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This Day in Braves History: Greg Maddux wins 200th career game

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This Day in Braves History: August 18

1915 - The new Braves Field opens in Boston with an estimated 46,500 in attendance to see the Braves defeat the Cardinals 3-1.

1929 - Forty-year old Braves catcher Hank Gowdy, who last appeared in the majors in 1925, records four hits to help lead the Braves to a 10-9 win over the Reds.

1959 - The Dodgers stake Don Drysdale to a 5-1 lead but the Braves chip away and tie it with a run in the 9th. Los Angeles retakes the lead 6-5 with a run in the 11th but Hank Aaron homers off of Drysdale in the 11th to tie things back up. Drysdale exits and the Dodgers win it in the 13th 7-6.

1965 - Hank Aaron hits a ball onto the pavilion at Sportsman’s Park but is called out for being out of the batter’s box by umpire Chris Pelekoudas.

1998 - Greg Maddux records win No. 200 as the Braves beat Giants 8-4. All of Atlanta’s nine hits in the game are doubles.

2010 - The Braves acquire first baseman Derrek Lee from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for three minor league pitchers. The team also placed Troy Glaus on the disabled list and then beat the Nationals 3-2 on a walk-off single by Jason Heyward.

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