Phillies Vets to Set Games Played Record Tonight

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, August 05, 2014 05:18 PM | Comments: 7
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They’ve been together for a long, long time. Longer than some of you would like. But Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, and Chase Utley are about to set a new MLB record for teammates at their respective positions.

With their starts tonight, it will be that groups 887th regular season game together in the field at first base, second base, and shortstop, respectively. That record had been held by the Los Angeles Dodgers trio of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, and Bill Russell, who played 886 games together. The stat is courtesy of Jayson Stark and Elias.

Pretty impressive. Although they’re no longer the same players they were in their prime, it’s still quite impressive they’ve been able to stick together this day and age and stay “healthy” enough to be on the field.


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  • Posts: 0 PaMikeyDC

    Nice job men!

    David Buchannan is pitching tmw. Who’s being sent down?

  • Posts: 0 Keith

    That’s AWESOME. Although we’re not the same fans we were when they started…it’s still a great accomplishment.

  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Neris was sent down right after the game.

  • Posts: 0 jeff orbach

    With apologies:

    Any batter that hits a grounder to them is a coward…

    Rollins to Utley to Howard

  • Posts: 882 schmenkman

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    The last sentence is selling them short, IMO. Two of the three are still among the best in the game at their positions.

    • Posts: 0 jeff orbach

      I was making a poor attempt at Tinker to Evers to Chance poem-

      I will conclude thusly:

      Tinker , Evers and Chance take one step Backward…
      For Rollins to Utley to Howard.

      • Posts: 0 schmenkman

        No, that’s not bad, I was actually referring to the last sentence in Pat’s article.

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