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Today In Phillies History
1930: Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is released after failing to pick up a win in 3 starts. His 373 wins tied him with Christy Matthewson for most wins in NL history.
1957: Richie Ashburn goes 5-for-5 with two doubles in a 9-3 win over St. Louis. It's the only 5-hit game of his career.
1972: GM John Quinn's retirement is announced during the 9th inning of a Phillies-reds game. Paul Owens, the team's farm director, was named to take his place.
1949: The Phils hit 5 homers in one inning (the eighth) against the Reds. Catcher Andy Seminick hit two of them, as well as one earlier in the game. Del Ennis, Schoolboy Rowe, and Willie Jones hit the others. The 5 home runs tied a major-league record for a single inning, and the 26 total bases recorded in the inning set a modern record.
1989: Traded Chris James to San Diego for Randy Ready and John Kruk
2002: Robert Person hits two home runs and earned the win in an 18-3 victory over Montreal
2009: On his 37th birthday, Raul Ibanez hits 2 home runs and drives in 5. The first dinger was the 200th in Ibanez' career, pacing a 10-5 Phillies win over San Diego
(Rauuuuuuul -- happy 42nd birthday)
And Antonio Bastardo made his major league debut on June 2, 2009.
1897: Leading 4-0 in the 4th, the visiting Pittsburgh players began throwing the ball around the field to delay the game and force a rain out. The visitors were upset over an earlier call on a foul ball and the resulting ejection of the their team captain. The umpire called the game, but awarded the Phillies the win.
1951: Pirate Gus Bell hits for the cycle off of Milo Candini in a 12-4 win over the Phillies at Shibe Park. His grandson, David, will hit one for the Phillies in 2004.
1953: Curt Simmons cuts off part of his left big toe while mowing his lawn. He doesn't pitch again for a month, but wins 16 games in the season
1958: The Phillies issue three intentional walks to Chicago center fielder Bobby Thomson in a 11-5 loss.
1964: Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers threw his 3rd career no-hitter, striking out 12 Phillies in a 3-0 victory at Connie Mack Stadium. He walked Dick Allen in the 4th inning, but Allen was caught stealing so Koufax faced the minimum 27 batters.
2013: John Mayberry Jr. became the first Phillie to collect two extra-inning home runs in the same game. He tied the game with a 10th inning solo shot, then won it with a walk-off grand slam in the 11th for a 7-3 win over Miami.