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This Day in Braves History: May 3

Warren Spahn Holding Baseball

Braves Franchise History

1961 - A misplay by left-fielder Mel Roach costs Warren Spahn a no-hitter. Spahn allows two hits in a 4-1 win over the Dodgers.

MLB History

1936 - Joe DiMaggio records three hits in his major league debut for the Yankees who defeat the St. Louis Browns 14-5

1938 - Lefty Grove defeats the Detroit Tigers, 4-3, beginning a streak of 20-straight wins at Fenway Park. Grove won’t lose another game at home until May 12, 1941.

1951 - Yankees rookie Gil McDougald ties a major league record with six RBI in one inning. McDougald had a grand slam and a two-run triple in the ninth inning of a 17-3 win over the Browns. The record will be broken by Fernando Tatis in 1999.

1959 - Charlie Maxwell hits four consecutive home runs in a doubleheader sweep by the Tigers over the Yankees.

1963 - Pete Rose hits his first major league home run for the Reds against the Cardinals.

1979 - Bobby Bonds hits his 300th career home run to join Willie Mays as the only players with 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases.


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

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