Veterans Stadium is empty except for a handful of media who were there for 3B Mike Schmidt's retirement press conference on May 30, 1989. He had announced his retirement the day before in San Diego and returned home to meet the Philadelphia media.
Boston wins, 29-4, the most runs scored against the Phillies. It happens again, June 15, 1887, a 29-1 loss to New York.
RHP Robin Roberts beats Cincinnati, 3-1, at Shibe Park. It begins a stretch in which he goes 21-2 the rest of the season to finish 28-7.
Jim Bunning pitches the first perfect game in Phils history, beating the Mets, 6-0, on Father's Day. Gus Triandos catches the game and becomes the first catcher to be behind the plate for no-hitters in each league. 18-year-pld rookie Rick Wise wins his first major league game in the second game, 8-2.
St. Louis scores twice in the ninth against LH reliever Don Carman for an 8-6 win. Steve Carlton starts but leaves after allowing six hits, six walks and six runs in five innings, his last appearance for the Phillies. Four days later, he is released.
Phillies (5) and Cincinnati (3) combine for a Vet-record eight home runs in a wild 15-9 win over the Reds. One of the eight is a grand slam by SS Larry Bowa.
RHP Rick Wise becomes the first pitcher ever to fire a no-hitter and hit two home runs in the game as he blanks Cincinnati, 4-0, at Riverfront Stadium. 3B John Vukovich snares Pete Rose's hard liner to end the game.
LHP Ken Brett sets an major league record for pitchers when he hits a home run in four straight games (9th, 13th, 18th). The fourth homer comes in a 7-2 victory at Montreal.
Phillies destroy Chicago, 19-1, and set a modern league record with 15 extra-base hits and a new club record with 11 doubles. 2B Juan Samuel drives in six runs. LHP Shane Rawley (10-4) beats LHP Jamie Moyer (1-1).
Jim Thome hits his 609th home run and last with the Phillies, a walk-off blast to give the Phillies a 7-6 win over the Rays. It is his 13th career walk-off HR, breaking the major league record shared by Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx.
Pittsburgh's LF Willie Stargell hits tape-measure home run off RHP Jim Bunning. The ball lands in the exit of Section 601.
Ryne Sandberg resigns as manager. Pete Mackanin named interim manager.