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Today in Phillies History for October 13th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

1 wins, 0 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 100.0 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1887: The Phillies scored in the bottom of the 9th to earn a win over the Athletics in game two of the 1887 city championship series.
1888: Seeing a rain storm when his team was scheduled to leave its hotel, Chicago manager Cap Anson tells his players to return to their rooms. The rain later cleared, and the Phillies and several thousand fans made it to the ballpark. When the Chicago club didn't arrive by 4, the umpires awarded the game to the home team by forfeit.
1915: In game 5 of the World Series, Eppa Rixey gives up 3 runs in the last 2 innings to allow a 5-4 win by Boston. The winning run scored when Boston's Harry Hooper hit a ball to center that bounced once and entered the center field bleachers -- a home run under the rules of the time. Ironically, the seats were added by the Phillie especially fro the Series. The loss gave the Red Sox the 1915 title.
1993: Mickey Morandini gets Greg Maddux out of the game with a hot smash off his shin. Meanwhile, Tommy Greene regained his effectiveness at the Vet as the Phils clinched the 1993 pennant with a 6-3 victory over the Braves.
2008: Down by 2 runs in the eight, Shane Victorino hit a 2-run home run to tie the game, and Matt Stairs came off the bench to hit another as the Phils took Game 4 of the 2008 NLCS from Los Angeles.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1953: Released Bill Nicholson
1961: Purchased Bob Oldis from Pittsburgh
1965: Released Lew Burdette
1965: Released Ed Roebuck
1988: Released David Palmer

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