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Today in Phillies History for May 26th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

41 wins, 53 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 43.6 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1933: Chuck Klein hits for the cycle for the second time in his career as a Phillie, but the Phils lose to St. Louis 5-4 in 14 innings
1956: Phillies' pitcher Ben Flowers gives up a home run to Pittsburgh's Dale Long, leading to a 6-2 loss. The home run topped a major-league record streak of seven consecutive games in which Long went deep. He extended the record to 8 the next day against Brooklyn.
1962: Sandy Koufax struck out 16 Phillies in a 6-3 Dodger victory
1966: The Phils drop a 1-0, 14-inning game to San Francisco, setting a team record for longest 1-run game
1970: Trailing Montreal 1-0 in the ninth with runners on first and second bases, Byron Browne hit a ball to right field that was trapped by Rusty Staub. The runner on first stopped, thinking the ball was caught, and was passed by Browne who was called out. The next batter, Tony Taylor, hit a fly to deep center that the Montreal center fielder missed, hurting his elbow. Taylor circled the bases for an inside-the-park home run and a 3-1 Phillies victory.
1990: Nearly 57,000 fans pack the Vet to see Mike Schmidt's number retired. The Phils lose 12-3 to the Braves

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1970: Received Bobby Pfeil from New York (NL) to compete the 4/10/1970 trade for Ron Allen
2002: Traded Cliff Politte to Toronto for Dan Plesac.

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