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Today in Phillies History for October 2nd

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

26 wins, 28 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 47.3 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1903: Tully Sparks held the A's to five singles for a 5-1 win in game 3 of the city series.
1905: Hall-of-Famer Kid Nichols loses his last start to another Hall member, Chicago's "Three Fingers" Brown
1916: Grover Cleveland Alexander sets a team record with his 16th shutout of the year, a 2-0 victory over Boston.
1964: The Phils beat Cincinnati 4-3 and turn their third triple-play of the year
1965: Chris Short set the team record for strikeouts in a game, fanning 18 Mets in 15 innings at Shea. He also tied the National Legaue record for most strikeouts in a extra-inning game. The game was called a 0-0 tie after 18 innings, setting a league record for longest scoreless night game.
1966: Sandy Kofax beats the Phillies 6-3 at Connie Mack Stadium. The win clinches the pennant for the Dodgers, and earns Kofax the team record in victories with 27.
2004: GM Ed Wade fired Manager Larry Bowa before the next-to-last game of the season. Gary Varsho was acting manager for the last two games. Bowa put up a 337-308 record at the helm of the club.
2008: Shane Victorino hit a grand slam -- the first in Phillies post season history -- to lead the team to a 5-1 win over Milwaukee in Game 2 of the 2008 NLDS.
2011: The Phillies knock Chris Carpenter out after 3 innings but can't hold on in a 5-4 loss to St. Louis in game 2 of the Division Series.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1933: Selected Lou Chiozza from Memphis, George Darrow from Galveston, and Curt Davis from San Francisco in the Rule 5 draft
1934: Selected Chet Morgan from Detroit in the Rule 5 draft
1958: Claimed Ken Lehman on waivers from Baltimore

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