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Today in Phillies History for October 1st

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

30 wins, 27 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 52.6 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1903: Kid Gleason had two of the Phillies' four hits in a 6-0 loss to the Athletics in game 2 of the city series.
1904: In the second game of a double-header, Red Dooin hits an inside-the-park grand slam to seal a 10-3 win over Pittsburgh.
1950: The Phillies clinch the pennant on the season's last day with Dick Sisler's 3-run homer off of the Dodgers' Don Newcombe. Robin Roberts went the distance for the win, his 4th appearance in the last 8 games of the season.
1970: In the last game at Connie Mack Stadium, the Phils pulled out a 2-1, 10th inning win. Oscar Gamble was the last batter, and the last to get a hit, driving in Tim McCarver for the winning run.
1980: Mike Schmidt and Greg Luzinski hit back-to-back home runs to pace a 5-0 win over the Cubs at the Vet. It's Luzinski's 19th home run of the year, and his last as a Phillie. It's also the 39th time that Schmidt and Luzinski both went deep in the same game, a club record that stood for 30 years.
2000: Manager Terry Francona was fired after the season's final game. He finished with a 285-363 record.
2007: Jimmy Rollins appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated (cover date 11/8)
2008: Cole Hamels struck out 9 to lead the Phils in a 3-1 win over Milwaukee in Game 1 of the 2008 NLDS.
2011: Roy Halladay allows 3 first inning runs, but the offense helps him out with a bunch of runs in an 11-6 win over St. Louis in game 1 of the division series.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1940: Selected Rube Melton from St. Louis (NL) and lost Red Howell to Cleveland (AL) in the Rule 5 draft
1990: Released Tom Barrett
2008: Released Francisco Rosario. Claimed Scott Nestor off waivers from the Marlins.

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