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Today in Phillies History for May 4th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

43 wins, 51 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 45.7 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1919: The Giants, in their first legal home game on a Sunday, lose to the Phils 4-3. Future Hall-of-famer Dave Bancroft is carried of the field after spraining an ankle sliding into second. The Phils later trade him to the Giants.
1929: In the first game of a double-header, the Cubs beat the Phillies 16-0, setting a modern record for most runs allowed by a team while scoring none.
1964: After being hit by a pitch from Jack Baldschun, Bob Gibson is ejected for throwing his bat, which Baldschun caught with his gloved hand. The Phils, trailing 5-1 do no better against Roger Craig and lose 9-2.
1973: Denny Doyle tripled and scored the winning run on a sac fly in the 20th inning as the Phils beat Atlanta 5-4, tying the team record for longest home game.
2001: Bruce Chen gives up a 2-run home run to Barry Bonds in a loss to visiting San Francisco. It's Bonds' only home run at the Vet during his record-setting 73 home run season.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1961: Traded Turk Farrell and Joe Koppe to Los Angeles (NL) for Don Demeter and Charley Smith
1963: Purchased Jim Lemon from Minnesota
1975: Traded Willie Montanez to San Francisco for Garry Maddox
1986: Signed minor-league free agent Andy Ashby

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