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Today in Phillies History for July 4th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

87 wins, 88 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 49.7 percent)

It Happened on This Day in:

1883: Trailing 11 to 9 at the end of the 7th inning, the visiting team from Providence left to catch a train to New York for the day's second game. Philadelphia was awarded a win by forfeit.
1892: In a contest of 300-game winners, the Phils' Tim Keefe faces St. Louis' Pud Galvin, who won the contest 9-2.
1908: The Phillies were no-hit over 10 innings by the Giants' George Wiltse. Wiltse lost the chance for a perfect game in the 9th inning when he hit George McQuillen with a pitch.
1967: Clay Dalrymple draws 6 walks in a double-header sweep of Houston (2 in the first game and 4 in the night-cap), setting a team record and tying the league record.
1976: Tim McCarver hits an apparent grand slam...but has the home run taken away when he passes Garry Maddox on the base paths. The Phils beat the Pirates anyway, 10-5.
1979: Steve Carlton won 1-0 victory over the Mets at the Vet, allowing only one hit -- a double to Elliott Maddox in the 7th. Three other pitchers were lost that day due to injuries: Larry Christenson pulls a groin muscle, Dick Ruthven goes on the DL, and Randy Lerch breaks a thumb in a brawl
1989: Dickie Thon breaks up the Reds' Tom Browning's perfect game bid with a double in the ninth, Steve Jeltz then doubled him in to break up the shut-out. The Reds hold on to win, 2-1.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1990: Signed free agent Louie Meadows
2009: Designated Jack Taschner for assignment

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