Phil Collins in His First Solo Career

Featured Card: 1933 Goudey #21, Phil Collins

1933 Goudey CollinsI just found out via Beerleaguer that last night Cliff Lee became the first Phillies pitcher to have a three-hit, four-RBI game since Phil Collins in 1930. Oh, and he also became the first Phillies pitcher since Curt Schilling in 1997 to strike out 14 batters and not issue a single walk.

Of course, I decided that this moment called for Collins’s third appearance on 14,000 Phillies. Amazingly, my well hasn’t run dry yet — I have two other Collins cards should I ever feel the need to make make another Genesis reference. I also have a couple Matt Smiths set aside for the coming 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

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2 responses to “Phil Collins in His First Solo Career

  1. I wish something would happen where we could say that Cliff Lee was the first Phillie to do something since…Cliff Lee, the Phils’ 1921-24 OF/1B.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/leecl01.shtml

    It’s going to be a stretch to come up with something that they were the two most recent Phils to do, though.

    • I didn’t even know there was another Cliff Lee. I wonder how many other coincidental same names there are in team history. You’d figure that over the course of 131 seasons there might be a least a couple more such instances.

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