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National League Standings, April 18, 1989
METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 18, 1989 GAME: AJP
One of the worst in injuries in the history of Shea unfortunately occurred during this game. Phillies RF Ron Jones crashed into the plywood wall and severely tore a knee ligament. A promising career was derailed. The outfield wall was padded the next year. Mr. Jones passed away in 2006 from "natural causes," may he rest in peace.
September 21, 2009
John Updike references this game in his novel "Rabbit at Rest" on page 184. He mentions a third inning three-run home run by Mike Schmidt, his fourth of "the young season" and the five-hundred-forty-sixth of his career, putting the Phillies up 5-0.
January 14, 2011
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