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This Day in Phillies History
July 30th

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1969 Braves' catcher Bob Tilllman hits three consecutive home runs, going deep in the second, fourth, and sixth-innings, all hit off southpaw starter Grant Jackson. The 32 year-old light-hitting backstop's offensive output helps Atlanta beat the Phillies in the opener of a twin bill at Connie Mack Stadium, 6-3.
1999 Paul Byrd of the Phillies plunks Braves catcher Eddie Perez on the back, precipitating a bench-clearing brawl between the two already unfriendly ball clubs. With the battle raging on, the angry batter overhears the two instigators praying together when the pitcher's prayer for forgiveness.
2006 The Yankees trade four minor leaguers (shortstop C.J. Henry, southpaw Matt Smith, catcher Jesus Sanchez, and right-hander Carlos Monasterios) to the Phillies for outfielder Bobby Abreu and right-hander Cory Lidle. New York assumes the responsibility of Abreu's contract, which includes the remaining portion of the $13.5 million for this season, $15.5 million for next year, and a $16 million option for 2008 with a $2 million buyout.

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