Phillies: Greatest single season runs in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Kenny Lofton warms up during spring training February 24, 2005 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Kenny Lofton warms up during spring training February 24, 2005 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images) /
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Darold Knowles of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during the 1966 season. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images)
Darold Knowles of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during the 1966 season. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images) /

Darold Knowles – Relief pitcher (1966)

Knowles appeared in five games with the Orioles in 1965 as his first taste in Major League Baseball.  He was traded to the Phillies in December 1965 and during his first full season in the league in 1966, he was a mainstay in the Phillies bullpen. Knowles appeared in 69 games, finishing 39 with 13 saves and an ERA of 3.05.

In 100 1/3 innings, he struck out 88, walked only ten and gave up just four home runs.  The Phillies traded Knowles to the Washington Nationals in exchange for Don Lock on November 30, 1966.  He went on to have a successful 16-year career with seven different teams, finishing with 143 saves, and a 3.12 ERA in 765 career appearances.

Ken Brett – Starting pitcher (1973)

Brett appeared in a single game for the Red Sox as an 18-year old in 1967 and returned to the Majors in 1969, making eight appearances. His first full season was in 1970 when he went 8-9 in 41 games, making 14 starts.

After another season with the Red Sox and one with the Brewers, Brett was traded to the Phillies along with Jim Lonborg, Ken Sanders, and Earl Stephenson for John Vukovich, Don Money and Bill Champion.

Brett was very solid in his lone season with the Phillies, logging 211 innings with 10 complete games in 25 starts. He went 13-9 with a 3.44 ERA and one shutout.

The Phillies traded Brett following the season to the Pirates for second baseman Dave Cash.  Brett was an All-Star in his first year in Pittsburgh and went on to pitch for seven more seasons, retiring with 83 wins and an ERA of 3.93.

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