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A peek at the past
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A historical look at the dates of July 13-26.

July 13, 1896

OF Ed Delahanty becomes the first Phillie to hit four home runs in a game, but the Phillies lose, 9-8, at Chicago.

July 13, 1900

3B Harry Wolverton triples three times in a 23-8 win at Pittsburgh, a club and ML record which still stands.

July 13, 1915

The Phillies beat the visiting Cardinals, 8-0, to take over the National League lead, which they hold for the remainder of the season. Grover Cleveland Alexander wins his ninth game in a row, his second-longest winning streak with the Phillies.

July 13, 1943

Philadelphia hosts its first All-Star Game, a 5-3 AL win at Shibe Park. It is the first Midsummer Classic played entirely under the lights.

July 13, 1976

The last section of Connie Mack Stadium is demolished as Veterans Stadium hosts its first All-Star Game, a 7-1 NL victory. LF Greg Luzinski is the leading vote-getter among NL outfielders and he’s joined on the NL roster by four other Phillies, Bob Boone, Larry Bowa, Dave Cash and Mike Schmidt.

July 13, 2010

Managing in his second consecutive All-Star Game, Charlie Manuel guides the NL to a 3-1 win at Angel Stadium, ending the AL’s 13-year unbeaten streak.

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 17, 2008

RHP Joe Blanton is acquired from Oakland for 2B Adrian Cardenas, LHP Josh Outman and OF Matt Spencer.

July 18, 1966

Gene Mauch becomes the first Phillies manager of the 20th century to win 500 games with a 4-0 victory 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 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, 1902

LHP Doc White records four strikeouts in the fifth inning of a 10-1 loss to Brooklyn, the first Phillies pitcher to do so.

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 OF Billy McMillon.

July 21, 2012

The Phillies fall to the Giants, 6-5, in 10 innings before 45,989 fans, the largest regular-season crowd in Citizens Bank Park history.

July 21, 2015

RHP Aaron Nola makes his major league debut, giving up just one run with six strikeouts in 6.0 innings in a 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay at Citizens Bank Park.

July 21, 2019

RHP Roy Halladay is inducted posthumously into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

July 23, 1930

The Phillies crank out a franchise-high 27 hits, but fall to the Pirates, 16-15, in 13 innings in the second game of a doubleheader at Baker Bowl.

July 24, 1995

The Phillies drop an 11-3 decision to the Colorado Rockies, despite RHP Omar Olivares’ pinch-hit home run, the 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 National 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 in what turns out to be his final 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 26, 2018

The Phillies tie the club record with seven home runs in a 9-4 win over the Reds in Cincinnati. Carlos Santana hits one and Rhys Hoskins, Maikel Franco and Nick Williams have two each.