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Today in Phillies History for December 7th

It Happened on This Day in:

2010: Philadelphia Daily News Phillies beat writer/columnist Bill Conlin is named the 2011 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, commonly referred to as the "writer's wing" of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1966: Traded Ray Culp and cash to Chicago (NL) for Dick Ellsworth
1973: Sold Cesar Tovar to Texas
1973: Purchased Eddie Watt from Baltimore
1979: Traded Pete Mackanin to Minnesota for Paul Thormodsgard
1988: Released Kent Tekulve
1988: Signed free agent Greg Harris
1988: Signed free agent Mike Schmidt
1992: Selected Graeme Lloyd from Toronto in the Rule 5 draft
1995: Signed free agent Jim Eisenreich
1998: Signed free agent Billy Brewer
1999: Signed free agent Jeff Brantley
1999: Signed free agent Michael Jackson
2002: Signed free agent Dan Plesac
2003: Signed free agent Kevin Millwood
2003: Signed free agent Todd Pratt
2004: Signed free agent Rheal Cormier
2004: Signed free agent Todd Pratt
2006: Selected Adam Donachie in the Rule 5 draft, then traded him to Baltimore for Alfredo Simon. Selected Jim Warden and Ryan Budde in the Rule 5 draft.
2007: Signed Jason Anderson, Matt Childers, Justin Pope, Kris Wilson, R.J. Swindle, Orlando Guevara, John Suomi, Gookie Dawkins, Joey Hammond, Juan Tejeda, Jake Blalock, Branden Florence, and Mike Spidale to minor league contracts.

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