- Your daily dose of Phillies history

Today in Phillies History for March 6th

It Happened Today in:

1903: The Phillies hire former Pittsburgh catcher Charles "Chief" Zimmer as manager.
1910: Lightning rips through the team hotel in Southern Pines, North Carolina. In one room shared by four players, it left a 3-foot hole in the ceiling and ripped away a chandelier. Thankfully, no one was injured.
1946: Thieves broke into Phillies' practice facility at Flamingo Park in Miami Beach, stealing their bats.
1958: First baseman Ed Bouchee is sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of indecent exposure involving minors. He is required to attend a psychiatric rehabilitation program and is suspended from play.
1971: The Pirates beat the Phillies 18-17 in an 11-inning spring game that saw 39 hits, including 9 home runs.
1981: Ruly Carpenter announces that his family would begin entertaining offers for the purchase of the Phillies. Carpenter had become increasingly concerned about the free-agent contracts handed out by owners including George Steinbrenner and Ted Turner.
2006: A Bright House Networks Field-record crowd of 9,893 attended the spring training contest between the Phillies and Red Sox, which resulted in a 3-2 victory for the visitors. The game featured a bench-clearing brawl following a confrontation between Ryan Howard and Boston's Josh Beckett.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1938: Traded Dolph Camilli to Brooklyn for Eddie Morgan and $45,000

The Broad & Pattison site and its underlying databases are copyrighted by Jim Sweetman, 1996-2014. Reuse or redistribution, in whole or in part, is prohibited without express written permission.Hosted by HostGator Got a comment or question?-- Contact Us