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This Day in Braves History: Tim Hudson picks up win No. 200

Cincinnati Reds v Atlanta Braves

Braves Franchise History

1961 - Willie Mays becomes the ninth player in major league history to hit four home runs in a game to help the Giants to a 14-4 win over the Milwaukee Braves.

1970 - Billy Williams becomes the first player in National League history to play in 1,000 consecutive games in a 9-2 loss by the Cubs to the Atlanta Braves at Fulton County Stadium.

1985 - Dale Murphy drives in two runs to help the Braves to an 8-4 win over the Reds. Murphy’s 29 RBI in April ties Ron Cey’s major league record.

1997 - The Braves end April with 19 wins and go 12-2 at brand new Turner Field.

2013 - Tim Hudson allows three hits over seven scoreless innings and homers while recording his 200th career win with an 8-1 victory over the Nationals.

MLB History

1922 - Charlie Robertson becomes the third pitcher in the modern era to throw a perfect game. Robertson and the White Sox blak the Detroit Tigers 2-0.

1923 - The New York Yankees sign 20-year old Lou Gehrig to a contract that will pay him $2,000 along with a $1,500 bonus.

1946 - Bob Feller tosses his second career no-hitter against the New York Yankees.

1952 - Ted Williams plates his final game before leaving for military duty in Korea. He hits a two-run home run off of Dizzy Trout to help the Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Tigers.

1958 - Ted Williams becomes the 10th player in major league history with at least 1,000 career extra base hits.

1988 - Dave Winfield drives in two runs to give him 29 for the month of April tying the major league record.

1994 - Blue Jays outfielder Joe Carter finishes April with 31 RBI to set a new major league record. Andres Galarraga drives in 30 runs to establish a new National League record.

2008 - Julio Franco announces his retirement as a player at age 49. He had been playing in the Mexican League and had last played in the majors in 2007.

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

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