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Today in Phillies History for May 1st

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

45 wins, 43 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 51.1 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1883: The Phils lose to Providence 4-3 at Recreation Park in their first game after joining the National League. This is considered the first game in the team's history.
1906: 20-year-old Johnny Lush pitched a no-hitter in Brooklyn, beating the Dodgers 6-0. He struck out 11 Dodgers, relying mainly on a drop-curve.
1911: During a 3-1 win over Boston, the Phillies record a league-record 8 assists in a single inning (the 4th).
1968: While warming up between innings in New York, umpire Ed Vargo rules that Phillies pitcher John Boozer had violated the new spitball rule by going to his mouth while on the mound. Phillies skipper Gene Mauch argued that the ruling was ridiculous, because the umpire gave the batter a one-ball count before he even came to the plate. Mauch ordered Boozer to do it again, and both were ejected.
1972: Dick Selma beats Los Angeles 2-1, the fifth straight complete game by a Phillies pitcher.
1983: The Phillies celebrate their 100th anniversary with a carnival at JFK stadium. A ball carrying the 100-year logo used in day's game against Houston was sent to the Hall of Fame.
1983: Steve Carlton appears on the cover of Sport Magazine

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1946: Traded Vince DiMaggio to New York (NL) for Clyde Kluttz

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