Philadelphia Phillies in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 312

  • 1938-05-05 Phillies Harold Kelleher faces 16 batters in 6th, as Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one hurler in a single inning
  • 1938-06-19 Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH
  • 1938-07-04 Phillies complete move to Shribe Park in Philadelphia, lose 10-5 to Boston Bees
  • 1939-06-01 First night MLB game takes place at Philadelphia's Shribe Park; Phillies lose 5-2 to Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1939-07-04 Red Sox 3rd baseman Jim Tabor hits record-tying 2 grand slams in one MLB game, 18-12 win v Phillies
  • 1939-09-23 Cookie Lavagetto goes 6 for 6-Dodgers get 27 hits & beat Phillies 22-4
  • 1941-03-08 1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)
  • 1941-08-18 Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game
  • 1941-09-28 Phillies lose club record 111th game
  • 1942-02-09 Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils"
  • 1943-02-09 National League of Baseball seeks a buyer for the Philadelphia Phillies as owner Gerry Nugent falls in arrears
  • 1943-02-18 A syndicate headed by New York lumberman William D Cox buys MLB's Philadelphia Phillies for $850,000; 33 year-old Cox is youngest owner in baseball
  • 1943-07-18 Giants and Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, NY wins, 10-6
  • 1943-11-23 Philadelphia Phillies owner William D. Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
  • 1943-12-30 Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps & cash
  • 1944-06-22 Longest shut out in Phillies history, Phils beat Braves 1-0 in 15 inn

Sports History

1945-08-19 Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins

  • 1945-09-01 Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Vince DiMaggio smashes his 4th grand slam of season, tying NL record, in an 8-3 win v Boston Braves

Baseball Record

1946-04-16 Mel Ott playing in right field for NY Giants hits his 511th and final MLB home run in 8-4 Opening Day win over Philadelphia Phillies

  • 1946-07-12 Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR
  • 1948-01-29 Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players

Baseball Record

1948-06-05 Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23

  • 1948-06-18 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts debuts for the Philadelphia Phillies, taking a 2-0 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Shibe Park, Philadelphia

Sports History

1948-07-16 MLB manager merry-go-round: Philadelphia Phillies - Ben Chapman out / Eddie Sawyer in; NY Giants - Mel Ott out / Leo Durocher in; Brooklyn Dodgers - Durocher out / Burt Shotton in

  • 1948-08-17 Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game for the 2nd time
  • 1949-10-02 For first time in 41 years pennant races in both MLB leagues are decided on the final day of the season; (AL) Yankees upend rival Boston Red Sox, 5-3; (NL) Dodgers beat the Phillies, 9-7 for 97-57 record; Cardinals 96-58
  • 1950-07-04 Boston Braves slugger Sid Gordon ties MLB season grand slam record (4) with a bases loaded hit vs Phillies
  • 1950-10-01 Philadelphia Phillies clinch NL pennant on Dick Sisler's 3-run home run in a season ending 4-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; Phillies first pennant since 1913
  • 1950-10-03 Philadelphia Phillies choose not to request MLB rule on eligibility of star left-hander Curt Simmons to play in World Series despite being on furlough from Army; Phillies swept, 4-0 by NY Yankees
  • 1950-10-09 Baseball World Series: New York Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to sweep series, 4-0 for 13th WS title in team history; MVP: NY 2B Jerry Coleman
  • 1950-11-09 Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
  • 1951-06-04 Pirate's' Gus Bell hits for cycle helps beat Phillies 12-4
  • 1951-08-11 NY Giants lose 4-0 to Philadelphia Phillies at the Polo Grounds, NYC to go 13½ games behind Brooklyn Dodgers; go on to win NL pennant with 98-59-0 record
  • 1953-04-16 Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Connie Ryan bats 6 from 6 in a 14-12 defeat against the Pirates at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
  • 1953-05-16 Philadelphia Phillies Curt Simmons gives up a lead-off single, then retires next 27 in a row in 3-0 win over Braves at County Stadium in Milwaukee
  • 1953-07-05 Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts hurls his 28th consecutive MLB complete game in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh
  • 1953-07-09 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
  • 1954-06-12 Milwaukee Braves spot starting pitcher Jim Wilson throws first no-hitter in history of County Stadium when he blanks Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0
  • 1954-07-18 Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game
  • 1954-08-31 Cincinnati 1st baseman Ted Kluszewski hits 2 HRs in a 9-3 loss v Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia; 1st Redleg to ever hit 40 MLB HRs, en route to season total 49
  • 1954-09-08 With a 3-2 count, Phillies Richie Ashburn fouls next 14, then walks
  • 1954-12-10 Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
  • 1954-12-11 Philadelphia Phillies owners reluctantly purchase Connie Mack Stadium (Shibe Park) from the A's
  • 1955-06-19 Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 1-0 in 15 innings; ties longest shutout in club history
  • 1955-07-22 Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3 to complete a team record 11-game winning streak; longest win-streak since 1892
  • 1956-04-19 1st MLB baseball game in New Jersey - Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4, at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
  • 1956-09-25 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
  • 1956-09-30 Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR
  • 1957-04-22 All NL baseball teams integrate, John Irwin Kennedy becomes the 1st Black player for the Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1957-08-17 Baseball player Richie Ashburn fouls and hits fan Alice Roth twice in the same game at bat playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, 1st hit breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher
  • 1957-09-03 Brooklyn Dodgers play their final game in Jersey City, a 3-2 loss v Philadelphia Phillies; 11-4 record in New Jersey
  • 1957-11-07 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1958-01-21 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)

Sports History

1959-06-22 Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)

Sports History

1959-07-30 In his MLB debut, SF Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4 in a 7-2 win over Philadelphia Phillies at Seal Stadium

  • 1960-05-13 Phillies lose 3rd consecutive 1-0 game

Sports History

1960-05-19 SF Giants rookie Juan Marichal beats Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0 on debut at Candlestick Park; first National League hurler since 1900 to debut with a one-hitter

  • 1960-08-18 Milwaukee Braves pitcher Lew Burdette no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0 at County Stadium, Milwaukee

Sports History

1960-09-16 Milwaukee Braves' future HOF pitcher Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0 at County Stadium

  • 1960-09-25 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
  • 1961-06-23 Philadelphia Phillies overcome 9 run deficit; trailing 11-2 after 7 innings, score 4 in 8th and 6 in 9th to beat Pirates, 12-11 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh

Baseball Record

1961-06-29 SF outfielder Willie Mays becomes the 4th player in MLB history with 3 or more home runs twice in one season with a 10th inning blast in Giants 8-7 win over the Phillies in Philadelphia

  • 1961-07-29 Philadelphia Phillies lose, 4-3 to SF Giants at Connie Mack Stadium; 1st of MLB record 23 straight defeats
  • 1961-08-14 Philadelphia Phillies crash, 9-2 to Chicago Cubs for 17th straight defeat; 11th straight time opposing pitcher throws complete game against Phillies
  • 1961-08-20 Philadelphia Phillies beat Milwaukee Braves, 7-4 at County Stadium; end losing streak with dubious MLB record of 23 straight loses
  • 1962-03-10 Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida
  • 1962-03-21 Philadelphia Phillies retire pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36
  • 1962-06-15 Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win
  • 1963-05-17 Houston Colt .45's Don Notterbart no-hits Phillies, 4-1
  • 1963-06-27 Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
  • 1963-09-10 Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0
  • 1963-09-18 Final MLB game at Polo Grounds, New York City; 1,752 see Philadelphia Phillies defeat New York Mets 5-1
  • 1964-05-17 Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s
  • 1964-06-04 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax tosses his 3rd career no-hitter; beats Phillies, 3-0 in Philadelphia

Baseball Record

1964-06-21 Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning hurls a perfect game as Philadelphia beats the New York Mets, 6-0 on Fathers Day at Shea Stadium

  • 1964-08-15 MLB Philadelphia Phillies turn triple-play in 8-1 over Mets at Shea Stadium, NYC
  • 1964-09-26 Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
  • 1964-09-27 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place

Baseball Record

1964-10-02 Philadelphia's Alex Johnson-Bobby Wine-Tony Taylor-Vic Power combine for Phillies' 3rd triple play of the season (tying MLB record) in 4-3 win v Cincinnati Reds

  • 1965-04-12 1st regular season MLB game at Houston Astrodome; visiting Philadelphia Phillies beat Astros 2-0
  • 1965-05-29 Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' HR out of Connie Mack Stadium
  • 1965-07-29 Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
  • 1965-09-10 Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards
  • 1965-09-29 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season
  • 1966-10-02 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax wins his 27th game of the season, 6-3 v Philadelphia Phillies; clinches Dodgers 3rd National League pennant in 4 years
  • 1967-06-20 Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time
  • 1967-06-30 Philadelphia Phillies utility man Cookie Rojas pitches a scoreless 9th inning in 12-3 loss to SF Giants; Rojas had now played all 9 positions since arriving in MLB in 1963
  • 1967-09-22 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
  • 1967-09-27 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
  • 1968-07-29 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
  • 1969-04-09 Chic Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3
  • 1969-04-17 Mont Expos Bill Stoneman no-hits Phillies, 7-0
  • 1969-08-03 Cincinnati Reds with 25 hits & 10 runs in 5th edge Philadelphia Phillies 19-17 at Connie Mack Stadium
  • 1970-07-20 Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks

Baseball Record

1970-07-26 Reds catcher Johnny Bench, playing for the day in the outfield, goes 4 for 5 with 7 RBIs including 3 consecutive HRs off St. Louis Cardinals Steve Carlton in 12-5 win at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati

  • 1970-08-28 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
  • 1970-10-01 Phillies beat Montreal Expos, 2-1 in final game played at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia; fans swarm onto field and destroy it after the game
  • 1971-04-10 Philadelphia Phillies open their new home, Veterans Stadium, with a 4-1 win over the Montreal Expos; 55,352, largest ever crowd to watch a MLB game in Pennsylvania
  • 1971-06-23 MLB Philadelphia Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Reds, and hits 2 HR's and 3 RBI in 4-0 win at Cincinnati
  • 1971-07-11 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1972-03-25 Howard Battle, American MBA player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1972-04-15 Ricky Otero, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1974-03-11 Bobby Abreu, Venezuelan MLB baseball outfielder, 1996-2014, 2X All-Star (Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and four other teams), born in Turmero, Aragua, Venezuela
  • 1974-07-21 Geoff Jenkins, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 2003; World Series 2008; Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1977-05-14 Roy Halladay, American Baseball HOF pitcher (8 x MLB All-Star, Cy Young Award 2003, 10; perfect game 2010; postseason no-hitter 2010; Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Denver Colorado (d. 2017)
  • 1977-11-08 Nick Punto, American MLB baseball player, 2001-14 (Philadelphia Phillies; Minnesota Twins, and 4 other teams), born in San Diego, California
  • 1978-12-17 Chase Utley, American MLB second baseman, 2003-18, 6X All-Star (Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers), and baseball ambassador, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1979-11-19 Ryan Howard, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Florissant, Missouri

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