Today in Phillies History for June 6th

It happened on this day in:

1928: Cy Williams hit a pinch-hit home run to help the Phils beat Chicago 5-3. He also went deep in his previous pinch-hitting appearance on June 2
1937: In the second game of a double header that had been delayed by rain, the Phils fell behind 8-2 then began stalling to force the cancellation due to a 7 p.m. curfew. The umpire forfeited the game to the visiting Cardinals, and manager Jimmie Wilson was fined $100.
1962: The Phillies win both ends of a double-header to finish a sweep of the Mets, handing them their 17th straight loss, a major-league record.
1964: Tony Gonzalez becomes the first National League player to wear a batting helmet with a molded ear flap. He had been hit in the head by pitches several times earlier in the season, so the Phillies ordered the helmet, a modified version of those used by Little Leaguers.
1965: Johnny Callison hit 3 homers in a game for the second time in his career, leading the Phillies to a 10-9 win over Chicago
1972: In the midst of a streak of 18 losses in 19 games, the Phillies tried to change their luck with "Turn it Around Day." The lineup was announced in reverse order, last names first. The seventh inning strech took place in the third inning. The scoreboard welcomed groups not in attendance. Ushers wore their hats backwards with their nametags on their backs. It didn't help, as the team dropped a 4-3 decision to Houston.
1990: Von Hayes ties a team and National League record with 5 walks in a game against St. Louis
2021: The Phils won a wild 16-game over Washington, thanks in part to J.T. Realmuto's 100th career home run. It took 4 hours and 26 minutes, not counting 20 minutes to fix the protective netting behind home plate that fell during play.

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1912: Signed free agent Eppa Rixey
1939: Released Chuck Klein
1959: Signed minor-league free agent Ray Culp
1959: Traded Willie Jones to Cleveland for Jim Bolger and cash
1967: Traded Bob Uecker to Atlanta for Gene Oliver
1970: Signed free agent Doc Edwards
1983: Released Bob Molinaro


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