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A peek at the past

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A historical look at the dates of May 21-28

May 21, 1950, 1st game
The Phillies are caught in a triple play without making contact with the ball. With Richie Ashburn and Granny Hamner on base, Eddie Waitkus looks at a called third strike for the first out. Cardinals catcher Joe Garagiola then throws to third, where Ashburn is caught in a rundown. The ball is relayed to Stan Musial at first, who catches Hamner off the base.

May 23, 1991 
RHP Tommy Greene pitches a no-hitter at Montreal, 2-0, before 8,833. He walks seven and strikes out 10.

May 24, 1935
The Phillies lose the first night game in MLB history, 2-1, at Cincinnati's Crosley Field. Game time: 1:35. Attendance for the historic game, 20,422.

May 24, 1999
For the first time in team history, the Phillies have a battery with the same surname, RHP Joel Bennett and C Gary Bennett. Phillies win, 5-4, over Montreal at the Vet.

May 24, 2000
LF Pat Burrell makes his major league debut, going 2-for-5 with a single, triple and two RBI in a 9-7 win at Houston.

May 25, 2011
In the longest game at Citizens Bank Park, Phillies edge Cincinnati, 5-4, in 19 innings. INF Wilson Valdez pitches the 19th inning and becomes the first position player in Phillies history to record a win.

May 26, 1933
RF Chuck Klein hits for the cycle for the second time in his career in a 5-4, 14-inning loss at St. Louis.

May 26, 1990
Mike Schmidt's No. 20 is retired in pre-game ceremonies as the Phillies lose, 12-3, to Atlanta before a crowd of 56,789. 

May 26, 2008 
2B Chase Utley drives in six runs as the Phillies blast Colorado, 20-5, at Citizens Bank Park.

May 27, 1923
OF Cy Williams hits his 15th home run in the month of May, setting a club record for the most homers in a single month.

May 27, 1986
LHP Steve Carlton makes his 666th start to break LHP Warren Spahn's NL record in a 6-2 win over San Francisco.

May 28, 1930
Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland Alexander appears in his last game, pitching two innings of relief in the Phillies' 5-1 loss to Boston at Braves Field.

May 28, 1983
Entering the game hitless in his last 18 at-bats, 3B Mike Schmidt strikes out four times on 12 pitches. The 13th pitch he sees is crushed for a two-run, game-winning homer in the last of the ninth off Jeff Reardon to give the Phillies a 5-3 win over Montreal.

May 28, 1989
3B Mike Schmidt plays his last game, going 0-for-3 with two walks in an 8-5 loss at San Francisco. He announces his retirement the following day in San Diego, then flies home and meets the Philadelphia media at Veterans Stadium on May 30.