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Today in Phillies History for May 29th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

40 wins, 58 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 40.8 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1959: With the game tied in the bottom of the ninth in Milwaukee, Phillies pitcher Gene Conley tries to intentionally walk Joe Adcock. Adcock reaches out to hit the ball and drive in Hank Aaron with the winning run.
1965: Dick Allen hit a 510-foot home run--over a sign and the roof of Connie Mack Stadium--in a 4-2 victory over the Cubs
1989: Michael Jack Schmidt announces his retirement in an emotional farewell speech. He had hit .203 for the season--his lowest average since his rookie year
2006: Ryan Howard goes deep at Citizens Bank Park, leading the Phillies to an 11-2 win over Washington. It was Howard's 18th home run of the season, setting a record for most round-trippers by a second-year player by the end of May.
2010: Roy Halladay sets down all 27 Florida batters, completing the 20th perfect game in major league history. The Phillies scored the game's only run on an error by Florida's Cameron Maybin.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1939: Traded Claude Passeau to Chicago (NL) for Joe Marty, Ray Harrell and Kirby Higbe
1959: Signed minor-league free agent Al Neiger

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