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Today in Phillies History for September 30th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

39 wins, 37 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 50.7 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1903: After a 4-year hiatus, the Phillies and A's resume the tradition of a post-season city series with the A's taking game 1 by a 7-3 score.
1913: In the first game of a double header, two Phillies pitc hers allow 9 first-inning runs to Brooklyn, 8 of which scored before the first out was recorded. Rube Marshall entered the game in the first, then shut the visitors out the rest of the game, allowing the offense to plate 10 runs for a comeback win.
1938: Jimmie Wilson resigns as manager. Hans Lobert manages the last two games of the year. Wilson put up a 280-477-6 record at the Phillies' helm.
1951: Andy Seminick draws five walks in a 14-inning, 9-8 loss to Brooklyn
1956: Robin Roberts yields 3 home runs, including two by Bill White. His total of 46 home runs allowed on the season set a major-league record that stood for more than 40 years.
1977: Greg Luzinski, Richie Hebner, and Garry Maddox hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the second inning as the Phils beat Montreal 9-4
1978: The Phils clinched their third NL East title in a row, beating the Pirates 10-8. Winning pitcher Randy Lerch hit two homers. Greg Luzinski also went deep.
1983: Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, and Ron Reed (each over 40 years old) all appear in a 2-1 victory over the Pirates. The hitters go a combined 1-for-4 with a walk, while Reed retires four batters without allowing a hit.
1984: Paul Owens resigns as manager to take a job in the Phillies' front office. Former Portland (AAA) manager John Felske is named as his replacement. Owens finished with a 161-158 record as field manager, with one pennant. On the field, Juan Samuel had 8 at-bats in the final day's double header, giving him 701 on the year, setting a new NL record.
1996: GM Lee Thomas fired skipper Jim Fregosi, who led the Phillies to a 431-463 record and one pennant.
2009: The Phillies clinch their third straight division title when second-place Atlanta loses to Florida before the Phillies-Houston game is over. The Phils' 10-3 win icing on the cake

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1941: Selected Al Glossop from New York (AL) in the Rule 5 draft
1996: Lost Howard Battle on waivers to Los Angeles (NL)
2012: Selected the contract of Tyson Brummett from AAA-Lehigh Valley.

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