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This Day in Braves History: Atlanta takes a 3-1 lead over Cleveland in the World Series

Cleveland Indians vs Atlanta Braves, 1995 World Series Set Number: X49459

Braves Franchise History

1937 - Casey Stengel is hired as the new manager of the Boston Bees.

1995 - Steve Avery allows six hits over three innings as the Braves take Game 4 of the World Series with a 5-2 win.

MLB History

1917 - The Yankees hire Miller Huggins as manager. New York will turn into a dynasty under Huggins’ watch until his death in 1929.

1955 - Branch Rickey steps down as general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates and moves into an advisory role.

1965 - Leo Durocher is announced as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs replacing Lou Klein.

1973 - The Chicago Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to the Texas Rangers for third baseman Bill Madlock and utility player Vic Harris.

1973 - The San Francisco Giants trade Willie McCovey to the Padres in exchange for Mike Caldwell.

1978 - Gaylord Perry becomes the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues after taking home the award in the NL.

1985 - The Angels announce that they will not offer seven-time batting champion Rod Carew a new contract for the 1986 season.

1986 - The New York Mets, who were down to their last out, score three runs in the 10th to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5 to force a Game 7 in the World Series. The decisive blow comes when a grounder by Mookie Wilson goes through the legs of first baseman Bill Buckner.

Information for this article was found via Baseball Reference, and Today in Baseball History.

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