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Adolfo Phillips: Potential unfulfilled

Adolfo Phillips could have been a big star and his trade may have cost the Cubs the pennant in '69. Here's his story.

Originally Published: June 11, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

June 11, 1967: Cubs center fielder Adolfo Phillips hits four home runs in a doubleheader against the Mets, with three of them coming in the second game.

It was a day to remember for Phillips, probably the day to remember. In addition to the four homers, Phillips rapped out two other hits and also made a couple of diving catches in center field.

But when people remember Adolfo Phillips, they usually remember his potential rather than his performance. Coming up through the Phillies' ...

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