Phillies’ All-time Record for this date:38 wins, 35 losses, and 0 ties for a 52.1% winning percentage.
It happened on this day in:1914: Sherry Magee is the first Phillie to hit two home runs on opening day, as the Phils beat New York 10-1.
1931: Chuck Klein hits two home runs on opening day, but the Phils lose to New York 9-5.
1960: After losing the first game of the season, manager Eddie Sawyer resigns and is replaced by Minneapolis manager Gene Mauch. Sawyer was the manager when the Phillies won the 1950 pennant, and put up a 390-423-4 record at the club's helm. While waiting for Mauch to join the team, coach Andy Cohen managed the team for one game -- earning a 5-4, 10 inning win over Milwaukee.
2013: Roy Halladay earns his 200th career win with eight solid innings against Florida. He became the 112th pitcher to reach that milestone and the first to do so as a Phillie since Steve Carlton in 1978.
2014: B.J. Rosenberg faced 3 batters in the 8th inning of a game against Atlanta and allowed home runs to each one. Researchers looking through 100 years of game records have yet to find another game where a pitcher faced at least 3 batters and gave up a home run to each. The Phillies dropped the game, 9-6.
2016: Vince Velasquez shuts down San Diego with 16 strike outs while allowing no runs, no walks, and only 3 hits over 9 innings. He also set a team record with 25 strikeouts combined in his first two starts with the team.
Phillies Transactions on this Day1947: Purchased Nick Etten from New York (AL)
1948: Signed minor-league free agent Joe Lonnett
1978: Signed free agent Mike Anderson
1995: Signed free agent Mariano Duncan