Braves Franchise History
1961 - In their first appearance in Boston since moving to Milwaukee, the Braves defeat the Red Sox 4-1 in an exhibition game.
1987 - Dale Murphy hits his 300th career home run to help the Braves beat the Pirates 5-4.
1949 - Thrown bottles by Phillies fans in response to a trap call by umpire George Barr results in the first forfeiture in the major leagues in seven years.
1967 - Charlie Finley releases Ken Harrelson making him baseball’s first free agent. Harrelson had called Finley a menace to baseball.
1977 - Tom Seaver makes his first appearance at Shea Stadium as a member of the Reds and strikes out 11 in a 5-1 win. Seaver also had a double at the plate and scored twice.
1982 - Rollie Fingers becomes the first player in major league history to record 300 career saves in a 3-2 win over the Mariners.
1989 - Cubs rookie Jerome Walton goes 0-for-4, snapping his 30-game hitting streak.
2011 - The Padres retire Trevor Hoffman’s No. 51 before their game against the Florida Marlins.