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A historical look at the dates of July 16-31

July 16, 1952
RHP Robin Roberts wins in Pittsburgh, 8-7. It is his only win of 28 that year in which he does not go the distance. RHP Andy Hansen comes on to get the final two outs.

July 17, 1918
Chicago wins at home, 2-1, in 21 innings, the longest game in Phillies history. Both pitchers go the distance, winner George Tyler (21 IP, 13 H, 1 BB, 8 SO) and loser Milt Watson (20 IP, 19 H, 4 BB, 5 SO).

July 17, 1988
1B Ricky Jordan homers in his first major league at-bat during a 10-4 win over Houston at Veterans Stadium.

July 18, 1966
Gene Mauch becomes the first Phillies manager of the 20th century to win 500 games with a 4-0 win over Los Angeles at Connie Mack Stadium.

July 18, 1983
For the second time since becoming GM, Paul Owens goes from the front office to manage the Phillies. This time he replaces Pat Corrales with the Phillies (43-43) half a game behind division-leading St. Louis. 

July 19, 1955
Playing their sixth game in four days and with Robin Roberts pitching on two days' rest, the Phillies beat Cincinnati, 6-2, to complete a doubleheader sweep at Connie Mack Stadium. Roberts has two hits and drives in three runs while pitching a six-hitter.

July 20, 2011
SS Jimmy Rollins becomes the first Phillie to ever homer from both sides of the plate in a game twice in his career.

July 21, 1973
RF Hank Aaron hits his 700th home run off LHP Ken Brett during the Braves' 8-4 loss to the Phillies at Atlanta.

July 21, 1997
RHP Curt Schilling strikes out 15, the most by a Phillies pitcher since Steve Carlton's 16 in 1982, but loses, 3-2, to Pittsburgh. After 17 years with the organization, C Darren Daulton is traded to the Florida Marlins for Billy McMillon.

July 23, 1978
LHP Steve Carlton becomes the 78th pitcher to win 200 games with a 13-2 decision over Houston.

July 24, 1995
The Phillies drop an 11-3 decision to the Colorado Rockies, despite RHP Omar Olivares' pinch-hit home run, first by a Phillies pitcher since Schoolboy Rowe in 1943.

July 24, 1998
Phillies sweep a doubleheader against Florida, winning both games in the 12th inning (6-4 and 7-6). Mark Parent catches all 24 innings. 

July 24, 2011
Former GM Pat Gillick is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

July 25-28, 1951
RHP Robin Roberts (7/25 at St. Louis), LHP Ken Johnson (7/26 at STL), RHP Bubba Church (7/27 at Chicago) and RHP Russ Meyer (7/28 at CHI) set a club record with four consecutive shutouts.

July 25, 1980
RHP Dick Ruthven ties a Vet record by pitching 12 innings in his complete-game, 5-4 win over Atlanta in the first game of a twinbill. 3B Mike Schmidt hits his 260th home run to break Del Ennis' club record.

July 25, 2015
LHP Cole Hamels pitches the 13th no-hitter in franchise history, blanking the Cubs, 5-0, at Wrigley Field. He walks two and strikes out 13. It is his last start for the Phillies as he is traded six days later.

July 26, 2008
PH Greg Dobbs hits a three-run homer vs. Atlanta at Citizens Bank Park, giving the Phillies a 10-9 win. It is his 20th pinch-hit of the season, matching the club record set by Doc Miller in 1913.

July 27, 1950
RF Del Ennis sets a club record by driving in seven runs in two consecutive innings (seventh and eighth) as the Phillies pound Chicago, 13-3, at Shibe Park.

July 27, 1935
2B Jose "Chile" Gomez, a native of Mexico, becomes the first Hispanic player to appear in a Phillies uniform. He is hitless in four at-bats in a 5-0 win over the Braves in Boston.

July 27, 1966
In a pitching classic at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles edges the Phillies, 2-1, in 12 innings. Winner LHP Sandy Koufax strikes out 16 in 11 innings while loser RHP Jim Bunning fans 12 in his 11-inning outing.

July 29, 1983
The Phillies purchase the contract of RHP Larry Andersen from the Seattle Mariners.

July 29, 1984
2B Juan Samuel and CF Von Hayes are the first Phillies to hit back-to-back home runs to lead off a game, a 6-4 win over Montreal at the Vet.

July 29, 1989
The Phillies retire LHP Steve Carlton's No. 32 in a pre-game ceremony before 47,277 at the Vet.

July 30, 1950
RHP Robin Roberts tosses his third consecutive shutout, blanking the Pirates, 10-0, at Shibe Park. Others were 2-0 at Cincinnati on July 22 and 1-0 vs. the Cubs on July 25.

July 30, 1995
With the largest crowd, an estimated 28,000, ever to attend the ceremony, 3B Mike Schmidt and CF Richie Ashburn are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

July 31, 1982
2B Manny Trillo's major league record for consecutive errorless games ends at 89 when he makes a seventh-inning error in a 2-0 win over Chicago. He also sets a ML record for consecutive errorless chances, 479, during the streak. 

July 31, 1994
LHP Steve Carlton, the winningest pitcher in Phillies history, is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.