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Today in Phillies History for May 31st

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

40 wins, 61 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 39.6 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1959: Gene Freese hits his fifth pinch-hit home run of the year, one short of the major league record. The Phils lose to Milwaukee 2-1
1976: Karl Wallenda repeats his high-wire walk from 1972, traversing a cable strung across the field at the top of Veterans' Stadium.
1998: The Phillies Triple-A team from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beats Toledo 26 to 4. Scranton had 7 home runs and 27 hits, and were led by designated hitter Bobby Estalella, who went 5 for 6 with 2 doubles and a home run.
2003: The Phillies drop an 8-7 decision to Montreal, bringing their all-time win-loss record to 1,243 games below .500; thankfully, they win the next day and have not been that far from an even record since.
2009: Jamie Moyer earned his 250th career win in a 4-2 victory over Washington.
2014: With a 3-run home run against New York, Ryan Howard reached 1,000 career RBI. It took him only 1,230 games, making him the fastest to reach that milestone. The games lasted 14 innings, the same as the day before. It was the first time in team history that they played consecutive games of 14 innings or more.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1963: Signed minor-league free agent Dave Bennett
1982: Signed free agent Stan Bahnsen
1994: Traded Wes Chamberlain and Mike Sullivan to Boston for Paul Quantrill and Billy Hatcher
2013: Released Chad Durbin

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