1989 Philadelphia Phillies season
- October 24, 1988: Shane Rawley and cash were traded by the Phillies to the Minnesota Twins for Tom Nieto, Eric Bullock and Tom Herr.
- December 7, 1988: Kent Tekulve was released by the Philadelphia Phillies.
- December 7, 1988: Greg A. Harris was signed as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Phillies.
- December 8, 1988: Phil Bradley was traded by the Phillies to the Baltimore Orioles for Gordon Dillard and Ken Howell.
- December 16, 1988: Milt Thompson was traded by the Phillies to the St. Louis Cardinals for Steve Lake and Curt Ford.
- January 11, 1989: Steve Stanicek was signed as a free agent by the Phillies.
Injuries to Mike Schmidt's knees and back caused him to miss much of the season. After a poor start to the season, Schmidt chose to suddenly announce his retirement in San Diego, on May 29. Known as "Captain Cool" by many in Philadelphia sports circles, Schmidt surprised many with an emotional, and occasionally tearful, retirement speech. In honor of his career, fans voted Schmidt to the NL All-Star team; Schmidt declined to play but was announced with the team. His last game was May 28, 1989 against the San Francisco Giants.
On June 8, 1989, Steve Jeltz hit two of his five career home runs in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, despite not starting the game. A switch-hitter, Jeltz hit one of these homers from the right side of the plate and one from the left side. This was the first time in the history of the Phillies that this feat had been accomplished. It was in this same game that, after the Pirates scored 10 runs in the top of the first, Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker said on-air, "If we lose this game, I'll walk home." The Phillies came back to win 15-11, and after the season Rooker conducted a 300-mile charity walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh.
|New York Mets||87||75||.537||6|
|St. Louis Cardinals||86||76||.531||7|
- June 1, 1989: Shane Turner was traded by the Phillies to the Baltimore Orioles for John Posey (minors).
- June 2, 1989: Chris James was traded by the Phillies to the San Diego Padres for John Kruk and Randy Ready.
- June 18, 1989: Juan Samuel was traded by the Phillies to the New York Mets for Lenny Dykstra, Roger McDowell and a player to be named later. The Mets completed the trade by sending Tom Edens to the Phillies on July 27.
- June 18, 1989: Steve Bedrosian and a player to be named later were traded by the Phillies to the San Francisco Giants for Charlie Hayes, Dennis Cook and Terry Mulholland. The Phillies completed the deal by sending Rick Parker to the Giants on August 7.
- August 7, 1989: Greg A. Harris was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the Philadelphia Phillies.
|1989 Philadelphia Phillies|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|C||Daulton, DarrenDarren Daulton||131||368||74||.201||8||44|
|1B||Jordan, RickyRicky Jordan||144||523||149||.285||12||75|
|2B||Herr, TomTom Herr||151||561||161||.287||2||37|
|3B||Hayes, CharlieCharlie Hayes||84||299||77||.258||8||43|
|SS||Thon, DickieDickie Thon||136||435||118||.271||15||60|
|LF||Kruk, JohnJohn Kruk||81||281||93||.331||5||38|
|CF||Dykstra, LennyLenny Dykstra||90||352||78||.222||4||19|
|RF||Hayes, VonVon Hayes||154||540||140||.259||26||78|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt||42||148||30||.203||6||28|
|Nieto, TomTom Nieto||11||20||3||.150||0||0|
|Miller, KeithKeith Miller||8||10||3||.300||0||0|
|Stanicek, SteveSteve Stanicek||9||9||1||.111||0||1|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Howell, KenKen Howell||33||204||12||12||3.44||164|
|Ruffin, BruceBruce Ruffin||24||125.2||6||10||4.44||70|
|Ontiveros, SteveSteve Ontiveros||6||30.2||2||1||3.82||12|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Dillard, GordonGordon Dillard||5||0||0||0||6.75||2|
|International League||Bill Dancy|
|AA||Reading Phillies||Eastern League||Mike Hart|
|A||Clearwater Phillies||Florida State League||Glenn Gulliver|
|A||Spartanburg Phillies||South Atlantic League||Mel Roberts|
|Short-Season A||Batavia Clippers||New York-Penn League||Don McCormack|
|Rookie||Martinsville Phillies||Appalachian League||Roly de Armas|
- 1989 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference