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Today in Phillies History for July 5th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

55 wins, 54 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 50.5 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1904: The Phils beat the NY Giants 6-5 in 10 innings, to end the Giants' 18-game winning streak.
1915: Grover Alexander threw a 1-hitter against New York (his second of three that year). Fred Merkle's second inning double was the only hit. Alexander fanned 6 and walked none.
1976: In the first ABC Monday night game shown from the Vet, the Phillies got shut out by the Dodgers, 6-0. Steve Garvey was the star, going 4-for-5 with a home run.
1979: In his major-league debut, Dickie Noles gets a start against the Mets. He gives up a home run to Joel Youngblood, the first batter he faces, and takes the loss in a 3-2 contest.
1989: With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th, Steve Jeltz scores on a passed ball by Steve Reed to beat the Reds 3-2.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1940: Released Wally Berger

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