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Today in Phillies History for July 27th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

59 wins, 63 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 48.4 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1935: Jose Luis "Chile" Gomez, a native of Mexico, debuts with the Phillies. He was the team's first Latin-born player. He went hitless with a walk in his debut.
1943: 42-year-old Brooklyn pitcher Freddie Fitzsimmons is named manager, replacing Bucky Harris. Later that day, the entire Phillies team threatens to strike unless Harris is rehired and given a chance to resign. The players back down when owner William Cox apologizes to Harris, saying his release was no reflection on his ability as a manager. Harris put up a 38-52-2 record as Phillies skipper.
1950: Del Ennis drove in seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings of a 13-3 victory over the Cubs. Ennis doubled with the bases loaded in the seventh and hit a grand slam in the eighth.
1966: Jim Bunning and Sandy Koufax combine for 28 strikeouts in a 2-1, 12 inning victory for the Dodgers. Bunning had 12 Ks to Kofax's 16--both pitched 11 innings but nither finished the game.
1971: Catcher Bobby Pfeil hit two home runs in an 8-7 win over Houston, Pfeil's only major-league round-trippers.
2013: Former Philadelphia Daily News writer Paul Hagan receives tha J.G. Taylor Spink Award for baseball writing, entitling him to recognition in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1958: Traded John Turk and cash to Detroit for Jim Hegan
1984: Released Jim Kern
1989: Received Tom Edens from New York (NL) to complete the 6/18/1989 trade for Juan Samuel
2001: Traded Bruce Chen and Adam Walker to the Mets for Turk Wendell and Dennis Cook.
2001: Traded Wayne Gomes to the Giants for Felipe Crespo.
2007: Acquired Tadahito Iguchi from the White Sox in exchange for Michael Dubee.

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