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Today in Phillies History for August 1st

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

63 wins, 42 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 60.0 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1950: The Phils lose star pitcher Curt Simmons to military duty. Simmons was the first major-leaguer to serve in the Korean War.
1953: Hall of Famer Warren Spahn on-hits the Phillies. Richie Ashburn's fourth inning single was the Phils' only hit.
1958: Robin Roberts does the distance in a 3-1 win over Chicago, earning his 200th career victory.
1966: Tied 5-5 in the bottom of the 10th, Dick Allen leads off the inning with an inside-the-park home run to beat the Astros. Houston centerfielder Jim Wynn broke an arm and was knocked unconscious crashing into the outfield wall on the play.
1971: Tied after 11 innings and two rain delays, the Cards take the lead with 3 runs in the 12th. Before the Phillie come to bat, the game is again delayed by rain and the grounds crew claims the machine needed to clear water off the artificial turf is unavailable. The game is initially ruled a 3-3 tie, but the Cards protested and won. On Sept. 7, play resumed from the point of suspension, and the Phils managed 3 runs in the bottom of the 12th but lost after yielding another 3 in the 13th.
1972: In the first game of a Banner Day double header, the Phils lost an 18-inning, 3-2 contest to the Mets at Shea. The Phils win the nightcap, but the Mets end Steve Carlton's streak of 30 straight scoreless innings when Cleon Jones singled in Willie Mays in the fourth. The first game took almost four and a half hours to complete, but the second was done in less than two.
1996: Scott Rolen makes his major-league debut in the first game of a double-header against the Cardinals. He doubled in his second at bat for his first major league hit.
2004: Randy Wolf allows a hit to the first batter he sees, but still retires the Cubs on three pitches. Corey Patterson singled, Nomar Garciaparra hit into a double-play and Moises Alou grounded out -- each on the first pitch they saw.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1955: Signed free agent Eddie Waitkus
1958: Released Gus Niarhos
1988: Released Bill Scherrer
2011: Released Dannys Baez

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