Larry Bowa has been featured a few times on this blog, as I have made a number of posts about the 1980 Phillies championship team, for which he was the starting shortstop. My memory is that Bowa campaigned for a long time for the manager's job with the Phils, but at this point Fregosi was the manager, and Bowa was the third base coach. Bowa would get his chance to manage the Phillies in the early 2000s.
Hal Lanier was also a coach on these Phillies. My first memory of Lanier is his card as the Astros manager in the 1987 Topps set. In the same set, Bowa appeared as the Padres manager.
As the Mets broke up their World Championship team, the Phillies took advantage. In the previous post on this set I featured Roger McDowell, and here we have Wally Backman and Lenny Dykstra. Backman only played in 94 games with Philadelphia in 1991 and 42 games in 1992, before he ended his career playing 10 games with Seattle in 1993. Dykstra, however, was part of the core of the 1993 pennant-winning Phillies team.
John Kruk was another main component of that 1993 pennant-winning team. The Phillies acquired Kruk in a trade with the Padres, together with Randy Ready, for Chris James early in the 1989 season. This was an excellent trade for the Phillies.
Darren Daulton died not too long ago, from brain cancer. He was the Phillies primary catcher on those early 1990s teams, and I was glad that he won the World Series with the Marlins a few years later.
Von Hayes was a mainstay of Phillies teams throughout the 80s; he was with the team from 1983-1991, and was an All-Star in 1989. He was a consistently solid, if not spectacular, hitter.
Charlie Hayes first appeared in MLB with the Giants in 1988, and was traded to the Phils in 1989. He showed some promise, averaging about 50 RBI per year with Philadelphia, but he had better numbers later in his career with other teams. He did return to the Phillies for the 1995 season, racking up 85 RBI.
I'll close this post with Wes Chamberlain, another young Phillie who showed promise early on. Chamberlain finished fifth in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1991. His last year in the majors was 1995.