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Today in Phillies History for September 23rd

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

53 wins, 51 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 50.5 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1916: Pete Alexander pitches complete game victories in both ends of a double-header against Cincinnati, including a 4-0 shut-out in the night cap.
1924: The Phils lose to St. Louis 8-7, their 34th one-run loss of the season, setting a major league record
1930: The Phils drop a 19-16 loss to the Cardinals, with the two teams combining for 42 hits.
1956: Stan Lopata hits two home runs against New York, raising his season total to 32, a new record for a Phillie right-hander
1983: Steve Carlton gets the victory in a 6-2 win over St. Louis, his 300th career win. He was the 16th pitcher to join the 300-win club.
1988: GM Lee Thomas fired manager Lee Elia. John Vuckovich managed the last 9 games of the season. Elia had a 238-300 record as Phillies manager.
2003: An All-Vet team was announced prior to the penultimate game at the stadium: Darren Daulton (c), John Kruk (1b), Juan Samuel (2b), Mike Schmidt (3b), Larry Bowa (ss), Greg Luzinski (lf), Gary Maddox (cf), Bobby Abreu (rf), Steve Carlton (sp-lh), Curt Schilling (sp-rh), Tug McGraw (rp), Dallas Green (mgr)

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

2011: Traded Mike Zagurski to Arizona for a plyer to be named or cash; released Drew Naylor

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