Most home runs hit in the month of September in Phillies history: 11 by Ryan Howard in both 2007 and 2008. Next, 10 for Jim Thome (2003), Howard (2005) and Chase Utley (2006).
A historical look at the dates of September 20-26.
September 20, 1987
Mike Schmidt hits his 487th home run as a third baseman in a 4-1 win at Montreal to break Eddie Mathews’ all-time ML record.
September 20, 1992
After snaring a low line drive hit by 3B Jeff King, 2B Mickey Morandini pulls off just the ninth unassisted triple play in baseball history – and first ever by a Phillie – during the sixth inning of a 3-2 loss in Pittsburgh.
September 21, 1911
Rookie RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander throws his fourth straight shutout, 4-0, in the first game of a doubleheader at Chicago.
September 21, 1964
Holding a 6.5-game lead with 12 games left in the season, the Phillies lose, 1-0, to Cincinnati as Chico Ruiz steals home with Frank Robinson at bat in the sixth inning. The defeat launches a disastrous 10-game losing streak during which the Phillies fall out of first place.
September 21, 1981
LHP Steve Carlton passes RHP Bob Gibson as the NL’s all-time strikeout leader when he fans Montreal CF Andre Dawson in the third inning for his 3,118th strikeout.
September 21, 2010
The Phillies beat Atlanta, 5-3, as Roy Halladay becomes the team’s first 20-game winner in 28 years. Halladay also sets a club record for most wins in a season at Citizens Bank Park with 12.
September 22, 2007
Chase Utley hits the last home run at RFK Stadium, a first-inning solo shot in the Phillies’ 4-1, 10-inning victory over Washington.
September 22, 2008
Greg Dobbs sets a Phillies record for most pinch hits in a season when he gets his 22nd in the eighth inning as the Phillies beat the Braves at Citizens Bank Park, 6-2.
September 23, 1916
RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander pitches 7-3 and 4-0 complete-game wins over Cincinnati at Baker Bowl. Almost a year later (Sept. 3) he does it again, 5-0 and 9-3, at Brooklyn.
September 23, 1930
RF Chuck Klein records two more assists, bringing his season total to 44, a modern ML record for outfielders, in a 19-16 loss to St. Louis.
September 23, 1945
1B Jimmie Foxx, the Philadelphia A’s all-time home run leader (302) now with the Phillies, plays the final game of his 20-year Hall of Fame career, a 4-3 win at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field in the second game of a doubleheader.
September 23, 1965
RHP Jim Bunning’s fifth-inning strikeout of Cubs SS Jimmy Stewart is his 242nd of the season, breaking the single-season club record held by RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander (241, 1915). The Phillies win, 11-5, in the first game of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field.
September 23, 1983
A 6-2, 12-strikeout victory at St. Louis gives LHP Steve Carlton his 300th career win, making him the 16th pitcher in baseball history to reach that milestone.
September 24, 1911
St. Louis scores in the sixth inning to snap rookie RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander’s 41.0-inning scoreless streak, a Phillies record that hasn’t been broken.
September 25, 1955
CF Richie Ashburn is hitless in seven at-bats in a season-ending doubleheader at the Polo Grounds, but still easily wins his first batting title (.338).
September 25, 2015
In an 8-2 win over Washington, LF Aaron Altherr hits the club’s first inside-the-park grand slam since Ted Kazanski’s on Aug. 8, 1956.
September 26, 1954
CF Richie Ashburn finishes the season by playing in his 730th straight game, a Phillies all-time record that still stands. Begun on June 7, 1950, the streak ends when Ashburn can’t play in the 1955 opener after getting injured in a collision with LF Del Ennis during a spring training exhibition game at Wilmington, Del.
September 26, 1976
After watching a lead of 15.5 games on August 24 slip to three games in three weeks, the Phillies clinch their first postseason berth in 26 years with a 4-1 win over the Expos in in the first game of a doubleheader at Jarry Park, the final day for the Montreal ballpark.
September 26, 1998
RHP Curt Schilling strikes out seven Florida batters in his final start to finish with 300 strikeouts, becoming only the fifth ML pitcher to record 300 or more strikeouts in back-to-back seasons.