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Today in Phillies History for December 11th

It Happened Today in:

1920: Team president William Baker hires "Wild Bill" Donovan as manager to replace Gavvy Cravath. Donovan was a Philadelphia native who previously pitched for Detroit and managed the Yankees. Cravath put up a 91-137 record as manager.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1917: Traded Pete Alexander and Bill Killefer to Chicago (NL) for Mike Prendergast, Pickles Dillhoefer and $55,000
1929: Traded Homer Peel and Bob McGraw to St. Louis for Pete Alexander and Harry McCurdy
1947: Traded Tommy Hughes to Cincinnati for Bert Haas
1957: Purchased Dave Philley from Detroit
1962: Traded Jacke Davis to Los Angeles (AL) for Earl Averill
1985: Traded John Denny and Jeff Gray to Cincinnati for Gary Redus and Tom Hume
1986: Traded Charles Hudson and Jeff Knox to New York (AL) for Tom Barrett and Mike Easler
1991: Traded Bruce Ruffin to Milwaukee for Dale Sveum
1996: Signed free agent Mark Parent
2008: Acquired Robert Mosebach from Anaheim in the Rule 5 Draft.
2014: Selected Odubel Herrera from Texas and Andy Oliver from Pittsburgh in the Rule 5 draft. They also lost three players in the minor-league portion of the draft.

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