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August 18th

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1913 The Cubs stroke nine straight hits, that includes six singles, two doubles, and a home run, off reliever Erskine Mayer in the top of the ninth inning at the Baker Bowl. Chicago's late offensive barrage produces six runs, helping the team to coast to an easy 10-4 victory over the Phillies. (Many sites erroneously list this game as being played on August 19, with Grover Alexander giving up the big inning.)
1960 Lew Burdette pitches a no-hitter, beating Gene Conley and the Phillies at County Stadium, 1-0. The Braves right-hander hits Tony Gonzalez with a one-out, fifth-inning pitch, preventing perfection, but still faces the minimum 27 batters by getting Lee Walls to ground into a double play.
1982 At the Astrodome, Pete Rose becomes the all-time leader in plate appearances when he steps up to the plate for the 13,941st time. The Phillies first baseman surpasses Cardinal legend Stan Musial, who had established the mark in 1963.
2006 Alfonso Soriano becomes the third player in big league history to compile four seasons of 30 homers and 30 stolen bases. With his second inning swipe of second base in a 6-4 victory over the Phillies, the Nationals outfielder joins Barry and Bobby Bonds in accomplishing the feat for the fourth time.
2006 Mike Lieberthal passes Red Dooin to become the Phillies' all-time leader in games as a catcher. The former Philadelphia backstop, who caught 1,124 games from 1902-14, is given credit for being the first catcher to wear shinguards (1906) and as player-manager (1914) tried but failed to convince owner William Barker to buy three promising players from Baltimore's International League franchise, which included a pitcher named Babe Ruth.

5 Fact(s) Found