Tuesday, August 10, 2010

This Day in Fightin' Phils History

On this day in Fightin' Phils history, the Phils inducted former player and coach John Vukovich to the Wall of Fame. On March 8th, 2007, Vukovich succumbed to a brain tumor that he had for six years. For the 2007, the Phillies wore a patch that said "Vuk" and dedicated the season in the memory of "Vuk."

"Vuk" was drafted 10th overall in the 1966 draft and played third, second and first base. In seven seasons with the Phillies as a player, "Vuk" had a .163 batting average, one homer and 22 RBI in 153 games. "Vuk" played for the Phillies between 1970-1971 and 1976-1981. He played two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers and one season with the Cinncinnati Reds.

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