Thirty eight years ago, right-handed pitcher Robin Roberts was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, NY. Because of rain, induction ceremonies took place in the Otesaga Hotel small ballroom.
Gregg Jefferies hits for the cycle, the first Phillie since Johnny Callison did it on June 27, 1963, 5,107 games ago. Phillies bury visiting Los Angeles, 17-4.
Rick Wise (14-10) hits a solo home run in the fifth inning and a grand slam in the seventh in defeating San Francisco, 7-3, in the second game of a Vet Stadium doubleheader. It is Wise's second two-home run game of the season, tying a major league record for pitchers.
Charlie Ferguson tosses the first no-hitter in Phillies history, 1-0, vs. Providence. In his four-year career, all with the Phillies, he finished 99-64, 2.67 ERA winning 21-26-30-22. He died of typhoid fever two weeks after his 25th birthday.
With the Phillies leading, 8-6, in the top of the ninth inning, Baker Bowl fans in one bleacher section began to distract New York Giant batters by waving handkerchiefs, newspapers and straw hats. Umpire William Brennan forfeits the game to the Giants...
...NL President Thomas Lynch overrules Brennan and declares the Phillies the winners. New York appeals and the NL Board of Directors rule the game to be completed in New York on October 2. Phillies win, 8-6.
Kent Tekulve relieves in 1,000th game (vs. San Francisco) to become only the second pitcher in baseball history to pitch in that many games. (Hoyt Wilhelm is all time leader, 1,070). Phillies beat Giants, 7-5, at the Vet.
Farm director Dallas Green replaces Danny Ozark as the Phillies manager. Ozark finishes with a 594-510 record for six-plus seasons.
Al Holland picks up his eighth win out of the bullpen, 4-3, over visiting San Diego. Pirates, Phillies, Expos and Cardinals are in the race as September 1 rolls around. Difference between first and fourth place is two and a half games.
Ryan Howard hits 49th home run to break Mike Schmidt's single-season record (48 in 1980) during a 6-5 loss at Washington.