September 28, 2003, broadcaster Harry Kalas had the honor of the final countdown number at Veterans Stadium. Kalas' first game with the Phillies was the Vet's opener in 1971.
CF Richie Ashburn breaks the club record for career hits (2,211) with a seventh-inning single off the first base bag in a 9-3 loss to the Milwaukee Braves at Connie Mack Stadium. Ed Delahanty (1888-89; 1891-1901) held the record.
3B Mike Schmidt hits 487th home run as a third baseman in a 4-1 win at Montreal to break Eddie Mathews' all-time record.
After snaring a low line drive hit by 3B Jeff King, 2B Mickey Morandini pulls off the first unassisted triple play in Phillies history during the sixth inning of a 3-2 loss in Pittsburgh.
RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander hurls his fourth straight shutout at Chicago, 4-0,, first game. Others were September 7 (at Braves), 13 (Dodgers) and 17 (at Reds).
Holding a 6 1/2-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. The defeat launches a disastrous 10-game losing streak during which the Phillies fall out of first place. Phillies drew 1,425,891, their largest attendance ever.
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. Expos win, 1-0, in 17 innings at Montreal.
Phillies beat Atlanta, 5-3, as Roy Halladay becomes first Phillies right hander to win 20 games since Robin Roberts in 1955. Halladay sets club record for most wins in a season at Citizens Bank Park with 12.
Greg Dobbs sets Phillies record for most pinch hits in a season when he gets his 22nd at Citizens Bank Park in eighth inning against Atlanta as Phillies beat Braves, 6-2.
RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander pitches 7-3 and 4-0 complete-game wins over Cincinnati at Baker Bowl and ties a major league record by walking only one batter. Almost a year later (September 3) he does it again, 5-0 and 9-3, at Brooklyn, allowing one walk.
Hall of Fame-bound 1B Jimmie Foxx, the Philadelphia A's all-time home run leader (302) and now with the Phillies, ends his 20-year career in a 4-3 loss at Brooklyn. Foxx also pitches in nine games that season, a first in his career.
RHP Jim Bunning's fifth-inning strikeout is his 242nd of the season, breaking the club record held by RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander (241, 1915). Bunning wins, 11-5, at Wrigley Field.
A 6-2, 12-strikeout victory at St. Louis gives LHP Steve Carlton his 300th career win, the 16th pitcher in baseball history to reach that milestone.
St. Louis scores in the sixth inning to break rookie RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander's 41 consecutive scoreless innings streak, a Phillies record that hasn't been broken.
CF Richie Ashburn is hitless in seven at-bats in a season-ending doubleheader in the Polo Grounds but easily wins his first batting title (.338).