Today in Phillies History for June 19th

Phillies’ All-time Record for this date:

48 wins, 59 losses, and 0 ties for a 44.9% winning percentage.

It happened on this day in:

1927: Phillies pitcher Jack Scott pitches both games of a double-header in Cincinnati and goes the distance in both. He beat the Reds 3-1 in the first game, but lost 3-0 in the nightcap. No pitcher has recorded two complete games in the majors in a single day since.
1929: The Phillies and Giants play a double header at Baker Bowl that ends 7 hours and 42 minutes after the start of game 1 -- the longest twin-bill of the 1920s. The Phillies lost the first game 15-14 after 11 innings and 3 hours and 25 minutes of play, then took another 2:25 to drop the nightcap 12-6 in 9 innings.
1951: Willie Jones hits an inside-the-park grand slam to seal a 9-2 win over Pittsburgh
1955: The Phils beat Chicago 1-0 in 15 innings, their longest 1-0 victory. Jack Meyer picked up the victory, holding the Cubs scoreless over the last eight innings with just four hits.
1970: In the only face off between Hall-of-Famers Jim Bunning and Tom Seaver, Seaver earns the win while fanning 11 and Bunning retires only two batters while allowing 7 runs.
1971: Larry Bowa was credited with 2 stolen bases on a single play. Playing the Mets in the top of the 14th, Bowa and Oscar Gamble attempt a double steal. Bowa makes it to third, while Gamble is caught in a rundown. Bowa then advances home, scoring and drawing a throw that allows Gamble to reach second safely.
2000: Randy Wolf allows a solo home run to Quilvio Veras, the last in a team-record 12 straight starts in which he yielded a long ball.

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1957: Signed minor-league free agent Ed Keegan
1964: Signed minor-league free agent Joe Lis


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