894 1 1916 1916
44 Ken Crawford 1894 1 1915 1915
45 Bill Herring 1893 1 1915 1915
46 Ed Burns 1887 7 1912 1918
47 Alex Malloy 1886 1 1910 1910
48 Bert Daniels 1882 5 1910 1914
49 Ed Fisher 1876 1 1902 1902
50 Harry Smith 1874 10 1901 1910
51 Dan Bickham 1864 1 1886 1886
52 Hardie Henderson 1862 6 1883 1888
53 Kick Kelly 1856 1 1879 1879
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/30/2011.

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