Today in Phillies History for June 21st

Phillies’ All-time Record for this date:

45 wins, 54 losses, and 0 ties for a 45.5% winning percentage.

It happened on this day in:

1955: Richie Ashburn hits 2 home runs as the Phillies beat St. Louis 10-8. He would go on to have two more multi-homer games, but only 29 career home runs.
1957: Granny Hamner hits a ground ball to short, then argues with the umpire over the call at first, resulting in an ejection. The twist is, he was called safe. The real issue is not the call, but umpire Ken Burkhart taking exception to Hamner making the call before he did.
1963: The Phillies drop a 3-1 game to the Mets at the Polo Grounds. Notably, the only players to get more than one hit were the starting pitchers: new York's Al Jackson (2-for-4) and Phillie Cal McLish (2-for-2).
1964: Jim Bunning threw a Fathers' Day perfect game against the NY Mets. It was the first perfect game in the NL in 84 years, and Bunning's second no-hitter. In the second game of the twin-bill, rookie Rick Wise won his first start, allowing only 3 hits.
1988: Hired St. Louis Farm Director Lee Thomas as GM.
2000: Pat Burrell goes deep twice as the Phillies beat the Mets 10-5. He was the first Phillies rookie with a multi-homer game, and repeated the feat on August 8.
2003: Jim Thome hits two game-tying home runs with solo shots in the 8th and 12th innings. The Phils finally beat Boston 5-6 in the 13th inning on a Todd Pratt home run.
2008: For only the second time in team history, four Phillies strike out in an inning. The Angels' Scot Sheilds struck out Greg Dobbs and Jimmy Rollins in the 8th, then Shane Victorino struck out but made it safely to first on a wild pitch. Pat Burrell walked, then Ryan Howard struck out.
2012: Jimmy Rollins joined Vice President Joe Biden at the White House to introduce a public service announcement against violence towards women.

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1948: Lost Paul Erickson on waivers to New York (NL)
1974: Purchased Pete Richert from St. Louis (NL)

 

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