Today in Phillies History for May 16th

Phillies’ All-time Record for this date:

50 wins, 49 losses, and 0 ties for a 50.5% winning percentage.

It happened on this day in:

1952: Before a game against Cincinnati, the Phils honored Curt Simmons with gifts including a car, a TV, a refrigerator, and a gold watch. Simmons had recently been discharged from the Army
1953: Curt Simmons gives up a leadoff single, then retires the next 27 batters to 1-hit the Braves in a 3-0 victory at Milwaukee. He also strikes out 10 while walking none, the first Phillie to do so.
1958: Harry Anderson hits a high fly ball that strikes a catwalk near the scoreboard at Connie Mack Stadium and bounces several times, allowing Anderson to circle the bases for an inside-the-park home run and pacing the Phils to a 6-2 win over the Pirates.
1967: Philadelphia voters approve $13 million in bonds to build a new multi-purpose stadium in south Philadelphia.
1972: Greg Luzinski hits a 500-foot home run off the center field Liberty Bell at Veterans' Stadium in an 8-1 loss to Chicago
1984: Steve Carlton hits his only career grand slam off of Fernando Valenzuela as the Phils beat Los Angeles 7-2 at Dodger Stadium
1987: Pitcher Don Carman singles in the 7th inning -- his first hit in 49 career at-bats. He also goes the distance on the mound with a complete-game, 3-hit shutout.
1989: Juan Samuel leads off the game against the Giants with a home run, his 4th lead-off dinger of the season, setting a team record. The Phils lose the game 13-5.
2008: Jayson Werth hits three home runs and drives in 8 against Toronto, leading the Phillies to a 10-3 victory

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1953: Traded Al Lakeman to Detroit for cash
1959: Traded Granny Hamner to Cleveland for Humberto Robinson
1967: Released Bob Buhl
1977: Signed minor-league free agent Jay Loviglio
2015: Bought contract of Jayson Nix from Baltimore


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