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Today in Phillies History for April 26th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

42 wins, 51 losses, and 2 ties (for a winning percentage of 44.2 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1965: The Phils beat Los Angeles 4-3, ending Sandy Koufax's streak of nine straight victories over them, dating to 1961.
1976: Mike Schmidt hits 2 home runs to help the Phils beat the Reds 10-9. His 11 home runs in April tie a major-league record
1976: Mike Schmidt his first Sports Illustrated cover appearance (cover date 5/3)
1980: Steve Carlton pitched a 1-hitter to lead the Phils to a 2-0 victory over the Cards. The only hit was a Ted Simmons single to lead off the second inning. It was Carlton's 6th 1-hitter, a team record, and modern major-league record. It came almost exactly 8 years after his first 1-hitter, a 3-0 victory over the Giants on April 25, 1972.
1995: The Phillies open the 1995 season at the Vet with a 7-6 loss to the Cardinals. It was the first official game in Philadelphia since the start of the players' strike the previous August. In honor of the Vet's 25th anniversary, Kiteman V makes an appearance and Mike Ryan caught the first ball after it was dropped from a helicopter, as it was on opening day in 1970.
2009: Florida sends in outfielder Cody Ross to pitch to the Phillies in the 9th inning. Ross allows a hit, but no runs or walks, and the Phillies win 13-2.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

2006: Purchased the contract of Clay Condrey from AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

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