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Today in Phillies History for May 25th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

39 wins, 53 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 42.4 percent)


It Happened on This Day in:

1922: Phillie pitcher Bill Hubbell suffers a skull fracture and concussion when he is hit with a ball off the bat of Brooklyn's Tom Griffith. He was back pitching within a month.
1929: Homer Peel hits into a triple play against Brooklyn at Ebbets Field. Exactly one week earlier, Lefty O'Doul had hit into a triple play when Brooklyn was visiting Baker Bowl.
1941: Dodger Pete Reiser came to bat against Phillie Ike Pearson at Ebbets field, the first time the two faced off since Pearson beaned Reiser in April, threatening his career. This time, with the bases loaded, Reiser hit an inside the park grand slam to lead Brooklyn to an 8-4 win. (The play is heard in the background of a scene in the 2011 movie "Captain America.")
1951: Making his major-league debut, Willie Mays goes 0-for-5 vs. the Phillies
1983: Gary Matthews hit a home run in the eight inning, ending a streak of 42 2/3 innings without a run, but the Phillies lose to Los Angeles 6-1.
1990: Charlie Hayes' 3-run homer gives the Phillies the win, and first place in the standings for the first time since 1984. A loss the next day drops them back to second.
2011: The Phillies take 19 inning to beat Cincinnati 5-4. Wilson Valdez, who started the game at second base, pitched the final inning, retiring 3 of the 4 batters he faced. He was the first position player to start the game in the field and earn a win as a pitcher since Babe Ruth in 1921.
2014: Los Angeles' Josh Beckett no-hit the Phillies at Citizens' Bank Park. It was the first time the team had been on the losing end of a no-hitter since 1978.



Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1977: Released Bobby Tolan
1979: Signed free agent Bud Harrelson


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