NL Standings and Team Stats
Today In Phillies History
1945: The Phils lose the first game of a double-header against Boston, their 16th in a row, which would have set a new team record. However, when a suspended game from earlier in the month is completed in July, the Phillies win, nullifying the record loss streak after the fact.
1939: Grover Cleveland Alexander attends the opening of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, along with Connie Mack, Babe Ruth, Cy Young, and other initial inductees. The ceremony was timed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of baseball's origin.
1957: Playing against the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium, Stan Musial of the Cardinals appears in his 823rd consecutive game, passing Gus Suhr and setting a new National league consecutive games played streak. Musial went 2-for-4 as the Cards shut out the Phillies 4-0.
1959: San Francisco's Mike McCormick in 1959 throws a 5-inning no-hitter against the Phils. Richie Ashburn gets a hit in the 6th inning, but the game is halted by rain and the hit doesn't count.
1987: Right fielder Glenn Wilson throws out Montreal pitcher Bryn Smith at first after an apparent single. It was the second time in a year he accomplished the feat.
2008: Brad Lidge became the first Phillie to start a season with 18 consecutive saves when he closed out a 3-0 victory over Florida.
1890: Owner Al Reach takes over a manager in place of the temporarily blinded Harry Wright. He leads the team to a 4-7 record before yielding to Bob Allen
1957: Signed minor-league free agent Chris Short
1978: Traded Jay Johnstone and Bobby Brown to New York (AL) for Rawly Eastwick
1983: Manager Pat Corrales uses a record-tying four right fielders in a 5-4 loss to St. Louis
2004: Jim Thome hits a home run in the first inning off of Cincinnati's Jose Acevedo, the 400th of his career. The Phils go on to beat the Reds 10-7.
2009: The MLB Network show "The Pen," which follows the exploits of the Phillies' bullpen, debuts