September 22, 1995 |
Back in the giddy days of June, when the Phillies were in first place and most of their roster wasn't seeking medical attention, rookie lefthander Michael Mimbs typified the club's stupefying start. Mimbs had never pitched above the double-A level before winning six of his first seven starts this year. Then he was removed from the rotation after a midseason funk. Last night, however, the Georgia native regained his early-season form as the Phillies defeated the Florida Marlins, 3-1, at Veterans Stadium.
November 25, 1993 |
Jim Eisenreich, who signed with the Phillies because they were the only club seriously interested and went on to play in 153 games for the National League champions, agreed to a one-year contract yesterday that doubled his salary. The free-agent outfielder, one of the key winter acquisitions who sparked the Phils' remarkable 1993 season, signed a deal with the Phillies that will pay him $1.2 million in 1994. The club will have an option for 1995 at the same salary. "I'm extremely delighted to be going back to Philadelphia," said Eisenreich yesterday from his home in Blue Springs, Mo. Platooned in right with Wes Chamberlain, Eisenreich hit .318 with seven homers and 54 RBIs.
June 28, 1994 |
Shawn Boskie pitched better last night. That, of course, is like saying Eddie the Eagle landed a foot farther down the hill. The Phillies pitcher had been shelled for 12 runs in the 3 1/3 innings that comprised his two most recent starts. To improve on that, he required little more than a pulse. Hardly overpowering, but exceedingly resourceful and occasionally fortunate, Boskie rebounded strongly, limiting the Marlins to six hits and a single run in nine innings while the Phillies defeated Florida, 5-1, at Veterans Stadium.
October 17, 2008 |
Oct. 17, 1993/SkyDome Phillies 6, Blue Jays 4 The Phillies tie the World Series at one game a piece thanks to a five-run third inning capped off by a three-run home run from Jim Eisenreich. Lenny Dykstra added a home run and made two spectacular, wall-crashing catches in consecutive innings as the Phillies win, 6-4, and shift the series north of the border. -- The Daily News will remember past moments from each date in Phillies postseason history as they continue their 2008 playoff run.
August 12, 1993 |
Before World War II, "Made in Japan" was longhand for junk. Every carnival prize rack was crammed with it. On Dec. 7, 1941, we learned the Japanese had been withholding the good stuff. We didn't have anything to match the Zero fighter or the shallow- running torpedoes that took out the Pacific Fleet anchored at Ford's Island until late 1942. The American League gets the same bum rap. These guys don't play real baseball. They are a "Made-in-Cleveland collection of beer-league teams, guys who swing from the heels, miss cutoff men and charge the mound at the rumor of a close pitch.
August 14, 2011
John Kruk became the newest Phillie to join the club's Wall of Fame before Friday night's game against Washington. A bronze plaque bearing Kruk's likeness was unveiled by Jim Eisenreich as the Phillies began Alumni Weekend. The 50-year-old Kruk, who played for the raucous 1993 team that lost to Toronto in the World Series, was introduced by Darren Daulton. "This is the greatest place I've ever been," Kruk said as he addressed the crowd at Citizens Bank Park. "I met my wife here.
October 18, 1993 |
The Phillies developed an intimate relationship with the outfield wall at SkyDome last night. Four times they ran into it, twice they hit balls over it, and along the way they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-4, to tie the World Series at one game apiece. Jim Eisenreich, a gentle and clean-shaven Phillie, ripped the game open for the Phils in the third inning, when he smashed a three-run home run off Dave Stewart. Lenny Dykstra - who had two brushes with the outfield wall on defense and two distinguished catches - gave the Phillies a vital insurance run with a solo homer in the seventh.
July 21, 1993 |
Jim Eisenreich, he of the big-time, nationally famous, loud, burly, tough- as-nails Philadelphia Phillies, had a baseball dream once. It was not a dream about being where he is at this moment, in a pennant race with the big, bad Phillies. Jim Eisenreich's dream was fairly simple. He wanted to play baseball with his younger brother, Charlie, who was born when Jim was 5 years old. "I remember the first day he was in the house, I asked my mother when I could start wrestling with him," Eisenreich said yesterday, smiling at the memory.
December 8, 1995 |
The Phillies earned their first win of 1996 over the New York Mets yesterday. Just hours after it appeared the Phillies and outfielder Jim Eisenreich were hopelessly far apart in negotiations for a new contract, both sides compromised in time to beat last night's deadline for offering salary arbitration. Eisenreich agreed to a one-year contract for $1.2 million, virtually the same deal he had in 1995. If an agreement had not been reached, Eisenreich would have become ineligible to re-sign with the Phillies until May 1, 1996.