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This Day in Dodgers History
August 25th

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1979 At Dodger Stadium, Robin Williams, the star of Mork and Mindy, a TV show where he plays an alien, runs the bases backward in a Hollywood Stars vs. the Media game. The comedian explains that circling the bags clockwise is common on his Planet Ork, the character's home in the universe.
1991 At Busch Stadium, Lee Smith becomes the fifth major leaguer to record his 300th save when he pitches a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the Cardinals' 5-2 win over the Dodgers. The Louisiana native will retire with the most saves in major league history with 478, compiled during 18 seasons with eight different teams
1995 Gregg Jefferies hits for the cycle at Veterans Stadium when Philadelphia crushes the Dodgers, 17-4. The Phillies' first baseman, who has four RBIs and scores four runs, collects all his extra-base hits off LA starting pitcher Hideo Nomo.
2008 After being swept in a four-game series earlier in the month in L.A., the Phillies return the favor, beating the Dodgers, 5-0, to complete a four-game sweep against their opponents. The victory marks the first time in franchise history that Philadelphia has swept the Dodgers in a four-game series at home.
2009 With a 5-4 win in ten innings over the Dodgers, the Rockies move 18 games over .500 for the first time in franchise history. The wild-card leader, winning 52 of their last 74 games, the latest on a Troy Tulowitzki bases-loaded single, has cut LA's Western Division lead from 15.5 games on June 3 to just two games.
2012 In a nine-player blockbuster trade, the Dodgers obtain Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto, and cash considerations for James Loney, Allen Webster, Ivan De Jesus, Jr., and two players to be named later (Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands). The deal allows the new Dodgers ownership to show they are serious about making a run for the postseason while giving an under-performing Boston team more financial flexibility in the offseason.

6 Fact(s) Found