After an 0-for-12 start (with a walk and a sacrifice bunt also thrown in), Freddy Galvis finally got a hit Monday. And that can only mean one thing ... a Phillies World Championship is right around the corner.
Both the 1980 Phillies and the 2008 Phillies had participants in their World Series that had started their major league career as Phillies without a hit in at least their first 12 at-bats.
Lonnie Smith and Chris Coste had slow starts but both played in a World Series that brought a baseball title to the city.
By the way, Smith went on to hit .321 and Chris Coste batted .282 in their Phils' career.
Below are nine non-pitchers (since 1918) that started their major league career as Phillies and went hitless in at least their first 11 at-bats.
By the way, Don Carman (0-for-46) and Chris Short (0-for-43) have the longest hitless droughts among pitchers with that criteria.
And, of course, we couldn't have done this without the play index at baseball-reference.com. Thanks, guys!
|Lonnie Smith (OF)||1978||17||196||163||508||.321|
|Pancho Herrera (IF)||1958||17||300||264||1108||.271|
|Jim Essian (C)||1973||16||21||3||24||.125|
|Larry Cox (C)||1974||16||42||10||58||.172|
|Joe Holden (C)||1934||13||17||2||24||.083|
|Gene Corbett (1B-3B)||1936||13||37||13||108||.120|
|Chris Coste (C)||2006||12||256||198||703||.282|
|Freddy Galvis (IF)||2012||12||4||1||13||.077|
|Francisco Melendez (1B)||1984||11||30||5||31||.161|