Phillies’ All-time Record for this date:55 wins, 59 losses, and 0 ties for a 48.2% winning percentage.
It happened on this day in:1955: Robin Roberts gave up 2 home runs to the Dodgers in a 6-1 loss, bringing his total for the year to a league-record of 40. He ended the year with 41, but broke his own record the following season.
1967: Cardinal Steve Carlton strikes out 16 Phillies, but loses 3-1. Chris Short got the win and fanned 9.
1979: With two on and the game tied in the sixth at the Vet, Keith Moreland hit a deep fly ball down the left field line that umpire Eric Gregg called a home run. After the Pirates erupted in protest, the umpires conferred and veteran Doug Harvey revised the call to a foul ball. Phillies skipper Dallas Green then had his own outburst, which led to an ejection and a series of fines for throwing objects on the field. Gregg later admitted he lost the ball in the lights and relied instead on the reaction of the ball girl.
1987: Mike Schmidt hits a 2-run home run to help the Phils defeat Montreal. It's his 487th as a third baseman, passing Eddie Matthews for a major-league 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 benefit of an extra-base hit, thanks to 9 singles, a walk, and a hit batter.
2014: Jerome Williams, a late-season waiver wire addition, earns the victory in a 3-0 win over Oakland. Williams had beaten Oakland twice before earlier in the season, once for Houston and once for Texas. He became the first major leaguer to beat the same team three times in a season while playing for three different teams.
2015: The Phillies lose their third straight game to Atlanta, each with a score of 2-1.
Phillies Transactions on this Day1955: 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