Today in Phillies History for May 15th

Phillies’ All-time Record for this date:

53 wins, 51 losses, and 1 ties for a 50.5% winning percentage.

It happened on this day in:

1911: The Phils beat the Reds 21-5, recording 22 hits and 43 total bases.
1922: The Phils lose a 19-7 game to host St. Louis, who score in every inning but the fifth. Relief pitcher Tom Sullivan hit a home run in his first game in the majors -- only the second Phillie hurler to do so. It couldn't make up for his pitching performance, though: in 6 2/3 innings of relief, he allowed 11 runs on 15 hits and 2 walks.
1960: Reds pitcher Raul Sanchez hits three Phillies with pitches in a single inning, including opposing pitcher Gene Conley. The Phillies won the game, 14-1.
1970: With New York teammate Ron Swaboda on first, Joe Foy hit a fly to center that's dropped by Oscar Gamble. Swaboda retreats to first, thinking the ball was caught, and Foy passes him only to be called out.
1989: With two runners on, two outs in the bottom of the 12th, and the Phillies trailing 2-0, Bob Dernier hits a walk-off inside the park home run at the Vet, earning a 3-2 win against San Francisco.
1999: Mike Piazza lines into a triple-play at the Vet. Alex Arias recorded two outs and threw to Kevin Jordan for the third.
2009: The Phillies get a White House reception with President Obama in honor of the their 2008 World Series victory.
2013: A 2-run double in the 5th inning is the 433rd of Jimmy Rollins' Phillies career, moving him past Ed Delahanty for the team record.

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1940: Signed free agent Wally Berger
1948: Purchased Nick Strincevich from Pittsburgh
1985: Signed free agent Steve Comer
1985: Purchased Derrell Thomas from Miami
1991: Signed free agent Jay Baller
1995: Released Kim Batiste
2014: Signed free agent Shawn Camp


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