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Today in Phillies History for July 24th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

46 wins, 57 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 44.7 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1897: With no umpire available for a game between Philadelphia and Cleveland, a substitute player from each team was chosen to officiate. After arguing over the calls of the Cleveland player behind the plate, the Phillies refused to return to their positions in the bottom of the 8th and forfeited the game.
1965: Dick Stuart 6th inning home run at Shea Stadium makes him the only active major leaguer to have hit a home run in every major league park, as the Phils defeat the Mets 5-1.
1985: Facing Nolan Ryan with one out in the 8th inning of a 1-1 game, Von Hayes hits and inside-the-park home run to give the Phils a 3-1 win over Houston.
1998: In the second game of a double-header at Veterans Stadium, the Phillies score 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game. They allow a run in each of the next 3 innings, but keep the game alive by scoring in the home half of each frame. The game finally ended when the Phillies scored two runs in the bottom of the 12th.
2001: Tomas Perez hit a home run from both sides of the plate as the Phillies beat the Expos 10-2.
2002: Brett Myers makes his major league debut, starting the Phillies 4-2 win over Chicago. He's the team's first player born in the 1980s.
2003: Bobby Abreu ties a team record with 5 RBI in a single inning. He hit a grand slam after the first four batters reached, then hit a sac-fly after the team batted around.
2011: Pat Gillick, architect of the 2008 champions as GM, is inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1986: Traded Tom Foley and Lary Sorensen to Montreal for Skeeter Barnes and Dan Schatzeder
1995: Traded Dave Hollins to Boston for Mark Whiten
2003: Purchased Brian Powell from San Francisco

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