Gabe Kapler is A Weirdo, Great Phillies Brawls, And More
Every day on The Anthony Gargano Show they pull audio relevant to the day. That may be famous Birthdays, something that happened this day in history, or something that fits something going on today in Philly sports. And with Gabe Kapler and the Giants in town, that led to Ray “Dickie” Dunn, who is filling in for Andrew Salciunas, to making it a Gabe Kapler and Giants-themed Vault. That includes the weirdest Kapler moments and some great brawls between the Phillies and Giants.
Here is the full lineup from the Audio Vault today:
- Happy Birthday Randy Wolf
- Wolf Makes the First-Ever Start at Citizen’s Bank Park
- Annoying Gabe Kapler Moments
- Gabe Talks About The Weird Way He Consumes Ice Cream
- Gabe’s Reaction to Phillies Fans Booing Him
- Gabe’s Odd Rant About Beards
- Great Brawls Between the Phillies and Giants
- Chase Utley Flips Jonathan Sanchez The Ball After Getting Hit
- The Giants Hit Shane Victorino, and He Charges The Mound
- Ricky Bottalico Throws At Barry Bonds
You can listen to the full Vault below:
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History of Philadelphia Phillies No-Hitters
A long history of over 11,000 losses and only two World Series has forced Philadelphia fans to take some punches. However, they’ve gotten their fair share of opportunities to watch the seminal moment when a starting pitcher completes one of the best single-game, individual achievements in professional sports.
A Special Baseball Novelty
The MLB season is a 162-game marathon. Fans need special circumstances to celebrate, and a no-hitter or perfect game fits the bill as the exhilarating novelty that ignites the passion of baseball fandom.
The long list of no-hitters in MLB history make up just over .1% of the league’s games. The perfect game is even less common. Only 24 pitchers in MLB history have faced and retired 27 batters in order. It’s happened about once in every 10,000 games.
Philadelphia Phillies No-Hitters
Everyone remembers Roy Halladay throwing a no-hitter in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds in 2010. It was one of only three no-hitters in postseason history and one of two completed by only one pitcher.
However, it was Halladay’s perfect game four months earlier that’s arguably his most dominant performance. He matched the work of baseball legend Jim Bunning, who retired 27 in order for the Phillies in 1964.
Halladay also became one of six pitchers in MLB history to throw more than one no-hitter in the same season.
Michael Lorenzen pitched possibly the most surprising no-hitter in 2023 just two weeks after the Phillies acquired him in a trade with the Detroit Tigers.
There was even the perfect sendoff for Cole Hamels, one of two Phillies ever to win a World Series MVP.
No matter how old you are or how long you’ve watched the Phillies, you undoubtedly remember a no-hitter as one of the highlights of a particular season. Revisit all 14 in franchise history.