3 Big moments on this day in Phillies history

PITTSBURGH, PA - 1978: Greg Luzinski of the Philadelphia Phillies bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates during a Major League Baseball game at Three Rivers Stadium in 1978 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - 1978: Greg Luzinski of the Philadelphia Phillies bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates during a Major League Baseball game at Three Rivers Stadium in 1978 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /
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Phillies Jayson Werth
WASHINGTON – SEPTEMBER 27: Jayson Werth #28 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a two run double in sixth inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals on September 27, 2010 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

Jayson Werth tied the Phillies’ single-game RBI record

On this day in 2008, Jayson Werth tied the Phillies’ single-game RBI record by driving eight runs total against the Toronto Blue Jays. He hit three home runs and brought the Phillies to a 10-3 victory. He’s currently named to the record as the last person to tie with nobody surpassing it yet.

Werth only played four seasons with the Phillies, but those four seasons were some of the best in his 15-year career. He scored 106 of his 883 career total runs within one season in 2009 with the Phillies. In the same season produced 164 total hits which is the most he has produced in a single season.

The Phillies noticed his talent and named him to the 2009 All-Star team, which became the only All-Star team he was named to in his MLB career. He set records in the franchise and helped bring the team to the playoffs during every season he played. Werth made a large impact in his short time with the team.

"“The Phillies made the playoffs in all four of Werth’s seasons with the team, and his 11 postseason home runs are the most in franchise history. Werth made an All-Star team with the Phillies in 2009, when he homered 36 times and drove in 99 runs. A season later, Werth led baseball with 46 doubles in what turned out to be his final season with the Phillies.” -Tim Kelly, via Phillies Nation"

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