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Today in Phillies History for June 29th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

57 wins, 56 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 50.4 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1945: Pitcher/outfielder Ben Chapman is named player-manager, replacing Fred Fitzsimmons, who resigned. Fitzsimmons' managerial record was 105-181-2.
1956: Trailing 5-2 in the ninth at Ebbets Field, the Dodgers lead off the inning with a walk and a strikeout, then blast three straight home runs to beat the Phils 6-5.
1958: Playing left field for St. Louis, former Phillie Del Ennis records outfield assists on back-to-back batters. With Dave Philley on second, Solly Hemus singled, but Ennis cut Philley down at third. Harry Anderson was next. He also singled to left, and Ennis caught Hemus going to third.
1960: The Phillies lose both ends of a double-header to Los Angeles, striking out 12 times in each game to tie a major league record for most strikeouts in a twin-bill.
1961: Willie Mays hits a 10th-inning shot to give the Giants an 8-7 victory over the Phils. It was Mays' third homer of the game, a feat he had accomplished earlier in the season. To hide the identity of his starting pitcher, Gene Mauch's starting lineup includes several pitchers at other positions, including Don Ferrarese in center, Jim Owens in right, and Chris Short catching.
1971: Tom Seaver records 13 strikeouts in a 3-0 victory over the Phillies. Willie Montanez is the victim of his 1000th career strikeout.
1986: Juan Samuel hits a grand slam in the top of the 9th inning (his first) to lead the Phils to an 8-7 victory over St. Louis
1987: On his way to a Cy Young award, Steve Bedrosian records hits 12th straight save, breaking Sparky Lyle's major-league record.
2003: Jose Mesa pitches the 9th inning of a 4-3 win over Baltimore, earning is 17th save of the season. It's also his 105th as a Phillie, setting a new team record.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1956: Signed minor-league free agent Art Mahaffey
1964: Sold Johnny Klippstein to Minnesota
1979: Sold Rudy Meoli to Minnesota
2006: Traded Daniel Haigwood and cash to Texas for Fabio Castro

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