Today in Phillies History for July 6th

It happened on this day in:

1893: Jack Boyle raps 6 hits in an 11-inning game against Chicago -- 5 singles and a double -- but the Phillies lose 11-10.
1929: The Phils yielded 10 runs in both the 1st and 5th innings, in a 28-6 loss to the Cardinals. Earlier that day, the Phils earned a 10-6 win. On the day, the two teams notched a total of 73 hits, a major league record.
1980: Steve Carlton breaks the record for most strikeouts by a left-hander (2832 by Micky Lolich), after fanning 7 Cardinals in an 8-3 Phillies victory
1986: The Phillies tied team and major-league records with seven extra base hits in an inning: 4 doubles, 1 triple, and 2 home runs. The offensive explosion helps the team to a 12-5 win over Cincinnati
1989: Fans select Mike Schmidt as the NL's starting third baseman for the 1989 All-Star game. Schmidt opts not to play, as he retired back on May 29.
2009: The Phillies beat the Reds 22-1, the largest margin of victory in team history. The ten runs they scored in the 1st inning tied a team record, and Shane Victorino also tied a team mark with 5 runs scored. Jayson Werth hit a grand slam in the 8th of of infielder/emergency pitcher Paul Janish, who gave up the last 6 runs.
2018: The Phillies collected 18 hits and 10 walks on the way to a 17-5 drubbing of Pittsburgh. The game took 4 hours 30 minutes to play, making it the longest 9-inning game by time in team history. It also tied the major-league record for longest game.

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1996: Signed free agent Mitch Williams
1998: Granted Toby Borland free agency

 

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