The Phillies completed a sweep of their 7-game exhibition series with the Cubs with a 3-1 victory in St. Petersburg.
1918: Miami merchants declare a half-holiday, closing their stores for the afternoon to allow their employees to attend the opening spring game between the Phillies and Braves.
1978: Greg Luzinski receives the Roberto Clemente Award for community service. He was recognized in part for purchasing $20,000 worth of tickets for the "Bull Ring," a section of seats int he left field stands for underprivileged kids.
2011: Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels, and Joe Blanton appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated's baseball preview issue (cover date 4/4)
Traded Dick Young and $50,000 to Brooklyn for Bobby Morgan
1979: Traded Dan Boitano to Milwaukee for Gary Beare
1982: Traded Steve Dunnegan to Houston for Dave Roberts
1989: Traded Tim Sossamon to Montreal for Victor Rosario
2000: Purchased Mickey Morandini from Montreal
2002: Traded Reggie Taylor to Cincinnati for a player to be named.
2006: Traded Aquilino Lopez to San Diego for Matt Thayer and Trey Johnston.
2008: Claimed Tim Lahey off waivers from the Chicago Cubs; Outrighted J.D. Durbin, Ray Olmedo and Chris Snelling to AAA-Lehigh Valley; Signed Chris Woodward to a Minor League contract.
2014: Traded cash to Tampa Bay for Jayson Nix
1911: Clarence Pickrel
1936: Jimmie Coker
1967: Shawn Boskie
1986: Steve Susdorf