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Today in Phillies History for September 4th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

38 wins, 71 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 34.6 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1962: In their final match-up of the season, Houston's Colt 45s finally beat the Phillies. The expansion club had lost the previous 16 games to the Phils.
1966: Chris Short beats New York 5-0, the fifth straight complete game victory for the Phils
1968: The Reading Phillies (AA) take 19 innings and 5 hours, 15 minutes to earn an 8-7 win over Binghamton
1997: Bobby Estalella becomes the first rookie to hit 3 home runs in a game, leading the Phils to a 6-4 win over Montreal
1999: The Phils fall 22-3 to the visiting Reds, thanks to an NL record nine home runs. Four pitchers allowed at least one round-tripper, and Cliff Politte allowed six runs in one-third of an inning. Only Steve Schrenck, who pitched a 1-2-3 ninth, didn't allow a run.
2012: Jimmy Rollins doubles down the right field line against Cincinnati, collecting his 2,000th career hit.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1988: Signed minor-league free agent Joe Millette
1990: Sent Victor Rosario to Atlanta to complete the 8/3/1990 trade for Dale Murphy
1996: Acquired Calvin Maduro and Garrett Stephenson from Baltimore to complete the 8/29/1996 deal for Pete Incaviglia and Todd Ziele
2007: Claimed Pete Laforest off waivers from San Diego

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