Continuing with the series I started on November 8th, here is a breakdown of the 1966 Phillies team. Using information from a chart I recently discovered at Baseball-Reference.com, I have come up with sort of a depth-chart below. In each section, a dotted line separates the "main players" from the others.
As an added bonus, for the first two columns only:
yellow indicates the player has a Phillies card in this year's set
orange indicates the player is on a Rookie Stars card in this year's set
blue indicates the player has a non-Phillies card in this year's set
white indicates no card in this year's set
(Chris Short did not have a Topps card until 1967 - his 8th full season!)
Notice that three pitchers were used as pinch-runners.
4/11 - Signed Roger Craig as a free agent.
4/13 - Purchased Steve Ridzik from the Senators.
4/21 - Traded Fergie Jenkins, Adolfo Phillips, and John Herrnstein to the Cubs for Larry Jackson and Bob Buhl.
4/21 - Purchased Harvey Kuenn from the Cubs.
5/10 - Purchased Terry Fox from the Tigers.
Early-June - Recalled Rick Wise from AAA.
Mid-July - Recalled John Morris and Joe Verbanic from AAA.
7/23 - Released Roger Craig and Ed Roebuck.
Aargh! Fergie Jenkins barely had time to get his feet wet before they shipped him off to the Cubs!
I am planning to do this for each Phillies team from 1966 to 1969, then we'll see where it goes from there.
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