1993 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1993 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 111th season in the history of the franchise. The team won the National League East championship and defeated the Atlanta Braves in the 1993 National League Championship Series in six games, before losing the World Series to the Toronto Blue Jays.

1993 Philadelphia Phillies
1993 NL East Champions
1993 NL Champions
Major League affiliations
Record97–65 (.599)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Bill Giles
General manager(s)Lee Thomas
Manager(s)Jim Fregosi
Local televisionWPHL-TV
(Andy Musser, Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn)
(Chris Wheeler, Jay Johnstone, Garry Maddox)
SportsChannel Philadelphia
(Andy Musser, Kent Tekulve)
Local radioWOGL
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler, Garry Maddox)
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A ticket for a 1993 game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs.

Regular season

After finishing in last place the previous year, the Phillies took the lead in the National League East Division on opening day and remained in first for all but one day (April 9) the rest of the season, clinching the division title on September 28 in Pittsburgh.

The 1993 Phillies were led by stars Dave Hollins, Darren Daulton, John Kruk, Lenny Dykstra, Mitch Williams and Curt Schilling. The team was often described as "shaggy", "unkempt", and "dirty." The previous year, noting the presence of the clean-cut Dale Murphy, Kruk described his team as "24 morons and one Mormon." Their character endeared them to fans, and attendance reached a record high the following season. As a play on the legendary 1927 New York Yankees' Murderers' Row, the team's scruffy, mullet-wearing look was dubbed "Macho Row." To the surprise of their city and the nation, the Phillies powered their way to a 97–65 record and an NL East Division title. Their 97 wins were the most since their back-to-back 101-win seasons in 1976 and 1977.

They had a formidable batting lineup, leading the National League in at-bats (5,685), runs scored (877), hits (1,555), doubles (297), walks (665), on-base percentage (.351), and total bases (2,422). Center fielder Lenny Dykstra batted .305 and led the league in hits, with 194, and runs scored, with 143, both career-highs; he also set career-highs in home runs (19) and RBI (66). Left fielder Pete Incaviglia hit 24 home runs and drove in 89 runs in only 368 at-bats. Catcher Darren Daulton also hit 24 home runs and drove in 105 runs, topping 100 for the second consecutive season. Steady-hitting right fielder Jim Eisenreich contributed with a .318 batting average and struck out only 36 times in 362 at-bats. First baseman John Kruk batted a team-leading .316 and hit 14 home runs with 85 RBI, while third baseman Dave Hollins drove in 93 runs for the second straight season.[1]

The Phillies also had one of the best pitching staffs in the Major Leagues that year, leading their league in complete games (24), innings pitched (1,472.2) and strikeouts (1,117). Each of their five starting pitchers had at least one shutout during the regular season. Curt Schilling and Tommy Greene each won 16 games, Ben Rivera won 13, and Danny Jackson and Terry Mulholland won 12. Closer Mitch Williams walked 44 batters in 62.0 innings, but had a solid 3.34 ERA with 43 saves and averaged only one home run allowed every 20.2 innings pitched.[2]

During the season there were a multitude of memorable moments. In late April, the team rallied from an 8–0 deficit to defeat the San Francisco Giants 9–8 in 10 innings, spurred when Giants reliever Bryan Hickerson slammed the ball to the ground to celebrate an out. In San Diego, a few days later, left-fielder Milt Thompson saved a game by making a leaping catch on a potential grand slam by the Padres' catcher Bob Geren.

Terry Mulholland hurled the first shutout in Mile High Stadium, as the Phils swept the expansion Colorado Rockies in late May. On July 2, the Phils and Padres played a doubleheader that lasted almost 12 hours with rain delays; Mitch Williams won the second game with an RBI single at 4:41 AM. Five days later, Lenny Dykstra ended a 7–6, 20-inning game against the Dodgers at Veterans Stadium with a ground-rule double.

The Phillies survived a 6–14 skid from late June through mid-July that shrunk their lead in the East to three games on July 17. A three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals to end July effectively pushed the Redbirds out of the pennant chase, and Danny Jackson's 12–0 rout of Cincinnati on August 29 left the Cards 10 games out and the Expos 10+12 out with one month to go.

However, another slip in September caused some columnists in the city to compare the club to the infamous 1964 team. They lost five of seven games at home to the Cubs and Astros, then lost two of three at Olympic Stadium, which brought Montreal within four games with 13 remaining.

All that was laid to rest on September 28, when the Phils clinched the NL East with a 10–7 win over in-state rival Pittsburgh at Three Rivers Stadium. Mariano Duncan hit a grand slam to lead a comeback, and little-used Donn Pall closed out the game, touching off a wild celebration for their first division crown since 1983. Outfielder Wes Chamberlain ended all the references to 1964, screaming, "It's 1993, baby! It ain't 1964. Where are those ghosts now?".[3][4] Here is Phillies announcer Harry Kalas's call of the final out of the Division-clinching game against Pittsburgh:

Ground ball, it's a fair ball! Kruk to Pall ... the Phillies are the '93 National League Eastern Division Champions! This wonderful band of throwback players have won the National League East, mobbing one another on the field.

The hit song "Whoomp! (There It Is)" became the unofficial team theme song throughout the season and postseason.[5]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 9765 0.599 52–29 45–36
Montreal Expos 9468 0.580 3 55–26 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 8775 0.537 10 49–32 38–43
Chicago Cubs 8478 0.519 13 43–38 41–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 7587 0.463 22 40–41 35–46
Florida Marlins 6498 0.395 33 35–46 29–52
New York Mets 59103 0.364 38 28–53 31–50

Record vs. opponents

Atlanta 7–510–313–07–58–58–57–59–36–67–59–47–66–6
Chicago 5–77–58–46–74–87–55–8–18–57–65–88–46–68–5
Cincinnati 3–105–79–47–56–75–84–86–64–88–49–42–115–7
Colorado 0–134–84–97–511–27–63–96–63–98–46–73–105–7
Florida 5–77–65–75–73–95–75–84–94–96–77–54–84–9
Houston 5–88–47–62–119–39–45–711–15–77–58–53–106–6
Los Angeles 5–85–78–56–77–54–96–68–42–108–49–47–66–6
Montreal 5–78–5–18–49–38–57–56–69–46–78–510–23–97–6
New York 3–95–86–66–69–41–114–84–93–104–95–74–85–8
Philadelphia 6-66–78–49–39–47–510–27–610–37–66–64–88–5
Pittsburgh 5–78–54–84–87–65–74–85–89–46–79–35–74–9
San Diego 4–94–84–97–65–75–84–92–107–56–63–93–107–5
San Francisco 6–76–611–210–38–410–36–79–38–48–47–510–34–8
St. Louis 6–65–87–57–59–46–66–66–78–55–89–45–78–4

Notable transactions

  • April 13, 1993: Brad Hassinger (minors) was traded by the Phillies to the Atlanta Braves for Mark Davis.[6]
  • June 1, 1993: Juan Bell was selected off waivers from the Phillies by the Milwaukee Brewers.[7]
  • June 3, 1993: 1993 Major League Baseball draft
    • Wayne Gomes was drafted by the Phillies in the 1st round (4th pick). Player signed July 27, 1993.[8]
    • Scott Rolen was drafted by the Phillies in the 2nd round. Player signed July 22, 1993.[9]
  • July 2, 1993: Mark Davis was released by the Phillies.[6]
  • July 3, 1993: Tim Mauser was traded by the Phillies to the San Diego Padres for Roger Mason.[10]
  • August 10, 1993: José DeLeón was traded by the Phillies to the Chicago White Sox for Bobby Thigpen.[11]

Game log

1993 Game Log (Overall Record: 97–65)
April (17–5)
1April 5@ Astros3–1Terry Mulholland (1–0)Doug Drabek (0–1)None44,5601–0
2April 6@ Astros5–3Curt Schilling (1–0)Greg Swindell (0–1)Mitch Williams (1)18,6862–0
3April 7@ Astros6–3 (10)José DeLeón (1–0)Eric Bell (0–1)Mitch Williams (2)16,4713–0
4April 9Cubs7–11Chuck McElroy (1–0)Ben Rivera (0–1)Randy Myers (1)60,9853–1
5April 10Cubs5–4Terry Mulholland (2–0)Mike Morgan (0–2)Mitch Williams (3)21,0814–1
6April 11Cubs3–0Curt Schilling (2–0)José Guzmán (1–1)None21,9555–1
7April 12Reds5–4José DeLeón (2–0)Steve Foster (0–2)Mitch Williams (4)20,1076–1
8April 13Reds4–1Tommy Greene (1–0)Tim Belcher (0–1)Mitch Williams (5)20,4827–1
9April 14Reds9–2Ben Rivera (1–1)Tom Browning (0–2)None21,1118–1
10April 16@ Cubs1–3Mike Morgan (1–2)Terry Mulholland (2–1)Randy Myers (2)16,2558–2
11April 17@ Cubs3–6José Guzmán (2–1)Curt Schilling (2–1)Randy Myers (3)32,6808–3
12April 18@ Cubs11–10 (11)Mitch Williams (1–0)Bob Scanlan (0–2)David West (1)28,7589–3
13April 20Padres4–3 (14)Bob Ayrault (1–0)Jeremy Hernandez (0–2)None21,07410–3
April 21PadresPostponed (rain);[12] Makeup: July 2 as a traditional double-header
14April 22Padres1–2Andy Benes (3–1)Terry Mulholland (2–2)Rich Rodriguez (2)15,82610–4
15April 23Dodgers2–0Curt Schilling (3–1)Ramón Martínez (2–2)None21,70211–4
16April 24Dodgers7–3Danny Jackson (1–0)Kevin Gross (2–2)Mitch Williams (6)37,45712–4
17April 25Dodgers5–2Tommy Greene (2–0)Tom Candiotti (0–3)Mitch Williams (7)53,03013–4
18April 26Giants9–8 (10)Larry Andersen (1–0)Gino Minutelli (0–1)None17,17014–4
19April 27Giants3–6John Burkett (5–0)Terry Mulholland (2–3)Rod Beck (7)34,00514–5
20April 28@ Padres5–3Curt Schilling (4–1)Greg W. Harris (1–4)Mitch Williams (8)10,90515–5
21April 29@ Padres5–3Danny Jackson (2–0)Frank Seminara (1–2)Mitch Williams (9)14,39916–5
22April 30@ Dodgers7–6Bob Ayrault (2–0)Omar Daal (0–1)Mitch Williams (10)43,67917–5
May (17–10)
23May 1@ Dodgers1–5Tom Candiotti (1–3)Ben Rivera (1–2)None44,02317–6
24May 2@ Dodgers9–1Terry Mulholland (3–3)Orel Hershiser (3–3)None41,10218–6
25May 4@ Giants4–3 (12)Larry Andersen (2–0)Dave Righetti (1–1)Mitch Williams (11)17,72519–6
26May 5@ Giants2–11Bill Swift (3–1)Danny Jackson (2–1)None20,28919–7
27May 7Cardinals4–3Tommy Greene (3–0)Joe Magrane (2–3)Mitch Williams (12)33,73920–7
28May 8Cardinals2–1 (10)Terry Mulholland (4–3)Mike Pérez (2–2)None40,52421–7
29May 9Cardinals6–5Mark Davis (1–0)Lee Smith (0–1)Mitch Williams (13)43,64822–7
30May 10Pirates5–1Danny Jackson (3–1)Bob Walk (3–3)None29,71223–7
31May 11Pirates4–8Paul Wagner (1–0)Mark Davis (1–1)None32,87123–8
32May 12Pirates4–1Tommy Greene (4–0)Randy Tomlin (1–4)None24,90624–8
33May 14@ Braves7–10Tom Glavine (5–0)Terry Mulholland (4–4)Mike Stanton (14)48,44924–9
34May 15@ Braves3–5Greg Maddux (3–3)David West (0–1)Mike Stanton (15)48,42524–10
35May 16@ Braves5–4Danny Jackson (4–1)Greg McMichael (1–2)Mitch Williams (14)48,89025–10
36May 17@ Marlins10–3Ben Rivera (2–2)Charlie Hough (2–4)None38,51926–10
37May 18@ Marlins6–0Tommy Greene (5–0)Jack Armstrong (3–4)None35,80527–10
38May 19@ Marlins3–5Richie Lewis (2–0)Mark Davis (1–2)Bryan Harvey (12)33,97027–11
39May 20Expos9–3Curt Schilling (5–1)Chris Nabholz (3–4)None28,10328–11
40May 21Expos2–6Ken Hill (5–0)Danny Jackson (4–2)Mel Rojas (6)41,14628–12
41May 22Expos5–6Jeff Fassero (3–1)Mitch Williams (1–1)John Wetteland (6)37,91128–13
42May 23Expos14–7Terry Mulholland (5–4)Gil Heredia (1–1)David West (2)52,91129–13
43May 24Mets6–3Tommy Greene (6–0)Frank Tanana (2–3)None32,56830–13
44May 25Mets4–2Curt Schilling (6–1)Pete Schourek (2–5)None34,57831–13
45May 26Mets4–5John Franco (2–0)Mitch Williams (1–2)Jeff Innis (1)33,36731–14
46May 28@ Rockies15–9Ben Rivera (3–2)Butch Henry (2–6)None58,31232–14
47May 29@ Rockies6–0Terry Mulholland (6–4)Willie Blair (1–2)None56,26333–14
48May 30@ Rockies18–1Tommy Greene (7–0)Lance Painter (0–2)None56,71034–14
49May 31@ Reds4–6Jeff Reardon (1–0)Larry Andersen (2–1)Rob Dibble (4)25,67634–15
June (18–10)
50June 1@ Reds6–3Larry Andersen (3–1)Greg Cadaret (1–1)Mitch Williams (15)24,17535–15
51June 2@ Reds5–2Ben Rivera (4–2)John Smiley (2–7)Mitch Williams (16)25,90436–15
52June 4Rockies1–2Willie Blair (2–2)Terry Mulholland (6–5)Gary Wayne (1)43,33336–16
53June 5Rockies6–2Tommy Greene (8–0)Armando Reynoso (3–3)None43,83737–16
54June 6Rockies11–7Curt Schilling (7–1)Andy Ashby (0–4)None55,71438–16
55June 7Astros7–5Danny Jackson (5–2)Greg Swindell (5–5)Mitch Williams (17)26,44539–16
56June 8Astros3–6Darryl Kile (5–1)Ben Rivera (4–3)Doug Jones (13)24,66939–17
57June 9Astros8–0Terry Mulholland (7–5)Pete Harnisch (6–3)None25,38940–17
58June 10@ Mets7–6David West (1–1)Paul Gibson (1–1)Mitch Williams (18)22,37741–17
59June 11@ Mets5–2Curt Schilling (8–1)Pete Schourek (2–8)None29,59442–17
60June 12@ Mets3–0Danny Jackson (6–2)Dwight Gooden (7–5)None31,81443–17
61June 13@ Mets5–3Ben Rivera (5–3)Anthony Young (0–7)Mitch Williams (19)29,91744–17
62June 14@ Expos10–3Terry Mulholland (8–5)Jeff Shaw (1–3)None13,23545–17
63June 15@ Expos4–8Brian Barnes (2–1)Tommy Greene (8–1)None13,14245–18
64June 16@ Expos3–4 (10)Mel Rojas (2–5)David West (1–2)None14,23145–19
65June 17Marlins1–4Chris Hammond (7–4)Danny Jackson (6–3)Bryan Harvey (20)38,85545–20
66June 18Marlins7–3Ben Rivera (6–3)Ryan Bowen (4–7)None37,92546–20
67June 19Marlins5–2Terry Mulholland (9–5)Jack Armstrong (4–8)Mitch Williams (20)50,39147–20
68June 20Marlins4–3Tommy Greene (9–1)Trevor Hoffman (2–2)Mitch Williams (21)58,50848–20
69June 21Braves1–8Greg Maddux (7–5)Curt Schilling (8–2)None34,81748–21
70June 22Braves5–3Danny Jackson (7–3)Pete Smith (2–7)Mitch Williams (22)41,55749–21
71June 23Braves8–3Ben Rivera (7–3)John Smoltz (6–7)None57,90350–21
72June 25@ Pirates8–6José DeLeón (3–0)John Candelaria (0–3)Mitch Williams (23)21,17351–21
73June 26@ Pirates2–4Steve Cooke (5–3)Curt Schilling (8–3)None39,43951–22
74June 27@ Pirates3–4 (10)Stan Belinda (3–0)Mitch Williams (1–3)None27,82451–23
75June 28@ Cardinals1–3Rhéal Cormier (5–4)Danny Jackson (7–4)Lee Smith (29)29,19951–24
76June 29@ Cardinals13–10Ben Rivera (8–3)Tom Urbani (0–1)None39,34452–24
77June 30@ Cardinals3–9Donovan Osborne (6–3)Tommy Greene (9–2)None32,09852–25
July (14–14)
78July 1@ Cardinals5–14Bob Tewksbury (9–6)Curt Schilling (8–4)None39,61052–26
79July 2 (1)Padres2–5Mark Ettles (1–0)Terry Mulholland (9–6)Gene Harris (13)see 2nd game52–27
80July 2 (2)Padres6–5 (10)Mitch Williams (2–3)Trevor Hoffman (2–3)None54,61753–27
81July 3Padres4–6Greg W. Harris (8–8)Danny Jackson (7–5)Gene Harris (14)57,52153–28
82July 4Padres8–4Ben Rivera (9–3)Tim Worrell (0–2)None33,37954–28
83July 5Dodgers9–5Tommy Greene (10–2)Orel Hershiser (6–8)None33,08855–28
84July 6Dodgers5–7Pedro Astacio (7–4)Curt Schilling (8–5)Jim Gott (15)32,99355–29
85July 7Dodgers7–6 (20)Mike Williams (1–0)Ricky Trlicek (0–2)None41,73056–29
86July 8Giants2–13Bill Swift (11–5)Danny Jackson (7–6)None37,74556–30
87July 9Giants8–15Bud Black (8–1)Ben Rivera (9–4)None38,69556–31
88July 10Giants8–3Tommy Greene (11–2)John Burkett (13–3)None41,86957–31
89July 11Giants2–10Bryan Hickerson (3–1)Curt Schilling (8–6)None52,01557–32
July 131993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore
90July 15@ Padres2–5Greg W. Harris (9–9)Danny Jackson (7–7)Mark Davis (1)16,54257–33
91July 16@ Padres3–5Pedro Martínez (1–0)Tommy Greene (11–3)Mark Davis (2)20,76357–34
92July 17@ Padres2–4Andy Benes (10–6)Terry Mulholland (9–7)Gene Harris (16)32,50557–35
93July 18@ Padres6–3Curt Schilling (9–6)Doug Brocail (2–5)Mitch Williams (24)12,56958–35
94July 19@ Dodgers7–5Roger Mason (1–7)Omar Daal (1–3)Mitch Williams (25)33,61559–35
95July 20@ Dodgers8–2Danny Jackson (8–7)Ramón Martínez (8–5)None35,27360–35
96July 21@ Dodgers7–0Tommy Greene (12–3)Orel Hershiser (7–9)None47,89361–35
97July 22@ Giants1–4John Burkett (14–4)Terry Mulholland (9–8)Rod Beck (27)35,34261–36
98July 23@ Giants2–1 (14)David West (2–2)Mike Jackson (5–3)Mitch Williams (26)37,09562–36
99July 24@ Giants4–5Dave Burba (8–2)Ben Rivera (9–5)Rod Beck (28)51,55762–37
100July 25@ Giants2–5Bill Swift (14–5)Danny Jackson (8–8)Dave Righetti (1)49,93562–38
101July 27Cardinals10–7Roger Mason (2–7)Joe Magrane (8–9)Mitch Williams (27)45,38363–38
102July 28Cardinals14–6Terry Mulholland (10–8)Lee Guetterman (2–2)None46,34664–38
103July 29Cardinals6–4David West (3–2)Rob Murphy (1–5)Mitch Williams (28)55,88465–38
104July 30Pirates2–4Bob Walk (11–8)Ben Rivera (9–6)Stan Belinda (19)47,40665–39
105July 31Pirates10–2Danny Jackson (9–8)Randy Tomlin (3–8)None48,17166–39
August (16–11)
106August 1Pirates5–4Roger Mason (3–7)Steve Cooke (5–7)Mitch Williams (29)46,69367–39
107August 3@ Braves5–3Terry Mulholland (11–8)Steve Avery (11–4)Mitch Williams (30)49,10268–39
108August 4@ Braves8–9Jay Howell (2–3)David West (3–3)Greg McMichael (4)46,14468–40
109August 5@ Braves10–4Ben Rivera (10–6)Greg Maddux (12–9)None49,07069–40
110August 6@ Marlins3–4Luis Aquino (5–6)Roger Mason (3–8)Bryan Harvey (33)43,67069–41
111August 7@ Marlins8–7 (10)Mitch Williams (3–3)Matt Turner (2–4)None44,68970–41
112August 8@ Marlins5–6Charlie Hough (7–11)Terry Mulholland (11–9)Bryan Harvey (34)43,18670–42
113August 10Expos5–2Curt Schilling (10–6)Chris Nabholz (7–8)None43,10471–42
114August 11Expos6–5David West (4–3)John Wetteland (7–3)None45,26072–42
115August 12Expos7–4Roger Mason (4–8)Tim Scott (4–2)Mitch Williams (31)45,00273–42
116August 13Mets9–5Bobby Thigpen (1–0)Anthony Young (1–14)None40,55274–42
117August 14Mets5–9Bobby J. Jones (1–0)Danny Jackson (9–9)Jeff Innis (2)46,39374–43
118August 15Mets5–4David West (5–3)Anthony Young (1–15)Mitch Williams (32)58,10375–43
119August 17@ Rockies10–7Ben Rivera (11–6)Armando Reynoso (8–9)Mitch Williams (33)63,18376–43
120August 18@ Rockies7–6Bobby Thigpen (2–0)Bruce Ruffin (4–5)Mitch Williams (34)61,05677–43
121August 18@ Rockies5–6Marcus Moore (2–0)Roger Mason (4–9)Darren Holmes (15)53,44377–44
122August 20@ Astros6–4David West (6–3)Todd Jones (0–1)Mitch Williams (35)33,08078–44
123August 21@ Astros2–3 (10)Doug Jones (4–9)Larry Andersen (3–2)None27,50778–45
124August 22@ Astros3–7Darryl Kile (14–4)Ben Rivera (11–7)None28,94078–46
125August 23Rockies2–3 (13)Gary Wayne (4–3)Roger Mason (4–10)Darren Holmes (18)40,48178–47
126August 24Rockies4–2Danny Jackson (10–9)Willie Blair (5–10)Mitch Williams (36)43,41979–47
127August 25Rockies8–5Curt Schilling (11–6)Mo Sanford (1–1)None46,44880–47
128August 27Reds5–8Johnny Ruffin (2–1)Mitch Williams (3–4)Rob Dibble (19)41,54080–48
129August 28Reds5–9Scott Service (2–0)Bobby Thigpen (2–1)None42,92480–49
130August 29Reds12–0Danny Jackson (11–9)Tim Pugh (8–13)None58,36381–49
131August 30@ Cubs6–10 (11)Dan Plesac (2–1)Roger Mason (4–11)None33,27681–50
132August 31@ Cubs7–0Ben Rivera (12–7)Mike Morgan (8–13)None19,96182–50
September (14–13)
133September 1@ Cubs4–1Terry Mulholland (12–9)Mike Harkey (8–8)None23,51983–50
134September 3@ Reds14–2Tommy Greene (13–3)Bobby Ayala (5–7)None26,15784–50
135September 4@ Reds5–6José Rijo (13–7)Danny Jackson (11–10)Scott Service (1)31,16684–51
136September 5@ Reds5–3Curt Schilling (12–6)Tim Pugh (8–14)Mitch Williams (37)28,74185–51
137September 6Cubs6–7Mike Harkey (9–8)Mike Williams (1–1)Randy Myers (40)30,76585–52
138September 7Cubs4–5José Guzmán (12–10)Ben Rivera (12–8)Randy Myers (41)27,04185–53
139September 8Cubs5–8Greg Hibbard (12–11)David West (6–4)Randy Myers (42)26,55385–54
140September 9Cubs10–8Danny Jackson (12–10)José Bautista (7–3)David West (3)25,89486–54
141September 10Astros6–2Curt Schilling (13–6)Greg Swindell (10–12)None31,14687–54
142September 11Astros1–4Mark Portugal (15–4)Mike Williams (1–2)Todd Jones (2)45,73887–55
143September 12Astros2–9Pete Harnisch (14–8)Ben Rivera (12–9)None46,23887–56
144September 13@ Mets5–0Tommy Greene (14–3)Bobby J. Jones (2–3)None17,49788–56
145September 14@ Mets4–5Frank Tanana (7–15)Danny Jackson (12–11)John Franco (10)18,29288–57
146September 15@ Mets6–3Curt Schilling (14–6)Pete Schourek (3–11)Mitch Williams (38)18,63289–57
147September 17@ Expos7–8 (12)Tim Scott (6–2)Mitch Williams (3–5)None45,75789–58
148September 18@ Expos5–4Tommy Greene (15–3)Denis Boucher (1–1)Mitch Williams (39)50,43890–58
149September 19@ Expos5–6Tim Scott (7–2)Mitch Williams (3–6)None40,04790–59
150September 20Marlins7–1Curt Schilling (15–6)Charlie Hough (9–16)None31,45491–59
151September 21Marlins5–3Donn Pall (3–3)Rich Rodriguez (2–4)Mitch Williams (40)32,16592–59
152September 22Marlins2–1 (12)Roger Mason (5–11)Bryan Harvey (1–5)None31,55693–59
153September 24Braves3–0Tommy Greene (16–3)Tom Glavine (20–6)Mitch Williams (41)57,79294–59
154September 25Braves7–9Steve Bedrosian (5–2)Roger Mason (5–12)Greg McMichael (16)57,14694–60
155September 26Braves2–7Steve Avery (17–6)Curt Schilling (15–7)None57,58894–61
156September 27@ Pirates6–4Ben Rivera (13–9)Steve Cooke (10–10)Mitch Williams (42)15,84795–61
157September 28@ Pirates10–7Bobby Thigpen (3–1)Rich Robertson (0–1)None17,38696–61
158September 29@ Pirates1–9Bob Walk (13–14)Kevin Foster (0–1)Joel Johnston (2)21,15996–62
159September 30@ Pirates0–5Tim Wakefield (6–11)Tommy Greene (16–4)None10,44896–63
October (1–2)
160October 1@ Cardinals4–2Curt Schilling (16–7)Omar Olivares (5–3)Mitch Williams (43)26,87097–63
161October 2@ Cardinals4–5 (10)Rob Murphy (5–7)Mike Williams (1–3)None31,50197–64
162October 3@ Cardinals0–2Lee Guetterman (3–3)Mitch Williams (3–7)Mike Pérez (7)40,24797–65
  •    Phillies win
  •    Phillies loss
  •    All-Star Game
  •    Game postponed
  • Bold: Phillies team member


1993 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


  •  2 Larry Bowa (Third base)
  • 14 Denis Menke (Hitting)
  • 46 Johnny Podres (Pitching)
  • 26 Mel Roberts (First base)
  •  9 Mike Ryan (Bullpen)
  • 18 John Vukovich (Bench)


Postseason game log

1993 Postseason Game Log (Overall Record: 6–6)
1993 National League Championship Series vs. Atlanta Braves – Philadelphia wins series 4–2
1October 6Braves4–3 (10)Mitch Williams (1–0)Greg McMichael (0–1)None62,0121–0
2October 7Braves3–14Greg Maddux (1–0)Tommy Greene (0–1)None62,4361–1
3October 9@ Braves4–9Tom Glavine (1–0)Terry Mulholland (0–1)None52,0321–2
4October 10@ Braves2–1Danny Jackson (1–0)John Smoltz (0–1)Mitch Williams (1)52,0322–2
5October 11@ Braves4–3 (10)Mitch Williams (2–0)Mark Wohlers (0–1)Larry Andersen (1)52,0323–2
6October 13Braves6–3Tommy Greene (1–1)Greg Maddux (1–1)Mitch Williams (2)62,5024–2
1993 World Series vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Toronto wins series 4–2
7October 16@ Blue Jays5–8Al Leiter (1–0)Curt Schilling (0–1)Duane Ward (3)52,0110–1
8October 17@ Blue Jays6–4Terry Mulholland (1–1)Dave Stewart (2–1)Mitch Williams (3)52,0621–1
9October 19Blue Jays3–10Pat Hentgen (1–1)Danny Jackson (1–1)None62,6891–2
10October 20Blue Jays14–15Tony Castillo (1–0)Mitch Williams (2–1)Duane Ward (4)62,7311–3
11October 21Blue Jays2–0Curt Schilling (1–1)Juan Guzmán (2–1)None62,7062–3
12October 23@ Blue Jays6–8Duane Ward (1–0)Mitch Williams (2–2)None52,1952–4
  •   Phillies win
  •   Phillies loss
  •   Game postponed

National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 6: Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Atlanta 001 100 0010 390
Philadelphia 100 101 0001 491
W: Mitch Williams (1–0)   L: Greg McMichael (0–1)   S: None
HR: ATL – None  PHIPete Incaviglia
Pitchers: ATL – Avery (6), Mercker (2), McMichael (1+13)  PHI – Schilling (8), Williams (2)
Attendance: 62,012  Time: 3:33

Game 2

October 7: Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 206 010 041 14160
Philadelphia 000 200 001 372
W: Greg Maddux (1–0)   L: Tommy Greene (0–1)   S: None
HR: ATLFred McGriff, Jeff Blauser, Damon Berryhill, Terry Pendleton  PHIDave Hollins, Lenny Dykstra
Pitchers: ATL – Maddux (7), Stanton (1), Wohlers (1)  PHI – Greene (2+13), Thigpen (23), Rivera (2), Mason (2), West (1), Andersen (1)
Attendance: 62,346  Time: 3:14

Game 3

October 9: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 000 101 011 4101
Atlanta 000 005 40X 9120
W: Tom Glavine (1–0)  L: Terry Mulholland (0–1)   S: None
HR: PHIJohn Kruk  ATL – None
Pitchers: PHI – Mulholland (5), Mason (1), Andersen (13), West (23), Thigpen (1)  ATL – Glavine (7), Mercker (1), McMichael (1)
Attendance: 52,032  Time: 2:44

Game 4

October 10: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 000 200 000 281
Atlanta 010 000 000 1101
W: Danny Jackson (1–0)  L: John Smoltz (0–1)   S: Mitch Williams (1)
HR: PHI – None  ATL – None
Pitchers: PHI – Jackson (7+23), Williams (1+13)  ATL – Smoltz (6+13), Mercker (23), Wohlers (2)
Attendance: 52,032  Time: 3:33

Game 5

October 11: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 100 100 0011 461
Atlanta 000 000 0030 371
W: Mitch Williams (2–0)   L: Mark Wohlers (0–1)   S: Larry Andersen (1)
HR: PHIDarren Daulton, Lenny Dykstra  ATL – None
Pitchers: PHI – Schilling (8), Williams (1), Andersen (1)  ATL – Avery (7), Mercker (1), McMichael (1), Wohlers (1)
Attendance: 52,032  Time: 3:21

Game 6

October 13: Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 000 010 200 353
Philadelphia 002 022 000 671
W: Tommy Greene (1–1)   L: Greg Maddux (1–1)   S: Mitch Williams (2)
HR: ATLJeff Blauser  PHIDave Hollins
Pitchers: ATL – Maddux (5+23), Mercker (13), McMichael (23), Wohlers (1+13)  PHI – Greene (7), West (1), Williams (1)
Attendance: 62,502  Time: 3:04

World series

Game 1

October 16, 1993, at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The series' first game sent two staff aces -- Curt Schilling for Philadelphia and Juan Guzmán for Toronto—against one another. The result was less than a pitcher's duel, however, as both teams scored early and often.

The deciding plays came in the middle innings. With Toronto behind 4–3 in the 5th inning, Devon White hit a solo home run to tie the game. The next inning, John Olerud hit a solo home run of his own to put Toronto on top. Toronto added three insurance runs in the bottom of the 7th and held on to win 8–5. Al Leiter pitched 2+23 innings—in relief of a sporadic Juan Guzman, who walked four in just five innings—for his first World Series win. John Kruk had three hits for Philadelphia.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 201 010 001 5111
Toronto 021 011 30X 8103
W: Al Leiter (1–0)   L: Curt Schilling (0–1)  S: Duane Ward (1)
HRTOR: Devon White (1), John Olerud (1)

Game 2

October 17, 1993, at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In the second game of the series, Dave Stewart was on the mound for Toronto and Terry Mulholland started for Philadelphia. Philadelphia jumped out to an early lead: in the third inning, Jim Eisenreich followed John Kruk and Dave Hollins RBI singles with a three-run home run to deep right-center. Toronto got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning courtesy of a Joe Carter two-run home run to left, but the Jays were unable to mount a significant offensive push later in the game. Philadelphia held on to win 6–4. Terry Mulholland pitched 5+23 innings, allowing 3 earned runs, for the win.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 005 000 100 6120
Toronto 000 201 010 480
W: Terry Mulholland (1–0)   L: Dave Stewart (0–1)  S: Mitch Williams (1)
HR: PHIJim Eisenreich (1), Lenny Dykstra (1)  TORJoe Carter (1)

Game 3

October 19, 1993, at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia

For Toronto, Pat Hentgen faced off against Philadelphia starter Danny Jackson in Game 3. Hentgen pitched a strong 6 innings, allowing just 1 run, and the Toronto offense took care of the rest. Toronto won 10–3.

Toronto manager Cito Gaston was faced with an unusual and difficult decision prior to game time. As the series switched the National League ballpark, Gaston was forced to sit one player from his regular lineup as the designated hitter (DH) would not be allowed to play. As regular DH Paul Molitor had been a hot hand in the lineup, Gaston elected to sit firstbaseman John Olerud and place Molitor at first base. The decision was potentially controversial as Olerud led the American League in batting during the year with a .363 average and Molitor was the less sure-handed fielder. Molitor, however, put these concerns to rest, going 3 for 4, hitting a home run in the 3rd inning, and driving in 3 runs.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 301 001 302 10131
Philadelphia 000 010 101 390
W: Pat Hentgen (1–0)   L: Danny Jackson (0–1)  
HR: TORPaul Molitor (1)  PHI – Milt Thompson (1)

Game 4

October 20, 1993, at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia

In the fourth game of the series, Todd Stottlemyre started for Toronto while Tommy Greene started for Philadelphia. The starters are notable because neither lasted three innings.

In one of the more unusual plays in World Series history, Todd Stottlemyre, trying to go first to third on a Roberto Alomar single in the 2nd inning, did a bellyflop diving into third base, where he was called out. Todd's awkward dive resulted in an abrasion on his chin and appeared to shake him up in the next inning, during which he surrendered a Lenny Dykstra two-run home run. Stottlemyre was pulled after the second inning, having already given up six runs. (Tommy Greene fared little better, being pulled after giving up seven runs in 2+13 innings.)

Philadelphia took a commanding 12–7 lead in the 5th inning, courtesy of two-run home runs from Darren Daulton and Dykstra, and a run-scoring double from Milt Thompson.

Toronto fought back from a 14–9 deficit in the 8th inning, scoring six runs on run-scoring hits from Paul Molitor, Tony Fernández, Rickey Henderson, and Devon White. Duane Ward pitched the final 1+13 innings, preserving the 15–14 victory. Three new World Series records included the longest game at four hours fourteen minutes (4:14), most runs by both clubs with twenty-nine (29), and runs scored by a losing team with fourteen (14).

Also, Charlie Williams became the first African American to serve as the home plate umpire for a World Series game.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 304 002 060 15180
Philadelphia 420 151 100 14140
W: Tony Castillo (1–0)   L: Mitch Williams (0–1)  S: Duane Ward (2)
HR: PHILenny Dykstra 2 (3), Darren Daulton (1)

Game 5

October 21, 1993, at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia

The offenses were due for an off-day, and it came in Game 5 courtesy of a Curt Schilling (Philadelphia) and Juan Guzmán (Toronto) pitching duel. Schilling shut down the previously unstoppable Toronto offense, limiting the team to just five hits and no runs. Guzman pitched well in a losing effort, allowing only two runs and five hits in seven innings of work.

The two runs scored as a result of scrappy play from the Philadelphia offense. In the first inning, Lenny Dykstra walked, stole second, moved to third on a Pat Borders throwing error, and scored on a John Kruk ground out. In the second inning, Darren Daulton opened with a double, took third on a ground out, and scored on a Kevin Stocker single.

This would be the Phillies' final victory in a postseason game until their championship winning 2008 season.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 000 000 000 051
Philadelphia 110 000 00X 251
W: Curt Schilling (1–1)   L: Juan Guzmán (1–1)  

Game 6

October 23, 1993, at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The sixth game in the series was a rematch between Game 2 starters Terry Mulholland and Dave Stewart, who would have similar results. Toronto opened up the scoring in the bottom of the first with a run-scoring Paul Molitor triple, Joe Carter sacrifice fly, and Roberto Alomar RBI single. Molitor added a solo home run in the 5th inning, bringing the score to 5–1 for Toronto.

In the 7th inning, Philadelphia fought back with five runs to take a 6–5 lead. Lenny Dykstra hit a three-run home run, Dave Hollins had an RBI single and Pete Incaviglia hit a sacrifice fly. The inning brought an end to Dave Stewart's night, leaving the game with 6 innings pitched and 4 runs given up.

Philadelphia closer Mitch Williams came on to the pitch the bottom of the 9th with Philadelphia clinging to a 6–5 lead. After beginning the inning by walking Rickey Henderson, Williams tried to counter Henderson's speed by pitching out of a slide-step style of pitching delivery. Prior to Game 6 of the 1993 World Series, Williams never used the slide-step delivery in his career. This may have cut back on the velocity of the hard throwing Williams. The walk to Henderson was followed by a Devon White fly out and a single by Paul Molitor. Joe Carter came up next and, on a two strike pitch, he hit an inside pitch just over the left field fence, giving the Blue Jays a come-from-behind 8–6 victory, and the World Series crown.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 000 100 500 670
Toronto 300 110 003 8102
W: Duane Ward (1–0)   L: Mitch Williams (0–2)  
HR: PHILenny Dykstra (4)  TORPaul Molitor (2), Joe Carter (2)

Awards and honors

1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Team leaders

  • Games – Lenny Dykstra (161)
  • At-Bats – Lenny Dykstra (637)
  • Runs – Lenny Dykstra (143)
  • Hits – Lenny Dykstra (194)
  • Doubles – Lenny Dykstra (44)
  • Triples – Mickey Morandini (9)
  • Home Runs – Pete Incaviglia and Darren Daulton (24)
  • Runs Batted In – Darren Daulton (105)
  • Walks – Lenny Dykstra (129)
  • Batting average – John Kruk (.316)
  • On Base Percentage – John Kruk (.430)
  • Slugging Average – Darren Daulton and Lenny Dykstra (.482)
  • Stolen Bases – Lenny Dykstra (37)
  • Wins – Curt Schilling and Tommy Greene (16)
  • Innings Pitched – Curt Schilling (235.1)
  • Earned Run Average – (Starters) Terry Mulholland (3.25), (Relievers) David West and Larry Andersen (2.92)
  • Strikeouts – Curt Schilling (186)

Player stats

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CDarren Daulton147510131.25724105
1BJohn Kruk150535169.3161485
2BMickey Morandini120425105.247333
SSKevin Stocker7025984.324231
3BDave Hollins143543148.2731893
LFMilt Thompson12934089.262444
CFLenny Dykstra161637194.3051966
RFJim Eisenreich153362115.318754

Other batters

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
MIMariano Duncan124496140.2821173
LFPete Incaviglia116368101.2742489
RFWes Chamberlain9628480.2821245
1BRicky Jordan9015946.289518
IFKim Batiste7915644.282529
CTodd Pratt338725.287513
SSJuan Bell246513.20007
OFRubén Amaro254816.33316
3BJeff Manto8181.05600
LFTony Longmire11133.23101
IFJoe Millette10102.20002
CDoug Lindsey221.50000

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Curt Schilling34235.11674.02186
Danny Jackson32210.112113.77120
Tommy Greene31200.01643.42167
Terry Mulholland29191.01293.25116
Ben Rivera30163.01395.02123

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mike Williams1751.0135.2933
José DeLeón2447.0303.2634
Tyler Green37.1007.367
Kevin Foster26.20114.856

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Mitch Williams (Closer)6562.037433.3460
David West7686.16432.9287
Larry Andersen6461.23202.9267
Roger Mason3449.25504.8932
Mark Davis2531.11205.1728
Bobby Thigpen1719.13106.0510
Bob Ayrault1010.12009.588
Donn Pall817.21002.5511
Tim Mauser816.10004.9614
Brad Brink26.00003.008
Paul Fletcher10.10000.000

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Red Barons
International League Lee Elia
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Don McCormack
A Clearwater Phillies Florida State League Bill Dancy
A Spartanburg Phillies South Atlantic League Roy Majtyka
A-Short Season Batavia Clippers New York–Penn League Al LeBoeuf
Rookie Martinsville Phillies Appalachian League Ramon Henderson

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