Originally posted on Macho Row  |  Last updated 5/17/12
Today is the anniversary of one of the all-time games in Phillies history, the 23-22 10-inning game in Wrigley Field. The Phillies got off to a fast start by scoring seven runs in the top of the first inning, only to give up six runs in the bottom of the inning. And we were off. Mike Schmidt hit two home runs in the game and starting pitcher Randy Lerch also hit a home run, while only being able to record one out on the mound. The Phillies scored eight runs in the third inning and the Cubs scored seven in the fifth inning. The Phillies took a 22-19 lead in to the bottom of the eighth inning, but of course this was not a safe lead. The Cubs tacked three runs on the scoreboard in the inning and nobody scored in the ninth. Schmidt's two-out solo home run in the tenth inning would be the eventual game winner in a classic Wrigley Field game that Chris Wheeler will surely discuss plenty tonight. Twelve years later to the day, at Veterans Stadium, it was quite the opposite. The Phillie...
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