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This Day in Braves History: Atlanta snaps Pete Rose’s 44-game hitting streak

Larry McWilliams and Gene Garber hold Rose hitless.

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This Day in Braves History: August 1

1953 - Warren Spahn allows just one hit in a 5-0 win over the Phillies. The outing is Spahn’s 31st career shutout.

1954 - The Braves brawl with the Dodgers after Clem Labine beans Joe Adcock in the fourth inning. Gene Conley retaliates by knocking down Jackie Robinson in the sixth. Robinson ends up in an altercation with Eddie Matthews. The Braves go on to win 10-5 and extend their winning streak to 10 straight.

1970 - Willie Stargell records three doubles and two home runs to help the Pirates to a 20-10 win over the Braves.

1978 - The Braves blow out the Reds 16-4 and stop Pete Rose’s NL record hitting streak at 44 games. Gene Garber struck out Rose in the 9th to end the streak and the game. Rose’s streak is the second longest in Major League history. He went 70-for-182 during the stretch.

1998 - The Braves, wearing 1940 Atlanta Black Crackers styled uniforms, beat the Cardinals, who are wearing throwback uniforms of the 1928 St. Louis Stars, 3-1 at Turner Field.

Chipper Jones
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