Today in Phillies History for June 20th

Phillies’ All-time Record for this date:

63 wins, 54 losses, and 0 ties for a 53.8% winning percentage.

It happened on this day in:

1883: Boston beats the Phils 29-4, the most runs scored against the Phils
1967: Larry Jackson throws a 1-hit victory over the Mets. It's his 18th straight win over New York, a streak that dates to the first game the Mets ever played. The only hit he gave up was a double by Tommy Davis in the second.
1986: Facing Charlie Hudson at the Vet, Cardinal Curt Ford leads off the game with a home run. In the bottom of the inning, Phillie Jeff Stone went deep in the home team's first at-bat. It was the first game involving the Phillies where both teams hit round-trippers in their initial at-bats.
1997: Bill Giles announces his resignation as team president and elevates his protege David Montgomery to the post. Giles becomes the team's chairman.
2004: Jimmy Rollins hits the first inside-the-park home run at Citizens Bank Park as the Phils beat Kansas City 8-2.
2006: Ryan Howard hits a 461-foot home run to the upper deck in right field at Citizens Bank park -- the first to reach that level. He added another HR and a triple but it wasn't enough, as the Phillies fell to the Yankees.
2009: Ryan Howard is out of the lineup after spending the night in the hospital with a 104 degree fever. He came into the game as a pinch-hitter, hitting a 3-run home run in the 7th inning. He went back to the hospital later that night.

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1957: Purchased Bobby Young from Cleveland
1998: Signed free agent Franklin Nunez
2011: Signed free agent Tim Redding

 

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