It happened on this day in:1896: The Phillies hire George Stallings as manager. He would later manage the Boston Braves, winning a World Series in 1914 and finishing second to the Phillies in 1915.
1943: Hired former Yankee pitcher and Boston farm director Herb Pennock as the team's first ever general manager, signing him to a 5-year deal.
Phillies Transactions on this Day1958: Selected Johnny O'Brien from St. Louis (NL) in the Rule 5 draft
1964: Traded Danny Cater and Lee Elia to Chicago (AL) for Ray Herbert and Jeoff Long
1969: Lost Gene Rounsaville to Chicago (AL) and Manny Trillo to Oakland in the Rule 5 draft
1989: Signed free agent Carmelo Martinez
1993: Signed free agent Tom Quilan
2005: Signed free agent Sal Fasano
2009: Signed free agent Brian Schneider