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The Dirty Inning: Odlin, enough

In the first game in Phillies history, umpire A.F. Odlin learned how Philadelphia responded to blown calls.

An artist’s rendering of Recreation Park, the Phillies’ home in 1883.
The Sports Daily

Justin and Trev walk the filthy, cobblestone streets of 1883 Philadelphia as they go all the way back to the first game--and loss--of the Phillies franchise. A late inning defeat, a series of blown calls by young umpire A.F. Odlin, and a “discourteous” opponent all set the Phillies (or “Quakers”) on track for their 10,919 losses... and counting.