Phillies’ All-time Record for this date:28 wins, 27 losses, and 0 ties for a 50.9% winning percentage.
It happened on this day in:1914: A 10th inning run gave the Athletics a 2-1 game victory in the deciding game of the 1914 city series.
1973: Larry Christenson makes his major-league debut, throwing a complete-game victory vs. the Mets
1981: More than 60,000 fans show up for the home opener and watch the Phillies raise the championship banner and the players get their world series rings. Jim Bunning throws out the first ball, which was dropped from a helicopter. Steve Carlton picks up his 250th career victory in the 5-1 win over the Pirates.
1981: Mike Schmidt and George Brett appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated
1983: Trailing 9-5 entering the bottom of the 9th, the Phillies give up 2 quick outs then load the bases. After Bill Robinson drew a bases loaded walk to cut the deficit to 9-6, Bo Diaz hit a grand slam for a 10-9 win over the Mets.
1987: Pitching for the Cubs, Jamie Moyer allows the Phillies no hits over 8 innings. They chase him in the 9th with a lead-off single, walk, and another single. The Cubs held on for a 5-2 win.
1990: The year's opening Kiteman stunt almost works -- he gets the ball nearly to the infield before crashing -- and the Phils lose their home opener 11-0 to St. Louis.
1995: The major-league Phillies open the post-strike exhibition season with a 5-4 win over Toronto.
2003: The Phils score 13 runs in the 4th inning -- but none in any other frame -- in a victory over the Reds, setting the team record for runs in an inning. The Phillies drew 8 walks in that inning.
2009: While preparing for a game in Washington, broadcaster Harry Kalas dies in the press box at Nationals Park. The Phillies decide to play the game, and beat the home team 9-8.
2019: Visiting Rochester, the AAA Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs take 10 innings to earn a 20-18 win. There were 43 hits and 15 home runs, including two each from 4 Iron Pigs.
Phillies Transactions on this Day1910: Released Kid Gleason
1965: Signed free agent Ryne Duren
1966: Purchased Steve Ridzik from Washington
1970: Signed free agent Ruben Amaro
1979: Traded a player to be named to Chicago (AL) for Jack Kucek
1982: Signed free agent Tim Corcoran
1993: Traded Brad Hassinger to Atlanta for Mark Davis
2007: Signed free agent J.D. Durbin
2012: Signed free agent Mike Fontenot.