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This Day in Braves History: Fred McGriff has a big day against the Cubs

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Braves Franchise History

1954 - The Braves finally get to Phillies ace Robin Roberts in a 5-1 win. Roberts leaves the game in the seventh, snapping a streak of 13 consecutive complete games against the Braves over the last three seasons. He had a 12-1 record in those 13 games.

1957 - The Dodgers tied a major league record by using eight pitchers in a 13-7 loss to Milwaukee. Hank Aaron hit the first grand slam of his career in the win.

1969 - Hank Aaron hits a three-run home run in the 14th inning to give the Braves a 4-1 win. There were no successful stolen bases in the game as Bob Didier and Tim McCarver combined to throw out runners on all six attempts.

1971 - Braves outfielder Rico Carty announces that he has suffered permanent damage to his right eye after an altercation with three police officers in Atlanta.

1996 - Fred McGriff turns in a huge day at the plate with five hits, including a double and two home runs, to help the Braves to a 6-5 win over the Cubs.

MLB History

1916 - Babe Ruth shuts out Detroit and holds them to just three hits in a 3-0 win. It is Ruth’s seventh shutout of the season.

1985 - Don Baylor ties a major league record when he was hit by a pitch for the 189th time in his career.

1989 - Commissioner Bart Giamatti issues a permanent ban from baseball to Pete Rose for his alleged gambling on major league games. Rose is replaced as Cincinnati’s manager on an interim basis by Tommy Helms.

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

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