1969: Everyone Hits as Phillies Pound Padres

June 13, 1969, San Diego: Phillies 6, Padres 1 (box score)

The Padres looked to rebound from a series loss to Montreal. The Phillies, winners of two straight against the Dodgers after losing nine in a row, had other ideas. Right-hander Rick Wise got the start for Philadelphia, while Johnny Podres toed the slab for the home team.

After an uneventful first inning, Dick Allen led off the second with a home run to left field. Then, with one out, Mike Ryan doubled. After another out, Terry Harmon singled home Ryan, with Harmon advancing all the way to third on an errant throw by center fielder Cito Gaston. A Podres wild pitch scored Harmon, giving the Phillies what proved to be an insurmountable 3-0 lead.

The Padres scored their lone run in the third. Gaston led off with a triple to right-center, and John Sipin drove him home on a ground ball to second base.

Philadelphia tacked on two more runs in the fourth on a two-run homer off the bat of Ryan that chased Podres. By the time Gary Ross had restored order, the score was 5-1.

The Phillies scored their final run on a Johnny Callison home run to lead off the eighth. The Padres mounted their only serious threat of the game that same inning. With the bases loaded and one out, though, pinch hitters Larry Stahl (strikeout) and Ivan Murrell (fly to right) failed to come through against Wise, who went the distance, allowing just three hits along the way.

Trivia: Everyone in the Phillies lineup collected at least one hit in this game. Wise, an excellent hitting pitcher, singled in the fourth. For his career, Wise batted .195/.228/.308, with 15 homers (including 6 in 1971) in 741 plate appearances. Wise also made 45 fairly undistinguished starts for the Padres at the end of his career (1980-82).

Elsewhere in the world: Guitarist Mick Taylor was introduced as Brian Jones’ replacement in the Rolling Stones; Laura Kightlinger, formerly of the Daily Show and Daria, was born in Jamestown, N.Y.

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