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May 16th

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1939 Four years after the Senior Circuit began playing evening tilts the first American League night game occurs when Cleveland defeats the hometown A's at Shibe Park, 8-3. The small crowd of 15,109 fans, about half of the expected attendance, is the result of unseasonably cold temperatures in Philadelphia.
1972 With a Ruthian blast at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium off Burt Hooton, first baseman Greg Luzinski 'rings' the replica of the Liberty Bell hanging in dead center field on the fourth level. The 500-foot clanger, which will be overshadowed by Rick Monday's three routine round-trippers, will account for the Phillies' only run when they lose to the Cubs, 8-1.
2008 Jayson Werth ties the Phillies' single-game RBI record when he drives in eight runs in Philadelphia's 10-3 win over Toronto. The 28 year-old center fielder, who equals the franchise mark shared by Kitty Bransfeld (1910), Gavvy Cravath (1915), Willie Jones (1958), and Mike Schmidt (1976), accomplishes the feat with three home runs in team's 10-3 victory over Toronto in the friendly confines of Citizens Bank Park.

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