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Today in Phillies History for May 27th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

47 wins, 57 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 44.8 percent)


It Happened on This Day in:

1923: The Giants' Casey Stengel is led off the Baker Bowl field by police for charging the mound and attacking Phil Weinert. Stengel, who had been hit by a pitch then nearly hit again in his next at-bat, was suspended for 10 games. In the game, the Phils' Cy Williams hit a home run off of Rosy Ryan, setting a new league record of 15 in May, as well as a mark for most total home runs before the end of May (18)
1935: Pretzel Pezzullo makes his first major league start and earns the victory in a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh. He also starts the next day, but loses.
1973: Pitcher Wayne Twitchell strikes out in his first at bat, extending his streak to 9 consecutive strikeouts, a team record. In each of his previous two starts, he went 0-for-4 at the plate with four strikeouts.
1990: Atlanta's John Smoltz held the Phillies hitless until Lenny Dykstra stroked a 1-out double in the ninth. Von Hayes later drove him in, but the Phillies fell 6-1.
2014: Ben Revere hit a home run in the 7th inning of a 6-2 loss to Colorado. It was the first dinger of his 1,566 at bat career.



Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1919: Traded Joe Oeschger to New York (NL) for George Smith and Ed Sicking
1997: Signed free agent Billy Brewer
2011: Signed free agent Scott Podsednik



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