Today in Phillies History forĀ August 17th

It happened on this day in:

1894: The Phils beat Louisville 29-4. The teams combined for a record 44 hits -- 36 by the Phillies. Sam Thompson hits for the cycle and adds another two singles. Three other Phillies had 5 hits each.
1957: Richie Ashburn hits the same spectator with two foul balls in the same at-bat. The first one broke Alice Roth's nose, and the second hit her while she was being removed from the stands on a stretcher.
1972: Steve Carlton won his 15th consecutive decision, beating the Reds 9-4 and setting a team record.
1985: Juan Samuel, Glenn Wilson, and Mike Schmidt hit consecutive homers in the 7th inning of a 10-4 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field, the second time in team history they went back-to-back-to-back. The Phils hit a total of 6 home runs in the game, tying a team record.

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1912: Purchased contract of Erskine Mayer from Atlanta (Southern Association)


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