Today in Phillies History for December 5th

It happened on this day in:

1978: Pete Rose signs a 4-year, $3.2 million contract, making him the highest paid player in baseball. He rejected higher offers from four clubs.
1983: Mike Schmidt is the only Phillie to earn a gold glove for 1983

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1959: Traded Chico Fernandez and Ray Semproch to Detroit for Ken Walters, Ted Lepcio and Alex Cosmidis
1963: Traded Don Demeter and Jack Hamilton to Detroit for Jim Bunning and Gus Triandos
1973: Traded Pete Koegel to Pittsburgh for Chris Zachary
1978: Signed free agent Pete Rose
1983: Lost Johnny Abrego to Chicago (NL) and selected Jay Tibbs from new York (NL) in the Rule 5 draft
1983: Traded Ron Reed to Chicago (AL) for a player to be named
1988: Selected Jeff Tabaka from Montreal in the Rule 5 draft
1992: Traded Mike Hartley to Minnesota for David West
1994: Selected Mike Mimbs from Montreal in the Rule 5 draft
2007: Released Julio Mateo
2013: Signed free agents Jeff Manship and Wil Nieves


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