Then starting in 1977 the Phillies went on a tear winning three straight NL East pennants. In 1976 they were 101-61. They had exactly the same record in 1977.
In 1978 they still finished first despite dropping to a 90-72 mark. Under manager Danny Ozark they were able to win their league during that long winning stretch, but were not able to bring home a World Series victory. That certainly didn’t keep them from being the pride of the city.
In 1975 the very likable Dave, Larry, Greg, Mike and Garry went into the recording studio to record a 45 RPM called “Phillies Fever” under the supervision on of Walt Kahn. On the back of the picture sleeve producer Kahn wrote the following to describe his experience working with these baseball greats:
“My “producer’s hat” is off to Dave, Larry, Mike, Greg and Garry. They proved to be as professional behind the microphone as they are in front of the plate. Their hard work and commitment to excellence in the recording studio has paid off. “Phillies Fever” is a home run! An exciting danceable, upbeat sound that captures the spirit of the greatest team in baseball. Thank you guys. You are real champions as the world will find out come World Series time.
The current Phillies roster is not unlike that team in 1975. They are young with a great deal of promise. Let’s all hope they can match the accomplishments of that 1975 squad. Let’s go Phillies!