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Today in Phillies History for August 22nd

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

56 wins, 55 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 50.0 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1952: Both starting pitchers wound up in the same hospital from injuries suffered in a game at Crosley Field. Cincy starter Frank Hiller suffered a broken nose and spike wound in a first-base collision with Richie Ashburn in the first inning. Phillie starter Curt Simmons later joined him, when he took a line drive off the back of his wrist in the third inning.
1961: Art Mahaffey throws a one-hit, 6-0 win over Chicago, ending a personal 10-game losing streak. The only hit was a single by Ron Santo, the secon batter of the game.
1977: Greg Luzinski his only Sports Illustrated cover appearance (cover date 8/29)
2000: Bruce Chen gives up a first-inning grand slam to Cincinnati's Alex Ochoa. It's the record-setting 142nd slam of the year in the majors.
2002: Randy Wolf hits his first major league home run on his 26th birthday. He also picks up the win with 8 shutout innings.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1954: Lost Jim Konstanty on waivers to New York (AL)
1999: Released Ken Ryan
2006: Traded cash to Pittsburgh for Jose Hernandez

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