Today in Phillies History for September 28th

It happened on this day in:

1919: In the shortest nine-inning game in ML history, the NY Giants beat the Phils 6 to 1--in only 51 minutes. The Giants managed 13 hits. One report attributed the speed to "groove pitching and first-ball hitting."
1930: Phillies relievers Hal Elliot and John Milligan give up 3 runs (all earned) over the last three innings of a 7-6, 11-inning loss to New York. It brought the team's bullpen ERA to 8.01 for the season, a major league record.
1947: Curt Simmons makes his debut at the age of 18, earning a 3-1 victory over New York with a 5-hitter. The team behind him has an average age of just over 22 years and 3 months, one of the youngest in baseball history. Other youngsters included 19-year-old Putsy Caballero and 20-year old Granny Hamner.
1953: Former Phillies manager Harry Wright is one of 6 individuals elected to the Hall of Fame by a special old-timers committee.
1957: Marv Blaylock hits a home run in his last major-league at bat, the last Phillie to do so. Brooklyn's Rene Valdez gave up the dinger, which traveled over the scoreboard at Connie Mack Stadium.
1958: Richie Ashburn goes 3-for-4 in the last game of the season to win the batting title. In the 7th inning, Dave Philley hits a pinch hit double. It's his eighth straight pinch hit, a major-league record.
1975: Dave Cash got 4 at bats in the final game of the year, giving him an NL record 699 for the season. Also, the Phillies honored broadcaster By Saam's retirement, giving him his-and-hers golf clubs and a trip to Jamaica.
1983: Mike Schmidt collects his 40th home run of the season as the Phils beat the Cubs 13-6 to seal the NL East title. Former Phillie Dick Ruthven took the loss for the Cubs.
2005: Shortstop Jimmy Rollins broke the Phillies' record by hitting in his 32d straight game. Rollins hit a single in the seventh inning to pass Ed Delahanty, who hit in 31 straight games in 1899. The streak continued into the next season.
2006: A 4-hour, 27-minute rain delay pushes the start of the Phillies-Nationals game in Washington to an 11:32 pm start time. When the game ended at 2:07 am, the Phillies were on the short end of a 3-1 decision. It was the latest ending road game in Phillies history.
2011: Hunter Pence's bloop single in the 13th drove in the winning run, as the Phils beat Atlanta to knock them out of the wild card race on the season's last day. The win was the their 102nd of the season -- a new team record. Manager Charlie Manuel picked up career win 646, moving past Gene Mauch for most wins in Phillies history.

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1990: Received Tony Longmire from Pittsburgh to compelete the 8/30/1990 trade for Carmelo Martinez
2012: Received Stefan Jarrin from Los Angeles (NL) to complete the 7/31/2012 trade for Shane Victorino.


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