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A peek at the past
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A historical look at the dates of May 1-9.

May 1, 1883

In the Phillies’ first game ever, the Providence Grays pull out a 4-3 victory at Philadelphia’s Recreation Park before an estimated crowd of 1,200.

May 1, 1906

Twenty-year-old LHP Johnny Lush, a graduate of Philadelphia’s Girard College prep school, tosses a no-hitter, 6-0, at Brooklyn.

May 1, 1983

As the Phillies observe the 100th anniversary of their first game, 40-year-old 1B Tony Perez collects three hits and drives in five runs in an 11-3 win over Houston. John Enzmann, a pitcher on the 1920 club and, at 93, the oldest living former Phillie, throws out the ceremonial first pitch.

May 1, 2011

A 2-1 Mets win in 14 innings was overshadowed by the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces, leading fans to start a “U.S.A.!” chant during the “Sunday Night Baseball” telecast.

May 1, 2015

Ryan Howard plays in his 1,299th game at first base, breaking the club record set by Fred Luderus from 1910-20.

May 2, 1970

In a real rarity, both Phillies catchers, Tim McCarver and Mike Ryan, suffer broken bones in their hands in the sixth inning of a 7-1 loss at San Francisco. Utility player Jim Hutto finishes the game behind the plate.

May 3, 1947

The Phillies acquire CF Harry Walker and RHP Fred Schmidt from St. Louis in exchange for OF Ron Northey. Walker will go on to lead the majors in hitting that season with a .363 combined average.

May 3, 1992

2B Mariano Duncan ties the club record by scoring five runs in a 12-3 win at San Francisco. Duncan is a perfect 5-for-5, three singles, a triple and a home run.

May 4, 1973

PH Jose Pagan’s sacrifice fly gives the Phillies a 5-4, 20-inning win over Atlanta at Veterans Stadium, the Phillies’ longest game by innings since April 30, 1919. The game lasts 5:16.

May 5, 1938

RHP Hal Kelleher allows a league-record 12 runs (10 hits, 3 walks) in the eighth inning of a 21-2 loss at Wrigley Field. The losing pitcher is Wayne LaMaster, who left the game in the first inning with an injury after three pitches to the Cubs’ leadoff hitter. The Cubs would go on to score four times in the inning.

May 6, 2006

C Carlos Ruiz makes his major league debut in a 4-1 win over the Giants at Citizens Bank Park.

May 6, 2011

LHP Cliff Lee matches the club record for a left-hander with 16 strikeouts, but the Phillies fall to the Braves, 5-0, at Citizens Bank Park.

May 7, 2010

LHP Jamie Moyer becomes the oldest pitcher to toss a shutout (47 years, 170 days) with a 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Moyer gives up two hits, walks none and strikes out five.

May 8, 1907

RHP George McQuillan makes his major league debut in relief, allowing no runs in a loss to St. Louis. He goes on to record 24.0 straight scoreless innings to start his career, a record that will stand for more than 100 years.

May 8, 2019

Longtime Phillies executive David Montgomery passes away following a courageous five-year battle against cancer.

May 9, 1981

LHP Steve Carlton establishes a club mark by striking out seven consecutive batters in a 9-6 win over the San Diego Padres at Veterans Stadium.

May 9, 1992

RF Dale Murphy hits his 398th and final major league home run as the Phillies lose to San Diego, 5-1.

May 9, 1993

Mariano Duncan’s eighth-inning grand slam off future Hall of Famer Lee Smith gives the Phillies a 6-5 Mother’s Day win over the St. Louis Cardinals at the Vet.