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This Day in Braves History: Andruw Jones, Jay Lopez go back-to-back twice

Andruw Jones #25 Of The Braves

Braves Franchise History

1998 - Javy Lopez and Andruw Jones hit back-to-back home runs in consecutive innings. It is the fourth time in major league history.

1999 - The Orioles set a franchise record for runs scored defeating the Braves 22-1. Cal Ripken Jr. goes 6-for-6, including a pair of home runs. John Smoltz was tagged for seven runs in just 2 1/3 innings.

MLB History

1912 - Christy Mathewson records his 300th career win with a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Mathewson compiled a 373-188 record for his career.

1921 - Babe Ruth hits a 460 foot home run into the centerfield bleachers at the Polo Grounds becoming the first player ever to do so.

1948 - Babe Ruth makes his final appearance at Yankee Stadium in front of a crowd of over 49,000. The Yankees retire Ruth’s No. 3 in a ceremony. Ruth will die of throat cancer in less than two months.

1973 - The Dodgers infield of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Ron Cey and Bill Russell play together for the first time. The quartet will remain together for the next 8 1/2 years.

1980 - Pete Rose has four hits and passes Honus Wagner to move into fifth place on the all-time hit list.

1984 - The Chicago Cubs acquire Rick Sutcliffe, George Frazier and Ron Hassey from Cleveland in exchange for Joe Carter, Mel Hall and pitcher Don Schulze. Sutcliffe went 16-1 the rest of the way and won the NL Cy Young Award.

1989 - Jack Clark strikes out four times in a 9-6 Padres’ loss to the Reds. Clark sets a major league record with nine strikeouts in two games.

1990 - Willie Wilson picks up his 600th career stolen base in an 11-4 win over the Angels.

2003 - Roger Clemens records the 300th win of his career and becomes the third pitcher in major league history with 4,000 strikeouts.

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

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