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Today in Phillies History for August 30th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

54 wins, 60 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 47.4 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1913: Leading 8-6 in the ninth, fans in the stands try to distract the visiting New York hitters by waving handkerchiefs, newspapers, and hats. The umpire forfeits the game to New York, but is overruled by the League President, who declares the Phillies the winners. Another appeal to the League's Board of Directors resulted in an order to replay the last inning, where the Phils complete the victory
1915: Possum Whitted's freak 10th inning home run gives the Phils a 4-3 win over St. Louis. The ball hit the fence in front of the bleachers, then bounced off a fielder's chest before going into the stands in fair territory -- a home run under the rules of the time.
1931: Phil Collins pitched a 1-hitter at the Polo Grounds to beat the Giants 3-0, giving up only a second inning single.
1955: Saul Rogovin retires the first 15 Cubs who come to bat. He had the last 17 in his previous start against St. Louis, tying a major-league record.
1962: The Phillies score 5 runs in the eighth inning to beat the Mets 8-7. After Mets starter Roger Craig left the game in the seventh inning, the Mets tied a major-league record by using 5 relief pitchers to get through the eighth.
1988: Kent Tekulve faces 4 batters in a 7-5 win over the Giants, becoming only the second pitcher in ML history to appear in more than 1000 games.
1993: Lenny Dykstra leads off a game against the Cubs with a home run, his 4th lead-off home run of the season, tying a team record. The Phillies lost the game 10-6.
1998: San Francisco's Jeff Kent lines into a triple play vs. the Phils. Alex Arias, Mark Lewis, and Rico Brogna record the outs. The Phillies won the game, 5-4.
2000: Tug McGraw is inducted in the Phillies Wall of Fame. His son Tim presented him with a leather jacket with his number (45) on the back and a motorcycle.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1952: Claimed Tommy Glaviano on waivers from St. Louis (NL)
1970: Received Bob Browning from St. Louis in lieu of Curt Flood to complete the 10/7/1969 trade
1982: Sold Warren Brusstar to Chicago (AL)
1984: Reveived Renie Martin from San Francisco to complete the 8/20/1984 deal fro Al Oliver
1990: Traded Carmelo Martinez to Pittsburgh for Wes Chamberlain, Julio Peguero and a player to be named
1990: Traded Tom Herr to New York (NL) for Rocky Elli and Nikco Riesgo
2006: Sent Angel Chavez to Baltimore to compete the 8/27/2006 deal for Jeff Conine
2008: Traded a player to be named to Toronto for Matt Stairs. Released Kris Benson

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