Phillies’ All-time Record for this date:56 wins, 52 losses, and 0 ties for a 51.9% winning percentage.
It happened on this day in:1911: Grover Cleveland Alexander throws a shut-out in his fourth consecutive start, a club record.
1964: The Phils lost the first of 10 straight games when the Reds' Chico Ruiz stole home to break a scoreless tie, starting one of the biggest collapses in major-league history.
1981: Steve Carlton struck out Andre Dawson with the bases loaded in the third inning, claiming the all-time NL strikeout record with 3118 Ks. The Phils lost anyway, 1-0 in 17 innings.
2007: In town to play the Nationals, Phillies skipper Charlie Manual and six players visit with President Bush at the White House. Making the trip were Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Pat Burrell, Cole Hamels and Brett Myers.
2008: Chase Utley and Pedro Feliz both go deep in a 5-2 win over the Marlins. It's the team's 17th consecutive game with at least one home run, breaking a team record set in 2002.
2014: Marlon Byrd struck out twice in Oakland, bringing his season total to 180. Ryan Howard reached that level the day before, making them the first teammates in ML history to fan 180 times in a season.
Phillies Transactions on this Day1960: Signed minor-league free agent Adolfo Phillips