NL Standings and Team Stats
Today In Phillies History
1991: Pitching the fourth inning against Cincinnati, Andy Ashby struck out the side 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.
2010: Pitching in new Yankee Stadium, Jamie Moyer gives up a home run to Robinson Cano in the second inning. It's the 42nd major league ballpark in which Moyer gave up a home run, setting a new record.Moyer got the win in the Phils' 8-3 victory.
1949: Eddie Waitkus is shot in a Chicago hotel by 19-year old Ruth Steihagen. She is sent to a mental institution, and Waitkus will return to the majors the following year.
1952: In the second game of a double-header in Pittsburgh, Granny Hamner was on third with one out when Smoky Burgess hit a pop foul in front of the Phillies dugout. The ball was fielded by Pittsburgh's catcher, but no one covered home, so Hamner scored, giving Burgess an RBI. The Phils won 6-3.
1960: Traded Wally Post, Harry Anderson and Fred Hopke to Cincinnati for Lee Walls and Tony Gonzalez
1962: Signed minor-league free agent Ferguson Jenkins [Jenkins would be traded to the Cubs in April 1966]
1968: After guiding the team through more than 1300 games, manager Gene Mauch is fired over escalating disagreements with Dick Allen. Bob Skinner is named as his replacement. Mauch's career record was 645-684-2. Skinner had been managing AAA San Diego.
1972: Traded Joe Hoerner and Andre Thornton to Atlanta for Jim Nash and Gary Neibauer
1977: Traded Tom Underwood, Dane Iorg and Rick Bosetti to St. Louis for Bake McBride and Steve Waterbury
1977: Traded Wayne Twitchell and Tim Blackwell to Montreal for Barry Foote and Dan Warthen
1978: Traded Gene Garber to Atlanta for Dick Ruthven
Also, Happy Birthday Erik Kratz, who turned 34 yesterday.
1930: Chuck Klein gets a hit in his 26th straight game, setting a modern team record. He had gone 0-for-3 before knocking a single in the 8th inning against Pittsburgh.
1988: With the bases loaded and one out against New York, Steve Jeltz hits what looks like an inning-ending double play. Milt Thompson alertly holds up going into second, getting into a rundown that allows two runners to score before he's retired. Jeltz is credited with 2 RBI on the double-play.
1) 31 yrs, 166 days – Francisco Rodriguez
2) 32 yrs, 251 days – Robb Nenn
3) 33 yrs, 199 days – Papelbon
4) 33 yrs, 264 days – Lee Smith
5) 33 yrs, 265 days – John Wetteland
6) 33 yrs, 306 days – Trevor Hoffman
34 yrs, 181 days – Mariano Rivera
1) 537 - Mariano Rivera
2) 552 - Papelbon
3) 553 - Trevor Hoffman
4) 556 - Troy Percival
5) 570 - John Wetteland