It happened on this day in:1930: Phillies President William Baker dies of a heart attack while attending the league's winter meeting at the Ritz Carlton in Montreal. He led the team to 17 years following the death of his predecessor and cousin, William Locke.
1943: Baseball Commissioner Landis holds an appeal hearing on his month-old lifetime ban of former Phillies president William Cox for betting on the team. Landis decides to stick with the original ban, not buying Cox's revised statement that he didn't bet on games, he only said he did to "smoke out" a Phillies employee he suspected of disloyalty.
Phillies Transactions on this Day1941: Signed free agent Lloyd Waner
1941: Purchased Ron Northey from Philadelphia (AL)
1959: Traded Carl Sawatski to St. Louis for Bobby Smith and Bill Smith
1973: Traded Bob Beall to Atlanta for Gil Garrido
1978: Lost Jeff Schneider to Baltimore in the Rule 5 draft
1989: Selected Dave Hollins from San Diego and Sil Campusano from Toronto and lost Gordon Dillard to Pittsburgh in the Rule 5 draft