When occured: 
Thu, 1970-10-01

The final game at Connie Mack Stadium is played as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the visiting Montreal Expos, 2-1. The fans respond by swarming onto and destroying the field at the end of the game.

Rookie of the year winner, Carl Morton started the game for Montreal and left trailing 1-0, in the top of 9th John Bateman singles and Adolfo Phillips pinch runs for him and scores on bobby Wine's double of starter Barry Lersch. Dick Selma relived Lersch and got the win as the Phillies scored a walk off victory in the bottom of the 10th. 

With two outs in the bottom of 10th, Tim McCarver walked, stole second and scored on Oscar Gambles single to seal the victory.


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