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Today in Phillies History for July 29th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

55 wins, 50 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 52.4 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1961: Don Ferrarese was the losing pitcher in a 4-3 game against the Giants -- the first game of a 23-loss streak. All of San Francisco's runs came off Orlando Cepeda's first career grand slam
1965: The Phils and Pittsburgh combine for 26 strikeouts, but the Phils come out on top 5-0 thanks to a two hitter from Ray Culp
1974: Steve Carlton tosses a two-hitter to beat the Pirates 13-1. The offense puts up 17 hits, including two Mike Schmidt homers.
1984: Juan Samuel and Von Hayes hit back to back home runs in the Phillies' first two at bats, the first time that happened in team history.
1988: Cubs pitcher Rick Sutcliffe steals home off of Kevin Gross and Lance Parrish, when Gross fakes a pickoff throw to third then throws over to first base. That play helped earn the Cubs an 8-3 victory.
1989: The Phillies retired Steve Carlton's uniform number (32) during a pregame ceremony. Among the gifts we was presented were a gold watch, a ring with the number 32 in diamonds, and a trip around the world for his family.
2007: Anthony Alfonseca enters in relief of the injured Ryan Madson and gets a strike-out after throwing only one pitch. (Batter Jason Bay had a 1-2 count when Madson left.) The Phillie won 5-1.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1983: Purchased Larry Andersen from Seattle
1989: Purchased Bob Ayrault from Reno
2002: Traded Scott Rolen and Doug Nickle and $300,000 cash to St. Louis for Placido Planco, Bud Smith, and Mike Timlin.
2009: Traded Jason Knapp, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and Lou Marson to Cleveland for Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco
2010: Traded J.A. Happ, Anthony Gose, and Jonathan Villar to Houston for Roy Oswalt & cash.

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