Today in Phillies History for October 20th

It happened on this day in:

1885: The Phillies take their third straight city championship series with a 9-4 victory over the Athletics.
1888: Charlie Buffington topped the previous day's performance with a three-hit shutout, giving the Phillies a 12-0 win in game 3 of the city series.
1913: William Baker is elected team president. Baker, the former New York Police Commissioner, had been acting president since the death of William Locke the previous August.
1914: Pat Moran replaced Red Dooin as manager. Moran had coached under Dooin, who put up a 392-370-13 record as manager and was told he could remain on the team as a catcher.
1926: Art Feletcher is fired as manager. He put up a 231-378-3 record.
1932: Chuck Klein is announced as the 1932 National League MVP. It was the only time he won the award, although he finished second in 1931 and 1933.
1983: After losing the World Series, Phillies owner Bill Giles signs Paul Owens to a 1-year deal to manage the club. Giles also reduces Owens' front office duties, splitting them among several staff.
1993: In the longest (4 hours, 14 minutes) game in post-season history, the Phils blow leads of 6-3, 12-7 and 14-9. The Blue Jays pull out a 15-14 victory in Game 4 of the World Series. The games combined score also set a World Series record.
2010: A short start by Joe Blanton let San Francisco get into the Phillie bullpen early. With the game tied in the ninth, Roy Oswalt gave up a pair of singles and a sac fly to give San Francisco a 6-5 win in game 4 of the NLCS.

Phillies Transactions on this Day

1953: Signed minor-league free agent Paul Penson
1981: Traded Ramon Aviles to Texas for Dave Rajsich
1984: Signed minor-league free agent Ron Jones


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