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1916 Allowing only one walk during a twin bill with the Cincinnati Reds, Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Phillies wins both ends of a doubleheader, 7-3 and 4-0, to establish a National League record. The future Hall of Famer will repeat the feat on September 3, 1917, against the Brooklyn Robins at Ebbets Field.

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1930 In a slugfest played at Philadelphia's Baker Bowl, the Cardinals set a franchise record, collecting 26 hits in a 19-16 victory over the Phillies. It will be another seventy-eight years before the Redbirds have an equal amount of hits in a game.
1939 In the first game of a twin bill, Brooklyn's third baseman Cookie Lavagetto reaches base seven consecutive times as the Dodgers rout the Phillies, 22-4. The 26-run Shibe Park contest takes only two hours and five minutes to complete.
1952 The Dodgers clinch the National League pennant with a 5-4 victory over the Phillies in the opener of a twilight twin bill at Ebbets Field. Brooklyn becomes the first team since 1948 to capture the Senior Circuit flag before the season's final game.
1956 🇩🇴 Ozzie Virgil, who will see his son Ozzie catch in the big leagues, becomes the first Dominican to play in the majors. The 23-year-old Monte Cristi native plays third base in the team's 6-2 loss to Curt Simmons and the Phillies at the Polo Grounds.
1965 In an 11-5 complete-game victory at Wrigley Field, Jim Bunning breaks the Phillies' season record for strikeouts when Cubs shortstop Jimmy Stewart becomes his 242nd victim of the year. The right-hander, who finishes the campaign fanning 268 batters, surpasses the mark established in 1915 by Pete Alexander.
1983 With a 6-2 win over the team that traded him, Phillies' southpaw Steve Carlton records his 300th victory, beating the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Redbirds traded the future Hall of Fame left-hander to Philadelphia for Rick Wise.
2005 Jimmy Rollins' first-inning single makes the shortstop's 28-game hitting streak the longest by a Phillies player in over one hundred years. Ed Delahanty got at least one hit in 31 consecutive contests for the National League franchise during the 1899 season.

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