Phillies Alumni

A peek at the past
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A historical look at the dates of December 1-4.

December 1, 1943

Former A’s, Red Sox and Yankees pitcher Herb Pennock is hired by club president Robert R. M. Carpenter Jr. as the first general manager in franchise history.

December 2, 1986

Third baseman Mike Schmidt wins his club-record 10th Gold Glove Award.

December 3, 1958

Infielder Ruben Amaro Sr. is acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Chuck Essegian.

December 3, 1974

Left-handed reliever Tug McGraw is acquired from the New York Mets as part of a six-player deal.

December 3, 2002

Future Hall of Fame first baseman Jim Thome signs as a free agent.

December 3, 2003

Left-handed pitcher Eric Milton is acquired from the Minnesota Twins for right-handed pitcher Carlos Silva, infielder Nick Punto and a player to be named later (RHP Bobby Korecky).

December 3, 2004

Center fielder Kenny Lofton is acquired from the New York Yankees, along with cash, for right-handed relief pitcher Felix Rodriguez.

December 3, 2005

Free agent reliever Tom Gordon signs a three-year contract.

December 3, 2018

Infielder Jean Segura and pitchers Juan Nicasio and James Pazos are acquired from the Seattle Mariners for infielders J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana.

December 4, 1989

Third baseman Dave Hollins is selected from the San Diego Padres in the Rule 5 draft.

December 4, 1998

Catcher Carlos Ruiz signs as an amateur free agent.