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Today in Phillies History for April 24th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

51 wins, 50 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 50.0 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1894: Lave Cross hits for the cycle -- the first catcher to do so. He also walked, as the Phillies beat Brooklyn 22-5
1933: Dick Bartell hits four doubles in four at-bats, as the Phils beat Boston 7-1. He was the first to get 4 two-baggers in consecutive at-bats.
1947: Phillies skipper Ben Chapman is absent from the last game of a 3-game set in Brooklyn. For the first 2 games, Chapman led the vicious racist taunts hurled at Dodger rookie Jackie Robinson. It is rumored that Chapman was ordered by the Commissioner to sit out the last game. The Dodgers swept the series, in which the Phillies scored a total of 2 runs in 27 innings.
2003: Chase Utley hits a grand slam in his first major league start, leading the Phillies to a 9-1 victory over Colorado at Veterans' Stadium.
2008: Pat Burrell drives in 2 runs in a 3-1 win over Milwaukee, breaking the team RBI record for April with a total of 24 for the month. Von Hayes had 22 in 1989.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1946: Sold Cy Johnson to Boston (NL)
1946: Purchased Cy Johnson from Boston (NL)

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