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August 21st

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1919 Phillies catcher Bert Adams has a stellar day behind the plate, recording ten putouts and five assists. The weak-hitting backstop's outstanding defense doesn't prevent Philadelphia from dropping a 5-1 decision to Chicago at the Baker Bowl.
1949 With the home team trailing 4-2 with one out in the top of the ninth inning, the visiting Giants are awarded a 9-0 forefit by umpire Al Barlick when the Phillies fans launch a pop bottle and paper barrage at Shibe Park. The Philadelphia patrons displayed their displeasure after first base ump George Barr rules that center fielder Richie Ashburn had trapped the ball hit by Joe Lafata, a call vehemently protested by the outfielder and his teammates.
1971 The Connie Mack statue, a fixture in front of the North Philadelphia ballpark since 1957, is rededicated at the corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in front of the Phillies' new home, Veterans Stadium. The team added a plaque to the monument's pedestal, listing the A's players chosen between 1978 and 2003 for the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame.
1972 In a complete-game effort at Veterans Stadium, Steve Carlton's consecutive-victory streak ends at 15 when the Phillies drop a 2-1 decision to Atlanta and Phil Niekro, who also goes the distance. Dusty Baker, who started the 11th inning rally with a two-out double, scores the eventual winning run on Mike Lum's broken bat flare over the shortstop's head.
1990 The Phillies overcome an eight-run deficit, scoring nine runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Dodgers, 12-11. John Kruk's pinch-hit three-run homer ties the game, and two batters later, Carmelo Martinez's double plates Rod Booker with the eventual winning run in the Chavez Ravine contest.

2006 Cory Lidle, recently obtained from the Phillies along with Bobby Abreu in a trade-deadline deal, throws six scoreless innings to get the 2-1 win as the Yankees complete a five-game sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Dubbed the "Boston Massacre II", the lopsided series reminds fans of the rivalry of a similar meltdown in Boston in 1978.

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