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Today in Phillies History for August 20th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

49 wins, 59 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 45.0 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1951: Richie Ashburn collects 8 hits in a double-header, the last Phillie to do so.
1955: In the 9th inning of a game at Connie Mack Stadium, Brooklyn was trailing by a run when the Dodgers send pitcher Don Newcombe in as a pinch hitter. The Phillies respond by bringing in Robin Roberts, who had pitched a complete game shutout the night before. Roberts got Newcombe to ground out, earning a save.
1961: The Phillies won the second game of a double-header against the Braves, snapping an all-time record 23-game losing streak.
1986: Juan Samuel's home run in the 10 inning is the only run as the Phillies beat San Francisco. Sammy was only the second Phillie ever to score the only run in an extra-inning game via homer. Starter Don Carman was perfect through 8 innings, yielding only one ninth-inning hit and fanning 9. Losing pitcher Mike Krukow threw all 10 innings for the Giants.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1913: Traded Cozy Dolan and cash to Pittsburgh for Bobby Byrne and Howie Camnitz
1915: Claimed George McQuillan on waivers from Pittsburgh
1984: Traded Kelly Downs and George Riley to San Francisco for Al Oliver and a player to be named
1992: Traded Chris Bushing to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Nick Capra

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