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Today in Phillies History for July 20th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

54 wins, 56 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 49.1 percent)

It Happened Today in:

1921: The Phillies drop a 10-0 decision to Pete Alexander and Chicago. Two Phillie pitchers combined to allow 23 hits without walking a batter or striking any out.
1969: During the second game of a double header against Chicago, Connie Mack Stadium PA announcer Eddie Ferenz announces to the crowd that the U.S. had just landed men on the moon. Players from both teams lined up along the foul lines and there was a moment of silent prayer for the astronauts, followed by the playing of Kate Smith's rendition of "God Bless America."
1970: The Dodgers' Bill Singer no-hits the Phils for a 5-0 win in Los Angeles. Singer also gave up no walks, but lost the perfect game on his own two errors, one a throwing error which pulled the first baseman off the bag on Don Money's infield chopper. The Phils argue it should instead be a hit.
1973: Brought in to protect a 6-4 lead in the 9th, rookie Dick Ruthven serves up a deep fly ball to Atlanta's Dusty Baker. Rightfielder Bill Robinson climbs the outfield wall at Atlanta Stadium to take away the potential tying home run, earning Ruthven the only save of his career, which saw 332 starts.
1997: In his only at-bat of the year, Jerry Spradlin strikes out. He records a single at-bat in each of the next 3 years.
2002: Tony Taylor is enshrined in the Phillies Wall of Fame
2009: In the first inning of a 10-1 victory over the Cubs, Raul Ibanez hits a 3-run home run, his 25th of the year. It's also the 207th of his career, which moves him past Pete Incaviglia on top of the all-time list of home runs by a player with a last name starting with I.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1999: Traded minor-leaguer Marty Barnett to the Tampa Bay for a player to be named.
2003: Traded minor-leaguer Frank Brooks to Pittsburgh for Mike Williams

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