Raleigh-Durham Phillies

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In 1969 the cities of Raleigh, NC and Durham, NC were represented in the Carolina League by the Raleigh-Durham Phillies. Managed by Nolan Campbell, the club went 79-62, a game and a half behind the Rocky Mount Leafs in the eastern division. In the postseason, they took two in a row from the Kinston Eagles then took two of three from both the Peninsula Astros and Burlington Senators to win the championship in their only season. The club drew 50,564 fans to see the Phillies. The team was led by All-Star 1B Greg Luzinski (.289/~.373/.550), who led the league with 31 homers. Gordon Knutson (10-6, 1.90) was an All-Star and led the league in ERA, followed by teammate and fellow All-Star John Penn (15-9, 2.45). Jack Foreman (12-11, 2.77) was fifth in ERA. 3B Bob Boone hit .300/~.344/.400 but the big star after Luzinski was the 4th All-Star, OF Sam Parrilla. In just 95 games, Parrilla drove in 85 runs, hit 28 homers and batted .383/~.469/.723. He would have won the batting title but was 82 plate appearances shy of qualifying. The team lost their Phillies affiliation in 1970 and became known as the Raleigh-Durham Triangles.

Source: 1970 Baseball Guide

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1969 79-62 2nd Nolan Campbell League Champs