Phillies' All-Star Batteries

If NL manager Tony LaRussa plays his cards correctly and has Cole Hamels and Carlos Ruiz in Tuesday's All-Star Game at the same time, it will be the fourth time in All-Star History that there would be an all-Phillies battery. (A battery, for those people under 40, is a nickname for the pitcher-catcher tandem.)

If it happens, here's hoping Hamels/Ruiz can fare a little better than two of the three previous all-Phillies batteries (both of which were products of the starting lineups). The other battery (Heathcliff Slocumb and Darren Daulton) did combine for an ASG win, thanks to a eighth-inning home run by Jeff Conine (who would have a cup of coffee with the Phillies later in his career):

Year    Pitcher/
Catcher
IP ER BB SO HR Home Run By 
1979 Steve Carlton (SP)/
Bob Boone
1 2 3 3 1 0 1 Fred Lynn
1993 Terry Mulholland (SP)/   
Darren Daulton
2 1 1 1 2 0 1 Kirby Puckett
1995 Heathcliff Slocumb (W)/  
Darren Daulton
1 1 0 0 0 2 0

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