Wrapping up the series I started on November 8th, here is a breakdown of the 1969 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
Had a Phillies card this year, but was not on the team: Clay Dalrymple
The Phillies only made two in-season trades in 1969 (2 more than in 1968!)
5/5 - Traded Don Lock to the Red Sox for outfielder Bill Schlesinger.
9/6 - Traded Gary Wagner to the Red Sox for pitcher Mike Jackson.
The first 13 non-pitchers on the list above (plus Vic Roznovsky) were with the team for the entire season. Everyone else was just taking their turn filling Don Lock's roster spot following his early-May trade.
Chris Short was the team's Opening Day starter. After one more start (4/15), he missed the remainder of the season with injuries.
RIP - Brooks Robinson
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