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1938 The Phillies move into Shibe Park, located only five blocks away from the team's former home, splitting a twin bill with the Boston Bees, losing the first game, 10-5, and winning the nightcap, 10-2. The National League franchise decided to abandoned the Baker Bowl in the middle of the season, renting the use of the newer and more spacious home of the A's, citing the move to the ballpark, will help cut expenses with the clubs sharing the upkeep of the stadium.
1976 After hitting an apparent grand slam in the top of the second inning, Tim McCarver is credited with only a three-run single when he passes teammate Garry Maddox on the basepaths in the Phillies' 10-5 victory over the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium. The other baserunners are allowed to score on the Philadelphia catcher's 'grand slam single' because only the player passing his teammate is out, and there were less than two outs.
2006 Billy Wagner becomes the 20th pitcher baseball history to record 300 career saves. The significant save for the Mets' southpaw, a former Astros and Phillies, is his sixteenth of the season.

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