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Today in Phillies History for April 19th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

41 wins, 50 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 44.6 percent)


It Happened Today in:

1900: The Phillies beat the Boston Braves 19-17 in 10 innings to set a major league record for most runs scored by two clubs on opening day. The Braves scored nine runs in the ninth inning to put the game into extra innings.
1901: In his major league debut, Happy Townsend faces off against Brooklyn, who sent Gene McCann to the mound for his own debut. Townsend and the Phillies took the short end of a 10-2 decision.
1938: Phillies Emmett "Heine" Mueller and Dodger Ernie Koy both hit home-runs in their first major-league at-bat. The Phils lose to Brooklyn 12-5.
1948: Richie Ashburn suffers a neck sprain in an exhibition game against Villanova, but recovers to make his major-league debut the next day.
1956: The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia 5-4 in 10 innings at Roosevelt Stadium at Jersey City in the first major league game ever held in New Jersey. A little over 12,000 fans showed up in frigid weather.
2012: Vance Worley struck out 11 as the Phillies beat San Diego 2-0 at Petco Park. It was the team's twelfth straight win at Petco, a franchise record for consecutive wins at a visiting satdium.


Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1976: Purchased Tim Blackwell from Boston (AL)
1986: Signed free agent Tom Gorman


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