Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Watch this date 1979: Phillies 23 Cubs 22

On this date: May 17, 1979

Final: Phillies 23 Cubs 22 (10 innings)Wrigley Field 

Boxscore HERE


*11 pitchers

*11 home runs, Mike Schmidt 2, Dave Kingman 3  

*13 runs scored in the 1st inning: Phillies 7 Cubs 6 

*15 walks

*17 mph wind blowing out of Wrigley. 

*21 different players scored a run.

*22 runners left on base

*36 players

*45 runs

*50 hits

*127 batters/11 strikeouts

*Starting pitchers Randy Lerch (Phils) and Dennis Lamp (Cubs)each recorded just one out.

*The Phillies had a 7 run 1st inning and an 8 run 3rd inning.

*The Cubs had a 6 run 1st inning and 7 run 5th inning.

*Runs were scored in 11 different half innings.

*Pete Rose: 3 for 7, 4 R, 4 RB, BB.

*Phils pitcher Randy Lerch homered in the first inning, but did not survive the bottom of the 1st inning.

*Phillies 10 of 25 w/RISP, Cubs 7 of 19 w/RISP.

*The Phillies went up 21-9 and watched the Cubs come all the way back to tie it at 22-22. 

*Philadelphia won it on a Schmidt homer in the 10th.

*Attendance: 14,952

*Length of game: 4:03

*The Phillies entered the game leading the NL in pitching with a 2.91 earned-run average.

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