Today in Phillies History forĀ August 16th

It happened on this day in:

1911: Sherry Magee returns to the lineup after being provisionally reinstated by National League president T.J. Lynch. Magee has been suspended him 36 games after he struck an umpire during a game.
1968: Dick Allen walks in each of his five times at the plate, setting a team record and tying the National League record. The Phils lost to Los Angeles 7-5.
1969: Rick Wise shuts out Houston for the Phillies' fourth straight shutout. In total, the team put up a streak of 39 scoreless innings. The streak ended in the first inning of the next game on a steal of home.
1977: The Phils beat Montreal 7-5 to cap a 13-game win streak. They lost the next day then won another 6 in a row.
1986: Tom Hume (6 IP) & Kent Tekulve (3 IP) combined to one-hit the Pirates, winning 6-0.
1996: The Fan, a film about a man's obsession with a famous ballplayer, opens. John Kruk appears in the film.
2006: At single-A Clearwater, Julio De La Cruz threw a complete game no-hitter versus Sarasota. De La Cruz walked only one in the 5-0 win.
2011: Steve Carlton and Jimmy Rollins do the honors as the Phillies unveil a statue of the late broadcaster Harry Kalas at Citizens Bank Park.
2016: Chase Utley makes his first appearance as a visiting player, batting leadoff for Los Angeles. He hits two home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the Dosgers to a 15-5 win. The crowd at Citizen's Bank Park rewards him with multiple curtain calls.

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1973: Released Jose Pagan
1995: Signed free agent Steve Frey
2014: Received Jesumel Valentin from Los Angeles as one of two players to be named in the trade for Roberto Hernandez.


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