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1987 Philadelphia Phillies season

Offseason

Regular season

After getting off to a dismal 1-8 start, the season began to turn when Mike Schmidt hit his 500th career home run in Pittsburgh on April 18. Schmidt cracked the milestone long ball on a 3-0 count off the Pirates' Don Robinson with two men on base in the ninth inning, which rallied the club from a one-run deficit to an eventual 8-6 victory.

Schmidt slammed three home runs in an 11-6 victory over the Expos on June 14 in Montreal, eventually finishing the season with 35 and 530 career homers.

Phillies pitcher Kevin Gross was pitching against the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 10, 1987. Gross was caught with sandpaper in his glove and suspended for 10 games.[3]

After going as high as six games over .500 in late August, the team crashed to a 13-21 finish and tied for fourth place in the NL East with the Pirates.

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 .586 --
New York Mets 92 70 .568 3
Montreal Expos 91 71 .562 4
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 .494 15
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 .494 15
Chicago Cubs 76 85 .472 18.5

Notable transactions

Roster

1987 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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
C Parrish, LanceLance Parrish 130 466 114 .245 17 67
1B Hayes, VonVon Hayes 158 556 154 .277 21 84
2B Samuel, JuanJuan Samuel 160 655 178 .272 28 100
3B Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 147 522 153 .293 35 113
SS Jeltz, SteveSteve Jeltz 114 293 68 .232 0 12
LF James, ChrisChris James 115 358 105 .293 17 54
CF Thompson, MiltMilt Thompson 150 527 159 .302 7 43
RF Wilson, GlennGlenn Wilson 154 569 150 .264 14 54

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
Easler, MikeMike Easler 33 110 31 .282 1 10
Hughes, KeithKeith Hughes 37 76 20 .263 0 10

Pitching

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
Ruffin, BruceBruce Ruffin 35 204.2 11 14 2.35 93
Gross, KevinKevin Gross 34 200.2 9 16 4.35 110

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
Toliver, FreddieFreddie Toliver 10 30.1 1 1 5.64 25

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
Bedrosian, SteveSteve Bedrosian 65 5 3 40 2.83 74
Ritchie, WallyWally Ritchie 49 3 2 3 3.75 45
Bair, DougDoug Bair 11 2 0 0 5.93 10

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Maine Guides International League Bill Dancy
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League George Culver
A Clearwater Phillies Florida State League Roly de Armas
A Spartanburg Phillies South Atlantic League Ramón Avilés
Short-Season A Utica Blue Sox New York-Penn League Tony Taylor
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Notes

References

  • 1987 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference
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