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    Aug 22, 1927 - The Braves win their 3rd straight from the Cubs‚ 5-2‚ to cut Chicago's lead over the Pirates to 2 1/2 games. By playing one inning in LF‚ Boston's Eddie Brown passes Fred Luderus' modern NL record of 533 consecutive games played (1916-19). Steve Brodie had 574 in 1893-97.

    Apr 26, 1920 - In Washington‚ Red Sox SS Everett Scott plays in his 534th consecutive game‚ a major league record. The previous mark was 533‚ set by the Phillies Fred Luderus. The Nationals win‚ 2-0‚ as Joe Johnson outduels Bush.

    Sep 24, 1919 - The Brooklyn Robins defeat the Phillies twice on Fred Luderus Day in Philadelphia‚ winning 4-1 and 14-7. The 2nd game is the 525th in a row played by the Philadelphia first sacker‚ who is presented with a diamond stickpin and gold watch between games to commemorate his endurance effort. He'll end the season with a consecutive-game streak of 533‚ a ML record.

    Aug 2, 1919 - In Chicago‚ the Phils sweep a pair from the Cubs‚ 2-1 and 4-3. The second game was interupted by bottle throwing as fans protest a call at 3B. After game‚ several fans came onto the field after the umpires. Fred Luderus‚ Phils first sacker‚ plays in his 479th straight game‚ breaking Eddie Collins record set in 1916. Luderus's streak will stretch to 533 games.

    Jul 7, 1919 - The Giants‚ leading 10-2 going into the 9th in the first game of a doubleheader‚ ignore the Phils' base runners. Four get to 1B‚ Fred Luderus‚ Eddie Sicking‚ Hick Cady‚ and Gavvy Cravath‚ and each steals 2B and 3B‚ tying the record for steals in one inning set by Washington July 19‚ 1915. The Phils still lose 10-5. In 1920 the rules will be changed so that a base runner will not get credit for a stolen base due to defensive indifference. New York wins the afternoon game‚ 7-2 in 10 innings.

    Aug 22, 1918 - Roush continues his hot hitting against the Phils‚ going 4-for-5 with a triple and homer‚ to lead the Reds to a 9-6 win. Heinie Groh adds 3 hits while winning pitcher Pete Schneider has 2 hits and 2 runs. For the Phils‚ 1B Fred Luderus has 7 assists‚ a NL record that will last till June 1971.

    Apr 19, 1918 - The Phillies top the Braves in the 10th inning when rookie Irish Meusel hits a ball into the RF bleachers after Johnny Rawlings error puts Possum Whitted on 1B. The rules state that Meusel gets credit for just a triple, not a homer. The only homers in the game, the lone multi-homer game this April, are slugged by Phils 1B Fred Luderus, with two men on, and Braves P Tom Hughes.

    Sep 16, 1916 - At Baker Bowl‚ Pete Alexander is coasting with a 2 hit‚ 6-0 lead in the 8th over the Cubs‚ when weak-hitting Steve Yerkes lines a single followed by manager Joe Tinker's only hit of the year. On a DP grounder‚ 1B Fred Luderus pulls his foot off the bag and Chicago goes on to score 3 runs. Second-place Philadelphia wins‚ 6-3‚ to pull with 1 1/2 games of Brooklyn.

    Aug 1, 1916 - The Cubs and Phillies split a doubleheader with Chicago winning the opener‚ 2-0. Heinie Zimmerman starts the scoring with a home run. In the second game‚ the Phillies win‚ 3-2 despite making just one hit off Hendrix. Fred Luderus has the lone hit.

    Jun 10, 1913 - A bounce homer by Fred Luderus into the RF stands at Redlands Field is the difference as the Phillies defeat the Reds‚ 3-2. As noted by Rhodes and Snyder‚ Enquirer reporter Jack Ryder writes "the feat was thought impossible." The ball bounced over a 10-foot high wall 400 feet from home plate. "There is little chance of another hit like that of Luderus being made on this field for many seasons."

    May 20, 1913 - The Phils beat the Reds‚ 5-1‚ behind Alexander. The only Cincy run comes home on a boot by Fred Luderus.

    Jul 6, 1911 - The Cards and Phils combine to hand out 23 walks‚ tying the record set last year (May 4) by the Cards (16) and Reds (7). Today the St. Louis pitchers walk 13‚ including a record 8 in the 3rd inning. St. Louis still wins‚ 13-9. Fred Luderus has a pair of homers.

    Jul 4, 1911 - The Phillies mug the Giants‚ 7-5‚ literally knocking New York P Doc Crandall out of the box‚ when he is hit with a line drive by Red Dooin. Doc gets relief from Rube Marquard‚ but Pete Alexander picks up the win. Fred Luderus strokes 2 homers for the Quakers.

    May 17, 1911 - Fred Luderus cracks an 11th-inning HR to give Grover Alexander a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh. The Phils (23-9) move back into first place.

    Apr 12, 1911 - In front of Mayor Gaynor and a record crowd of 30‚000 at the Polo Grounds‚ the Phillies' Earl Moore walks 8 but shuts out the Giants‚ 2-0‚ in the season opener. The Phils score twice in the 9th on a double by Fred Luderus. Red Ames is the loser as Mathewson is being held out for Saturday's game. The game takes 1 hour‚ 50 minutes (this game is often noted as taking just 50 minutes).

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