100 Greatest Phillies

100 Greatest Phillies: 55 – Terry Mulholland

Terry Mulholland
Starting Pitcher
1989-1993, 1996

Career w/Phillies: 1070.3 IP / 62-57 / 3.80 ERA / 570 K

Terry Mulholland won half of his major league games as a Phillie, playing his prime with the pinstripes while helping to guide the 1993 Phils to the World Series. That season was maybe his best, recording a 3.25 ERA with a 12-9 record, earning his only career all-star berth. He came to the Phils with Charlie Hayes and Dennis Cook in a trade with the Giants, who wanted former Cy Young winner Steve Bedrosian in return. In his four full seasons as a Phillie, Mulholland started 120 games, keeping his ERA below four each year despite not getting great run support. He also possessed a wicked pickoff move. And of course, he recorded the first no hitter in Veterans Stadium history, a slashing of his former team in August 1990.

Comment: One of my earliest Phillies memories was sitting in the 600 level that warm August evening as Mulholland sat the Giants down. My biggest memory of the night wasn’t Mulholland’s no hitter, but the discovery that my mug got on SportsChannel. Harry Kalas remarked about my scorekeeping, evidently. All zeros for Terry — at least in the hits column. The third greatest post-Lefty pitcher in Phillies history.



  1. Greg V.

    January 31, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I was hoping Mulholland would turn up! One of my all time favorites!

  2. Jason B.

    January 31, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Mulholland was the first baseball jersey I ever had. It was the away Jersey with the old school maroon Phillies P. It was awesome. I have since passed the Jersey down to my son. It’s big on him, but he certainly represents it well.

  3. Cutter

    January 31, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    He was my favorite player. I even wrote a song about him, sung to the tune of “Hail to the Redskins”:

    Terry Mulholland – The best pitcher in the league.
    Terry Mulholland – If you face him, you’ll feel beseiged.
    Terry Mulholland – You won’t get a hit, no way.
    Terry Mulholland – If you face him, you’ll get a K.

  4. Mike

    January 31, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I had tickets with my dad for that game back in 1990. We had season tickets forever…

    of course…I got sick that night (I was only 6)….so my Dad went to the game….and witnessed maybe the rarest feat in baseball.

    But I’m convinced if I would have went to that game….
    it never would have happend

  5. GM-Carson

    February 1, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Mulholland’s pickoff move was so good that he picked me off while sitting at home on the couch.

  6. willie the phillie

    February 1, 2009 at 9:41 am

    I loved his pickoff move so much that I taught it to my pitchers, lefty and righty, as a high school baseball coach. We called it “Terry”. Oh, it really worked!

  7. Grrrumpy Miner

    February 1, 2009 at 11:19 am

    As a Giant,Terry Mulholland was involved in one of the most bizarre plays in the mid 80’s…he snared a ball from one of the Mets,couldn’t remove the ball so he throws the glove with the ball.Still a classic play for me.

  8. Malcolm

    February 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I wish Terry was higher, but I understand. Terry, Curt, Cole and then Steve.

  9. bedrock

    June 26, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Terry was caught giving fregosi a blowjob before the game he had a no-hittter.

  10. brenda brown

    June 1, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    had no idea that i would witness history that night …didnt even want to go cause i was two weeks overdue with my first baby …but as the due date came and went i got sooo bored and we were going to celebrate my g grandfathers 90 th bday… i witnessed history ..my grandfather lived to 105 and my girl will be 20 this yr….what the hell happened to time…

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