Today in Phillies History for May 24th

It happened on this day in:

1935: In the first night game in major league history, the Phillies lose to the Reds 2-1 at Crosley Field. President Franklin Roosevelt threw a symbolic switch at the White House to turn on the lights.
1952: Dodger Pee Wee Reese set an NL record when he drew a walk from Phillie Russ Meyer in the 5th inning, marking the ninth straight game in which Reese earned a base-on-balls.
1953: The Dodgers score 12 runs in the 8th innings to beat the Phils 16-2. All 12 runs scored before an out was made in that half inning, which took 42 minutes to complete.
1999: Hosting Montreal, the Phillies send pitcher Joel Bennett to the mound. Behind the dish, Gary Bennett is catching. It's the first time the team has starting battery with the same last name.
2009: Mariano Rivera throws a scoreless 19th inning against the Phillies at Yankee Stadium. It's his last appearance against the Phillies; as he's the last player allowed to wear number 42, from this point on, no individual player wearing number 42 will play in a Phillies game.

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1948: Lost Howie Schultz on waivers to Cincinnati
1963: Released Billy Klaus
2005: Released Terry Adams


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