TODAY IN PHILLIES HISTORY
Birth dates for former Phillies Ethan Allen (1904) and Earl Torgeson (1924).
1970: The Phillies acquire Juan Jimenez from the Houston Astros.
Birth date for former Phillie Pinky Whitney (1905).
1985: Signed Julio Machado as an amateur free agent.
2003: Due a conflict with the major league schedule, the annual Hall of Fame Game which has
been held the day after induction ceremonies will take place on different weekends for the
first time in the Hall's history. The game between the Phillies and Tampa Bay Devil Rays will
take place on June 16 and with the Hall of Fame induction taking place on July 27th.
Birth dates for former Phillies Gus Suhr (1939) and John Sullivan (1941).
1968: The Phillies released Jim Campbell.
1970: The Phillies sold Rich Barry to the Hawaii (PCL).
1915: Hans Lobert, the "fastest man" in the NL, is traded by the Phils to the
Giants for righthander Al Demaree, infielder Milt Stock, and C Bert Adams.
2001: Signed Chris Turner as a free agent.
1912: Red Dooin signs a two year contract to manage the Phillies.
1993: Signed Shawn Gilbert as a free agent.
2001: Signed Kevin Jordan as a free agent.
Birth date for Reuben Amaro, Sr. (1936).
1970: Leroy Reams sent to the Detroit Tigers.
1933: The Phillies sell INF Barney Friberg to the Red Sox.
1983: The Phillies released Ed Hearn.
1983: The Phillies released Rich Wortham.
1995: Mike Schmidt is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Schmidt hit 548
home runs and won two MVP Awards in 18 years with the Phillies. Schmidt
would enter the Hall with another Phillies great, Richie Ashburn.
1992: The Phillies acquired Darren Chapman from the Yankees for Charlie Hayes.
2002: Signed Ricky Bottalico as a free agent.
1927: In a 3-way deal, P Burleigh Grimes goes from Brooklyn to the Giants, C
Butch Henline goes from Philadelphia to Brooklyn, and Giants 2B Fresco
Thompson and P Jack Scott wind up with the Phils.
1979: The Phillies drafted Mark Davis in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1979
amateur draft (Secondary Phase).
1975: The Phillies drafted Barry Bonnell in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1975
amateur draft (Secondary Phase).
1975: The Phillies drafted Jack Lazorko in the 8th round of the 1975 amateur draft,
but did not sign the player
1966: The Phils trade OF Wes Covington to the Cubs for OF Doug Clemens.
1997: Purchased Scott Ruffcorn from the Chicago White Sox.
2004: Signed Lou Collier as a free agent.
1991: The Phillies sign Jim Lindeman as a free agent.
1980: The Phillies drafted Tony Ghelfi in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1980
1913: With the Phils franchise in disarray following the expulsion of President
Horace Fogel, William H. Locke and his cousin William F. Baker buy the club.
1981: The Phillies drafted Rick Surhoff in the 20th round of the 1982 amateur draft.
1988: Former Phillies ace Jim Bunning falls four votes shy of the 321 needed for
election in his 13th year on the ballot. Bunning would be elected in 1996.
1994: Steve Carlton, winner of 329 games and four Cy Young Awards, is elected
to the Hall of Fame.
1959: State Senator Joseph W. Cowgill introduces a bill to build a stadium in
Camden to induce the nearby Phillies to move to New Jersey. This effort is based
on statements by Phillies owner Bob Carpenter that he is thinking of moving the
team unless he gets a new stadium.
1959: John Quinn resigns as GM of the Braves and immediately accepts a
similar post with the Ph : The Pirates trade P Murry Dickson to the Phils for P Andy Hansen and IF Jack "Lucky" Lohrke.
1978: Released Dave Wallace.
Birth dates for former Phillies Ken Johnson (1923) and Ron Clark (1943).
1958: In a deal worth over a million dollars, the Yankees announce that they will
televise 140 games in the 1958 season. Six days later, the Phillies agree to
televise 78 games into the New York City area.
1915: William H. Locke acquires the Phillies and is named club president.
1970: Curt Flood, Cardinals Gold Glove outfielder, files a civil lawsuit
challenging ML baseball's reserve clause, a suit that will have historic
implications. Flood refused to report to the Phillies after he was traded by the
Cardinals 3 months ago, contending the baseball rule violates federal antitrust
1995: The Phillies signed Gregg Jefferies as a free agent.
1938: Former Phillies Pitcher Grover Alexander is elected to the Baseball Hall
of Fame, the only player to get the required 75 percent of the BBWAA votes.
Alexander pitched for the Phillies from 1911-17, and again in 1930.
1937: Former Phillie Nap Lajoie is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the
BBWAA. Lajoie played for the Phillies from 1896 to 1900. He is enshrined with
Tris Speaker, and Cy Young.
1989: The Phillies purchase SS Dickie Thon purchased from the Padres.
1984: Free agent Pete Rose signs a one-year contract with the Expos. The Phillies
chose not to sign Rose after the 1993 season.
1969: The Phillies traded C Clay Dalrymple to the Orioles for OF Ron Stone.
1993: Signed Jim Eisenreich as a free agent.
1919: 3B Milt Stock, C Pickles Dillhoeffer, and P Frank Davis are traded to St.
Louis for INFs Doug Baird and Stuffy Stewart, P Eugene Packard, and cash.
2007: Chase Utley (2B) Signed ( 2007-2013)(seven-year extension, avoids arbitration).
2013: The Phillies sign Of Delmon Young to a one year contract as a free agent.
1976: Phillies pitcher Pitchers Robin Roberts is are voted into the Hall of Fame.
Roberts led the NL in starts and innings for five straight seasons and was tops in
victories for four consecutive years on his way to 286 career wins.
1921: The Phillies trade Eppa Rixey to the Reds for RHP Jimmy Ring
and OF Earl "Greasy" Neale, who later coached the Eagles to two NFL titles
and earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Rixey would pitch his way
into the Hall of Fame over the next 13 years.
Birthdates for former Phillies Red Donahue (1873) and Frank Sulivan (1930).
Birth date for former Phillie Mickey Finn (1902).
207: Antonio Alfonseca (P) Signed as Free Agent.
Birth date for former Phillie Ted Kazanski (1934).
1909: Isreal Durham is named persident of the Phillies.
1989: The Phils purchase of IF Dickie Thon from the Giants.
1982: The Phils trade SS Larry Bowa and 2B Ryne Sandberg to the Cubs for SS Ivan
1983: The Phillies resigned IF Bill Robinson as a free-agent. Robinson was also a
player for the Phillies in 1972-74, and in 1982. He would go on to be a coach for
the Phillies at Reading in 1994-1995 and manager in 1996, and the hitting coach
at S/WB from 1997-98.
1996: The Phils traded P Heathcliffe Slocumb and Larry Wimberly, and OF Rick
Holifield to the Red Sox for OF Lee Tinsley and Glenn Murray and P Ken Ryan.
1961: Former Phillie Billy Hamilton (1890-95) is voted into the Baseball Hall of
Fame by the Special Veterans Committee. Hamilton is the Phillies all-time leader
in batting average (.362).
1948: Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Phillies $500 for signing high
school players. The Yankees and Cubs are also fined.
1996: Traded Heathcliff Slocumb, Larry Wimberly (minors), and Rick Holyfield (minors)
to the Boston Red Sox. Received Glenn Murray, Ken Ryan, and Lee Tinsley.
1948: Herb Pennock, general manager of the Phillies and former star southpaw,
collapses in a New York hotel lobby and dies a short time later at a local hospital.
1919: The Reds hire former Phillies skipper Pat Moran as manager when no word
is received about the managing job from Reds manager Christy Mathewson, who
is still in France.
1983: The Phillies sign veteran 1B Tony Perez to a one-year contract.
1952: The Phillies settle their damage suit with former P Art Lopatka out of
court. He contends that the Phils made him pitch with a fractured index finger,
resulting in damage to his arm. He further contends that when he was no longer
of use, the Phillies released him as damaged "goods" in 1947.
Birthdates for former Phillies Elmer Burkhart (1917), and Bob Conley (1934).
1989: Former Phillies 1B Bill White, a 6-time All-Star, is elected president of the
National League. He becomes the highest-ranking black official in American
professional sports. White played for the Phillies from 1966-68, batting .276,
.250, and .239.
1928: The NL appoints 2 former players as umpires: former Phillies OF Sherry
Magee and SS Albert "Dolly" Stark. It is a type of vindication for Magee, who
was suspended for hitting an umpire in 1911.
1985: The Phillies trade 1B Al Oliver to the Dodgers for P Pat Zachary.
1977: The Phillies sign IF Davey Johnson as a free-agent.
1946: The Phillies purchase P Al Jurisisc and OF Johnny Wyrostek from St. Louis.
1986: Free-agent P Al Holland, who saved just 5 games last season, and was not
re-signed by the Phillies, signs with the Yankees.
1948: OF Johnny Wyrostek traded to the Reds for INF Eddie Miller.
1916: The NL votes down a proposal by Charlie Ebbets of Brooklyn to limit the
number of 25-cent seats clubs can sell to 2,000. The Phillies have 6,500 25-cent
1901: News leaks out that Napoleon Lajoie, the Phillies star 2B and leading NL
hitter, has jumped to the new Philadelphia AL club, along with pitchers Chick
Fraser and Bill Bernhard.
1943: The NL is looking for a buyer for the Phillies, whose owner, Gerry
Nugent, has fallen in arrears on rent and bank loans. The league pays $10 a
share for 4,685 out of 5,000 outstanding shares in club.
1955: OF Peanuts Lowery signed as a free agent.
1945:The Phils signed 1B Jimmie Foxx as a free-agent.
1938: The Phillies sign free agent Bill Hallahan.
1979: Phillies P Larry Christenson falls during a charity bicycle caravan,
fracturing his collarbone.
Birth date for former Phillies Jim Fogerty (1864) and Kiddo Davis (1902).
1953: Shibe Park is renamed Connie Mack Stadium, in honor of longtime A's
owner and manager Cornelius Alexander "Connie Mack" McGillicuddy.
Birthdates for former Phillies Bob Terlicki (1945) and Larry Fritz (1949).
Birth date for former Phillies Jimmy Ring (1895) and Hal Lee (1905).
1988: The Phillies sign Steve Ontiveros as a free agent.
1982: Bake McBride becomes the 3rd starter from the Phillies' 1980 World
Championship squad to be traded or sold since Bill Giles bought the club the
previous October. The Indians get him in exchange for pitcher Sid Monge.
1953: The Phils trade P Russ Meyer to the Braves for 1b Earl Torgeson. Meyer
was a member of the 1950 Whiz Kids. Torgeson would play for the Phillies from
Birth date for former Phillie Roger Craig (1931).
1943: The NL finds a buyer for the Phillies. He is William D. Cox, a New York
Birth dates for Former Phillies Stan Sperry (1914) and Isidore Leon (1915).
Birth date for Former Phillie Jim Bolling (1917).
1958: Phillies 1B Ed Bouchee pleads guilty to a series of sex offenses, such as
indecent exposure, involving young girls. He will receive a 3-year probationary
sentence and enter a rehabilitation program until the end of May.
1934: George Lee Anderson is born in Bridgewater, South Dakota. He will
earn the nickname 'Sparky', bat .218 in 152 games for the Phillies in 1959,
and never play another major league game. He will, however, win 2,194 games
and capture World Championships in both the NL and AL as manager of the
Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers.
1979: The Phillies get 2b Manny Trillo, OF Greg Gross, and C Doug Rader from
the Cubs for 2b Ted Sizemore, Of Jerry Martin, C Barry Foote, P Derek Botelho,
and P Henry Mack.
Birth date for Former Phillies Joe Dolan (1873) and Earl Grace (1907).
1972: The Phillies acquire P Steve Carlton from the Cardinals for P Rick Wise.
Carlton would pitch for the Phillies from 1972 to 1986, winning 241 games,
three Cy Young awards, and amassing 4,136 strikeouts.
1943: The Phils sign Bucky Harris as manager. It is the 4th ML club Harris has
led. Harris would manage the Phillies for only one season. The Phils would go
40-53 (.4332) under him. Harris would be replaced the following season by
Birth dates for Former Phillies Chuck Fullis (1904) and Connie Ryan (1920).
1903: A syndicate headed by Pittsburgh owner Barney Dreyfuss and James Potter
buys the Philadelphia Phillies from John Rogers and A. J. Reach for $170,000. It
will be another 7 years before ownership interest in more than one team is
Birthdate for former Philllie Ralph Miller (1896).
1889: The Phillies head for Jacksonville, FL, for spring training. No other ML
clubs will train in the Deep South this season.
1972: The Phillies released INF Ruben Amaro.
1992: The Phillies acquire Curt Schilling from Houston for Jason Grimsley.
1983: Steve Carlton agrees to a 4-year, $4.15 million contract with the Phillies
that will make him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history.
1991: Signed Duane Murphy as a free agent.
1995: The Phillies sign Gene Harris and Lenny Webster to free agent contracts.
1996: Former Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning, who won 100 games and pitched
no-hitters in both leagues, is elected into the Hall of Fame by the Veterans
Committee. Bunning pitched for the Phils from 1964-67, and again in 1970-71.
On June 21, 1964, he pitched a perfect game, beating the Mets 6-0 in New York.
1958: Phillies pitching coach Johnny Podres suffers minor injuries as he and
fellow teammates Duke Snider and Don Zimmer are involved in an auto accident
as they try to beat a 12:30 a.m. curfew.
1995: The Phillies signed 3B Charlie Hayes as a free agent.
1991: The Philllies signed Dave LaPoint as a free agent.
1938: The Phillies sell slugging 1B Dolph Camilli to Brooklyn for $45,000.
1907: The first suit for damages resulting from the Phillies' 1903 ballpark
disaster ends with the acquittal of club owners A. J. Reach and John Rogers.
1924: At the age of forty-eight, former Phillies manager Pat Moran dies
of Bright's disease at the Reds spring training site. Moran guided the
Phillies to the 1915 NL Pennant.
1903: The Phillies get second baseman Kid Gleason from the Giants. The
Giants got Gleason from the Tigers for last season's part-time manager
Heine Smith. Gleason previously played for the Phillies from 1888-91.
He would remain with the Phillies through 1908.
1941: Phils P Hugh Mulcahy is the first ML player drafted into military
service in W W II.
1994: Phillies first baseman/outfielder John Kruk is diagnosed with testicular
cancer; after surgery, doctors expect a full recovery.
1943: The Dodgers trade first baseman Babe Dahlgren to the Phillies for
outfielder Lloyd Waner and infielder Al Glossop.
1962: The Phillies leave the Jack Tar hotel in Florida because it refuses
to provide service to black players. The team moves to the Rocky Point,
twenty miles outside of Clearwater.
1975 The Phillies trade OF Nelson Garcia to Cleveland for P Tom Hilgendorf.
1980: Former Phillies OF Chuck Klein is elected to the Hall of Fame by the
Special Veterans Committee.
Birth date for Former Phillie Johnny Callison (1939).
Birth dates for former Phillies Edie Pelligrini (1918) and Bob Greenwood (1928).
1963: The Phillies purchase pitcher Ryan Drren from the Los Angeles Angels.
1987: The Phillies sign C Lance Parish as a free agent. Parish would be a
disappointment in his two seasons with the club (1987-88).
The Phillies trade 1B Eddie Waitkus to Baltimore.
1975: The Phillies purchase the contract of P Cy Acosta from the White Sox.
Birth dates for former Phillies Russ Whitestone (1893) and Garvin Hammer (1924).
1955: The Phillies purchase the contract of P Dave Cole from the Cubs.
1958: Phillies obtain Yankee first baseman Joe Collins; he decides to retire
rather than report to the City of Brotherly Love, thereby cancelling the deal.
1988: The Phillies trade 3B Rick Schu and outfielders Jeff Stone and Keith Hughes
to the Orioles for OF Mike Young.
1962: The Phillies retire P Robin Roberts's number 36.
1978: The Phillies trade 2B Fred Andrews and cash to the Mets for SS Bud Harrelson.
1962: The Phillies trade 3B Andy Carey and 1B Lous Vassie (both minor leaguers)
to the White Sox for P Cal McLish. McLish would pitch for the Phillies from
1979: The Phillies traded Barry Foote, Ted Sizemore, Jerry Martin, Derek Botelho, and Henry
Mack (minors) to the Chicago Cubs. Received Manny Trillo, Dave Rader, and Greg Gross.
1984--The Phils trade IF Dave Bergman and P Willie Hernandez to the Tigers for OF
Glenn Wilson and C John Wockenfuss.
1978: The Phils trade IF Fred Andrews to the Mets for IF Bud Harrelson.
1981: The Phillies trade P Bob Walk to the Braves for OF Gary Matthews.
1963: The Phillies purchase P Johnny Klippstein from the Reds.
1987: The Phillies trade OF Gary Redus to the White Sox for pitcher Joe Cowley.
1984: The Phils trade OFs Gary Matthews and Bob Dernier and P Profi Altamirano
to the Cubs for OF Mike Diaz and P Bill Campbell.
1940: The Phils sign OF Chuck Klein as a free agent. This would be the Hall-of
Famer's third tour with the Phillies (1928-33, 36-39, 40-44).
1984: The Phillies trade outfielders Gary Matthews and Bob Dernier and pitcher Porfi
Altiamirano to the Cubs for reliever Bill Campbell and catcher Mike Diaz. Matthews
was the MVP of the NLCS last season, while Campbell led the NL with 82
1979: The Phillies trade 3B Richie Hebner and 2B Jose Moreno to the Mets for P Nino
1978: Dick Allen retires. Allen finishes his MLB career with 351 HRs and 1,192
RBIs and .292 BA.
2002: The Phillies traded Reggie Taylor to the Cincinnati Reds. Received a player to
be named later. The Cincinnati Reds sent Hector Mercado (March 30, 2002) to the
Phillies to complete the trade
1979: The Phillies sign OF Del Unser as a free agent.
1981: The Phillies sell the contract OF Greg Luzinski to the White Sox, who
will use him as a full-time DH.
1990: The Phillies acquire P Darrell Ackerfields from Texas for cash.
1990: The Phillies trade SS Steve Jeltz to the Royals for P Jose DeJesus.
1959: In a trade that helps neither team, the Phillies trade C Stan Lopata, SS Ted
Kazanski and P Johnny O'Brien to Milwaukee for P Gene Conley, IF Joe Koppe
and IF Harry Hanebrink.
1963: The Phillies sign INF Bill Klaus as a free agent.
1976: The Phillies sign INF/OF Bobby Tolan as a free agent.
2006: Traded Robinson Tejeda and Jake Blalock (minors) to the Texas Rangers.
Received David Dellucci.
The Phillies acquire RHP Curt Schilling from Houston for RHP Jason Grimsley.
Schilling would go on to become the LCS MVP in 1993, and strike out more than
300 batters in two consecutive seasons.
1966: The Phillies participate in a special draft held for Southern Cal P Tom
Seaver. The Braves initially drafted Seaver, but after USC had begun its baseball
schedule. The violation netted Richmond (an Atlant affiliate) a $500 fine and
forbade Atlanta from signing Seaver for 3 years. However, Seaver was also declared
ineligible at the college level, so the unprecedented special draft is held. Three
clubs willing to match Richmond's $40,000 contract, the Indians, Phillies, and
Mets participate. New York's name is drawn from a hat as the winner.
1995: The Phillies sign C Lenny Webster as a free agent.
1975: The Phillies trade OF Bill Robinson to the Pirates for P Wayne Simpson.
1991: The Phillies sign P Dave LaPoint as a free agent.
1995: The Phillies re-signed INF Randy Ready as a free agent.
1991: The Phillies acquired P Mitch Williams from the Cubs for P Chuck
McElroy and P Bob Scanlon.
1971: The dismissal of Curt Flood's suit against baseball is upheld by a 3-judge
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
1970: The Phillies acquire minor league 1B Willie Montanez as partial compensation
for their loss in the October 7, 1969, deal in which Curt Flood refused to report.
1934: The Phillies and A's meet in a City Series game before 15,000 fans at Shibe
Park for the first legal Sunday baseball game ever played in Philadelphia.
1913: With league approval, the Dodgers play the first regular-season game at
Ebbets Field a day ahead of the rest of the league. Their opponents were the
Phillies. Cold weather keeps the Opening Day crowd down to about 12,000 as the
Phils' Tom Seaton beats Nap Rucker 1-0.
1971: The Phillies debut in new $49.5 million Veterans Stadium by beating
Montreal 4-1. Don Money connects for the park's first home run.
1961: Robin Roberts ties Grover Cleveland Alexander's NL record with a 12th
straight Opening Day start, but the Phillies lose 6-2 to Don Drysdale and the
1907: On a cold day in New York, the Giants open against the Phillies before
16,000. A late snowstorm has been cleared, but there are large piles of snow
surrounding the field. Frank Corridon is in the 8th inning of a shutout for the
Giants when fans, who have been pelting the players with snowballs, begin jumping
from the stands and running around the outfield. There are no police on duty at
the park, so umpire Bill Klem forfeits the game 9-0 to the Phillies.
1989: Former Phillies manager Terry Francona singles in the 7th inning for the
Brewers to break up Nolan Ryans bid for a no hitter.
1965 - Richie Allen hit the first home run in the Houston Astrodome, off Bob Bruce,
as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Astros 2-0.
1909: Philadelphia's Shibe Park, the first steel-and-concrete structure built for
baseball, is dedicated as a record crowd of 31,160 sees 18-year-old John "Stuffy"
McInnis make his major-league debut at shortstop. Eddie Plank pitches the A's to
an 8-1 win over Boston. The Phillies began play In Shibe Park in 1938. It was
renamed Connie Mack Stadium in 1953.
1892: Inaugurating the first 12-team NL season, Amos Rusie of the New York Giants
outpitches Tim Keefe of the Phillies 5-4.
2009: Phillies Hall OF Fane broadcaster Harry Kalas passes away after collapsing in
the broadcaster's both in Washington.
1993: The Phillies acquire LHP Mark Davis from San Diego for minor leaguer Brad
Hassinger. Davis came up in the Phillies organization and pitched for the Phillies
in 1980-81. He would stay with the Phillies for part of the 1993 season.
1984: Pete Rose lashes a double off Jerry Koosman in a 5-1 Expos victory over
the Phillies to join Ty Cobb as the only player to reach 4,000 career hits.
2007: J.D. Durbin (P) Acquired Off Waivers From Boston
1960: One game into the season, Eddie Sawyer decides he's had it with managing and
quits the Phillies. He came to Philadelphia from Toronto (International League)
in l948 and has managed no other ML team. Gene Mauch gets the job and begins a
26-year managerial career in the big leagues.
1931: Chuck Klein becomes the third member of the Phillies to hit two home runs in a
season opener, but New York wins 9-5.
1977: The first game is played in Montreal's Olympic Stadium before a crowd of
57,592. The Phillies beat the Expos 7-2.
1959: William Shea confers with Phillies owner William Carpenter on the possibility
of shifting the Phils franchise to New York City.
1930: Phillies P Les Sweetland pitches a three hitter, doubles, and scores the
only run in a 1-0 Phillies win at Brooklyn.
1926: Cy Williams hits a grand slam to give the Phillies an 8-4 win over Boston.
1978: Cardinal Bob Forsch hurls a no-hitter in beating the Phillies 5-0. It
is the first no-hitter in St. Louis by a Cardinal since Jesse Haines in 1924.
1959: Dave Philley gets a major league record ninth hit in a row (the first eight
came in 1958), but the Phillies lose to Milwaukee 7-3.
1958: Phillies 2B Connie Ryan gets 6 consecutive hits (4 singles, 2 doubles) as
the Phillies lose to the Pitates 14-12. The Phillies score nine runs, and the
Bucs 6 in the 5th inning to tie a modern National League record.
1957: The Phillies set an Opening Day record at Connie Mack Stadium
as 37,667 fans pay to see the Dodgers Gino Cimoli hit a 12-inning HR
to win the game 7-6.
1951: The Phillies sell P Bilx Donnaly to the Boston Braves.
1937: The Phillies trade Joe Bowman to the Pirates for 1B Earle Browne.
1976: Mike Schmidt ties a major league record by hitting 4 consecutive home
runs and drives in 8, as the Phillies beat the Cubs 18-16 in 10 innings.
In the game, the Phillies trailed 12-1 and 13-2, tying the National League
record for comebacks.
1972 - Burt Hooton of the Cubs no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 at
1978 - Bob Forsch of the St. Louis Cardinals no-hit the Philadelphia
1969: Montreal's Bill Stoneman pitches a 7-0 no hitter against the Phillies.
1964: The Phillies hit 3 HRs (P Art Nahaffey, Dick Allen, & Roy Sievers),
and Chicago hits 2, all in the fifth inning to tie a ML record for Hrs
in an inning. The Phillies win the game 10-8.
1923: The Phillies and Brooklyn play to a 5-5 tie. The game goes 14
innings, the longest NL opener.
1987: Mike Schmidt hits his 500th career home run, a three-run shot
off Pittsburgh's Don Robinson in the top of the ninth inning, to give the
Phillies an 8-6 win. Schmidt is the 15th major league player to reach
500 home runs.
1985: The Phillies acquired Andy VanSlyke from Baltimore for Gene Harris.
1954: An error by Curt Simmons in the 6th inning allows Pittsburgh's Curt
Collins to score, ending the streak of 32 straight scoreless innings by
Phillies pitchers, but the Phillies win the game 7-6.
1929: Phillies OF Lefty O'Doul hits 2 homers, but the Phillies lose
the season opener to the Giants, 11-9.
1976: The Phillies purchase the contract of C Tim Blackwell from Boston.
1938: Phillies 2B Emmett Mueller and Brooklyn's Ernie Koy each hit home runs
in their first ML AB in the first inning of Brooklyn's 12-5 victory in the
1935: Phillies 1B Dolf Camilli hits 2 HRs and knocks in 7 runs, while Phillies
2B Lou Chiozza scores 5 runs in an 18-7 win over NY.
1900: The Phillies win at Boston in 10 innings, 19-7, in the highest scoring
season opener in NL history.
1985: The Phillies and Pirates swap relief pitchers, Al Holland going to Pittsburgh, Kent Tekulve coming to Philadelphia.
1949: Willie Jones hits four doubles to tie a ML record in a 6-5 loss at Boston.
Jones played 3B for the Philies from 1949-58. After Jones, the Phillies saw
five different starting 3B in five years, until Richie Allen came along in '64'.
1966: P Ferguson Jenkins, OF Adolfo Phillips, and OF-1B John Hernstein are traded
to the Cubs for pitchers Bob Buhl and Larry Jackson.
1964: The Phillies purchase the contract of Ed Roebuck from the Senators.
1902: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, reversing a lower court's decision,
grants a permanent injunction (effective only in Pennsylvania) barring jumpers
Nap Lajoie, Chick Fraser, and Bill Bernhard from playing for the A's, or any
team but the Phillies.
1898: Phillies P Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam in his first ML at bat
against the Giants. Dugglebury played for the Philies in 1898 and again from
1971: The Phillies trade OF Johnny Briggs to the Brewers for P Ray Peters and
C/INF/OF Peter Koegel.
1957: John Irwin Kennedy becomes the first African-American to play for the Phillies,
making them the last NL team to integrate. Kennedy pinch runs for Solly Hemus
in the 5-1 loss to Brooklyn. He will play only briefly in five games and goes
1910: Phillies pitchers Earl Moore and Bert Humphries combine to pitch a 3-0,
one-hitter over Boston.
1876: Boston beats the Phillies 6-5 in the first National League game ever played.
1991: After a 4-9 start, the Phillies fired manager Nick Leyva and replaced him with
Jim Fregosi, who guided them to a 74-75 record the rest of the way. Fregosi
took the Phillies to the World Series in 1993 and managed them through the 1996
season, when he was replaced by Terry Francona.
1966: The Phillies purchase INF-OF Harvey Kuenn from the Cubs.
1961: The Phillies take both ends of a double-header from the Cubs, wining
behind Frank Sullivan, 1-0, and Art Naheffey, 6-0. Mahaffey sets a club
record for strikeouts with 17.
1950: The Phillies win 6-5 at Boston in the first day game ever to be completed
1982: Steve Carlton wins his first game of the season after 4 straight defeats,
and in the process, ends the Cardinals 12 game winning streak.
1972: Steve Carlton pitches a 3-0, one-hit victory (Chris Spier singled in the
1st) at an Francisco and ties a club record for strikeouts by a left-hander
1933: Phillies SS Dick Bartell becomes the 1st ML Player to get four consecutive
doubles in a nine inning game in a 7-1 win over Boston.
1897: Nap Lajoie has a big day with 2 singles, one double, 3 triples, and 3
errors in the Phillies' 12-4 win over New York.
1894: Phillies INF Lave Cross hits for the cycle an a 22-5 win over Brooklyn.
1978: The Phillies unveil a 300 pound, green furry mascot, with the help of the
Sesame Street gang. The original "Phillie Phanatic" was Dave Raymond. The current
Phanatic is Tom Burgoyne.
1954: Giants pitchers Sal Maglie and Johnny Antonelli shut out the Phils in a
twin bill 3-0 and 5-0.
1975: Mike Schmidt hits two home runs in a 10-9 win over the Reds.
1972: The Phillies ground into 5 double plays in a 10 inning loss to the Giants.
1965: he the Phillies beat L.A., 4-3, to end Sandy Kofax's 9 game winning
streak against them dating back to 1961.
1957: In his 1st major league start, P Don Cardwell pitches the Phillies to
5-0 four hit win over the Giants.
1953: Feasting again on Pirates pitching, Phillies 2B Connie Ryan goes 5-for-5
in a 7-5 win in the first game of a doubleheader.
1988: Mike Schmidt breaks up Nolan Ryan's no-hit bid after 8 1\3 innings with
a single. Ryan ends up getting no decision in Houston's eventual 3-2, 10-inning
1965: The Phillies tie the club record with six home runs in a game, but lose
to San Francisco, 14-13.
1950: The Phillies trade OF Johnny Blatnik to the Cardinals for P Ken Johnson.
1982: Pete Rose goes 5-for-5 to tie Max Carey for the NL record with 9 career
5-hit games, as the Phillies score 6 times in the top of the 9th to beat
Los Angeles 9-3.
1962: The Phillies trade P Don Ferrarese to the Cardinals for P Bobby Locke
1922: Phillies OF Lee King drives in seven runs vs Brooklyn.
1921: Phillies INF Ralph Miller hits a grand slam in the first inning, and
P Lee Meadors hits one in the eighth inning against Boston.
1981: Phillies P Steve Carlton strikes out the side (Tim Raines, Jerry Manuel,
and Tim Wallach) in the first inning of a 6-2 win over the Expos to become the
first lefthander in ML history (and 6th pitcher overall) to record 3,000 career
1956: For the 3rd time in his career, Phillies LF Del Ennis spoils a no-hitter,
this time singling off the Giants Ray Monzant, who wins the one-hitter 8-1 in
the 2nd game of a doubleheader.
1954: Robin Roberts pitches a 4-0, one-hit victory at Milwaukee.
1946: The Phillies release P Si Johnson.
1934: The Phillies lose to Brooklyn in their first legal Sunday game at home.
1888: Phillie star Charlie Ferguson, 25, a 4-time 20-game winner, dies of
typhoid pneumonia. Ferguson pitched for the Phillies from 1884-87.
1962: The Phillies beat Warren Span, 6-4, after losing 11 straight games to
the Milwaukee left-hander.
1961: ThePhillies and Cardinals tie a ML record, and set a NL mark, by using 8
pinch hitters in the 8th inning. The Phils finally win in 10 innings 11-7.
1955: C Smokey Burgess, P Steve Radzik, and OF Stan Palys are traded to the Reds
for OF Jim Greengrass, OF Glen Gorous and C Andy Seminick.
1955: Then the Phillies buy SS Roy Smalley from the Braves.
1943: The Phillies purchace the cotract of Jimmy Wasdell from Pittsburgh.
1963: The Phillies trade SS Mickey Haslin to Boston for 3B Pinkey Whitney.
1919: The Phillies and Brooklyn set an ML record by scoring three runs each
in the 19th inning of a 20 inning, 9-9 tie.
1887: The Phillies beat the Giants 19-10, in the first game played at Broad
and Huntington Streets, later known as the Baker Bowl. They would remain in
the Baker Bowl until 1938.
1972: Phillies P Dick Selma pitches a 2-1 victory at Los Angeles for the fifth
straight complete game by the Phillies staff.
1968: Phillies P John Boozer is ejected by umpire Ed Vargo at Shea Stadium for
throwing spitballs during his warmup pitches. He is only the 2nd ML pitcher to
be ejected from a game for throwing spitballs.
1958; The Phillies sell the contract of P Tom Qualters to the White Sox.
1946: The Phillies trade OF Vince DiMaggio to the Giants for C Clyde Kluttz,
who they then traded to the Cardinals for 2B Emil Verban.
1906: John Lush posts a 1-0 no-hitter over Brooklyn for the Phils, striking out
11. The Philadelphia Inquirer states, "The trolley dodgers were triumphantly
baffled by Lush's drop curve."
1883: In Philadelphia's first National League game since 1876, the Phillies
lose to Providence and P Old Hoss Redbourn, 4-3.
1989: Mike Schmidt hits his 548th, and final, home run. The blast came
against Houston's Jim Deshaies.
1973: The Phillies trade 1B Deron Johnson to the A's for 3B-OF Jack Bastable.
1970: Both Phillies catchers, Tim McCarver and Mike Ryan, suffer broken bones
in their hands is a 3-1 loss at San Francisco.
1957: Robin Roberts ties a club record by strking out 13 Cubs in a 4-2 Phillies
victory in which the Phillies infield had no assists to tie the ML record.
1944: Phillies P Charley Schanz takes a 1-0 no-hitter into the 7th inning before
giving up a 2-run HR to Joe Medwick of the Giants. Schanz wins his own game by
clearing the bases with a triple in the 9th.
1895: The rebuilt grandstand at Philadelphia Park, which burned down on August
6th, 1894, is opened to the public. The cantilever construction is called
"probably the finest in the world."
1994: Phillies reliever Andy Carter made his major league debut and was
ejected from the game after hitting 2-of-3 San Diego Padres batters he faced.
1974: The Phillies trade P Mike Wallace to the Yankees for P Ken Wright.
1947: The Phillies trade OF Ron Northey and $50,000 to the Cardinals for
OF Harry Walker and P Fred Schmidt.
189: Phillies OF Ed Delahanty hits four doubles in one game to tie a major
2005: Traded Marlon Byrd to the Washington Nationals. Received Endy Chavez.
1975: The Phillies trade 1B Willie Montanez to the Giants for OF Garry Maddox.
1973: The Phillies beat the Braves 5-4 in 20 innings. This was the longest game
in Veterans stadium history and also the longest game in Phillies history, which,
of course, was tied in 1993 when Mitch Williams scored the winning run at 4:40
in the a.m. in a 6-5 Phillies win over San Diego.
1963: The Phillies purchase OF Jim Lemon from the Twins.
1961: The Phillies trade P Dick Farrell and SS Joe Koppe to the Dodgers for
3b Charlie Smith and OF Don Demeter.
1954: The Phils and Cards set a ML record, later broken, by using 42 players
in an 11-inning, 14-10 victory for Philadelphia. The Cards use 8 pitchers
and the Phillies use 7.
1919: In the first legal Sunday game in New York, the Phillies beat the
1912: Phils 3B Hans Lobert, one of the fastest men in the game, chases a foul
ball into the stands in New York and breaks his kneecap.
1898: Nap Lajoie of the Phillies goes 0-for-4 after 22 hits in the first 11 games.
1990: The Phillies sign Dickie Noles as a free agent.
1969: The Phillies trade OF Don Lock to Boston for OF Bill Schlesinger.
1965: Phillies P Jim Bunning hits a home run off Mets P Warren Spahn to give
the Phillies a 1-0 win at New York. The victory gives Bunning a career record
of 6 starts, 6 complete game victories, 3 shutouts, and only 4 runs scored
against him in 54 innings vs the Mets.
1947: The Phillies release C Rollie Hemsley. Hemsley played for the
Phillies in 1946-47, in a backup role.
1938: Phillies P Hal Kelleher gives up a modern National League record 12
runs in the 8th inning of a 21-2 loss to the Cubs.
1991: Lenny Dykstra and Darren Daulton are injured in an early-morning car
wreck on their way back from John Kruk's bachelor party. Both will spend time
on the disabled list and will play only 152 games between them in 1991.
1966: In an 8-7 win, the Phillies score 5 runs in the 11th inning to win after
the Pirates scored 4 in the top of the frame. The 9 runs set a modern day
record for most runs scored in an 11 inning.
1941: The Phillies trade P Vito Tamulis to the Red Sox for P Lee Grissom.
Tamulis was only with the Phillies for the first month of 1941. Likewise,
Grissom stayed with the Phillies for only the remainder of the same year.
1986: Thirty-six-year-old Phillies OF Garry Maddox, an 8-time Gold Glove
winner, retires. Only Roberto Clemente and Willie Mays have won more Gold
Gloves in the outfield.
1975: The Phillies reacquire 1B Dick Allen, along with C Johnny Oats from the
Braves for C Jim Essian and OF Barry Bonell. Allen had refused to report to
Atlanta following his trade from the White Sox on December 3, 1974.
1925: The game between the Phillies and the Giants is postponed. It's the eighth
postponement in a row for the Phillies.
1973: The Phillies release P Dick Selma
1967: The Phillies purchase INF Dick Farrell from Houston.
1962: The Phillies sell INF Bobby Consolo's contract to the Dodgers.
1845: The Phillies trade OF Buster Adams to the Cardinals for INFs John Antonelli
and Glen Crawford.
1939: Chuck Klein hits a pinch triple with the bases loaded off the Reds Johnny
Vander Meer, and the Phillies win 8-7.
1934: The Phillies trade P Ted Kleinhans and OF Wes Schulmerich to the Reds for
P Syl Johnson and OF Johnny Moore.
1973: Reds C Johnny Bench slugs 3 HRs and knocks in 7 runs in a 9-7 defeat of
Steve Carlton and the Phillies. It is the 2nd time Bench has hit 3 HRs in a
game against Carlton; the first came on July 26, 1970.
1950: The Phillies purchase INF Jimmy Bloodworth from the Reds.
1947: The Phillies purchase P Ken Holtzman from the Pirates.
1967: In the 8th inning against Phillies P Jim Bunning, Hank Aaron drives
a ball to deep CF and scores ahead of the relay. It will be the only
inside-the-park HR among his 755.
1966: The Phillies purchase the contract of P Terry Fox from Detroit.
1957: The Phillies trade OF Glen Gorbous to the Cardinals for OF
1954: The Phillies sell 3B/OF Stan Kok to the White Sox.
1947: The Phillies purchase the contract of 1B Howie Schultz from Brooklyn.
1939: After missing the first eight, Phillies rookie C Dave Coble catches a
ball dropped from the 521 foot high Philadelphia City Hall.
1895: The Phillies play their 182nd straight game without being shut out.
1962: Don Demeter bats in 6 runs including 4 on his second career grand
slam in a 12-2 win at Chicago.
1958: CF Richie Ashburn plays in his 473rd straight game, but pulls a muscle
in the 1st game of a double-header. he sits out the 2nd game.
1956: The Phillies trade Ps Murry Dickson and Herm Wehmeier and INF Bobby
Morgan to St. Louis for Ps Ben GFlowers and Harvey Haddix.
1928; The Phillies trade C Jimmy Wilson to the Cardinals for C Spud Davis
and OF Homer Peel.
1923: The Phillies hit 6 home runs and the Cardinals 4, as the two teams set the
NL record for HRs in a 20-14 Phillies victory. The two teams also combine for 79
total bases , also for the NL record. The game was played at the Baker Bowl.
Cy Williams has 3 of the home runs.
1923: The Phillies purchase 2B Jimmy Rawlings from the Giants.
1960: The Phillies made two deals: they released P Curt Simmons and sold the
contract of OF Dave Philley to San Francisco.
1959: The Phillies trade P Seth Morehead to the Cubs for P Taylor Phillips.
1952: The Phillies sold the contract of C Del Wilbert to Boston.
1925: Phillies P Jimmy Ring hits a grand slam of Pittsburgh's Vic Aldridge.
1964: The Phillies sell the contract of P Ryne Duren to the reds.
1961: The Phillies end a 10 game losing streak by beating the Cardinals
3-1 behind P Art Mahhffey.
1960: The Phillies suffer their 3rd straight 1-0 shutout, losing to the Reds
in Cincinnati. Losers of back-to-back 1-0 games in San Francisco, they
tie the ML record for straight 1-0 losses.
1960: The Phillies obtain 2B Tony Taylor and C Cal Neeman from the Cubs for
1B Ed Bouchee and P Don Cardwell.
1958: Robin Roberts seta a club record with his 191st victory, beating
1957: The Phillies sell the contract of INF Bobby Morgan to the Cubs.
1954: After Bobby Adams leads off the game with a home run, Phillies P
Robin Roberts pitches an 8-1, one-hit victory against Cincinnati.
1918: Phillies P Joe Oeschger pitches 9 no-hit innings, but they come after
the Cards put together 2 hits and a walk for 3 runs in the first inning of
a 10-inning 3-3 tie.
1899: Phillies OF Ed Delahanty, who hit 4 HRs in a game in 1896, collects 4
doubles in a 9-0 victory over New York, the only player to achieve these
1963: The Phillies win their first game in Dodger Stadium, after losing all
nine there in 1962. In doing so they beat Don Drysdale to end his streak
of 13 wins in a row against them, dating back to 1958.
1947: The Phillies release 1B Frank McCormick.
1927: Sections of the wooden bleachers collapse at the Baker Bowl as the Phillies
beat the Cardinals 12-4. The collapse forces the Phillies to play the remaining
12 games of the May homestand in Shibe Park.
1989: The Phillies win a wild 3-2 12 inning game over San Francisco.
The game was scoreless for 11 innings before the Giants connect for 2
solo homers in the top of the 12th inning off a tiring Steve Bedrosian.
The Phillies come back to win the game on a three run, two out inside
the park homer home run by Bob Dernier.
1960: The Phillies beat the Reds 14-3 in the 1st game of a double-header. In
the game,Reds P Raul Sanchez hits his third Phillies bater in the inning, P Gene
Conkey, setting of a brawl between the two teams.
1955: Phillies P Robin Roberts wins 9-1 at Milwaukee to snap the Philies 13 game
1936: The Phillies release OF George Watkins.
1911: In a game vs the Reds the Phillies get 43 total bases.
1984: Steve Carlton lifts a grand slam off Fernando Valenzuela to lead the
Phillies to a 7-2 win over the Dodgers.
1972: Philles OF Greg Luzinski slams a towering 500-foot home run off the
Liberty Bell in the center field seats in Veterans stadium for the Phillies
only run in an 8-1 loss to the Cubs.
1967: Philadelphia voters approve a $13 million bond issue to build a new
stadium. On the field, the Phillies tie a NL record with their 11th straight
errorless game, but they lose 4-3 to St. Louis.
1967: The Phillies release P Bob Buhl.
1959: The Phillies trade INF Granny Hammer to the Indians for P Humberto
1953: Phillies P Curt Simmons pitches a 3-0, one-hit victory at Milwaukee.
Bill Burton led off with a single in the top of the first. Simmons then
retired the next 27 batters he faced.
1979: The wind is really blowing out at Wrigley as the Cubs and Phillies
join in a wild ten-inning slugfest won 23-22 by the Phillies. Dave Kingman has
three home runs and six RBI for the Cubs while teammate Bill Buckner has a
grand slam and seven RBI. Mike Schmidt's two home runs include the game-winner
in the tenth inning. The eleven home runs between the two teams ties a major
1975: Phillies P Gene Garber ties a major league record for relief pitchers by
beating Atlanta 9-5. It was Garber's third victory in three consecutive games.
1967: Phillies defenders record just one assist in a 7-1 victory over the Reds.
This ties the NL record for fewest assists in a 9-inning game. Jim Bunning is
the winning pitcher.
1963: Houston's Don Nottebart no-hits the Phillies. The final score was 4-1,
as the Phillies scored an unearned run in the fifth inning on Don Hoak's
1901: The Philadelphia Common Pleas Court rejects the Phillies' suit against
Nap Lajoie, Chick Fraser, and Bill 1901 Bernhard. The decision is appealed to
the State Supreme Court, but the trio remains with the Athletics all season.
Lajoie will hit .422, while Fraser wins 22 and Bernhard 17 for the 4th-place
1964: Jim Bunning tosses a 4-0, one-hit shut-out over Houston. Jim Wynn got
a single in the 4th inning.
1964: The Phillies release 3B Don Hoak. He would give way to the new
Phillies 3B, one Richard Anthony Allen.
1929: Brooklyn and Philadelphia score a major league record 50 runs in
a doubleheader at the Baker Bowl. The Robins (Dodgers) win the opener
20-16 and the Phils take the second game 8-6.
1970: Phillies P Chris Short pitches a 4-0 shut out at Pittsburgh to help the
Phillies snap a 10 game losing streak.
1954: The Phils apologize to 2B Granny Hamner for having him followed by Charles
Leland, a detective. Phils owner Robert Carpenter, suspecting that some players
were not ready physically and mentally, had hired Leland to follow them. Hamner
noticed Leland and reported him to the police, who promptly arrested the detective.
Carpenter's apology comes with the Phils tied for 2nd place, a game behind St. Louis.
1988: Mike Schmidt hits his 535th career home run to move past Jimmie Foxx into
8th place on the all-time list, but the Phillies lose to San Diego 4-3.
1964: The Phillies beat Juan Marichal and the Giants 7-2, ending Marichal's 12
game winning streak. Johnny Callison gets 4 singles and a home run in 5 at bats.
1958: The Phillies release SS Roy Smalley.
1951: The Phillies take two from Pittsburgh, 17-0 and 12-4, as Richie Ashburn
gets 4 hits in each game.
1943: The Phillies take a double-header shutout from the Cubs, 3-0 and 2-0,
behind Charley Fuchs and AL Gerheauser.
1940: The Phillies score 7 runs in the 9th to beat Pittsburgh 8-7.
1920: The Phils hit the cellar, having fallen from first in 17 days. With the
season all but over, Phils manager Gavvy Cravath will start fast-working P Lee
Meadows every Saturday at home, so Cravath can get an early start to his weekend
1967: The Phillies beat the Reds 2-1 in 18 innings.
1936: The Phillies reacquire OF Chuck Klein, along with P Fabian Kowalik and
$50,000 from the Cubs for OF Ethan Allen and P Curt Davis.
1983: The Phillies make a pair of trades, sending P Sid Monge to the Padres for
OF Joe Lefebvre and P Dick Ruthven and minor leaguer Bill Johnson to the Cubs for
P Willie Hernandez.
1959: The Phillies release P Jim Hearn.
1956: The Phillies sign OF Elmer Valo after his release from the Kansas City A's.
1923: The Phillies trade P Lee Meadows and 2B Johnny Rawlings to the Pirates
for P Whitey Glazner and 2B Cotton Tierney.
1888: Future Hall of Fame slugger Ed Delahanty makes his ML debut with the Phillies
going hitless and making 2 errors at 2B. His contract had been purchased from
Wheeling in the Tri-State League for $2,000.
1991: Tommy Greene, making only the 15th start of his major league career,
pitches a no-hitter and the Phillies beat the Expos, 2-0.
1955: The Phillies purchase the contract of P Bob Kuzava from the Orioles.
1952: The Phillies trade P Bubba Church to the Reds for OF JohnnyWvrostek and
P Kevin Peterson.
1917: Grover Alexander allows the Reds only 2 hits, while collecting 3 himself,
including a homerun, and wins 5-1.
1994: The Cardinals set a major league record by stranding 16 runners without
scoring, losing to David West and the Phillies, 4-0.
1963: The Phillies release INF Billy Klaus.
1935: The Reds host the Phillies in the first ML night game, winning 2-1.
On the initiative of Larry MacPhail, FDR throws the switch at the White House
to turn on the lights.
1876: The Phillies and Louisville play to a 2-2, fourteen ining tie.
It's the first tie in National League history.
1966: The Phillies lose to Juan Marichal and the Giants at San Francisco in
14 innings. Jim Bunning matches him for 11 innings before being relieved.
It was the longest 1-0 defeat in Phillies history.
1954: Robin Roberts of the Phils stops a personal 7-game losing streak to the
Dodgers at Ebbets Field with an 8-6 win over Brooklyn.
1933: Chuck Klein hits for the cycle in 5-4 fourteen inning loss to
the Cards at St. Louis.
2002: Traded Cliff Politte to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Dan Plesac.
1972: The Phillies end a 10 game losing streak with a 2-1, 12 inning win
1923: Phillies OF Cy Williams hits his 15th homer of the month off Giants
Rosy Ryan in New York to set the ML record for home runs in May. It was
also his 18th homer of the season, setting the NL record for home runs by
the end of May.
The Phillies trade P Joe Oeschger to the Giants for P George Smith and INF
2006: The Phillies traded Jason Michaels to the Cleveland Indians.
Received Arthur Rhodes.
1992: The Phillies acquire P Ben Rivera from the Braves for P Donnie Elliot.
1934: The Phillies release P Clarence Mitchell.
1930: P Grover Cleveland Alexander makes his last ML appearance, giving up 2
hits and 2 runs in relief as the Braves win 5-1.
1989: Phillies 3B Mike Schmidt, 39, retires. He is 7th on the all-time home
run list with 548, but was hitting just .203 this season.
1978: Garry Maddox steals four bases to help the Phillies beat Pittsburgh 4-3
in 14 innings.
1965: Dick Allen hits a mammouth (measured) 529 foot home run completely over
Connie Mack's left field roof of Larry Jackson in the first inning of a 4-2
win over the Cubs.
1939: The Phillies trade P Claude Passeau to the Cubs for OF Joe Marty, P Ray
Harrell, P Kirby Higbe, and $50,000.
1993: On route to the NL Pennant, six Phillies hit home runs homers against
the Rockies in Colorado. C Darren Daulton hits 2. The other four are hit by
Dave Hollins, Kim Batiste, Mariano Duncan, and Tommy Greene. The Phillies
mauled the Rockies 18-1.
1965: The Phillies purchase the contract of P Lew Burdette from the Cubs.
1931: Despite the Baker Bowl's reputation as a HR haven, no one had hit a
ball over the stadium wall since 1922. But Wally Berger, Boston Braves
slugger, clears it in a 10-9 loss to the Phillies.
1931: In a double-header vs the Braves, Phillies OF Chuck Klein hits home
runs in each game. The pitcher in each case was Ben Cantwell.
1994: The Phillies acquire OF Billy Hatcher and P Paul Quanteill from
Boston for OF Wes Chamberlin and P Mike Sulivan.
1959: In the second game of a twin-bill Phillies 3b Gene Freese hits his
fifth pinch-hit home run of the season, but the Phillies lose to Milwaukee
by a score of 2-1.
1945: The Phillies purchase the contract of P Oscar Judd from Boston.
1984: Phillies 1B Len Matuszek has no putouts in a 12-3 loss to the Cubs. It
is the 18th time in ML history a 1B has accomplished that feat.
1969: Dick Alen hits a home run in his fifth straight game but the Phillies
lost to L.A. 12-4.
1968: The Phillies beat the reds 12-0 behind Woody Fryman in the most
one-sided game in Philadelphia in 5 years.
1943: The Phillies trade OF Danny Litwhiler and Of Earl Taylor to the Cards
for OFs Buster Adams, Dane Clay, and Coaker Triplett.
1939: The Phillies play the first night game in their history, and lose it
to the Bucs 5-2.
1927: The Phillies sell the contract of P Wayland Dean to the Cubs.
1921: The Phillies sell the contract of OF Greasy Neale to the Reds.
1919: The Phillies heat Brooklyn 10-9 in 18 innings.
1989: The Phillies acquire OF-1B John Kruk and INF Randy Ready from the
Padres for OF Chris James.
1962: Phillies P Dennis Bennett pitches a 7-0, 4 hit victory as the
Phillies end L.A.'s 13 game winning streak.
1949: The Phillies hit six home runs, five of them in a 10 run 8th inning,
in a 12-3 win over the Reds. The Phillie 5 includes Del Ennis, Andy
Seminick (2), Pudding Head Jones, and Schoolboy Rowe. Jones adds a triple,
and Granny Hamner's 2B jumps the extra base total to 18, still a record.
Seminick has 3 HRs in the 9 inning game.
1945: The Phils Vince DiMaggio hits a pinch grand slam against his old
teammates, but the Pirates win 7-6.
1928: The Phillies defeat the Cardinals 2-1, with all the runs scoring as
the result of a record 3 pinch-hit HRs.
1899: Nap Lajoie homers in the last of the 9th, as the Phillies beat
1894: Phillies RF Sam Thompson undergoes surgery on the little finger on his
left hand and is expected to miss up to a month.
1939: Phils play first night game at home losing to Pittsburgh 5-2.
1989: The Phillies traded Chris James to the San Diego Padres.
Received Randy Ready and John Kruk.
1978: Davey Johnson becomes the first pinch-hitter in major league history to
hit 2 grand slams in one season. The first one came on April 30 vs San Diego.
1972: Paul "Pope" Owens is promoted from director of the Phillies farm
system to G.M. of the Phillies, succeeding John Quinn, who held the post
for 14 1/2 years.
1956: Phillies CF Richie Ashburn goes 5-for-6 in the 2nd game of a
doubleheader against the Cards.
1941: Phillies P Tommy Hughes pitches a 7-0, one-hit victory vs Chicago.
1930: Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies after posting
a 0-3 record. He ends his career thinking he has the NL record for most
wins at 373, one more than Christy Mathewson. In 1946, a win disallowed
in 1902 is restored to Mathewson's record, to leave the 2 pitchers tied.
Phillies P Curt Simmons cuts off the end of his left big toe with his
power lawn mower and does not start a game for the Phillies for a month.
1932: The Phillies purchase the contracts of P Flint Rhem and Eddie
Delker from the Cardinals.
1967: The Phillies release P Pedro Ramos.
1959: The Phillies trade 3B Willie "Puddin' Head" Jones to the Indians for
OF Jim Bolger.
1948: Richie Ashburn ties the modern National League Rookie record by hitting
safely in his 23rd straight game, a 6-5 Phillies win at Chicago. Ashburn
hit .439 during the streak.
1915: Phillies P Grover Alexander pitches a 5-0, one-hit victory at St. Louis.
2001: Traded Paul Byrd to the Kansas City Royals. Received Jose Santiago.
1965: Johnny Calison hits 3 home runs in a 10-9 victory vs Chicago.
1943: The Phillies trade OF Dain Clay to the Reds for SS Charlie Brewster.
1930: Phillies OF Denny Southern hits 4 doubles to tie a major league record
and scores five runs as the Phillies beat Cincinnati 15-4.
1928: Phillies OF Cy Williams belts his second HR in succession as a pinch-
hitter in a 5-3 win over the Cubs. His previous HR as a pinch-hitter was
hit on June 2nd vs the Cardinals.
1967: The Phillies trade C Bob Uecker to the Braves for C-1B Gene Oliver.
1966: Jim Bunning strikes out a career-equaling high 14, beats the Reds 5-1,
and wins his 8th in a row, also matching his career high set in 1964.
1957: Rookie Jack Sanford ties a club rookie record by striking out 13 in
a 1-0 win over the Cubs.
1939: The Phillies release OF Chuck Klein.
1927: The Phillies trade P Hal Carlson to the Cubs for P Tony Kaufmann and
SS Jimy Cooney.
2005: Traded Placido Polanco to the Detroit Tigers. Received Ugueth Urbina
and Ramon Martinez.
1989: After taking a 10-0 lead in the top of the first inning (Pittsburgh's
best inning since 1942), the Pirates lose to the Phillies 15-11. After the
season, Pirates broadcaster Jim Rooker will conduct a charity walk from
Philadelphia to Pittsburgh as a result of his on-air promise to walk home
if the Pirates blew their early lead.
1968: Pinch-hitter Howie Bedell's sacrifice fly in the Phillies 5th inning ends
Don Drysdale's major league record streak of 58 2/3 scoreless innings.
1965: The Phillies release P Ryne Duren.
1951: The Phillies trade OF Dick Whitman and cash to the Dodgers for OF-INF
1920: The Phillies trade SS Dave Bancroft to the Giants for SS Art Fletcher,
P Bill Hubbell, and $100,000.
1907: Lew Moren pitches the Phillies to a one-hit victory against St. Louis.
1893: Billy Hamilton gets his 8th consecutive hit as the Phillies beat
1982: Steve Carlton strikes out 16 while handing the Cubs their 10th consecutive
loss by a score of 4-2.
1963: Home runs by Don Demeter, pinch-hitter Jim Lemon, and Johnny Callison in
a five run 9th inning bring the Phillies to a 7-7 tie with the Reds. The
Phillies win the game in the 10th inning.
1959: The Phillies purchase the contract of OF Solly Drake from the Dodgers.
Drake spent only the remainder of the 59 season with the Phillies as a
1949: The Phillies beat the Bucs in 18 innings by a score of 4-3. The teams
combine for 68 at bats, 21 assists, and three errors. The Phillies failed to
draw a walk.
1915: The Phils move into first place, as Grover Alexander holds the Cubs
hitless until the 7th. Alexander will be 31-10 and lead the NL with a 1.55
ERA, 36 CG, 376 IP, 241 strikeouts, and 12 shutouts.
1903: The Phils score breaking the Pirates' record run of 6 straight shutouts
and 56 scoreless innings. The Giants were blanked twice, Boston 3 times, and
the Phils once.
2007: Jose Mesa (P) Signed as Free Agent ( 2007)
1981: Phillies 1B Pete Rose singles off Nolan Ryan in the first inning to tie
Stan Musial as the NL's all-time hit leader with 3,630, then strikes out in
his next 3 at bats. Rose's single is the only hit off Ryan until the 8th
inning, when the Phillies score 5 times for a 5-4 win over Houston.
1974: During a 12-0 win over the Astros, Phillies 3B Mike Schmidt hits a ball
off the public address speaker hanging from the Astrodome roof, 117 feet up
and 300 feet from the plate. Schmidt must settle for a titanic single.
1926: Phillies reserve 3B Russ Wrighthouse hits for the cycle in a 13-11 victory
1990: Lenny Dykstra's hitting streaks stops at 23 games, as he goes 0-for-8
in a doubleheader with Montreal. Dykstra's average drops from .407 to .392.
1987: Having traded for him last December, the Phillies deal Mike Easler back
to the Yankees for a pair of minor leaguers.
1985 - Von Hayes became the 21st player in major league history to hit two
home runs in an inning, connecting twice during a nine-run first inning,
powering the Phillies to a 26-7 victory over the New York Mets. The 26 runs
in one game are a club record and the most in the NL since 1944.
1977: OF Greg "The Bull" Luzinski hits a grand slam and a three run double,
driving in seven as the Phillies beat the Braves 13-11.
1952: Cubs OF Hank Sauer hits three solo home runs off Curt Simmons as the
Phillies lose 3-2 at Wrigley.
1944: The Phillies purchase C Johnny Peacock from the Red Sox.
1934: The Phillies trade 1B Don Hurst tom the Cubs for 1B Dolf Camilli.
1971: The Phillies trade INF Tony Taylor to the Tigers for Ps Carl Cavanaugh
and Mike Fremuth.
1971: Phillies 2B Terry Harmon accepts 18 chances during a 3-0 win over the
Padres, setting a modern ML record.
1967: The Phillies sell the contract of 1B Tito Francona to Atlanta.
1959: Giants P Mike McCormick does not yield a single hit in the first 5
innings of a game against the Phillies. In the top of the 6th, he gives up a
hit to Richie Ashburn, but the game is called because of rain. The incomplete
inning is not included in the records, thereby giving McCormick a 3-0 no-hitter
even though he has given up a hit.
1954: The Phillies purchase the contract of P Herm Wehmeier from the Reds.
1954: Braves P Jim Wilson no-hits the Phillies at Milwaukee. The final
score was 2-0.
1950: The Phillies sell the contract of P Hank Borowy to the Pirates.
1993: The Phillies acquired P Kevin Foster from Seattle for P Bob Ayrault.
1980: Pete Rose goes 4-for-5 to move past Honus Wagner into 5th place on the
all-time hit list with 3,431. The Phillies start the game with 7 consecutive
hits and go on to beat San Diego 9-6.
1958: The Phillies trade C Joe Lonnett to the Braves for C Carl Sawatski.
1938: The Phillies trade P Bucky Walters to the Reds for C Spud Davis, P Al
Hollingsworth, and $55,000.
1918; The Phillies and St. Louis tie, 8-8, in 19 innings.
1987: Mike Schmidt hits 3 home runs in a game for the 3rd time in his career
to lead the Phillies to an 11-6 win over the Expos. His 2nd home run is also
his 2,000th career hit, and his 3rd gives him 511 career homers, tying him
with Mel Ott on the all-time list.
1978: The Phillies trade OFs Jay Johnstone and "Downtown" Ollie Brown to the
Yankees for P Rawley Eastwick.
1972: The Phillies trade C Tim McCarver to the Expos for C John Bateman.
1965: The Phillies sell the contract of C Gus Triandos to the Astros.
1959: The Phillies sell the contract of C Jim Hegan to the Giants.
1947: The Phillies trade P Ken Raffensberger and C Hugh Poland to the
Reds for C Al Kaleman.
1934: The Phillies purchase the contract of 3B Bucky Walters from
the Red Sox. This is the same Bucky Walters, the pitcher, who was
listed in yesterday's TIPH post. The Phillies acquired him from the
Red Sox as 3B and sold him to the Reds as a pitcher.
1876: Phillies George Hall becomes the first major leaguer to hit for
1978: In a swap of pitchers, the Phillies send Gene Garber to the Braves
for Dick Ruthven.
1977: The Phillies trade P Tom Underwood, OF Rick Bosetti, and 1B Dane
Iorg to the cards for OF Bake McBride and P Steve Waterberry.
1977: The Phillies trade P Wayne Twitchell and C Tim Blackwell to Montreal
for C Barry Foote and P Dan Warthen.
1972: The Phillies trade P Joe Hoerner and 1B Andre Thorton to the Braves
for Ps Jim Nash and Gary Neibauer.
1968: The Phillies fire manager Gene Mauch after 8 1/2 years, and replace him
with Bob Skinned who was manager of the club's San Diego farm team.
1962: The Phillies score 10 runs in the 3rd inning, their biggest inning in
13 years and beat the Reds 13-8.
1960: The Phillies trade OFs Harry Anderson and Wally Post and 1b Fred Hopke
to the Reds for OF Tony Gonzalez and INF-OF Lee Walls.
1955: The Phillies sell the contract of 1b Earl Torgeson to the Tigers.
1954: The Phillies sell the contract of INF-OF Tommy Brown to the Cubs.
1954: With exactly half the season remaining, former Cardinals CF Terry
Moore replaces Phillies manager Steve O'Neill.
1949: Phillies 1b Eddie Waitkus is shot by 19 year old Ruth Ann Steinhagen
in her Chicago hotel room. We will be sidelined for the rest of the season.
1945: The Phillies trade C Johnny Peacock to the Dodgers for P-OF Ben
1940: The Phillies trade OG Morrie Arnovich to the Reds for OF Johnny Rizzo.
1934: The Phillies trade OF Chick Fullis to the Cardinals for OF Kiddo Davis.
1894: Phillies SS Bob Allen is hit in the face with a pitch in a contest
against Cincinnati. Allen will require surgery to save his sight, and his
career is all but ended.
1991: Phillies rookie Andy Ashby struck out the side in the fourth inning
against Cincinnati on just nine pitches. It was only the 12th time in
National League history that it had been accomplished and the first time
by a Phillies pitcher.
1944: Phils P Bill Lee takes a one-hitter into the 9th inning vs the Dodgers,
but loses the game by a 2-0 score as the Phillies commit two erroer that lead
to lead to Dodger runs.
1929: Ray Benge strikes our 13 to tie the Phillies club record in a 7-2 win
1894: Ed Delahanty goes 6-for-6 with a double, as the Phillies top Cincinnati
by a 19-9 score.
1961: The Phillies sigh OF Elmer Valo as a free agent.
1957: The Phillies release OF Frankie Baumholtz.
1933: The Phillies trade 3B Pinky Whitney and OF Hal Lee to Boston for OF
Wes Schulmerich, INF Fritz Knothe, and cash.
1930: OF Chuck Klein hits in his 26th straight game to set the Phillies modern
day record, compiling a .482 BA (53 for 110) from May 18th through June 17th.
1914: OF Sherry Mageeties a major leagur record with four doubles in a game
against St. Louis.
1995: The Phillies acquired OF Andy Van Slyke from the Orioles for
P Gene Harris.
1989: the Phillies Steve Bedrosian and traded a player to be named later to the
San Francisco Giants. Received Terry Mulholland, Dennis Cook, and Charlie Hayes.
The Phillies sent Rick Parker (August 7, 1989) to the Giants to complete the trade.
1989: The Phillies acquire OF Lenny Dykstra, P Roger McDowell, and
P Tom Edens from the Mets for 2B Juan Samual.
1948: Robin Robert makes his pitching debut, losing to Pittsburgh 2-0.
1898: The Phillies fire manager George Stallings.
1955: The Phillies beat the Cubs in 15 inings. The win matches the teams
longest 1-0 victory.
1982: Phillies Pete Rose plays in his 3,000th ML game (a 3-1 loss to the Pirates),
joining Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, and Carl Yastrzemski as the only players
to reach that plateau.
1967: Larry jackson pitches a 4-0, one-hit victory against the Mets. It was
Jackson's 18th win without a defeat vs New York.
1900: One day after Brooklyn moved into the NL lead for the first time all
year, the Phillies regain first place with a 5-4 win over the Superbas.
1898: Elmer Flick, who swings a 54-ounce bat, hits 3 triples for the Phillies
at St. Louis in a 14-2 victory.
1974: The Phillies purchase P Pete Richert from the cardinals.
1964: Jim Bunning pitches the first complete perfect game in the NL in
eighty-four years, beating the Mets 6-0. He also becomes the first pitcher
to win no-hitters in both leagues and drives in 2 runs. Gus Triandos became
the first catcher to handle no-hitters in both leagues.
1904: The Phillies beat the Dodgers 1-0 in thirten innings. John McPherson
gets the win, his only ML win ever.
1900: Brooklyn scores seven runs in the 11th inning to take a 20-13 lead
over the Phillies. When the Phillies try to stall in the bottom of the
inning hoping the game would be called due to darkness, umpire Hank O'day
forfeits the game to the Dodgers.
1967: The Phillies sell the contract of SS Dick Groat to the Giants.
1944: The Phillies win 1-0 on Ron Northey's solo home run in the 15th
inning at Boston. The win matched the longest 1-0 win in Phillies history.
1986: The Phillies set a club record with 11 doubles, and Juan Samuel hits
a pair of 3-run home runs as the Phillies beat the Cubs 19-1 at Veterans
1978: The Phillies take both ends of a twin-bill from the Cubs to take over
the NL East lead, on route to the division title.
1973: Ken Brett sets a ML record for pitchers by hitting a home run in
four consecutive games.
1971: Rick Wise pitches a no-hitter at Cincinatti and becomes the first pitcher
in ML history to hot two homers in a no-hitter. Wise gets Pete Rose for the
1963: Jimmy Piersall of the New York Mets hits the 100th HR of his ML career
and celebrates by running around the bases backwards. Dallas Green of the
Phillies gave up the home run.
1961: The Phillies overcome leads of 9-0 and 11-2 to win 12-11 in Pittsburgh.
2007: J.C. Romero (P) Signed to a Minor League Contract.
1974: The Phillies purchase the contract of OF Ollie Brown from Houston.
1969: Phillies manager Bob Skinner suspends Dick Allen for failing to show up
for a double-header at New York. The suspension lasts until July 20th.
1946: Jack Lohrke, a young infielder, gets off a bus at its last stop before the
the bus is involved in an accident, that kills 9 members of the Spokane (Western
International League) team. The future Phillie will be known as Lucky from
that day on.
1986: The Phillies give 41-year-old Steve Carlton his unconditional release
and call up Bruce Ruffin to take his place in the starting rotation.
Willie Stargell hits the longest home run at the Vet, a towering drive
into the exit of section 601 in right field off Jim Bunning. That year,
the Pirates hit 21 homers at the Vet, a Veterans Satdium record.
1953: The Phillies beat the Cubs, 13-2. It's the 11th time in a row that
the Phillies have registered victories over Chicago.
1957: The Phillies purchase the contract of P Warren Hacker from the Reds.
1915: Grover Alexander pitches a 4-0, one hit victory over Brooklyn.
1963: Johnny Callison hits for the cycle in a 13-4 victory at Pittsburgh.
1963: Tony Gonzalez's consecutive errorless streak (for outfielders) ends
with a 7th inning miscue at Pittsburgh.
1952: Eddie Sawyer is fired by the Phillies. He is replaced by Steve O'Niell.
1987: Pinch hitter Greg Gross breaks up Ron Darling's no-hitter with a leadoff
triple in the 8th inning and 2 Phillies rallies beat the Mets 5-4.
1974: The Phillies release P George Culver.
1963: The Phillies sell the contract of OF Jim Lemon to the White Sox.
1961: The Philies and the Giants play the longest game (by time) in ML history.
It ended in a 7-7 tie after five hours and eleven minutes.
1960: Pancho Herrera hits a 7th inning homer to run the longest hitting
streak in Phillies history to 20 games.
1959: The Phillies Wally Post becomes the only player in baseball history to
twice throw out 2 runners from the OF in one inning.
1923: The Phillies went into the last of the 9th inning trailing Brooklyn 7-0,
but rallied for 8 runs to win 8-7.
1909: Phillies president Israel Durham dies suddenly in Atlantic City. Durham
was president for four only months.
1892: The Phillies tie the club record with the 16th straight victory beating
1887: The Phillies shut out Indianapolis 24-0. It was the most runs the Phillies
have scored in a shutot vistory in franchise history.
1987: In the first game of the Phillies doubleheader sweep of Pittsburgh,
Steve Bedrosian records his 12th consecutive save (in 12 appearances) to break
the ML record set by Sparky Lyle in 1975.
1964: The Phillies sell the contract of P Johnny Klippstein to the Twins.
1945: The Phillies name Ben Chapman player-manager.
1916: Eppa Rixey pitches a one-hit victory aganist the Giants.
1912: Grover Alexander ties a Phillies record by striking out 13 Dodgers in
an eleven inning, 3-2 Phillies win.
2006: The Phillies traded Daniel Haigwood (minors) and cash to the Texas Rangers.
Received Fabio Castro.
1984: The Phillies traded Marty Bystrom and Keith Hughes to the New York Yankees.
Received Shane Rawley.
1967: Cookie Rojas pitches a scoreless ninth inning in a 12-3 loss to the
Giants. The pitching stint alowed Rojas to play all nine positions in
1938: The Phillies play the final game in the baker Bowl. The lose 14-1 to
1935: Syl Johnson beats Bostn 15-5 for his eighth straight victory.
1932: Chuck Klein hits his 23rd and 24th home runs ina 9-3 win over the Dodgers.
It was the most home runs at that time by the end of June.
1921: The Phillies trade 2B Johnny Rawlings and OF Casey Stengel to the Giants
for INF Joe Rapp and OFs Lee King and Curt Walker.
1898: The Phillies blast their highest hit total of the season, 27, beating the
2012: The Phillies traded DH Jim Thome to Baltimore Orioles for C Gabriel Lino and RHP Kyle Simon.
2012: The Phillies traded RHP Chad Qualls to New York Yankees for cash.
1975: The Phillies sign C Tim McCarver as a free agent.
1951: Russ Meyer and Jim Konstanty combine to pitch a one-hitter, but the
Philies lose to Brooklyn 2-0.
1931: Chuck Klein hits for the cycle and knocks in five runs as the Phillies
beat Chicago 11-6.
1887: The Phillies and Wolverines set an all-time record by scoring in 15 of the
18 half-innings played.
1987: Houston's Glenn Davis ends Steve Bedrosian's record-setting streak of 13
consecutive saves by belting a 3-run home run in the top of the 9th inning to
give the Astros a 7-6 win over the Phillies.
1969: The Phillies beat the Bucs 14-4 for their ninth straight victory, all on
the road. It sets a club record for concecutive road victories.
1962: Dodger pitcher Johnny Podres strikes out eight Philies in succession in
a 5-1 Dodger victory at Los Angeles.
1961: The Phillies trade OF Bobby Del Greco to the Kansas City A's for OF
1959: Phillies 3B Gene Freese hits his 2nd grand slam of the season, this one
off the Reds Jim Brosnan, as the Phillies win 7-6.
1965: During batting practice before a 10-8 los to the Reds, Phillies INFs
Dick Alen and Frank Thomas get into a fight when Thomas swings a bat at Allen.
Thomas ends up on the DL after hitting a game-tying home run as an 8th inning
pinch-hitter, and is released following the game.
1928: Alex Ferguson pitches a 15-0, seven hit win at Boston. It's the first
shutout was the first of the season by a Phillies pitcher.
1979: Steve Carlton shuts out the Mets 1-0 on a one-hitter, but the Phils lose 3
other pitchers that day: Larry Christenson pulls a groin muscle, Dick Ruthven
goes on the disabled list, and Randy Lerch fractures his thumb in a brawl.
1976: Tim McCarver lost a grand slam when he passed Garry Maddox on the basepaths
in a game the Phillies won against the Pirates 10-5, at Pittsburgh. The Phillies
lost the 2nd game of the double-header 7-5.
1967: C Clay Dalrymple ties a NL record by drawing six walks as the Phillies
sweep a double-header from Houston. They win 9-0 in the first and 4-3 in
the 11 inning night-cap.
1938: The Phillies play their first game in their new home, Shibe Park. They
lost to Boston 10-5, but take the second game, 10-2.
1934: With the Phillies playing the Dodgers, manager Casey Stengel comes out
to the mound to remove P Boom Boom Beck from the game in the Baker Bowl. The
frustrated Beck turns and fires the ball at the tin wall in RF. Dodgers OF Hack
Wilson, not paying attention, hears the ball, hurries to retrieve it, and fires
a strike to 2B, hoping to prevent the runner from advancing.
1924: Phillies SS Heinie Sand handles 18 chances against the Giants, falling one
short of Danny Richardson's record set on June 20, 1892
1921: The Phillies purchase the contract of 1B Ed Nonetchy from Brooklyn.
1930: The Phillies lose a doubleheader to the Braves to drop into the cellar
for the rest of the season, despite a team batting average of .315.
1915: Grover Alexander pitches a 2-0, 1 hut win over the Giants.
1904: The Phillies win in 10 innings to end New York's 18 game winning streak.
1989: Despite having retired on May 29th, Mike Schmidt is elected to start at
3B for the NL in the All-Star Game. He does not play though.
1980: Steve Carlton (14-4) becomes the major leagues' lefthanded strikeout king,
fanning 7 Cardinals in an 8-3 Phillies win to bring his career total to 2,836.
Mickey Lolich had held the record with 2,832.
1965: Don Demeter of the Phillies plays his record 226th consecutive game without
an error in the OF.
1951: Richie Ashburn hits safely in his 20th straight game.
1943: The Phillies purchase the contract of P Dick Barrett from the Cubs.
1979: Mike Schmidt homers in his first 3 times up for the Phillies, to give him
a ML-record-tying 4 straight over 2 games. Schmidt flies to the warning track
in his next at bat, and the Phils lose 8-6 to the Giants. Schmidt will hit 3
more HRs in the next 3 games to tie the NL record of 7 HRs in 5 games.
1964: Johnny Callison hits a three run homer to give the National League a
7-4 victory in the 25th ML All-Star Game at Shea Stadium. Callison was voted
the games MVP.
1935: Phillies 2B Lou Chiozza ties a NL record with 11 assists in a 9-1 win
1933: Phillies 2B Mickey Finn dies following an abdominal operation.
1919: The Phillies tie a Major League record by stealing 8 bases against the
1919: In the first game of a doubleheader against the Giants, the Phillies steal
8 bases in the 9th but lose 10-5. Fred Luderus, Eddie Sicking, Hick Cady, and
Gavvy Cravath each have 2 thefts.
1952: The National League beats the American League 3-2 before 32,785 at Shibe
Park. Phillies P Curt Simmons stars for the Phillies.
1946: The Phillies purchase the contract of P Blix Donnely from the Cardinals.
1943: Phich-hitter Pinky May singles with 2 out in the 14th inning to drive in
the only run abnd P Dick Barrett goes the distance as the Phillies beat the
1933: Chuck Fullis hits safely in his 22nd straight game.
1924: The Phillies set a major league record by playing a 25 inning twin-bill
without comitting an error.
1919: Jack Coombs resigns as manager of the Phillies. He is replaced by Gavvy
1898: Red Donahue pitches a no-hitter as the Phillies beat Boston 5-0.
1996: The National League beat the American League 6-0 victory in the All-Star
game at played at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia.
1987: Mike Schmidt hits his 513th career home run off Atlanta's Zane Smith
to move past Eddie Mathews and Ernie Banks into 10th place on the all-time
list, however the Phillies lose to the Braves 11-6.
1967: Dick Alen becomes the first player to hit a home run over the center
field fence between the stands and the flagpole at Connie Mack Stadium since
the fence was rasied to 32 feet in 1934.
1961: The Phillies sign C Darrell Johnson as a free agent.
1959: Third baseman Gene Freese hits his 3rd grand slam of the season as the
Phillies beat St. Louis 11-0.
1955: The Phillies sign P Saul Rogovin as a free agent.
1955: Robin Roberts streak of complete games is stopped at 28 as he is relieved
by Bob Miler in a 6-5 Phillies win over Brooklyn.
1936: Chuck Klein hits 4 HRs in 5 at bats in a 10-inning game at Forbes Field.
His final HR beats the Pirates 9-6.
1930: The Phillies come from behind in the last of the 9th to defeat the Giants
5-4. Chuck Klein's double off Carl Hubbell drives in Lefty O'Doul from 2nd.
1925: The Phillies sell the contract of P Walter Holke to the Reds.
1974: ThePhillies sell the contract of INF Billy Grabarkewitz to the Cubs.
1972: Philies G.M. Paul Owens assumes the title of manager succeding Frank
1965: The Phillies sell the contract of 1B Frank Thomas to the Astros.
1936: Chuck Klein becomes the 4th major league player to hit 4 home runs in
a game in a ten inning, 9-6 Phillies win over the Pirates.
1921: The Phillies trade P Cecil Causey to the Giants for Pjesse Winters and
INF John Monroe.
1971: 1B Derron Johnson hits 3 home runs in a game in an 11-5 win over Montreal.
1967: The Phillies trade the contract of INF Phil Libz to the Mets for INF
1954: Phillies 3B Jim Command hits a grand slam in his 1st ML at bat vs Brooklyn.
1910: Philies 1b Kitty Bransfield drives in 8 runs as the Philies beat the
1936: Joe Bowman, with relief from Claude Passeau, pitches a 4-0, one-hit victory
The 47th All-Star game in held at Veterans Stadium. The NL wins 7-1.
1943: The All Star game in held in Shibe Park. The AL wins 5-3.
1900: 3B Harry Wolverton gets five hits, including three triples as the
Phillies beat the Bucs 23-8.
1897: Ed Delahanty has 9 hits in 9 at bats during the Phillies-Louisville
doubleheader. The Phillies win both games 4-3 and 9-7.
1896: Ed Delehanty hits four home runs and a single and drives in six
runs, but the Phillies lose 9-8.
1962: The Phillies release P Frank Sullivan.
1961: P Jack Baldschum relieves his 8th straight Phillies game, one short of
the major league record. He beats the Dodgers 7-5.
1945: The Phillies sell the contract of P Bill Lee to Boston.
1934: The Phillies score 11 runs in the 2nd inning and beat the Reds 18-0.
1919: The Phillies trade Ps Elmer Jacobs and Frank Woodward and 3B Boug Baird
to the Cardinals for P Lee Meadows and 1B Gene Paulette.
1897: Ed Delahanty goes 4-for-5 with 2 singles, a double, and a HR in the
Phillies 10-5 win over Louisville. Delahanty sets a ML record with 10
1909: Pitchers Buster Brown and Lew Richie and infielder Dave Shean traded to
Boston Braves for outfielder Johnny Bates and infielder Charlies Starr.
1954: Steve O'Neill fired as manager of the Phillies and former St. Louis
Cardinal outfielder Terry Moore named his successor.
1957: Phillies beat St. Louis, 6-2, to take over first place in the National
League for the first time after May since 1950.
1972: Phillies score eleven runs in seventh inning in 11-4 victory at San
Francisco, their biggest inning in thirty-eight years.
1964: First baseman Roy Sievers sold to Washington Senators.
1964: Phillies win, 7-5, at Pittsburgh, take National League lead. They hold it
until September 27 when Milwaukee wins, 14-8, at Philadelphia to hand Phillies
seventh straight defeat in ten-game losing streak that cost them the pennant.
1948: Ben Chapman fired as manager of Phillies and is succeeded by interim
manager Dusty Cooke.
1937: Si Johnson and St. Louis beat Bucky Walters and Phillies, 10-3, in
first game, and Johnson beats Walters, 10-10, as both relieve in tenth-inning
1895: Chicago scores twelve runs in fourth inning against Phillies.
1918: Chicago wins, 2-1, in twenty-one innings in longest game in history of
the Phillies (A). Lefty Tyler beats Mule Watson as both pitchers go the route,
and the two teams set major league record for longest errorless game.
1939: In his first series in Philadelphia since leaving the Phillies and signing
with Pittsburgh, Chuck Klein hits two home runs in 7-4 Pirate victory.
1948: Granny Hamner bats in seven runs with two doubles and a single in 11-10
Phillies victory at St. Louis.
1963: Phillies overcome 7-0 and 9-2 deficits to beat Houston, 10-9, in ten
1965: Johnny Callison hits third career grand-slam home run as Phillies get
twenty-two hits to win at Cincinnati, 14-7.
1988: Ricky Jordan homers in his first ML at bat. The Phillies go on to beat
1983: Despite being in first place in the NL East, the Phillies fire manager
Pat Corrales because the team is "not playing up to its potential." GM Paul
Owens will manage the club instead.
1954: The Phillies purchase the contract of INF Floyd Baker purchased from
the Red Sox.
1954: Phillies are leading, 8-1, in fifth inning at St. Louis (second game)
when game is forfeited because of stalling by Cardinals.
1930: Chuck Klein's consecutive-game hitting streak ends at 26. The Phillie
outfielder is stopped by journeymen hurlers Al Grabowski and Jim Lindsey of
1912: The Cubs get 21 hits in 11 innings but still lost to the Phillies when
Gavvy Cravath stole home.
1949: Phillies left-hander Ken Heintzelman beats Chicago, 1-0, for his third
1-0 victory of season.
1960: Pinch-hitter Clay Dalrymple's single to center with two out in eighth
inning is only hit off San Francisco's Juan Marichal, who beats Phillies, 2-0,
in his major league debut.
1963: Roy Sievers hits 300th career home run with one man on base and one out
in ninth inning to beat New York, 2-1, and hand Roger Craig his thirteenth
1969: Dick Allen's suspension ends. He incurs a $12,000 fine.
1933: Babe Herman hits three home runs and a single, bats in eight runs in
10-1 victory over Phillies at Chicago.
1955: Curt Simmons beat Cincinnati, 4-2, for fifth straight complete game
victory by Phillies pitching staff in three days.
1983: Two outs away from a no-hitter against the Astros, P Charles Hudson gives
up a bloop single to Craig Reynolds and back-to-back home runs to Denny Walling
and Dickie Thon. Hudson settles for a 10-3 victory.
1923: Phillies score twelve runs in sixth inning to match their all-time
high for one inning in 17-4 victory over Chicago (first game).
1935: Phillies win doubleheader shutout at Cincinnati behind Curt Davis,
4- 0, in first game and behind Joe Bowman, 2-0, in second game.
1955: Gus Bell hits three solo home runs for Cincinnati but Phillies win,
1960: Robin Roberts pitches 3-0, one-hit victory (Felipe Alou single in
fifth inning) at San Francisco for third one-hitter of his major league career.
1964: Pitcher Cal McLish released by Phillies.
1997: Traded Darren Daulton to the Florida Marlins. Received Billy McMillon.
2005: Traded Tim Worrell and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Matt Kata.
1927: Outfielder Freddy Leach hits grand-slam home run to beat Chicago, 6- 5.
1930: Pitcher Phil Collins, who finished major league career with only three
home runs, hits home runs in fourth and fifth innings of 11-5 victory over
1936: Outfielder Johnny Moore hits three consecutive home runs, bats in six
runs in 16-4 victory over Pittsburgh.
1955: Longest Phillies winning streak since 1892 reaches eleven games with
6-3 victory over St. Louis in opener of doubleheader. All eleven games were
played at home.
1958: Mayo Smith fired as manager of Phillies, and Eddie Sawyer is named to
succeed him, his second term as manager of Phillies.
1964: Phillies first baseman Danny Cater suffers broken left arm in 4-1 victory
1930: Phillies set modern club record with fourty-eight total bases in 16-15,
thirteen-inning loss to Pittsburgh (second game).
1955: Del Ennis hits three home runs, bats in all seven runs in 7-2 victory
over St. Louis.
1966: Pitchers Roger Craig and Ed Roebuck released.
1978: Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton becomes seventy-eighth pitcher to win
200th major league game in 13-2 victory over Houston.
2012: Signed Cole Hamels signed a six-year, $144 million contract extension.
1930: The Phillies Chuck Klein objects sharply to an 8th-inning strike call by
umpire Lou Jorda and is banished for the first time in his career. Also ejected
are manager Burt Shotton, captain Fresco Thompson, and 1B Don Hurst. It is
necessary to use 42-year-old Cy Williams in RF in the 9th, the only inning of
play Klein will miss in 1930.
1899: Nap Lajoie is confined to bed with water on the knee and will miss about
2 months of the season.
1913: Pittsburgh's Max Carey scores five runs without getting a hit against Phillies (A).
1921: Outfielder Irish Meusel traded to New York giants for catcher Butch Henline, outfielder Curt Walker, pitcher Jesse Winters, and $30,000.
1950: Phillies win doubleheader shutout over Chicago, winning first game behand Bubba Church, 7-0, and second game behind Robin Roberts, 1-0; take over National League lead and hold it for remainder of season.
1982: Steve Carlton pitches his 50th career shutout, a 1-0 five-hitter against
the Dodgers and Jerry Reuss.
1980: In the first game of a doubleheader split with the Braves, Mike Schmidt
hits his 25th and 26th home runs of the season to pass Del Ennis as the Phillies
all-time HR leader with 261.
2013: The Phillies agreed to terms with Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
on a six-year deal worth $48 million guaranteed, with an $11 million option for 2019.
1890: Phillies win, 5-2, at Cleveland for their sixteenth straight victory, tying
their all-time club record. Streak ended July 28 with 12-4 loss at Chicago.
1892: Ed Delahanty gets 5 of the Phillies 29 hits, including 3 doubles and a
triple, in a 26-6 beating of the Reds.
1911: C-manager Red Dooin suffers a broken leg in a collision at home plate
with Rebel Oakes of the Cardinals.
1892: Phillies beat Cincinnati, 26-6.
1928: The Phils buy lefthand hitting OF Chuck Klein from Fort Wayne.
1948: Eddie Sawyer, who had been managing club's Toronto farm team, named
manager of Phillies, succeeding interim manager Dusty Cooke.
1960: Phillies end streak of thirty-eight straight scoreless innings with run
in sixth inning of 4-3 victory at Chicago. Streak began with last six inning
on July 21 at San Francisco, and continues with 2-0, 2-0 and 9-0 losses at
Los Angeles July 22-24.
2000: Traded Curt Schilling to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Omar Daal, Nelson
Figueroa, Travis Lee, and Vicente Padilla.
1931: Pitcher Sheriff Blake purchased from Chicago Cubs.
1950: Del Ennis gets a double and a home run, bats in seven runs in seventh
and eighth innings to tie National League record in 13-3 victory over Chicago.
1958: Catcher John Turk and cash traded to Detroit Tigers for catcher Jim Hegan.
2001: The Phillies traded Bruce Chen and Adam Walker (minors) to the New York Mets.
Received Dennis Cook and Turk Wendell.
2001: The Phillies traded Wayne Gomes to the San Francisco Giants. Received Felipe Crespo.
2007: Tadahito Iguchi (2B) Traded From Chi. White Sox for RHP Michael Dubee.
1939: Pitcher Max Butcher traded to Pittsburgh Pirates for first baseman
1943: Brooklyn pitcher Freddie Fitzsimmons named manager of Phillies,
succeeding Bucky Harris.
1951: Russ Meyer pitches Phillies fourth shutout in row, winning, 1-0, at
Chicago. Streak of scoreless innings by Phillies staff ends at forty-one
on July 29 at Chicago. Robin Roberts pitched 2-0 shutout at St. Louis on
July 25; Ken Johnson pitched 7-0 shutout at St. Louis on July 26; and Bubba
Church pitched 2-0 shutout at Chicago on July 27.
2006: The Phillies traded David Bell to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Wilfrido
2011: The Phillie acquire OF Hunter Pence from the Astros first baseman
Jonathan Singleton, right-handers Jarred Cosart, and Josh Zeid and a player
to be named later.
1965: Phillies and Pittsburgh break modern major league record with two-
team total of twenty-six strikeouts. Despite sixteen strikeouts, Phillies
win, 5-0, behind Ray Culp's two hitter (A).
1968: George Culver pitches 6-1, no-hit victory for Cincinnati against
Phillies (second game). Phillies score unearned run in second inning.
2002: Traded Scott Rolen, Doug Nickle, and cash to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Received Placido Polanco, Mike Timlin, and Bud Smith.
2009: The Phillies acquired LHP Cliff Lee from the Cleveland Indians for
prospects Jason Knapp, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and Lou Marson.
1929: Pinky Whitney hits for cycle in 13-5 victory at Pittsburgh.
1937: Phillies first baseman Dolf Camilli ties major league record by
playing nine-inning game without a putout in 1-0 victory at Cincinnati.
1953: Phillies score nine runs in sixth inning of 17-8 victory in Cincinatti.
1957: Ron Northery signs as free agent with Phillies in afternoon, then ties
major league record that night with ninth career home run as pinch-hitter with
one man on base in eighth inning to help Phillies win at Cincinnati, 8-5.
1996: Ruben Amaro and Ricky Otero each got four hits in a 8-7 win over the
Cardinals. Amaro, now the Phillies assistant general manager, hit his first
home run of the season. Mickey Morandini also had three of the Phillies
22 hits in the game.
2006: Traded Bobby Abreu and Cory Lidle to the New York Yankees. Received Matt Smith,
C.J. Henry (minors), Carlos Monastrios (minors), and Jesus Sanchez (minors).
2007: 7/30 Kyle Lohse (P) Traded From Cincinnati for LHP Matt Maloney.
1921: Phillies third baseman Goldie Rapp's major league rookie record twenty-
three game hitting streak ends in Chicago.
1982: Manny Trillo misplays Bill Buckner's grounder in the 7th inning of a 2-0
win over the Cubs, ending his errorless string at 89 games and 479 consecutive
1932: Pinky Whitney hits two doubles in seven-run fourth inning of 18-5 victory
1972: New York beats Phillies in eighteenth-inning, first game, 3-2. In second
game, Phillies win, 4-1, but Mets end pitcher Steve Carlton's streak of thirty
straight scoreless innings with run in fourth inning.
1919: In game at Chicago, Phillies first baseman Fred Luderus plays in his 479th
consecutive game, breaking the major league record held by Eddie Collins of the
Chicago White Sox. The Luderus streak began on June 2, 1916, and ended after 533
games in the 1920 season opener. It ranks as the second longest in the history
of the Phillies.
1923: Pitcher Johnny Couch purchased from Cincinnati Reds.
1929: Phillies first baseman Don Hurst sets National League record by hitting
a home run in his sixth consecutive game in 2-0 victory at Pittsburgh. During
streak that started July 28, Hurst got no other hits in the six games.
1935: Dolf Camilli, who led all National League first basemen in fielding
percentage two seasons later, sets major league record for first basemen by
committing three errors in first inning as Phillies lose to Brooklyn, 8-3.
1962: Phillies pitcher Art Mahaffey gives up two home runs to Frank Thomas
and two home runs to Marv Throneberry, but his own grand-slam home run in third
inning helps him win, 9-4, at New York.
1972: The Phillies sell the contract of Woody Fryman to the Tigers. Fryman, just
4-10 for the Phillies, will go 10-3 for Detroit.
1930: For the second time this season OF Chuck Klein hits in his 26th straight
game (July 12th through August 3rd), complilig a .434 BA (49 for 113).
1943: Catcher Mickey Livingston traded to Chicago Cubs for pitcher Bill Lee.
1948: Second baseman Emil Verban sold to Chicago Cubs.
1969 Cincinnati scores ten runs in fifth inning, gets twenty-five hits in 19-17
victory over Phillies. The thirty-six total runs are the most by two teams in
any Phillies game since Brooklyn won, 20-16, on May 18, 1929.
1990: Traded Jeff Parrett and a players to be named later to the Atlanta Braves.
Received a player to be named later and Dale Murphy. The Braves sent Tommy Greene
(August 9, 1990) to the Phillies to complete the trade. The Phillies sent Jim Vatcher
(August 9, 1990) and Victor Rosario (September 4, 1990) to the Braves to complete the trade.
1936: Pitcher Ray Benge purchased from Boston Braves.
1974: Phillies first baseman Willie Montanez hits safely in twenty-fourth straight
game in 6-1 victory at St. Louis. The streak, which came within two games of the
Phillies club record ended in second game of this doubleheader.
1921: Radio station KDKA and announcer Harold Arlin provided the first broadcast
of a major league game. The Pittsburgh beat the Phillies, 8-5, in Philadelphia.
1927: Phillies outfielder Cy Williams hits for cycle in four at bats in 9-7 victory
1951: Phillies pitcher Bubba Church hurls 5-1, one-hit victory (Ralph Kiner home run
in seventh inning) at Pittsburgh.
1975: The first 8 Phillies hit safely in a game against Bill Bonham and the Cubs,
setting a ML record.
1975: Phillies set major league record by getting eight hits in row at start of their
first inning (four singles, two doubles, two home runs) in 13-5 victory over Chicago.
1979: The Phillies beat the Pirates 12-8 in the first game of a doubleheader.
Greg Luzinski and Pittsburgh's John Milner each hit a grand slam, and Pete Rose
gets his 2,427th career single to break Honus Wagner's NL record.
2000: Traded Mickey Morandini to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received a player to be named
later. The Blue Jays sent Rob Ducey (August 7, 2000) to the Phillies to complete the trade.
1887: Charlie Buffinton of the Phillies allows one real hit and 2 "phantoms"
(walks) in shutting out Indianapolis.
1894: On open date during series with Baltimore at home, Phillies stands burn down.
Park reopens on August 18 with stand temporarily rebuilt.
1903: During game with Brooklyn at Philadelphia, fans crowd to edge of balcony to
watch a fire on 15th Street and left field bleachers collapse, killing 12 and
injuring 232 others.
1974: Phillies tie National League record by making only one assist in 8-3 victory
over Chicago. This is sixth time Phillies have had only one assist in a game and no
other team has done it more than twice.
1978: Infielder Dave Johnson traded to Chicago Cubs for pitcher Larry Anderson.
1981: As a result of the nearly 2-month interruption in play because of the strike
the ML owners elect to split the 1981 season into 2 halves, with the first-place
teams from each half in each division (or a wild-card team if the same club wins
both halves) meeting in a best-of-five divisional playoff series. The Phillies,
are guaranteed a playoff spot as first-half champions.
2004: Traded a player to be named later, Javon Moran (minors), and Joe Wilson (minors)
to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Cory Lidle. The Phillies sent Elizardo Ramirez
(August 11, 2004) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.
1951: Phillies beat Boston, 1-0, in fifteen innings as Ken Heintezelman defeats
Warren Spahn (P) (second game).
1964: Pitcher Gary Kroll, outfielder Wayne Graham, and cash traded to New York
Mets for outfielder-first baseman Frank Thomas.
1969: Bob Skinner quits as manager of Phillies after little more than 13 1/2
months, claiming front office failed to back him in his disciplining of first
baseman Dick Allen. Coach George Myatt finishes season as manager.
1915: Phillies outfielder Gavvy Cravath hits four doubles to tie major league
record and bats in club record eight runs in 14-7 victory at Cincinnati.
1938: Pitcher Wayne LaMaster traded to Brooklyn Dodgers for pitcher Max Butcher.
1967: In their longest winning streak in almost four years, Phillies win their
eighth game in a row, beating San Francisco, 5-4, in ten innings.
1968: Phillies Rick Wise pitches 1-0, one-hit victory (Bart Shirley singles in
third inning) at Los Angeles.
1985: The Phillies traded Bo Diaz and Greg Simpson (minors) to the Cincinnati Reds.
Received a player to be named later, Tom Foley, and Alan Knicely. The Reds sent Freddie
Toliver (August 27, 1985) to the Phillies to complete the trade.
1887: Charlie Buffinton pitches second straight, one-hit victory for Phillies.
John Cahill singled for lone Indianapolis hit on August 6 and Fred Pfeffer homered
for Chicago's only hit on August 9.
1896: Phillies score ten runs in first inning at Louisville.
1921: Wild Bill Donovan is fired as manager of Phillies and former major league
pitcher Kaiser Wilhelm is named to succeed him.
1960: Third baseman Joe Morgan sold to Cleveland Indians.
1960: Tony Taylor ties a ML record for 2B by going an entire doubleheader (18
innings) without a putout, the first to achieve the feat since Connie Ryan of
the Phillies, on June 14, 1953.
1964: In 6-0 victory over New York, Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning extends his
streak of perfect no-hit innings against Mets to fifteen before Joe Christopher
beats out a bunt with two out in fifth inning.
1981: Mike Schmidt hits a 2-run shot in the 8th off Rollie Fingers to give the
NL a 5-4 win in the All-Star Game.
2007: Russell Branyan (3B) Traded From Cleveland (for cash considerations)
1930: The Phillies win 18-0 as Claude Willoughby defeats the Reds in the first
game of a twin bill.
1930: Phillies win, 18-0, at Cincinnati, matching their highest score in a
shutout victory in the post-1900 era.
1973 Pitcher George Culver purchased from Los Angeles Dodgers.
1981: Pete Rose broke Stan Musial's NL hit record when he singled for his 3,631st
hit. It came off Mark Littell in the eighth inning.
1987: Phillies pitcher Kevin Gross becomes the 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be
ejected for scuffing the baseball when umpires discover sandpaper in his glove
during the 5th inning of a 4-2 win over the Cubs. Like Joe Niekro, Gross will
be suspended for 10 games.
2007: In a Phillies-Braves game, Cole Hamels gave up four runs in the top of
the first inning, Chuck James gave up four in the bottom of the first, and then
neither of them allowed a hit the rest of the night. James went six innings.
Hamels went seven.
1946: Phillies win doubleheader from Brooklyn, 7-6 and 6-4, to end major league
record streak of eighteen straight Dodger victories in Philadelphia, dating back
to May 5, 1945.
1956: Stan Lopata's two-run homerun for Phillies in second inning ends pitcher Don
Newcombe's streak of consecutive scoreless innings at 39 2/3, but Brooklyn beats
Phillies, 5-2 (A).
1970: Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning wins, 6-5, at Houston to become the second
pitcher in history to win at least 100 games in each major league.
1896: Napoleon Lajoie, who batted .429 in the New England league, makes his ML
debut for the Phillies. He goes 1-for-5 in a 9-0 win over Washington.
1921: George Smith gave up 12 hits and still pitched a shutout as the Phillies
beat the Boston Braves 4-0.
1950: Phillies and New York engage in brawl after Phillies catcher Andy Seminick
and Giant infielder tangle at second base in Phillies eleven-inning, 5-4 victory.
1951: New York Giants beat Phillies, 3-2 and 2-1, at Polo Grounds to start miracle
comeback that saw them win thirty-nine of fourty-seven games and the National League
pennant after playoff with Brooklyn.
1977: Phillies hit six home runs in 10-3 victory at Chicago.
1978: Marty Bystrom hurls a perfect game over Winston-Salem 3-0 in a Carolina
League contest. Bystrom was pitching for former Phillies farm team, Peninsula.
1917: Phillies steal five basis in one inning against Boston.
1948: Phillies score ten runs in first inning of 12-7 victory over New York.
1893: Billy Hamilton is diagnosed with typhoid fever, and will miss the remainder
of the season.
1942: Phillies end their streak of thirty straight scoreless innings by scoring
once in second inning of 5-2 loss at New York.
1956: Pitchers Harvey Haddix and Curt Simmons each wins their seventh straight game
as Phillies beat Pittsburgh, 3-0 and 11-2 (P).
1961: Catcher Darrell Johnson sold to Cincinnati Reds.
1966: Lefthander Denny Lemaster strikes out fourteen Phillies in 7-1 victory at
1973: Infielder Bill Grabarkewitz acquired from California Angels for player to be
1981: Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career home run off Mike Scott as the Phillies
beat the Mets 8-4.
1982: Pete Rose, in his first at-bat of a 15-11 victory over the Montreal Expos,
passes Hank Aaron and moved into first place on the all-time at-bat list with
1948: Phillies pitcher Ken Heintzelman hurls 8-1, one-hit victory against New York.
1964: Pitcher Bobby Shantz purchased from Chicago Cubs.
1990: Terry Mulholland pitched the record eighth no-hitter of the season as the
Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants, 6-0.
The Phillies fired manager Charlie Manuel.
1908: Phillies pitcher George McQuillan hurls 1-0, one-hit victory at Chicago.
1969: Rick Wise pitches Phillies fourth shutout victory in row, beating Houston,
7-9 (P). Streak of consecutive scoreless innings ends at thirty-nine in first
inning August 17 when Houston's Sandy Valdespino steals home.
1973: Infielder Jose Pagan released.
1977: Phillies win, 7-5, at Montreal for their thirteenth straight victory, setting
their modern club record in their longest streak since 1892. Montreal ended streak
the next night with 13-0 victory.
1894: Phillies get their most runs, hits (thirty-six) and total bases (forty- nine)
their history in 29-4 victory over Louisville. Outfielder Sam Thompson hits three
singles, a double, triple and home run in seven at bats, and Phillies hit a record
1957: Richie Ashburn, known for his ability to foul pitches off, hits spectator
Alice Roth twice in the same at bat. The first one breaks her nose, and the 2nd
one hits her while she is being removed from her seat on a stretcher. Ironically,
the is the wife of Earl Roth, the sports editor of the Philadelphia Bulletin.
The Phils win 3-1 over New York.
1972: Steve Carlton wins his 15th consecutive game with a 9-4 victory over the
1915: Gavvy Cravath bats in eight runs in game against Pittsburgh.
1931: Phillies outfielder Chuck Klein extends hitting streak to twenty-two games
in 14-5 loss to Pittsburgh.
1936: Claude Passeau pitches 7-0, three-hit victory at Boston to end Phillies
fourteen-game losing streak, the second longest in the club's history.
1960: Lew Burdette pitches 1-0, no-hit victory against Phillies at Milwaukee.
1903: Phillies suffer all-time record ninth consecutive postponement
1925: Phillies beat Cincinnati, 5-4, and end streak of twenty straight
victories against them by pitcher Pete Donohue.
1933: Chuck Klein hits three home runs and bats in six runs in 12-2 and
3-0 doubleheader sweep of Cincinnati.
1952: Robin Roberts wins his ninth straight game in longest winning streak
of his career as Phillies win, 10-5, at Pittsburgh, Streak ended in 3-0
defeat at Chicago on August 24 in his next start.
1963: Pitcher Dennis Bennett shuts out New York, 1-0 as Phillies extend
their longest winning streak since 1955 to eight games.
1913: Infielder-outfielder Cozy Dolan traded to Pittsburgh Pirates for pitcher
Howie Camnitz and third baseman Bobby Byrne.
1958: Phillies third baseman Willie Jones hits single, two-run double and a pair
of three-run home runs and bats in eight runs in 12-2 victory at St. Louis.
1984: The Phillies traded Kelly Downs and George Riley to the San Francisco Giants.
Received Al Oliver and Renie Martin.
1917: Chief Bender pitches one-hit victory for Phillies against Chicago.
1919: John Adams ties a National League record for catchers with seven assists
in one game.
1935: Chicago scores twelve runs in sixth inning of 19-5 victory over Phillies.
1949: Umpires forfeit second game of doubleheader to New York when fans at Shibe
Park throw debris on field after second-base umpire George Barr rules that
Phillies center fielder Richie Ashburn trapped liner off bat of New York's Joe
Lafata with one out in ninth inning and Giants leading, 4-2.
1990: Trailing 11-1 after 7 innings, the Phillies score 2 in the 8th and 9 more
in the 9th inning to beat the Dodgers 12-11.
1954 Pitcher Jim Konstanty, first pitcher ever to win Most Valuable Player
Award (1950), sold to New York Yankees.
1961: Phillies pitcher Art Mahaffey hurls 6-0, one-hit victory against Chicago
to end personal ten-game losing streak.
1883: Phillies charged with twenty-seven errors in game with Providence
(walks, wild pitches, and passed balls all were charged as errors prior
1967: Third baseman Dick Allen suffers serious cuts on right hand when the
headlight of old automobile he was pushing breaks. He is sidelined for
remainder of season.
1905: Chicago beats Phillies, 2-1, in twenty innings in Phillies longest game
1922: Outfield Cy Williams becomes first Phillies player to hit for the cycle
in twenty-eight years in game at Pittsburgh.
1958: Phillies outfielder Rip Repulski hits second consecutive home run as pinch-
hitter in 13-8 victory at Chicago.
1964: Outfielder Wes Covington bats in six runs with two home runs and a double
but Phillies lose, 12-9, at Milwaukee.
1983: 1B Pete Rose does not play in the Phillies 5-3 loss to the Giants, ending
his consecutive games played streak at 745. Manager Paul Owens had planned to
use Rose as a pinch hitter in the 10th inning, but Joel Youngblood ends the game
with a 2-run home run off Steve Carlton in the bottom of the 9th.
1922: In highest scoring game in major league history, Phillies lose, 26-23, at
Chicago. Phillies get twenty-six hits to twenty-five for Chicago, which scores
ten runs in second inning and fourteen in fourth inning. Nine Cubs and seven
Phils score two or more runs.
1953: Infielder Connie Ryan sold to Chicago White Sox.
1972: Pitcher Ken Reynolds ties Phillies club record by losing twelfth straight
game in 6-1 defeat at Cincinnati. Streak ended with 11-1 victory at Atlanta on
2016: The Philies trade C Carlos Ruiz to the Dodgers for C A.J. Ellis, and minor
league pitcher Tommy Bergjans.
1951: Niles Jordan pitches 2-0 shutout victory against Cincinnati in first
major league start.
1897: Nap Lajoie shows up intoxicated for the game with Pittsburgh and is
1903: Phillies pitchers issue seventeen bases on balls in game with Brooklyn.
1951: Phillies catcher Del Wilber hits three solo home runs in his only times at
bat and Ken Johnson pitches 3-0 victory against Cincinnati in second game after
Jocko Thompson beats Reds, 2-0 in first game.
1980: Steve Carlton (20-7) becomes the first NL pitcher to win 20 games this season,
combining with Tug McGraw to beat the Dodgers 4-3.
2006: Traded a player to be named later to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Jeff Conine.
The Phillies sent Angel Chavez (August 30, 2006) to the to complete the trade.
1886: Phillie C Deacon McGuire returns to action after suffering a broken finger
and commits 8 passed balls.
1948: Phillies hit six home runs in 11-7 victory at Pittsburgh (second game).
1970: Phillies shortstop Larry Bowa steals home for second time this season in
5-2 victory over Atlanta.
1971: Pitcher Rick Wise hits solo home run in fifth inning and grand-slam home
run in seventh inning of 7-3 victory over San Francisco (second game). It was
Wise's second two-home run game of season, tying major league record for pitchers.
1987: Mike Schmidt continues to climb baseball's all-time home run list, passing
both Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with the 522nd of his career in an 8-1 win
over San Diego.
1998: Traded Gregg Jefferies to the Anaheim Angels. Received a player to be named later.
The Angels sent Doug Nickle (September 9, 1998) to the Phillies to complete the trade.
1885: Phillies pitcher Charles Ferguson hurls 1-0, no-hit victory over Providence.
1981: Phillies farmhand Jeff Stone steals his 121st base of the season for
Spartanburg (South Atlantic League), breaking the all-time professional record
set last season by Alan Wiggins. Stone will finish the season with 122 SBs.
1913: With Phillies leading, 8-6, in top of ninth inning, Philadelphia fans in
one section of bleachers try to distract New York batters by waving handkerchiefs,
newspapers, and straw hats, and Umpire William Brennan forfeits game to Giants.
National League President Thomas Lynch overrules Brennan threes days later and
declares Phillies the winners, but Giants appeal and National League Board of
Directors orders game to be completed in New York on October 2. Phillies finally
win the game, 8-6 then split the doubleheader which followed.
1931 Phillies pitcher Phil Collins hurls 3-0, one-hit victory at New York.
1952: Infielder Tommy giaviano purchased from St. Louis Cardinals.
1988: Kent Tekulve becomes the 2nd pitcher in ML history to appear in 1,000 games
by pitching 2 innings in the Phillies 7-5 win over San Francisco.
1990: Traded Carmelo Martinez to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received a player to be named
later, Wes Chamberlain, and Julio Peguero. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Tony Longmire
(September 28, 1990) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.
1894: Phillies outfielder Billy Hamilton ties major league record by stealing
seven bases in eight innings against Washington. He steals second base five
times and third base twice.
1900: Phillies draw six bases on balls in succession from pitcher Brickyard
Kennedy in second inning at Brooklyn.
1953: Pitcher Johnny Lindell purchased from Pittsburgh Pirates.
1979: The Phillies fire Danny Ozark, senior manager (since 1973) in the NL.
Farm director Dallas Green takes over.
1983: The Phillies traded players to be named later to the San Diego Padres. Received a player to be named later and Sixto Lezcano. The Phillies sent Marty Decker (September 20, 1983), Ed Wojna (September 20, 1983), Darren Burroughs (minors) (September 20, 1983), and Lance McCullers (September 20, 1983) to the Padres to complete the trade. The Padres sent Steve Fireovid (October 11, 1983) to the to complete the trade.
1945: Phillies outfielder Vince DiMaggio ties National League record by hitting
his fourth grand slam home run of the season in 8-3 victory at Bonton. The blow
came off pitcher Elmer Singleton.
1964: In 4-3 Phillies victory over Houston, outfielders John Callison and Wes
Covington and first baseman Frank Thomas hit solo home runs in last of seventh
1908: Phillies beat Brooklyn, 2-1, in seventeen innings and winning pitcher Frank
Corridon goes the route without walking a batter.
1940: Phillies outfielder Danny Litwhiler bats in six runs with single, double,
and home run in 11-2 victory over New York.
1966: Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning hurls 6-0 victory, making his career record
against Mets in New York eight complete-game victories in eight starts, with five
shutouts and only four runs scored against him.
1975: Pitcher John Montague purchased from Montreal Expos.
1917: Phillies pitcher Grover Alexander hurls 5-0 and 9-3 complete-game victories in doubleheader at Brooklyn, and ties major league record by issuing only one walk.
1951: After an apparent inside-the-park HR, Phils 3B Tommy Brown appeals, and
Willie Mays is called out for failing to touch 3B.
1961: Phillies beat Cincinnati, 3-2 after losing their first seventeen games with
Reds this season.
1972: Steve Carlton wins, 8-0, at Atlanta for his eighth 1972 shutout, the most
for a Phillies pitcher since Grover Alexander had eight in 1917.
1977: Phillies beat Cincinnati, 9-3, for their sixteenth straight victory at home,
a club record.
1917: Phillies play fourteen-inning scoreless tie at Brooklyn as Joe Oeschger
and Jeff Pfeffer both pitch complete game with the latter holding the Phillies
to three hits.
1962: Phillies lose at Houston, 4-1, after winning first seventeen games of
season from Colt 45s.
1966: Chris Short wins at New York, 5-0, for the fifth straight complete game
victory by the Phillies pitching staff.
2007: Pete LaForest (C) Acquired Off Waivers From San Diego.
1900: While riding on the steps of a crowded streetcar in Philadelphia, Phils 3B
Harry Wolverton is struck in the head by a pole beside the tracks, suffering a
possible skull fracture. He recovers and finishes his ML career as a player-
manager for the Yankees in 1912.
1913: Phillies tie a major league record by scoring the only run in a doubleheader.
Phillies win opener, 1-0, and play ten-inning scoreless tie in second game at Boston.
1919: Pitcher Red Ames purchased from St. Louis Cardinals.
1950: Phils lefty Curt Simmons is the first player inducted into the Army as a
result of the Korean conflict. He will get one more start before reporting.
1965: Phillies first baseman Dick Stuart hits ninth career grand-slam home run in
first inning and two-run home run in seventh inning, but Phillies lose at Cincinnati,
1950: First-place Phillies suffer their third consecutive shutout defeat as Brooklyn wins, 2-0, but end streak of scoreless innings at thirty-two in first inning of 3-2 defeat in second game.
1952: Robin Roberts gives up six runs in first eight innings to trail, 6-2, but goes the route to beat Boston, 7-6, on leadoff home run by Del Ennis in seventeenth inning (first game).
1969: Pitcher Gary Wagner traded to Boston Red Sox for pitcher Mike Jackson.
1911: Grover Alexander (24 years old), winning a rookie record 28 games, pitches
the Phillies to a 1-0 win over Boston's 44-year-old Cy Young. Alexander's 31 CG,
367 IP, and 7 shutouts lead the NL.
1928: Ray Benge gives up eleven hits, three walks in 4-0 shutout victory over
1959: Wally Post's sixth-inning home run in 6-4 victory at Cincinnati gives
Phillies outfielder twenty home runs for the year and at least one in every
National League park this season.
1972: Phillies Steve Carlton pitches 2-1 victory over St. Louis, strikes out 9
for 272, breaking one-season club record of 268, set by Jim Bunning in 1965.
Carlton's twenty-third victory also breaks club record for left-handers, set in
1916 by Eppa Rixey. Carlton Finished this season with 310 strikeouts and twenty-
1949: Russ Meyer pitches 3-1, one-hit victory at Boston.
1954: With a 3-2 count, Phillies outfielder Richie Ashburn fouls off fourteen
straight pitches by Cincinnati's Corky Valentine before walking.
1962: Phillies pitcher Chris Short, who finished his career with a .126 batting
average, hits double and three singles in four times at bat against Warren Spahn
as Phillies win, 4-2, at Milwaukee.
1964: First baseman Frank Thomas fractures his right thumb sliding back to second
base on fourth-inning double play as Los Angeles beats Phillies, 3-2. The loss of
Thomas was a major factor in the failure of the Phillies to win the pennant this
1977: Catcher Bill Nahorodny sold to Chicago White Sox.
1992: The Phillies signed P Jose DeLeon as a free agent.
1911: First baseman Kitty Bransfield sold to Chicago Cubs.
1945: Jimmie Foxx hits 7th home run of season and 534th and last of his career
in Phillies 14-3 victory at Pittsburgh. Foxx also homered in 4- 3 loss in 1st game.
1964: First baseman Vic Power obtained from Los Angeles Angels for pitcher Marcelino
Lopez and cash.
1942: Phillies beat Pittsburgh in eleven innings, 2-1, to end their thirteen- game
1963: Chris Short pitches four-hitter as Phillies beat Houston, 16-0, in their most
one-sided shutout game since 1951.
1964: The Phils split a 2-game series with the Cards and build a 6-game lead in the
NL on Chris Short's 5-1 win.
1965: Phillies pitcher Ferguson Jenkins makes major league debut, beats St. Louis,
5-4, in 12 innings with 4 1/3 innings of relief in Phillies 10,000th game to
decision since 1900.
1911: Former Phillies General Manager John Quinn is born.
1959: Robin Roberts beats the Giants 1-0 on a 3-hitter. Roberts also stops Willie
McCovey's consecutive-game hitting streak at 22 games. Phillies CF Richie Ashburn
holds the rookie record of 23 games.
1942: Phillies rookie Eddie Freed collects one single, 2 doubles, and a triple in
his ML debut. The 5'6" Freed will total only 10 hits during his brief ML career.
1982: The Phillies acquire P John Denny from the Indians for minor leaguers Jerry
Reed, LeRoy Smith, and Wil Culmer.
1910: Pitcher Earl Moore sets Phillies club record by striking out thirteen batters
in 3-0 victory at Brooklyn.
1951: Second baseman Mike Goliat sold to St. Louis Browns.
1961: Phillies outfielder Don Demeter hits single and three home runs, scores
five runs and bats in seven runs in 19-10 victory at Los Angeles.
1972: Phillies third baseman Don Money makes his first error after setting
National League record with 163 straight errorless chances in 4-3 victory
over New York.
1926: Pitcher Jack Bentley sold to New York Giants.
1930: Lefty O'Doul hits his second home run in a row as a pinch-hitter in 7-5 Phillies
victory over Chicago. First came four days earlier in 8-6 victory over Cincinnati.
1948: Catcher Hal Wagner purchased from Detroit Tigers.
1963: Chris Short sets Phillies club record for left-handed pitcher by striking
out fourteen in 3-2 victory over Los Angeles (first game).
1964: Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning beats San Francisco in ten innings, 4-1, for
his eighth straight victory.
1968: Phillies pitcher Chris Short beats Chicago, 3-1 for his eighth straight
victory (first game).
1974: Phillies set National League record by using twenty-seven players in a game
during seventeen-inning, 7-3 victory over St. Louis. St. Louis uses twenty-four
players to tie two-club major league record of fifty-one.
1980: The Phillies traded a player to be named later to the Texas Rangers. Received Sparky
Lyle. The Phillies sent Kevin Saucier (November 19, 1980) to the Rangers to complete the trade.
1982: Steve Carlton (20-9) shuts out St. Louis 2-0 on 3 hits and raps a solo home
run to become the major league's first 20-game winner this season.
1920: Phillies beat Cincinnati, 21-10.
1949: Phillies outfielder Ed Sanicki hits three-run home run in his first major
league at bat in 12-4 victory at Pittsburgh.
1962: Phillies outfielder Johnny Callison hits game-winning, ninth-inning home
run for second game in row in 2-1 victory over St. Louis. The night before, his
home run beat Milwaukee, 2-1.
1922: Phillies catcher Butch Henline hits three home runs in 10-9 victory over
St. Louis. His third home run tied the score in ninth inning and Clif Lee then
hit game-winning home run.
1950: In their longest game ever at Shibe Park, Phillies beat Cincinnati, 8-7,
in nineteen innings. Ed Waitkus and Del Ennis each get five hits for winners.
1950: Eddie Waitkus of the Phils gets 5 hits for the 3rd time this season, as the
Phillies beat the Reds 6-5 in 19 innings. Teammate Del Ennis goes 5-for-10.
1967: Phillies outfielder Tony Gonzalez doubles and singles in four at bats to
give him thirty hits in his last fifty-five times at bat.
1972: Steve Carlton beats the Expos 5-3, raising his record to 24-9. The rest of
the Phillies pitchers have a combined record of 26-80.
1930: Phillies score five runs in ninth inning to tie the score and five more in
the tenth inning after Pittsburgh had scored four to win 15-14.
1940: Phillies rookie outfielder Danny Litwhiler singles in both games of a double-
header withSt. Louis to extend his hitting streak through twenty-one straight games.
1942: Catcher Johnny Peacock traded to Brooklyn Dodgers from pitcher/outfielder
1954: Robin Roberts beats the Giants 5-4 in 10 innings and becomes the first NL
pitcher since Carl Hubbell to win 20 games 5 years in a row.
1967: Pinch-hitter Rick Joseph hits grand-slam home run in eleventh inning to give
Phillies 8-4 victory over Los Angeles.
1997: Curt Schilling struck out nine in the Phillies win over the New York Mets to
become the 13th pitcher since 1900 with 300 strikeouts in a season.
Phillies SS Bobby Wine is born. (1938).
Mike Schmidt hits his first Major League home run, a three-run shot off
Balor Moore. Schmidt would go on to hit 548 home runs.
1888: Ben Sanders loses his bid for a perfect game when pitching opponent Gus
Krock singles with one out in the 9th inning for the Colts. Sanders wins 6-0.
1891: Billy Hamilton steals 4 bases to pace the Phillies to an 11-6 decision
over the Cincinnati Reds. Hamilton will finish the season with a league-leading
115 steals, breaking the 100 mark for the 3rd year in a row.
1903: Phillies pitcher Chick Fraser hurls 10-0 no-hit victory at Chicago.
1963: Phillies win, 5-1, behind Chris Short in final major league game ever
played in New York's famed Polo Grounds.
1967: One of the years highlights (Sept. 18th) was a Dick Allen HR
hit off St. Louis's Nelson Briles that sailed over the centerfield wall near the flag
pole, the first such HR since the wall was raised in 1934.
1959: Phillies outfielder Richie Ashburn singles off the bag at first base in
seventh inning of 9-3 loss to Milwaukee for club record 2,212th hit. Ashburn
finished his final season with Phillies with 2,217 hits.
1983: Joe Morgan celebrates his 40th birthday by going 4-for-5 with 2 home runs
in a 7-6 win over the Cubs.
1916: Phillies pitcher Al Demaree hurls 7-0 and 3-2 complete game victories
1950: Thrashing the Cubs 9-6 in Philadelphia, The Phillies open a 7 1/2 game lead,
their largest of the season. Jim Konstanty, appearing for the 68th time, wins his
1967: St. Louis pitcher Steve Carlton strikes out sixteen Phillies batters in
eight innings, but loses. 3-1.
1992: Mickey Morandini makes the first unassisted triple play in the National
League in 65 years, just the ninth in major league history, in the Phillies' 3-2,
13-inning loss to Pittsburgh.
1911: Phillies pitcher Grover Alexander hurls his fourth straight shutout, winning
at Chicago. Previously he pitched shutouts on September 7 at Boston, on September
13 against Brooklyn and September 17 at Cincinnati.
1925: Phillies utility player Barney Friberg catches the 8th inning at Pittsburgh,
thus playing every position during the year; he will be featured in a Ripley's
Believe it or Not cartoon.
1964: The Reds beat the Phillies 1-0, launching the Phillies 10-game losing streak.
1981: Steve Carlton fans 12 Expos in 10 innings to break Bob Gibson's NL strikeout
record (Carlton now has 3,128).
The Phillies name Ryan Sandberg manager.
1958: In a fourteen-inning, 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh, Phillies pitchers set
major league record with twenty-one strikeouts. By striking out the first six
batters he faced, Jack Meyer sets major league record for relief pitcher.
1965: Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning strikes out nine batters in 11-5 victory at
Chicago (first game) to break club record for one season of 241, set by Grover
Alexander in 1915. Bunning finishes season with 268 strikeouts.
1967: Pitcher Dallas Green released.
1916: Phillies pitcher Grover Alexander pitches 7-3 and 4-0 complete game victories
over Cincinnati, issuing only one base on balls to tie a major league record. It
was Alexander's sixteenth shutout of the season and his fifth against Cincinnati,
tying two more major league records.
1956: Catcher Stan Lopata hits two home runs in 6-2 victory at New York to set
Phillies club record for right-handed batter of thirty-two in one season.
1911: St. Louis scores in sixth inning for the first run off Phillies rookie
pitcher Grover Alexander after fourty-one consecutive scoreless innings.
1979: Pete Rose singles against the Cardinals, giving him 200 hits in a season
for the 10th time. He breaks the ML record of 9 formerly held by Ty Cobb. Rose
hits safely in his 18th straight game, and will extend it to 23 by the end of the
1946: Phillies first baseman Frank McCormick makes first error of season after
setting major league record of 131 straight errorless games in 11-9 victory at
1960: Phillies win, 7-1, at Cincinnati to end streak of sixteen consecutive Sunday
1912: Phillies score total of eighteen runs while shutting out Brooklyn in both
ends of doubleheader for club record.
1932: Chuck Klein closes the season with 38 HRs and 20 SBs and becomes the only
player of the lively-ball era (1920 and after) to lead his league in these 2
1954: In eleven-inning, 3-2 loss to New York in final game of the season,
outfielder Richie Ashburn plays in his 730th consecutive game to set Phillies
record. Streak began on June 7, 1950, and ended in the 1955 season opener
because an injury late in the exhibition season prevented his appearance.
1969: Frank Lucchesi, who spent nineteen years managing in minor leagues,
including fourteen in Phillies farm system, signs two-year contract as Phillies
1976: Phillies clinch their first National League Eastern Division title with
4-1 victory at Montreal (first game). Jim Lonborg pitches four-hitter and Greg
Luzinski hits three-run home run in sixth inning. Following the 2nd game, Dick
Allen criticizes the team in protest of the fact that veteran Tony Taylor is not
listed on the post-season roster.
1929: Phils OF Chuck Klein hits HR No. 42, tying Mel Ott and equaling Hornsby's
NL record. He'll hit one more to top the NL with 43.
1940: Pitcher Hugh Mulcahy ends Phillies club record-equaling twelve-game losing
streak with 6-0 victory at New York.
1942: Phils outfielder Dan Litwhiler completes his 151st errorless game of the
season in a game against the Dodgers. Litwhiler becomes the first OF to avoid
an error the entire season. He has 308 putouts and 9 assists on the year.
1950: Phils C Andy Seminick hurts his ankle in the first game of a doubleheader,
limiting his effectiveness. He will play the next day and all through the WS,
later to find out that he has a bone separation.
1964: Despite three home runs by outfielder Johnny Callison, Phillies lose to
Milwaukee, 14-8, for seventh loss in row, fall to second place for first time
since July 15.
1967: Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning ties National League record by losing his
fifth 1-0 game of the season, bowing in eleven innings at Houston.
1975: Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton hurls 8-1, one-hit victory (Felix Millan
double in sixth inning) against New York.
1977: Phillies clinch their second straight National League Eastern Division title
with 15-9 victory at Chicago as winning pitcher Larry Christenson hits grand-slam
home run in seventh inning.
1908: Phils C Red Dooin is offered, and rejects, a bribe to lose the final series
with the Giants. The incident is not made public until 16 years later. Nothing is
1919: Phillies lose at New York, 6-1 in fifty-one minutes, the fastest game in major
league history (first game).
1952: Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts wins at New York, 7-4, on final day of the
season for his twenty-eighth victory and his thirtieth complete game, the most by
any Phillies pitcher since Grover Alexander won thirty games and completed thirty-
five in 1917.
1958: In a race that went down to this final game, Phillies outfielder Richie
Ashburn wins his second National League batting title with three hits in four
at bats in 6-4, ten-inning victory at Pittsburgh.
1958: Dave Philley sets a one-season, major league record by getting his eighth
consecutive hit as a pinch-hitter.
1983: Whipping the Cubs 13-6 for their 12th win in their last 13 games, the Phillies
clinch the NL East championship. Bo Diaz goes 5-for-5 with a pair of home runs and
Joe Morgan records his 3rd 4-hit game of the month.
1907: Phillies pitcher George McQuillan pitches two-hit victory against Cincinnati
and sets major league record with thirty-two consecutive scoreless innings at start
1915: Phillies pitcher Grover Alexander hurls 5-0, one-hit victory (Sherry Magee
single in fourth inning) at Boston to clinch Phillies first National League pennant.
Gavvy Cravath's three-run home run in the first inning was the big blow in Alexander's
thirty-first victory, his twelfth shutout and his major league record fourth one-hitter
of the season. Alexander walked leadoff batter Herbie Moran and two outs later right
fielder Cravath muffed Magee's fly ball for Phillies lone error. Only other base-runner
for Boston was Magee, who singled with one out in fourth inning.
1952: The Phils Robin Roberts wins his 28th game, the most in the league since 1935,
a 7-4 win over New York. It is Roberts's 30th complete game.
1958: Second baseman Solly Hemus traded to St. Louis Cardinals for infielder Gene
1965: Phillies C Pat Corrales sets a ML record by reaching base twice on catcher's
interference in one game and 6 times in one season. The Phils beat Chicago 7-6.
1968: Phillies outfielder Dick Allen hits three home runs, including his third career
grand slam, bats in seven runs in 10-3 victory at New York.
1980: In the race for the NL East title, the Phillies remain one-half game behind
Montreal by scoring 3 times in the bottom of the 15th inning to beat the Cubs 6-5.
1938: Jimmie Wilson resigns as manager of Phillies after five years in the job.
1951: Catcher Andy Seminick becomes first Phillies player to draw five walks in a
game in fourteen-inning, 9-8 loss to Brooklyn.
1952: Infielder Tommy Glaviano purchased from St. Louis Cardinals.
1956: Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts gives up one home run to pitcher Al Worthington
and two home runs to first baseman Bill White in 8-3 loss to New York (first game),
and the season home run total of forty-six off Roberts sets major league record.
1977: Greg Luzinski, Richie Hebner, and Garry Maddox hit consecutive home runs in
second inning of 9-4 victory against Montreal.
1978: Winning pitcher Randy Lerch hits two home runs and outfielder Greg Luzinski
hits three-run home run as Phillies rally to win, 10-8, at Pittsburgh and clinch
their third straight National League Eastern Division title in next to last game of
season. Phillies victory ended twenty-four game home winning streak of the Pirates.
1984: Phillies interim manager Paul Owens resigns following a season-ending doubleheader
loss to the Pirates and will move into the club's front office. Coach John Felske will
succeed Owens as manager next season.
2009: The Phillies win NL East for the third consecutive season.
1950: Phillies win, 4-1, in ten innings on final day of season at Brooklyn on
Dick Sisler's three-run home run off Don Newcombe to clinch their second
National League pennant. Robin Roberts goes the route to become Phillies
first twenty-game winner since 1917. Center fielder Richie Ashburn
prevented a Dodger victory and a playoff with Brooklyn by throwing out
Cal Abrams at the plate with the score tied in the ninth inning.
1970: Phillies beat Montreal, 2-1, in ten innings in final major league
game ever played in Connie Mack Stadium, which opened in 1909 as Shibe Park.
1897: Phillies score twelve runs in second inning at New York.
1907: Phillies third baseman Eddie Grant gets seven hits in seven at bats in
doubleheader at New York against Rube Marquard and Christy Mathewson. The
latter lost to the Phillies for the sixth time this season.
1916: Grover Alexander pitched his 16th shutout of the season, allowing only
three Boston Braves hits in a 2-0 triumph.
1958: Pitcher Ken Lehman purchased from Baltimore Orioles.
1964: Phillies execute third triple play of season to tie major league record
in 4-3 victory at Cincinnati. Others were on May 17 at Houston and August 15 at
1965: Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning wins, 6-0, at New York (first game) for his
seventh shutout of season, most by a Phillies pitcher since Grover Alexander
hurled eight in 1917.
In eighteen-inning scoreless tie, the longest 0-0 night game in the major league
history, Phillies pitcher Chris Short strikes out eighteen batters in the fifteen
innings he pitches at New York.
1966: Pitcher Chris Short beats Los Angeles, 4-3 (first game), to become Phillies
first lefthanded twenty-game winner since Eppa Rixey in 1916.
1950: Baseball rules that Phils lefty Curt Simmons cannot play in the WS despite
his being on furlough from the Army.
1972: Phillies hit six home runs in 11-1 victory at Chicago as pitcher Steve Carlton
wins his twenty-seventh game, most by a Phillies pitcher since 1952.
1988: After 2 disappointing seasons, C Lance Parrish is traded to to California for
a minor leaguer.
1938: James (Doc) Prothro, veteran minor league manager, named to manage the
Phillies, succeeding interim manager Hans Lobert.
1948: Outfielder Harry Walker traded to Chicago Cubs for outfielder Bill
1950: New York beats Phillies, 1-0, in World Series opener as Vic Raschi defeats
relief ace Jim Konstanty, who was making his first start for the Phillies after
133 regular-season relief appearances since 1948. Bobby Brown doubled and came
around on two long flies for the only run of the game in the fourth inning at
1977: Phillies win, 7-5, at Los Angeles in first game of National League Championship
Series. Phillies had 5-1 lead until Ron Cey's grand-slam home run off Steve Carlton
tied the score in the seventh inning. Singles by Bake McBride, Larry Bowa, and Mike
Schmidt highlight winning two-run, ninth-inning rally.
1978: Los Angeles beats Phillies, 9-5, in National League Championship Series opener
at Veterans Stadium. Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey bats in four runs with two
home runs and triple.
1980: Mike Schmidt's 2-run home run in the top of the 11th inning gives the Phillies
a 6-4 win over Montreal, clinching the NL East title for the Phillies. The home run
is Schmidt's 48th of the season, breaking Eddie Mathews's single-season record for
3B set in 1953.
1983: In the NLCS opener, Mike Schmidt's first-inning homer and Al Holland's clutch
relief pitching to get out of an 8th-inning bases-loaded jam are enough for the
Phillies to top Los Angeles 1-0.
1950: Joe DiMaggio, hitless in his four previous times at bat, hits leadoff home
run in tenth inning off Robin Roberts to give New York 2-1 victory over the Phillies
in second World Series game.
1929: Mel Ott and Chuck Klein go into today's Giant-Phils doubleheader tied at 42
home runs apiece. In the opener, Ott manages a single, but Klein homers off Carl
Hubbell in his first at bat to take the HR lead. In game 2, Ott singles in his
first at bat. After that, Phillies pitchers, rather than give Ott a chance to tie
Klein, intentionally walk him 5 times. The last walk comes with the bases loaded.
Phillie Frank O'Doul gets 6 hits in the 2 games for an NL record of 254 hits for
1950: New York defeats Phillies, 3-2, at Yankee Stadium in third game of World Series.
Jerry Coleman single off losing relief pitcher Russ Meyer with two out in ninth
inning to score Gene Woodling with the winning run. Yankees had tied the score with
an unearned run in the eighth inning on shortstop Granny Hamner's fumble of ground
ball with two out.
1978: Phillies beat Los Angeles, 9-4, at Dodger Stadium in third game of National
League Championship Series. Left-hander Steve Carlton pitches complete game and
bats in four runs with a three-run home run and single off loser Don Sutton.
2010: Phillies RHP Roy "Doc" Halliday pitched a no-hitter against the Cincinnati
Reds in his first playoff game ever. The Phillies beat the Reds 4-0 at Citizen's
1989: Phillies pitcher Wiley Platt hurls 3-0 one-hit victory against Washington.
1966: Pitcher Ray Herbert and infielder-outfielder Harvey Kuenn released.
1969: First baseman Dick Allen, infielder-outfielder Cookie Rojas, and pitcher
Jerry Johnson traded to St. Louis Cardinals for catcher Tim McCarver, outfielders
Curt Flood and Buron Browne, and pitcher Joe Hoerner.
1980: Phillies stars shine in the NLCS opener. Steve Carlton and Tug McGraw hold
the Astos to one run, and Greg Luzinski cracks a 2-run homer. Final score is 3-1.
1983: Rookie Charlie Hudson goes the distance for the Phillies, beating the Dodgers
7-2. Gary Matthews's went 3-for-3 with 4 RBI.
1887: Phillies end season with 6-3 victory at New York for their sixteenth straight
victory, a winning streak which has been equalled twice but never surpassed in the
1915: Phillies beat Boston, 3-1, at Baker Bowl in opener of World Series behind Grover Alexander, who outpitched Ernie Shore. Gavvy Cravath's infield grounder drove in the
run that snapped 1-1 tie in eighth-inning, 2-run rally in which not one ball was hit
out of the infield. The Phillies scored in the fourth inning, Possum Whitted's infield
hit driving in a run, and the Red Sox tied with a run in the eighth inning on a walk, an
infield out, and a single by Duffy Lewis, who starred with a .444 batting average and
five runs batted in for the Series.
1956: Catcher Andy Seminick released and signed as coach.
1884: Phillies outfielder Jack Manning hits three home runs in a game, the first
time any Phillies batter has ever hit as many as three in one game.
1886: Charley Ferguson pitches 5-1 and 6-1 complete-game victories, with the second
game begin called after six innings.
1915: Boston beats Phillies, 2-1, in second game of World Series, attended by Woodrow
Wilson, the first President to attend a World Series game. George Foster outpitched
Erskine Mayer and singled home Larry Gardner with the winning run in the ninth inning.
1976: Cincinnati wins second game of National League Championship Series from
Phillies, 6-2. Phillies pitcher Jim Lonborg has 2-0 lead and a no-hitter after
five innings, but Reds score four times in sixth inning to win.
2002: Named Joe Kerrigan pitching coach.
1915: Boston beats Phillies, 2-1, in third game of World Series, played at new
park of Boston Nationals before what was then a record World Series crowd of
42,300. Dutch Leonard out pitches Grover Alexander and wins in ninth inning
when Duffy Lewis singles with two out to score Harry Hooper with winning run.
1948: Pitcher Russ Meyer purchased from Chicago Cubs.
1956: Pitcher Stu Miller traded to New York Giants for pitcher Jim Hearn.
1980: In one of the most exciting and controversial games in playoff history, the
Phillies tie the NLCS at 2 games apiece with a 10-inning 5-3 win over the Astros.
In the 4th inning, Houston is deprived of an apparent triple play when the umpires
rule that pitcher Vern Ruhle had trapped Garry Maddox's soft line drive.
1915: Boston beats Phillies for the third straight time by 2-1 score in fourth
World Series game. Ernie Shore outpitches George Chalmers, and Duffy Lewis
drives in winning run for the second game in a row with double in sixth inning
for 2-0 lead.
1976: Cincinnati scores three runs in ninth inning to beat Phillies, 7-6, in
third National League Championship Series game at Riverfront Stadium to win
pennant. Phillies hold 6-4 lead in last of ninth inning when George Foster
and Johnny Bench hit solo home runs off pitcher Ron Reed to tie the score.
Reds then get winning run on Dave Concepcion's single off loser Gene Garber,
and two walks and Ken Griffey's infield hit-off Tommy Underwood.
2009: The Phillies win the NL East with a 5-4 beating of the Rockies in Colorado.
1915: Boston beats Phillies, 5-4, in fifth game to win World Series. Erskine Mayer, who
started for Phillies because Grover Alexander came up with sore arm, is chased in third
inning when Red Sox tie score, 2-2. Eppa Rixey relieves and is tagged for runs that tie
the score at 4-4 in eighth inning on two-run home run by Duffy Lewis, then loses in ninth
when Harry Hooper bounces home run into center field stands, his second of the game.
Phillies take 2-0 lead in first inning and 4-2 lead in fourth when Fred Luderus, who
batted .438 and drove in six runs in the five games, hit Phillies only World Series
1928: Shortstop Heinie Sand and cash traded to St. Louis Cardinals for shortstop Tommy
1930: Pitcher Les Sweetland sold to Chicago Cubs.
1965: Pitcher Lew Burdette and Ed Roebuck released.
1993: Tommy Greene outpitched Greg Maddux and the Phillies beat the Atlanta
Braves, 6-3, to win the National League pennant in six games.
1930: Outfield Lefty O'Doul and second baseman Fresco Thompson traded to Brooklyn
Dodgers for outfielder Hal Lee, pitchers Clise Dudley and Jumbo Elliott and $25,000.
1954: Mayo Smith, who had been managing in the New York Yankees minor league system,
named manager of the Phillies, succeeding Terry Moore.
1980: Phillies pitcher Bob Walk becomes the first rookie to start a World Series
opener since Joe Black in 1952, and the Phillies rally from a 4-0 deficit to beat
the Royals 7-6.
2004: Selected Aaron Fultz off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.
1957: Outfielder Ron Northey released.
1964: Catcher Bill Heath and ptcher Joel Gibson traded to Chicago White Sox for
pitcher Rudy May.
1980: George Brett is forced out of game 2 of the World Series in the 6th inning
with a severe case of hemorrhoids, and the Phillies win 6-4 to take a 2-0 lead in
the series. Steve Carlton gets the win.
1983: Baltimore beats the Phillies 5-4 to take 3-1 series lead.
1961: Pitcher Robin Roberts sold to New York Yankees for $25,000.
Outfielder Elmer Valo released.
Phillies players Jim Hutto (1947) and Johnny Klippstein (1927) are born.
1980: Back from surgery, George Brett goes 2-for-4 with a home run and double,
as the Royals win 4-3.
1973: Pitcher Ken Brett traded to Pittsburgh Pirates for second baseman Dave Cash.
1980: Willie Aikens slugs 2 more home runs to lead the Royals to a 5-3 win and even
the World Series at 2-2. Larry Christenson gets the loss.
1914: Pat Moran, former reserve catcher who had been a Phillies coach, is named
manager of Phillies, succeeding Red Dooin, who held the job for five years.
1962: Catcher Sammy White and infielder Billy Klaus released.
1926: Stuffy McInnis, veteran first baseman who was a member of the
Philadelphia A's "Million Dollar Infield" in 1914, named manager of
2009: Phillies LHP J.A. Happ wins the NL Rookie Of The year Award.
Birth dates for Fred Abbott (1873), Bill Lee (1909), and Valmy Thomas (1930).
2009: The Phillies win the NL Pennant with a 10-4 beating of the Dodgers in Philadelphia.
1971: Outfield Larry Hisle traded to Los Angeles Dodgers for first baseman
1929: Phils C Walt Lerian, 26, is killed when a truck hits him.
Jim Bunning Born (1931).
1975: Catcher Larry Cox traded to Minnesota Twins for infielder Sergio Ferrer.
1975: Pitcher Joe Hoerner released.
1988: The Phillies trade P Shane Rawley to Minnesota for 2B Tom Herr, OF Eric
Bullock, and C Tom Nieto.
1993: Joe Carter became just the second player in baseball history to end a
World Series with a home run, hitting a three-run shot off Mitch Williams in
the ninth inning that gave the Blue Jays their second straight championship
with an 8-6 victory over the Phillies in Game 6.
2002: November 25, 2002 Signed free agent third baseman David Bell, who had been with the San Francisco Giants, to a four-year contract.
1974: Pitchers Frank Linzy and Pete Richert released.
1977: Pitcher Manny Seoane traded to Chicago Cubs for outfielder-first baseman
1972: Pitcher Chris Short released.
1982: Steve Carlton wins the NL Cy Young Award for the 4th time, a record unmatched
by any pitcher. The Phils 37-year-old lefthander, who led the NL in wins (23),
strikeouts (286), and shutouts (6), was a previous winner in 1972, 1977, and 1980.
He joins Walter Johnson and Willie Mays as the only players to be voted MVP or Cy
Young winner 10 or more years apart.
1939: Catcher Spud Davis sold to Pittsburgh Pirates for $15,000.
1965: Outfielder Alex Johnson, catcher Pat Corrales, and pitcher Art Mahaffey
traded to St. Louis Cardinals for first baseman Bill White, shortstop Dick Groat,
and catcher Bob Uecker.
The Phillies win their second World Championship, beating Tampa bay 4-3
in a suspended game.
1986: Former Phillies SS Larry Bowa is named manager of the Padres.
1988: Traded Shane Rawley and cash to the Minnesota Twins. Received Tom Herr,
Eric Bullock, and Tom Nieto.
1928: Outfielder Fred Leach traded to New York Giants for outfielder Lefty
O'Doul and $25,000.
1968: Pitcher Dick Hall released.
1969: Pitcher Jim Bunning signed as free agent after release by Los Angeles Dodgers.
2008: The Phillies win their second World Series Championship, beating the Tampa
Bay Rays in five games (4-1).
1867: Ed Delehanty is born.
1972: Third baseman Don Money, infielder John Vukovich, and pitcher Billy Champion
traded to Milwaukee Brewers for pitchers Jim Lonborg, Ken Brett, Ken Sanders, and
1934: Shortstop Dick Bartell traded to New York Giants for shortstop Blondy Ryan,
third baseman Johnny Vergez, outfielder George Watkins, pitcher Pretzels Pezzullo,
1972: Long-time Los Angeles Dodger coach and minor league manager Danny Ozark named
manager of the Phillies, succeeding General Manager Paul Owens, who had held the
post since July 10.
1904: Lease and effects of Phillies purchased at sheriff's sale by Arthur Newbold and
1950: The baseball writers select Phillies relief P Jim Konstanty as the NL's MVP.
1972: Steve Carlton caps off a remarkable season with a unanimous NL Cy Young Award.
1977: Steve Carlton wins his 2nd Cy Young Award. Carlton led the NL with 23 wins,
losing 10, and posting a 2.64 ERA.
1983: John Denny wins the NL Cy Young Award, collecting 20 of 24 first-place votes.
Denny was 19-6 with a 2.37 ERA for the NL champion Phillies.
1976: Infielder Tony Taylor released.
1993: Traded Ruben Amaro, Jr. to the Cleveland Indians. Received Heathcliff Slocumb.
1919: Birth date for Whiz Kid Mike Goliat.
1964: Philadelphia voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium.
1970: The Phillies trade Curt Flood to the Senators for 3 minor league players.
2003: Traded Brandon Duckworth, Taylor Buchholz, and Ezequiel Astacio to the
Houston Astros. Received Billy Wagner.
2008: The Phillies hire Ruben Amaro, Jr. as General Manager.
1981: The Phillies announce that Pat Corrales will manage the club in 1982,
replacing Dallas Green, who quit to become Cubs GM.
1980: Steve Carlton joins Sandy Koufax, Tom Seaver, and Jim Palmer as the only
pitchers to win 3 Cy Young Awards, garnering 23 of 24 first-place votes to take
NL honors. Carlton was 24-9 with a 2.34 ERA and led the NL with 286 strikeouts.
1969: The Phillies release P Dick Farr.
Birth dates for former Phillies Greasy Neale (1891) and Jim Tabor (1913).
1930: Shortstop Tommy Thevenow and pitcher Claude Willoughby traded to Pittsburgh
Pirates for shortstop Dick Bartell.
1927: Burt Shotton, former manager of Syracuse, named manager of Phillies,
succeeding Stuffy McInnis, who held the job for one year.
1957: The AP poll names Phillies P Jack Sanford its NL Rookie of the Year with
16 votes, beating out teammate 1B Ed Bouchee.
1973: Pitcher Billy Wilson traded to Milwaukee Brewers from pitcher Frank Linzy.
2007: P Brad Lidge (P) and Eric Bruntlett (SS) Traded From Houston for OF Michael
Bourn. Geoff Geary, and Mike Costanzo.
1896: Birth date for former Phillies manager Bucky Harris.
1920: Birth date for Whiz Kid Dick Whitman.
1950: The Associated Press chooses Phillie skipper Eddie Sawyer as Manager of
1953: Birth date for Phillies P Larry Christenson.
1999: Traded Adam Eaton, Carlton Loewer, and Steve Montgomery to the San Diego Padres.
Received P Andy Ashby.
1917: Pitcher Grover Alexander and catcher Bill Killefer traded to Chicago Cubs
for pitcher Mike Prendergast, catcher Pickles Dillhoefer, and $60,000.
1940: Pitcher Kirby Higbe traded to Brooklyn Dodgers for pitchers Vito Tamulis
and Bill Crouch, catcher Mickey Livingston, and $100,000.
2013: The Phillies sign Marlon Byrd to a two year contract.
2011: Signed Closer Jonathan Papelbon to a five tear contract.
1936: Birth date for Phillies P Joe Hoerner.
1972: Infielder Jose Pagan signed as free agent after being released by
the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1898: Birth date for Phillies P Claude Willoughby.
1933: Infielder Eddie Delker and catcher Spud Davis traded to St. Louis
Cardinals for catcher Jimmie Wilson.
2005: Signed Chris Coste as a free agent.
Birth date for Phillies players Gene Steinbrenner (1892) and Don Hahn (1948).
1942: Catcher Bennie Warren sold to Chicago Cubs.
2006: Wes Helms (3B) Signed as Free Agent ( 2007-2008; Opt 2009)
1969: Outfielder Johnny Callison traded to Chicago Cubs for outfielder Oscar
Gamble and pitcher Dick Selma.
1981: Phillies 3B Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP Award, joining
Ernie Banks and Joe Morgan as the only NL players to win the award back-to-back.
Schmidt hit .316 with 31 HRs and 91 RBI in the abbreviated season and also led
the league in runs and walks.
Birth date for Phillies 1B Roy Sievers (1926).
1997: Traded Kevin Stocker to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received Bobby Abreu.
1956: Outfielder Del Ennis traded to St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Rip
Repulski and infielder Bobby Morgan.
1986: Phillies 3B Mike Schmidt wins the NL MVP Award, joining Stan Musial and Roy
Campanella as the only 3-time winners. Schmidt led the NL with 37 HRs and 119 RBI.
1998: Traded Ricky Bottalico and Garrett Stephenson to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Received Jeff Brantley, Ron Gant, and Cliff Politte.
2013: Signed catcher Carlos Ruiz to a three year $26M contract.
Birth date for Phillies OF Jay Johnstone (1945).
1981: As part of a 3-team trade, traded a player to be named later to the Cleveland
Indians and Lonnie Smith to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Bo Diaz from the Indians.
In addition, the Cardinals sent Lary Sorensen and Silvio Martinez to the Indians. The
Phillies sent Scott Munninghoff (December 9, 1981) to the Indians to complete the trade.
2007: Chris Snelling (LF) Traded From Tampa Bay (for cash considerations)
1933: Outfielder Chuck Klein traded to Chicago Cubs for pitcher Ted Kleinhans,
infielder Mark Koenig, outfielder Harvey Hendrick, and $65,000.
1935: Catcher Al Todd traded to Pittsburgh Pirates for catcher Earl Grace and
pitcher Claude Passeau.
1962: Catcher Jim Coker sold to Baltimore Orioles.
1920: Pitcher Eppa Rixey traded to Cincinnati Reds for pitcher Jimmy Ring
and outfielder Greasy Neale.
1972: Ruly Carpenter replaces his father, Bob Carpenter, as President
of the Phillies.
Birth date for former Phillies manager Chief Zimmer (1860)
1943: Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis rules that Phils owner William
D. Cox is permanently ineligible to hold office or be employed in baseball
for having bet on his own team. The Carpenter family of Delaware will buy
the Philadelphia club and Bob Carpenter, age 28, will become president.
Birth date for former Phillies Of George Burns (1889).
1969: The Phillies purchace the contract of P Fred Wenz from Boston.
2005: The Phillies traded Jim Thome and cash to the Chicago White Sox. Received
a player to be named later, Aaron Rowand, and Daniel Haigwood (minors). The
White Sox sent Gio Gonzalez (minors) (December 8, 2005) to the Phillies to
complete the trade.
1909: Former Philadelphia sports writer Horace Fogel named president of Phillies.
1912: Alfred D. Wiler named president of Phillies, succeeding Horace Fogel, who
was forced out by the National League's Board of Directors after making unfounded
charges that the 1912 pennant race was "crooked".
1941: Hans Lobert, long-time coach with the club, named manager of the Phillies.
1962: Pitcher Jim Owens traded to Cincinnati Reds for infielder Cookie Rojas.
1996: Traded Ricardo Jordan and Toby Borland to the New York Mets. Received Rico Brogna.
1961: Pitcher John Buzhardt and third baseman Charlies Smith traded to Chicago
White Sox for first baseman Roy Sievers.
1962: Outfielder Ted Savage and first baseman Pancho Herrera traded to
Pittsburgh Pirates for third baseman Don Hoak.
Shane Youman (P) Acquired Off Waivers From Pittsburgh
1964: Pitcher Dennis Bennett traded to Boston Red Sox for first baseman Dick Stuart.
1965: Shortstop Ruben Amaro traded to New York Yankees for shortstop Phil Linz.
1964: First baseman Vic Power sold to Los Angeles Angels.
1966: Pitcher Darold Knowles and cash traded to Washington Senators for outfielder
1972: Outfielders Oscar Gamble and Roger Freed traded to Cleveland Indians for
outfielder Del Unser and infielder Terry Wedgewood.
1972: Pitchers Ken Sanders and Ken Reynolds and outfielder Joe Lis traded to
Minnesota Twins for infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar.
1993: Traded Mitch Williams to the Houston Astros. Received Doug Jones and Jeff Juden.
2005: Signed Abraham Nunez as a free agent.
1904: Former Phillies Manager Bill Shettsline elected president of
Phillies, and Hugh Duffy, a star outfielder with the Boston Nationals
for almost a decade, named manager of Phillies.
1964: Outfielder-infielder Danny Cater and shortstop Lee Elia traded
to Chicago White Sox for pitcher Ray Herbert and first baseman Jeoff Long.
2005: Signed Sal Fasano as a free agent.
2006: Adam Eaton (P) Signed as Free Agent ( 2007-2009; Opt 2010)
2009: The Phillies sign Brian Schneider to a two year free agent contract.
1978: The Sporting News announces the Gold Glove winners. Phillies catcher Bob
Boone is honored for the first time.
Birth date for former Phillies Art Jahn (1895) and Wayne Simpson (1948).
2002: Signed David Bell as a free agent.
2002: Signed free agent first baseman Jim Thome, who had been with the Cleveland Indians,
to a six-year contract with an option for a seventh year.
1958: Outfielder Chuck Essegian traded to St. Louis Cardinals for shortstop
1958: Pitcher Jack Sanford traded to San Francisco Giants for pitcher Ruben
Gomez and catcher Valmy Thomas.
1964: Pitcher Rudy May and first baseman Costen Shockley traded to Los Angeles
Angels for pitcher Bo Belinsky.
1968: First baseman-third baseman Deron Johnson purchased from Atlanta Braves.
1973: Pitcher Barry Lersch, infielder Craig Robinson, and first baseman-
outfielder Bob Beall traded to Atlanta Braves for pitcher Ron Schueler and
infielder Gil Garrido.
1974: Outfielder Del Unser, catcher John Stearns, and pitcher Mac Scarce traded
to New York Mets for pitcher Tug McGraw and outfielders Don Hahn and Dave Schneck.
2003: Traded a player to be named later, Carlos Silva, and Nick Punto to the Minnesota
Twins. Received Eric Milton. The Phillies sent Bobby Korecky (minors) (December 17, 2003)
to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.
2004: The Phillies traded Felix Rodriguez to the New York Yankees. Received Kenny Lofton.
1941: Outfielder Lloyd Waner signed as free agent after release by Cincinnati.
1959: Catcher Carl Sawatski traded to St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Bobby Gene
Smith and pitcher Billy Smith.
1963: Outfielder Don Demeter and pitcher Jack Hamilton traded to Detroit Tigers
for pitcher Jim Bunning and catcher Gus Triandos.
1976: Mike Schmidt wins his first gold glove.
1939: Outfielder Hub Bates sold to Boston Braves.
1959: Pitcher Ray Semproch and shortstop Chico Fernandez traded to Detroit Tigers
for outfielder Ken Walters and infielders Ted Lepcio and Alex Cosmidis.
1978: Pete Rose is signed to a multi-year pact which makes him at this time the
highest paid player in history.
1983: The Phillies trade veteran 1B Tony Perez to Cincinnati for a player to be
The Phillies traded Ron Reed to the Chicago White Sox for Jerry Koosman.
1957: Pitcher Harvey Haddix traded to Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Wally
1965: Pitcher Jack Baldschun traded to Baltimore Orioles for pitcher Darold
and outfielder Jackie Brandt.
1973: Infielder Denny Doyle traded to California Angels for pitcher Aurelio
Monteagudo and outfielder Chris Coletta, completing August 14 deal in which
Phillies got Bill Grabarkewitz.
1988: The Phillies trade P Kevin Gross to Montreal for pitchers Jeff Parrett and
2002: Signed Jim Thome as a free agent.
2005: Signed Tom Gordon as a free agent.
2006: The Phillies traded Gavin Floyd and Gio Gonzalez (minors) to the Chicago
White Sox. Received Freddy Garcia.
2007: Travis Blackley (P) Drafted Via Rule 5 from Minor.
2012: The Phillies acquired OF Ben Revere from the Twins for Vance Worley and Trevor May.
1938: First baseman Les Powers purchases from New York Giants.
1966: Pitcher Ray Culp and cash traded to Chicago Cubs for pitcher Dick Ellsworth.
1973: Infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar sold to Texas Rangers.
1973: Pitcher Eddie Watt purchased from Baltimore Orioles.
1987: Free-agent OF Bob Dernier, who hit a career-high .317 with 31 stolen bases
for the Cubs last season, signs a one-year contract with his original ML club,
1999: The Phillies signed Jeff Brantley as a free agent.
1999: The Phillies signed Mike Jackson as a free agent.
2004: The Phillies signed Rheal Cormier as a free agent.
1936: Infielder Lou Chiozza traded to New York Giants for infielder George
Scharein and cash.
1959: Third baseman Gene Freese traded to Chicago White Sox for outfielder
1977: First baseman Tommy Hutton sold to Toronto Blue Jays.
1989: Traded Phil Bradley to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Ken Howell and Gordon Dillard.
2001: Traded Von Hayes to the California Angels. Received Kyle Abbott and Ruben Amaro.
2004: Signed Jon Lieber as a free agent.
2011: The Phillies signd Laynce Nix to a a two-year contract.
1946: Pitcher Dutch Leonard purchased from Washington Senators.
1955: Outfielder Frankie Baumholtz purchased from Chicago Cubs.
1975: Outfielder Mike Anderson traded to St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Ron Reed.
1982: The Phillies trade 2B Manny Trillo, OF George Vukovich, SS Julio Franco,
catcher Jerry Willard, and pitcher Jay Baller to the Indians for 24-year-old
OF Von Hayes.
1987: Traded Glenn Wilson, Mike Jackson, and Dave Brundage (minors) to the Seattle
Mariners. Received Phil Bradley and Tim Fortugno.
1941: Outfielder Johnny Rizzo sold to Brooklyn Dodgers.
1945: First baseman Frank McCormick purchased from Cincinnati Reds for $30,000.
1951: Catcher Andy Seminick, infielder Eddie Pellagrini, outfielder Dick Sisler,
and pitcher Niles Jordan traded to Cincinnati Reds for catcher Smoky Burgess,
infielder Connie Ryan, and pitcher Howie Fox.
1954: Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium as Philadelphia Athletics prepare to
move to Kansas City.
1966: Pitcher Joe Verbanic and cash traded to New York Yankees for pitcher
1975: Pitchers Dick Ruthven and Roy Thomas and outfielder Alan Bannister traded
to Chicago White Sox for pitcher Jim Kaat and shortstop Mike Buskey.
1985: Yhe Phililies traded Ozzie Virgil and Pete Smith to the Atlanta Braves.
Received Steve Bedrosian and Milt Thompson.
2003: Signed Tim Worrell as a free agent.
1917: The Phillies trade Grover Alexander and "Reindeer" Bill Killefer
to the Cubs for righthander "Iron" Mike Prendergast, C Pickles Dillhoefer,
1929: Outfielder Homer Peel and pitcher Bob McGraw traded to St. Louis
Cardinals for pitcher Grover Alexander and catcher Harry McCurdy.
1947: Pitcher Tommy Hughes traded to Cincinnati Reds for infielder-outfielder
1957: Outfielder Dave Philley purchased from Detroit Tigers.
1962: Outfielder Jacke Davis traded to Los Angeles Angels for catcher-outfielder
1985: The Phillies trade pitchers John Denny and Jeff Gray to the Reds for OF
Gary Redus and P Tom Hume.
1922: First baseman Walter Holke purchased from Boston Braves.
1932: Outfielder Kiddo Davis traded to New York Giants for outfielder Chick Fullis,
first baseman Gus Dugas, and cash.
1942: Pitcher Rube Melton traded to Brooklyn Dodgers for pitcher Johnny Allen and cash.
1945: Infielder Skeeter Newsome purchased from Boston Red Sox.
1986: The Phillies trade P Charles Hudson and minor leaguer Jeff Knoxtrade to the
Yankees for Mike Easler and minor leaguer Tom Barrett.
2005: The Phillies traded Vicente Padilla to the Texas Rangers. Received a player
to be named later. The Rangers sent Ricardo Rodriguez (December 19, 2005)
to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.
1923: Infielder Cotton Tierney traded to Boston Braves for infielder Hod Ford and
outfielder Ray Powell.
1927: Outfielder Johnny Mokan, infielder Jimmy Cooney, and catcher Bubber Jonnard
traded to St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Jimmy Ring and catcher Johnny Schulte.
1934: Outfielder Kiddo Davis traded to New York Giants for pitcher Joe Bowman.
1951: Infielder Jake Schmitt traded to New York Giants for infielder Lucky Lohrke.
2004: The Phillies drafted Shane Victorino from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2004
Rule 5 draft.
2013: The Phillies agreed to a one-year contract with right-hander Roberto Hernandez.
1911: Phillies owner Barney Dreyfuss proposes that each team in the WS be
required to turn over one-fourth of its share of the gate to the league, to be
divided among the other teams. Until now, 10 percent of the gross went to the
National Commission, 60 percent to the players, and the rest to the 2 pennant-
winning clubs. The NL will pass the resolution and send it to the AL. It marks
the beginning of changes that ultimately give players of the first 4 clubs a
percentage of the WS money.
1948: Pitchers Dutch Leonard and Monk Dubiel traded to Chicago Cub for pitcher
Hank Borowy and first baseman Eddie Waitkus.
1973: Darrell Brandon released.
1982: The Phillies traded Mike Krukow, Mark Davis, and Charles Penigar (minors)
to the San Francisco Giants. Received Joe Morgan and Al Holland.
1932: Pitcher Ray Benge traded to Brooklyn Dodgers for pitcher Austin Moore, second
baseman Mickey Finn, and third baseman Jack Warner.
1960: Pitcher Gene Conley traded to Boston Red Sox for pitcher Frank Sullivan.
1961: Pitcher Taylor Phillips and infielder Bob Sadowski traded to Chicago White
Sox for third baseman Andy Carey and pitcher Frank Barnes. Carey refused to report
and on March 24, 1962, Phillies received pitcher Cal McLish in his place.
1966: Pitcher John Morris traded to Baltimore Orioles for pitcher Dick Hall.
1967: Pitcher Dick Ellsworth and catcher-first baseman Gene Oliver traded to Boston
Red Sox for catcher Mike Ryan and cash.
1967: The Phillies acquire pitchers Woody Fryman, Bill Laxton, and Harold Clem,
and IF Don Money from Pittsburgh for P Jim Bunning.
1976: Infielder Richie Hebner, selected in re-entry free agent draft, signed.
1999: The Phillies signed INF Tomas Perez as a free agent.
2008: The Phillies agreed to terms with LHP Jamie Moyer on a two-year contract and
Chan Ho park on a one year deal.
2009: Phillies signed free agent LF Ross Gload.
2010: The Phillis sign LHP Cliff lee as a free agent.
1957: The Phillies acquire OF Wally Post from the Reds for Harvey Haddix.
1967: Pitcher Jim Bunnig traded to Pittsburgh Pirates for pitchers Woodie Fryman,
Harold Clem, and Bill Laxton, and infielder Don Money.
1970: Pitcher Grant Jackson, outfielder-infielder Jim Hutto, and outfielder Sam
Parrilla traded to Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Roger Freed.
1988: The Phillies traded Milt Thompson to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Received Steve Lake and Curt Ford.
1992: Signed Jeff Manto as a free agent.
2009: The Phillies traded LHP Cliff Lee to Seattle Mariners; Seattle Mariners
traded J.C. Ramirez to Phillies; West Tenn Diamond Jaxx traded RHP Phillippe
Aumont to Reading Phillies and High Desert Mavericks traded CF Tyson Gillies
to Clearwater Threshers. The Toronto Blue Jays traded RHP Roy Halladay to the
Phillies; Reading Phillies traded RHP Kyle Drabek and Michael Taylor to New
Hampshire Fisher Cats and Lakewood BlueClaws traded C Travis d'Arnaud to
2011: The Phillies signed LHP Dontrelle Willis to a one year contract.
1939: Third baseman Pinky Whitney released, ending his major league career.
1889: The Brotherhood meets and expels members who have signed NL contracts,
including Phillies Kid Gleason and Ed Delahanty. Delahanty would eventually
jump back to the PL and be reinstated.
1926: Birth dates for former Phillies Joe Buskey (1902) and Dick Coffman (1906).
1992: Signed Larry Andersen as a free agent.
1957: Catcher Andy Seminick released and signed as coach.
1973: Second baseman Tony Taylor signed after release by Detroit Tigers.
2006: Jayson Werth (RF) Signed as Free Agent ( 2007).
1904: Pitcher Chick Fraser and third baseman Harry Wolverton traded to Boston
Braves for pitcher Togie Pittinger.
1937: Pitcher Al Smith purchased from St. Louis Cardinals.
1976: Catcher Johnny Oates and pitcher Quency Hill traded to Los Angeles Dodgers
for second baseman Ted Sizemore.
2002: Traded Johnny Estrada to the Atlanta Braves. Received Kevin Millwood.
2007: Chad Durbin (P) Signed as a Free Agent.
2007: Geoff Jenkins (LF) Signed as a Free Agent.
Birth date for Phillies OF Cy Williams (1887).
Acquired pitcher Kevin Millwood from the Atlanta Braves for catcher Johnny Estrada.
2004: Signed Geoff Geary as a free agent.
2012: The Phillies sign pitcher Mike Adams to a two year deal.
Birth dates for former Phillies Steve Carlton (1944), Tommy Underwood (1953), and
Lonnie Smith (1955).
1958: Pitchers Jim Golden and Gene Snyder and outfielder Rip Repulski traded to
Los Angeles Dodgers for second baseman Sparky Anderson.
1997: Traded Mickey Morandini to the Chicago Cubs for Doug Glanville.
2002: Signed Amaury Telemaco as a free agent.
2007: So Taguchi (CF) Signed as Free Agent.
Birth dates for former Phillies John Breckenridge (1880) and Dave Coble (1912).
2007: Outfielder So Taguchi signed a one-year contract with the Phillies
after the St. Louis Cardinals released the 38-year-old Japanese star.
Birth date for former Phillies manager Ben Chapman (1908).
Birth date for Phillies INF Manny Trillo 1950.
1917: Outfielder Dode Paskert traded to Chicago Cubs for outfielder Cy Williams.
Birth dates for former Phillies Charlie Brewster (1916) and Byron Browne (1942).
1983: Phillies LHP Cole Hamels is born in San Diego, CA.
Birth dates for former Phillies Hughie Miller (1887) and Feed Daniels (1924).
2006: The Phillies selected P Jim Ed Warden in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 draft.
1908: Phillies first baseman Kitty Bransfield marries Lulu Hoy at Worcester, Mass.
1917: The Phillies keep swapping with the Chicago Cubs, this month sending OF Dode
Paskert, a seven-year veteran, to Chicago for slugger Cy Williams. Williams will flourish
in Baker Bowl, and will hit 222 home runs for the Phillies over the next 13 years.
Paskert will not enjoy the same success at Wrigley Field.
1925: Pitcher Jimmy Ring traded to New York Giants for pitchers Jack
Bentley and Wayland Dean.
1943: Infielder Babe Dahlgren traded to Pittsburgh Pirates for catcher
Birth dates for former Phillies Bobby Byrne (1884) and Syl Johnson (1900).
1918: Kid Gleason, who was as a coach for the Phillies from 1908 to 1911, replaces
Pants Rowland as Chicago White Sox.
All you need to know about PHILLIES history in 50 names:
Sam Thompson* (1889-98, .300 7 times, 1st NL 20 HR hitter).
Billy Hamilton* (1890-5, 937 lifetime SB).
Ed Delahanty* (1891-01, .346 lifetime).
Grover Cleveland Alexander* (1911-17, 190 wins for Phils).
Cy Williams (1918-30, .300 6 times).
Chuck Klein* (Triple Crown 1933, 4 HR titles).
Shibe Park/ Connie Mack Stadium (1938).
Byrum Saam* (Broadcast voice of the Phillies 1939-49, 55-75).
Hugh (Losing Pitcher) Mulcahy (Phils were the absolute worst between
Klein and the Whiz Kids).
Bob and son Ruly Carpenter (owners 1943-1972, 72-81).
Eddie Waitkus (for making national headlines by getting shot by a female
Ashburn*. Roberts*. Curt Simmons (115 Phils wins).
Jim Konstanty (16-7, 22 saves, 1950 NL MVP).
Dick Sisler (for 1950 pennant-winning HR).
Del Ennis. Callison. Allen. Mauch. Bunning*. Short.
Tony Taylor (15 years a Phil).
Paul (The Pope) Owens.
Dave Raymond, the Phillie Phanatic.
Bowa. Luzinski. Schmidt*. Boone. Carlton*. Maddox. McGraw. Rose (*?).
Dallas Green. Gary Matthews (MVP 1983 LCS).
John Denny. Al Holland. Paul Owens again.
Tony Lucadello (Phils scout, 1957-89, signed 50 future major leaguers, including
Bedrosian. Samuel. Von Hayes. Dykstra. Daulton. Kruk. Schilling.
Mitch Williams (greatest World Series goat of all time).
Rolen (*?). *Hall of Famer
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On July 27th, 1950, Del Ennis hit a double and a home run, batting
in seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings to tie National
League record in 13-3 victory over Chicago.