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This Day in Braves History: Dale Murphy drives in his 1,000th career run

Sports Contributor Archive 2018

Braves Franchise History

1974 - The Braves and the Reds combine for a major league record three grand slams in a doubleheader sweep by Cincinnati. Cesar Geronimo and Darrell Evans connect in the first game and Johnny Bench does the same in the second.

1988 - Dale Murphy drives in his 1,000th career run in a 5-4 loss to the Dodgers.

MLB History

1911 - Cy Young and Christy Mathewson match up for the only time in their careers in a game in Boston. Young gives up three home runs and nine runs in less than three innings. Once up 9-0, John McGraw removed Mathewson, saving him for upcoming games against Chicago and Philadelphia.

1947 - Ralph Kiner sets a new major league record with eight home runs in four games. Tony Lazzeri had seven homers in four games back in 1936.

1953 - Carl Erskine defeats the Braves 5-2 to help the Dodgers clinch the pennant earlier than any other team in National League history.

1958 - Willie Mays has six hits to help the Giants to a doubleheader sweep of the Phillies.

1979 - Carl Yastrzemski notches his 3,000th career hit with a single off Yankees pitcher Jim Beattie.

1984 - Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 in a 2-0 win over the Pirates to break Herb Score’s major league rookie strikeout record of 245.

1986 - The Twins fire manager Ray Miller and replace him with Tom Kelly.

1989 - The Indians fire manager Doc Edwards and replace him with scout John Hart for the remainder of the season.

2008 - The Marlins become the first team to have four infielders hit 25 or more homers as Jorge Cantu joins the club in a 2-1 win over the Nationals. Cantu (25), joins Mike Jacobs (32), Dan Uggla (30) and Hanley Ramirez (29).


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

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