Today in Phillies History for May 17th

Phillies’ All-time Record for this date:

53 wins, 47 losses, and 0 ties for a 53.0% winning percentage.

It happened on this day in:

1893: Billy Hamilton hits the first pitch of a game against Washington out of the park for a home run. Later, with the score tied in the 10th inning, he hit the game's last pitch out for walk-off homer.
1963: The Phillies were no-hit by Don Nottebart of the Houston Colt .45s. but managed to score a run in the 4-1 loss on a sac fly
1975: The Phillies score 3 in the bottom of the ninth to make a winner of reliever Gene Garber. It was his third win in three days, tying a major-league record.
1979: The Phillies & Cubs combined for 11 homers and 50 hits in a 23-22, 10 inning Phillies victory at Wrigley Field. Mike Schmidt homered twice. Starting pitcher Randy Lerch also homered, but retired only one of the batters he faced on the mound.
1991: The Phils and Cubs play 15 innings without either team scoring a run. In the 16th, Dickie Thon singles to drive in Dale Murphy for a 1-0 win. It was the longest shutout in the history of the Vet.

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1960: Released Curt Simmons
1983: Released Dave Roberts
1985: Released Kiko Garcia

 

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