With home runs being hit in baseball at record rates over the past few seasons, we take a look back at the most memorable home runs in Phillies history.
Baseballs have been flying out of the ballpark at record rates in Major League Baseball. In fact, the past three seasons have seen three of the four top league home run totals in history. In the middle of the pack this past season in home runs, the Phillies have had numerous memorable shots over their long history. We run down those home runs in chronological order.
Dick Sisler: October 1, 1950
With a one-game lead over the Brooklyn Dodgers entering the final game of the season, the Phillies needed a win to advance to their first World Series in 35 years. In a classic pitching duel between Robin Roberts and Don Newcome, the Phillies and the Dodgers were tied at one entering the 10th.
With two on and one out, Dick Sisler blasted a three-run home run to left. The bomb gave the Phillies a 4-1 lead and win. Sisler hit only 55 career home runs in eight seasons, but his blast in this one propelled the Phillies to the World Series.
Johnny Callison: July 7, 1964
A four-time All-Star who hit 226 career home runs, Callison’s most memorable came at the 1964 All-Star game. With two on and two outs in the ninth of a 4-4 game, Callison blasted a ball deep into the right-field seats to win the game. Callison was greeted at home plate by Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente, as well as Billy Williams and soon the entire NL team.
Callison’s walk-off home run was the third in All-Star game history and no player has hit one since. During his 10-year career with the Phillies, Callison hit .271 with 185 home runs.