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Today in Phillies History for October 21st

It Happened on This Day in:

1887: The Phillies pounded out 23 hits in a 17-2 win over the Athletics in the 1887 city championship series finale.
1889: Ed Seward pitched a 2-hit shutout for the A's, striking out 8 Phillies for a 9-0 victory in game 4 of the city series.
1926: John "Stuffy" McInnis is signed to a 2-year deal as Phillies manager. McInnis played first base for Connie Mack's A's.
1980: Finally, Victory! Nearly 66,00 fans at the Vet witness the Phils beating the Royals to take the 1980 World Championship. Tug McGraw fanned Willie Wilson to seal the victory.
1993: Curt Schilling goes the distance for the win, saving the Phils bullpen. He shut the Jays out on 5 hits, fanning 6. The Phils victory in Game 6 left them trailing the Blue Jays 3 games to 2.
2009: The Phillies hit 4 home runs, including 2 by Jayson Werth, to take the 2009 NLCS with a 10-4 win over Los Angeles. The 7 home runs hit by both teams set a new post-season record for a nine inning game.
2010: Despite pitching with a groin strain sustained in the second inning, Roy Halladay held the Giants in check for 6 innings and bullpen shut them out the rest of the way for a 4-2 victory in Game 5 of the NLCS. Jayson Werth hit a solo home run in the ninth, his NL-record 13th career post-season dinger.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1971: Traded Larry Hisle to Los Angeles for Tom Hutton
1989: Received Jeff Hulse from Kansas City to complete the 9/2/1989 trade for Larry McWilliams

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