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Today in Phillies History for September 16th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

48 wins, 60 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 44.0 percent)

It Happened on This Day in:

1926: In the first game of a double-header, the Phils lose to St. Louis 23-3. Thirteen Cardinal batters got at least one hit. In the second game, Phillies manager Art Fletcher and catcher Jimmie Wilson were ejected following a dispute with the home plate umpire. The incident would result in Fletcher's suspension for the remainder of the season.
1930: Trailing Pittsburgh 10-5 in the bottom of the ninth, the Phillies score 5 runs to tie the Pirates. In the top of the 10th inning, they allow 4 runs, only to put up 5 runs of their own in the bottom of the inning for a 15-14 victory.
1940: Rookie Danny Litwhiler singles in both games of twin-bill with St. Louis, extending his hitting streak to 21 straight games.
1960: Warren Spahn no-hits the Phils, and notches his 11th 20-win season in the process. He also sets a team record by fanning 15 Phillie batters.
1967: In the bottom of the 11th inning, Rick Joseph hits one out with the bases loaded to give the Phillies a 8-4 win over Los Angeles. It's the only pinch-hit, extra-inning grand slam in team history.
1972: Mike Schmidt hits the first of his 548 home runs off of Montreal's Balor Moore, a 3-run shot that accounted for all of the runs in the Phils' win. The home run snapped Moore's 25 inning scoreless streak.
1986: Kent Tekulve pitches the final 2 2/3 innings of a game against Pittsburgh, picking up the win. It was his NL-record 847th pitching appearance.
2009: Jayson Werth hit a grand slam off of Washington's Jason Bergman, leading the Phillies to a 6-1 victory. On base were Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Raul Ibanez. It was the first slam in major-league history involving 4 players who has each hit 30 home runs. It also set a team record for most grand slams in a season with 10.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

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