1969 Philadelphia Phillies season

1969 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s) John J. Quinn
Manager(s) Bob Skinner, George Myatt
Local television WFIL
Local radio WCAU
(By Saam, Bill Campbell, Richie Ashburn)
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The 1969 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the newly established National League East with a record of 63–99, 37 games behind the division champion New York Mets, who went on to defeat Baltimore, four games to one, in the World Series. It was also the Phillies' penultimate season at Connie Mack Stadium.


Regular season

1969 was a year of transition for the organization. Dick Allen was suspended by the team for a month after missing a game against the New York Mets. Claiming that Allen was undermining him by going directly to owner R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr., manager Bob Skinner surprised the club by resigning on August 6. Skinner blasted the club for their handling of Allen and blamed Allen for the team's losing saying, "Allen has been a big factor in our losing and there is very definitely disharmony on the club." Skinner was replaced by coach George Myatt.[6] Allen would be traded from the club after the season. In addition to the turmoil in the clubhouse, the Phillies had expected that 1969 would be their final season at Connie Mack Stadium with an April 1970 opening planned for Veterans Stadium. Delays would push the Vet's opening to April 1971.

At Connie Mack Stadium on April 17, 1969, Montreal Expos pitcher Bill Stoneman threw a no-hitter against the Phillies. It was Stoneman's fifth major league start and only the ninth game of the Expos' existence.[7]

In conjunction with Major League Baseball's celebration in 1969 of the 100th anniversary of professional baseball, the Phillies conducted a fan vote to determine their all-time team. The players were honored on August 5, 1969, at Connie Mack Stadium before the Phillies' game against the San Francisco Giants. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn was on-hand to recognize Robin Roberts as the Phillies' greatest player of all-time.[8]

The Phillies recorded four straight complete game shutouts from August 13 to 16, 1969. The Phillies shutout the Atlanta Braves two games in a row in Atlanta then returned to Philadelphia where they shutout the Houston Astros in the following two games.[9]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Mets 10062 0.617 52–30 48–32
Chicago Cubs 9270 0.568 8 49–32 43–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 8874 0.543 12 47–34 41–40
St. Louis Cardinals 8775 0.537 13 42–38 45–37
Philadelphia Phillies 6399 0.389 37 30–51 33–48
Montreal Expos 52110 0.321 48 24–57 28–53

Record vs. opponents

1969 National League Records

Atlanta 3–912–615–39–98–44–86–68–413–59–96–6
Chicago 9–36–6–18–46–610–88–1012–67–1111–16–69–9
Cincinnati 6–126–6–19–910–88–46–610–25–711–710–88–4
Houston 3–154–89–96–1211–110–28–43–910–810–87–5
Los Angeles 9–96–68–1012–610–24–88–48–412–65–133–9
Montreal 4–88–104–81–112–105–1311–75–134–81–117–11
New York 8–410–86–62–108–413–512–610–811–18–412–6
Philadelphia 6-66–122–104–84–87–116–1210–88–43–97–11
Pittsburgh 4–811–77–59–34–813–58–108–1010–25–79–9
San Diego 5–131–117–118–106–128–41–114–82–106–124–8
San Francisco 9–96–68–108–1013–511–14–89–37–512–63–9
St. Louis 6–69–94–85–79–311–76–1211–79–98–49–3

Notable transactions

Game log

 Phillies win
 Phillies loss
BoldPhillies team member
1969 Game Log[11]
Overall Record: 63–99


1969 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CMike Ryan13344691.2041244
1BDick Allen118438126.2883289

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Johnny Briggs12436186.2381246
Ron Stone10322253.239124
Rich Barry20326.18800
Gene Stone18286.21400
Scott Reid13194.21100


Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Woodie Fryman36228.112154.41150
Bill Champion23116.25105.0170

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lowell Palmer2690285.2068

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
John Boozer461264.2847
Turk Farrell463434.0040
Bill Wilson372563.3248

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Eugene Emeralds Pacific Coast League Frank Lucchesi
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Bob Wellman
A Raleigh-Durham Phillies Carolina League Nolan Campbell
A Spartanburg Phillies Western Carolinas League Bobby Malkmus
A-Short Season Walla Walla Bears Northwest League Howie Bedell
Rookie Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Dallas Green

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Raleigh-Durham, Pulaski[26]


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