Aug. 18, 2006 featured one of the many historic moments at Citizens Bank Park as Mike Lieberthal caught his 1,125th game to break the club record held by Red Dooin, who wore a Phils uniform from 1902-1914. Bob Boone is third on the list and Carlos Ruiz just moved into fourth ahead of Darren Daulton.
Farm director Dallas Green replaces Danny Ozark as the Phillies manager. Ozark finishes with a 594-510 record for six-plus seasons.
LHP Al Holland picks up his eighth win out of the bullpen, 4-3, over visiting San Diego. Pirates, Phillies, Expos and Cardinals are in the race as September 1 rolls around. Difference between first and fourth place is two and a half games.
1B Ryan Howard hits 49th home run to break Mike Schmidt's single-season record (48 in 1980) during a 6-5 loss at Washington.
CF Vince DiMaggio sets a club record and ties the NL mark with his fourth grand slam of the season in an 8-3 win at Boston.
Having watched the Phillies bounce back and forth most of the season between second and third place, angry GM Paul Owens ripped into the team in a stormy clubhouse meeting in San Francisco. Phils beat the Giants, 6-4, launching a streak in which they won 23 of their next 32 games and their fourth NL East title in five seasons.
LHP Cole Hamels (6 innings), LHP Jake Diekman (1), RHP Ken Giles (1), RHP Jonathan Papelbon (1) throw the first combined no-hitter in franchise history, 7-0, over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Carlos Ruiz catches his third no-hitter, a Phillies record.
RHP Frank Corridon goes the route as the Phillies beat Brooklyn, 2-1, in 17 innings at Baker Bowl. Corridon did not walk a batter.
Pinch-hitting for Joe Morgan, Ozzie Virgil hits a grand slam walk-off home run at Veterans Stadium as Phillies beat San Francisco Giants, 5-3. It is Phillies second walk-off grand slam home run of the season.
LHP Steve Carlton throws his eighth shutout, 8-0, at Atlanta, the most by a Phillies pitcher since Grover Cleveland Alexander had eight in 55 years ago.
1B Ryan Howard hits three home runs, including his 50th, as the Phillies beat Atlanta, 8-7. Howard is the first Phillies player to reach 50 home runs.
Phillies lose at Houston, 4-1, after winning the first 17 games of the season against the Colt 45s.
Game in Pittsburgh is suspended with Pirates leading, 4-1, after six innings when the automatic tarpaulin gets stuck while trying to cover the field during rain. Game resumed next day with a Phillies rally falling short, 4-3.
Phillies tie a major league record by scoring the only run in a doubleheader. They won the opener, 1-0, and played a 10-inning, 0-0 tie in the second game at Boston.
RHP Robin Roberts gives up six runs in eight innings but goes the route as the Phillies rally for a 7-6 win over Boston in 17 innings, first game of a Saturday doubleheader. Roberts' line: 17 innings, 18 hits, 6 runs, 5 earned, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts.