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1949 Shortly after 1a.m., Ruth Ann Steinhagen shoots Eddie Waitkus in the chest with a rifle at Chicago's Edgewater Beach Hotel, after luring him to her room with an urgent note delivered by the bellhop. The obsessed fan, who had become infatuated with the first baseman when he played with the Cubs, apparently is upset and agitated because the All-Star infielder was traded to the Phillies

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1968 The Phillies fire manager Gene Mauch and replace him with Bob Skinner, skipper of the team's farm club in San Diego. 'The Little General', who is best remembered for being at the helm during the club's infamous collapse in 1964, compiled a 646-684 (.486) record during his 8+year tenure with Philadelphia.

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