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Today in Phillies History for September 20th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

53 wins, 54 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 49.5 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1955: Robin Roberts gave up 2 home runs to the Dodgers, giving him 40 for the year--a new major league record. The Phils lost the game 6-1.
1967: Cardinal Steve Carlton strikes out 16 Phillies, but loses 3-1
1987: Mike Schmidt hits a 2-run home run to help the Phils defeat Montreal. It's his 487th as a third baseman, setting a new major-league record.
1988: Phil Bradley is hit by a David Cone pitch in the first inning of a loss to New York. It's Bradley's 15th HBP of the year, establishing a new team record.
1992: With two runners on, Pittsburgh's Jeff King lines out to Mickey Morandini, who steps on the bag to retire Andy Van Slyke, then tags Barry Bonds for the third out. It was the eighth unassisted triple play in major-league history.
2012: The Phillies pound the Mets 16-1, becoming the first major-league team to put up at least 8 runs in the first inning and 7 in the ninth. Their first-inning runs were scored without the benfit of an extra-base hit, thanks to 9 singles, as walk, and a hit batter.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1955: Purchased Bob Ross from Washington
1983: Sent Marty Decker, Ed Wojna, Darren Burroughs and Lance McCullers to San Diego and received Steve Fireovid from San Diego to complete the 8/31/1983 trade for Sexto Lezcano

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