Today in Phillies History for May 22nd

It happened on this day in:

1890: Phillies manager Harry Wright is inexplicably struck blind. Catcher Jack Clements took his place as the first of three interim managers, earning a 13-6 record.
1895: George Hodson completes the 7th inning on only 3 pitches. Chicago's leadoff batter hit the first pitch for a double, but was called out after overrunning second base. The next two batters grounded to first on the only pitch they saw.
1936: Bucky Walters throws a 4-hit shutout against the Giants and hits a home run. Pinky Whitney adds a grand slam in the 15-0 drubbing.
1952: Pitcher Curt Simmons hits an inside-the-park home run against the Pirates, the last time a Phillies pitcher accomplished that feat.
1976: Reggie Smith homered off of Tug McGraw to break a 6-6 tie with 2 outs in the ninth, giving the Cardinals a 7-6 victory over the Phils. Smith hit 3 homers (2 right-handed and 1 left-handed) & drove in 5 in the game
2014: After pitching in a day game at AA-Reading, 2010 first round draft pick Jesse Biddle was caught in a severe hail storm. The hailstones broke the window of his car and gave him a concussion, which led to his missing almost two months of playing time.

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1956: Signed free agent Elmer Valo
1959: Released Jim Hearn
1983: Traded Sid Monge to San Diego Padres Joe Lefebvre
1983: Traded Dick Ruthven and Bill Johnson to Chicago (NL) for Willie Hernandez
1992: Signed free agent Don Robinson
2002: Traded John Mabry to Oakland for Jeremey Giambi
2011: Signed free agent Scott Podsednik


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