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A historical look at the dates of June 17-30.

June 17, 1930
RF Chuck Klein sets a club record with a 26-game hitting streak (May 18 (gm 2)-June 17, .486) and later duplicates it (July 12-August 3 (gm 1), .434). In between, he hits in 19 of 23 games. Overall, he hits safely in 71 of 75 games, batting .425 over that span.

June 17, 2012
Playing in Toronto, Jim Thome leads off the second inning with a home run, his 100th as a Phillie. He becomes the 4th player in major league history with at least 100 home runs for three different teams, following Reggie Jackson, Darrell Evans, and Alex Rodriguez.

June 18, 1948
After a 9-1 record with the Wilmington Blue Rocks, RHP Robin Roberts makes his ML debut, a 2-0 loss to Pittsburgh at Shibe Park.

June 18, 1960
RHP Dallas Green takes the loss in his ML debut, a 7-4 loss to the Giants at Candlestick Park.

June 18, 1989
Following the Phillies' 6-5 win over New York, GM Lee Thomas pulls off two major trades, sending 2B Juan Samuel to the Mets for CF Lenny Dykstra, RHP Roger McDowell and a minor leaguer and sending RHP Steve Bedrosian to San Francisco for LHP Terry Mulholland, LHP Dennis Cook and 3B Charlie Hayes.

June 19 1927
Jack Scott is last Phillies pitcher to throw two complete games on same day. The right-hander wins the first game, 3-1, and loses the nightcap, 3-0, at Cincinnati. 

June 20, 1883
Boston wins, 29-4, the most runs scored against the Phillies. The total is matched on June 15, 1887, in a 29-1 loss at New York.

June 20, 1952
RHP Robin Roberts beats Cincinnati, 3-1, at Shibe Park. It begins a stretch in which he goes 21-2 the rest of the season to finish 28-7.

June 21, 1964
RHP Jim Bunning pitches the first perfect game in Phillies history when he blanks the Mets, 6-0, in the first game of a Father's Day doubleheader at New York. Gus Triandos becomes the first catcher ever to be behind the plate for no-hitters in each league. Eighteen-year-old rookie RHP Rick Wise secures his first ML win in the second game, 8-2.

June 21, 1986
Steve Carlton makes his final start for the Phillies, allowing six hits, six walks and six runs in 5.0 innings in an 8-6 loss to St. Louis. Four days later, he is released.

June 22, 1977
Phillies (5) and Cincinnati (3) combine for a then Vet-record eight home runs in a wild 15-9 win over the Reds. One of the eight is a grand slam by SS Larry Bowa.

June 23, 1971
RHP Rick Wise becomes the first pitcher ever to pitch a no-hitter and hit two home runs in the game as he blanks Cincinnati, 4-0, at Riverfront Stadium. 3B John Vukovich snares Pete Rose's hard liner to end the game.

June 23, 1973
LHP Ken Brett sets a major league record for pitchers when he hits a home run in his fourth straight game. The fourth homer comes in a 7-2 victory at Montreal.

June 23, 1986
Phillies destroy Chicago, 19-1, and set a modern NL record with 15 extra-base hits and a new club record with 11 doubles. 2B Juan Samuel drives in six runs as LHP Shane Rawley beats LHP Jamie Moyer.

June 23, 2012
Jim Thome hits his 609th home run and last with the Phillies, a walk-off blast to give the Phils a 7-6 win over the Rays. It is his 13th career walk-off HR, breaking the major league record shared by Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx.

June 24, 1926
In the first game of a doubleheader at the Polo Grounds, right-hander Jack Knight becomes the first Phillies pitcher to hit two home runs in a game, but the Giants prevail, 12-7.

June 25, 1971
Pittsburgh LF Willie Stargell hits a tape-measure home run off RHP Jim Bunning. The ball lands in the exit of Section 601, the longest home run ever hit at Veterans Stadium.

June 26, 2015
Ryne Sandberg resigns as manager. Pete Mackanin is named interim manager.

June 27, 1931
3B Pinky Whitney sets a club record for most consecutive games driving in a run, 10, at Baker Bowl against the Pirates.

June 27, 1963
RF Johnny Callison hits for the Phillies' first cycle in 30 years in a 13-4 victory at Pittsburgh. In the same game, CF Tony Gonzalez's seventh-inning error ends his major league record for outfielders of 205 consecutive errorless games.

June 27, 1980
LHP Steve Carlton fans the Mets' Elliott Maddox in the fifth inning of a 3-2 loss, his 1,872nd strikeout as a Phillie, establishing a new team record.  

June 27, 2007
1B Ryan Howard hits a 505-foot home run, setting records for the longest blast at Citizens Bank Park and the fastest player to 100 home runs (325 games). Phillies lose to the Reds, 9-6.

June 27, 2010
LHP Jamie Moyer becomes the 40th pitcher to throw at least 4,000 innings during an 11-2 win vs. Toronto. The Blue Jays' runs come on a two-run homer by Vernon Wells, the 506th career round-tripper given up by Moyer, breaking the previous ML record held by RHP Robin Roberts.

June 28, 1930 (1st game)
RF Chuck Klein sets a franchise record for June by driving in his 36th run of the month in a 6-3 loss at Pittsburgh.

June 28, 1994
LHP Fernando Valenzuela, signed out of the Mexican League, makes his debut for the Phillies with a no-decision in a 2-1 loss to Florida. Valenzuela allows an unearned run on six hits in 6.0 innings.

June 28, 2004
3B David Bell hits for the cycle in a 14-6 win over Montreal at Citizens Bank Park. His grandfather Gus Bell did it in 1951 against the Phillies at Shibe Park.  

June 28, 2011
With a 5-0 win vs. Boston, LHP Cliff Lee becomes the third Phillies pitcher to toss three consecutive shutouts (3-0 vs. FLA, 6/16; 4-0 at STL, 6/22), joining Hall of Famers Grover Cleveland Alexander (1916) and Robin Roberts (1950). Lee goes 5-0 with a 0.21 ERA in June to be named NL Pitcher of the Month.

June 29, 1987, 1st game
RHP Steve Bedrosian sets a major league record with his 12th consecutive save in a 6-5 decision over Pittsburgh at the Vet. He extends the record to 13 the next day but sees the streak end on July 2.

June 30, 1892
Phillies finish with a 22-5 record for the month, the most wins in June in club history.

June 30, 1938
In the final game at Baker Bowl, New York beats the Phillies, 14-1, before 1,500 fans. Following a road trip, the Phillies move permanently to Shibe Park on July 4.

June 30, 1967, 2nd game
Playing his ninth position since joining the Phillies in 1963, super-sub Cookie Rojas pitches a scoreless ninth inning in a 12-3 loss to San Francisco, allowing one hit. 

June 30, 1973
LF Greg Luzinski is named NL Player of the Month after batting .339 (41-121) with six doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 33 RBI in June.

June 30, 1994
C Mike Lieberthal makes his ML debut and singles off Dodgers starter Pedro Astacio for his first hit in a 4-3 loss at Los Angeles. RHP Bobby Muñoz pitches 7.0 innings of one-run ball to finish June with a 4-1 record and 1.40 ERA to be named NL Pitcher of the Month.

June 30, 2004
In a 6-3 loss to Montreal, Jim Thome ties the franchise record for most homers in a month with his 15th, while helping the club set a new monthly team record of 44 home runs. He also tallies 31 RBI en route to NL Player of the Month honors.