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Today in Phillies History for July 22nd

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

55 wins, 57 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 48.7 percent)

It Happened on This Day in:

1918: The Phillies recorded only one hit in a 1-0 exhibition loss to the Athletics. Proceeds from the game, postponed from April, went to the family of the late William Weart. Weart died in 1917-19 flu pandemic. He was a longtime Philadelphia sportswriter/editor and secretary of the Baseball Writers' Association.
1925: Facing the Pirates, George Harper came to the plate but was sent back to the dugout because the umpires found nails in his bat. After returning with a new bat, Harper struck out on three pitches.
1930: Pitcher Phil Collins hit home runs in consecutive at-bats as the Phillies beat Pittsburgh 11-5
1958: Eddie Sawyer returns for his second stint as Phillies manager, taking over from Mayo Smith, who earned a 264-282-2 record as skipper. Sawyer had been working for a golf ball company in between stints with the Phillies.
1964: First baseman Danny Cater breaks his left arm in a 4-1 win over Milwaukee, when he collided with Joe Torre at first base.
1966: Gaylord Perry fans 15 Phils to set a San Francisco record
1969: Richard Nixon commemorates the 100th anniversary of baseball with a White House reception. Representing the Phillies were owners Bob & Ruly Carpenter, GM John Quinn, manager Bob Skinner, and players Grant Jackson and Mike Ryan.
2012: Shane Victorino singled off of San Francisco's Matt Cain to record his 1,000th career hit. He became the first player born in Hawaii to reach that milestone.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1966: Sold Dallas Green to New York (NL)
2011: Signed free agent Aaron Heilman

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