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1964 The Red Sox trade first baseman Dick Stuart to the Phillies for left-hander Dennis Bennett, who stuns the team when he casually tells a Boston audience when speaking at a winter banquet that his sore arm might not be ready for Opening Day. Although the Phillies make an offer to nix the trade, the Red Sox, happy to be free from Dr. Strangeglove because of his inept fielding and inability to get along with the respected and likable Boston manager Johnny Pesky, make no effort to nullify the deal.
1965 The Yankees trade Phil Linz to the Phillies for infielder Ruben Amaro. Over the next three seasons, the 26 year-old utility player, who became infamous for playing his harmonica on the team bus last season, will appear in only 165 games, retiring after spending just seven years in the major leagues.
2007 With fan favorites Jimmy Rollins and Cole Hamels modeling the team's new 'old' look, the Phillies unveil their alternate home uniform, to be worn during all home day games next season. The outfits, which do not feature the familiar red pinstripes, are styled similarly to the one the club wore in the 1940s.


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