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Today in Phillies History for September 29th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

34 wins, 43 losses, and 2 ties (for a winning percentage of 43.0 percent)

It Happened on This Day in:

1915: The Phils clinched their first pennant with a 5-0 win over Boston. Grover Alexander held the Braves to 1 hit--his fifth career 1-hitter.
1968: Dick Allen hits three home runs, including a 9th inning grand slam, and drives in seven runs as the Phils beat New York 10-3
1977: Greg Luzinski becomes the youngest Phillie to reach the 150-home run mark at 26 years, 311 days.
1986: Greg Maddux of the Cubs beat the Phils 8-3. The losing pitcher was his brother Mike. It was the first time brothers pitched against each other as rookies.
1996: Toby Borland ends his first stint with the Phillies with an inning against the Mets. He returns to the team in 1998, but has to get a new uniform number -- his original number 42 having been retired by Major League Baseball in 1997 in honor of Jackie Robinson. No individual Phillie has worn the number since, although the whole team has sported the number on the day commemorating Robinson's debut in the majors.
2006: The Phillies set two records during a 14-2 drubbing of the Marlins in Miami. Ryan Howard took an intentional walk in the first inning, a team record 37th time. In the fifth inning, Pat Burrell went deep for the second time in the game, setting a new team record of 216 home runs for a season.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1936: Selected Wayne LaMaster from Pittsburgh in the Rule 5 draft
1958: Traded Solly Hemus to St. Louis for Gene Freese
1988: Released Salome Barojas
2008: Sent Fabio Castro to Toronto to complete the trade for Matt Stairs

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