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Today in Phillies History for April 18th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

39 wins, 46 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 45.9 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1929: Lefty O'Doul hits two home runs on opening day, but the Phils lose to New York 11-9.
1954: In the second game of a double-header against Pittsburgh, pitcher Curt Simmons' sixth inning error allows a run to score, ending a streak of 32 consecutive scoreless innings by Phillies pitchers.
1970: In the only face off between Hall-of-Famers Jim Bunning and Nolan Ryan, Ryan holds the Phils to 1 hit and fans 15, while Bunning exits before recording an out in the third inning.
1987: Mike Schmidt hits his 500th home run at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. The 3-run shot with two out in the top of the ninth sealed the victory for the Phils

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1956: Sold Lynn Lovenguth to Toronto
1956: Released Gus Niarhos
1956: Purchased Lynn Lovenguth from Toronto

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