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Today in Phillies History for October 8th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

3 wins, 0 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 75.0 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1883: In game 2 of the 1883 city championship, the Phillies used a 5-run sixth inning to earn an 8-4 win and even the series at a game apiece.
1912: When the A's finished 3rd in their league in 1912, Connie Mack had to make good on his promise to play the Phillies in a post-season series if neither team won a pennant. In game 1, the Phillies won by a score of 8-4.
1912: Eddie Plank held the Phillies to 6 hits in a 6-1 A's victory in game 2 of the city series.
1915: The Phillies win their first ever World Series game, 3-1 over Boston. Grover Cleveland Alexander went the distance, striking out 6. Babe Ruth made his postseason debut, grounding out to first in a 9th inning pinch hitting appearance.
1977: In a steady rain, the Phils lose game 4 of the NLCS to the Dodgers, ending the playoffs.
1980: Third Base coach Lee Elia holds Bake McBride at third, stranding the potential winning run in the 9th inning. The Astros score 4 in the 10th to win Game 2 of the NLCS 7-4.
1981: For the second straight night, the Expos take a divisional series game vs. the Phils with a 3-1 victory.
1983: Steve Carlton leaves Game 4 of the NLCS with a sore back, but last long enough to pick up the win. Gary Matthews hit his 3rd homer of the series, was named Series MVP, and tied an NL record with 8 RBIs in the NLCS. The win gave the Phils the pennant, the first time they accomplished that feat before a home crowd.
2009: Cole Hamels gives up 4 runs in 5 innings as the Rockies take Game 2 of the 2009 NLDS at Citizens Bank Park
2010: Roy Oswalt is not sharp & Chase Utley makes 2 errors, giving the Reds an early lead, but the Phillies come back thanks in part to 3 hit batsmen and 4 Reds errors. They take Game 2 of the 2010 NLDS 7 to 4.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1956: Released Andy Seminick

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