On August 21, 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.


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Baseball Reference August 21
National Pastime August 20
Retro Sheet
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