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This Day in Braves History: Tim Hudson does it all against the Blue Jays

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Braves Franchise History

1951 - Billy Southworth records his first win as Braves manager as Warren Spahn shuts out the Cubs while going 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run.

1962 - Hank Aaron homered in the third and sixth inning to give the Braves a 3-2 win over the Mets in a six-inning rain-shortened game. Aaron drives in all three of the Braves runs and becomes the first player in MLB history to have two homers as his team’s only two hits in a game.

1965 - The Braves ban sportswriter Lou Chapman from the clubhouse for his “stories of a negative nature.” The ban was rescinded a day later upon protest by Milwaukee BBWAA members.

1994 - Umpires Dana DeMuth, Tom Hallion, Paul Runge and Angel Hernandez work a game wearing shorts and Braves t-shirts and caps after their regular equipment was lost in transit. The Braves win the game 7-3.

2011 - Tim Hudson tosses eight scoreless innings and hits a two-run home run off of Ricky Romero to help the Braves to a 2-0 win over the Blue Jays.

MLB History

1901 - Honus Wagner becomes the first player in the 20th Century to steal home twice in a single game.

1914 - Ty Cobb suffers a broken thumb in a fight with a butcher’s clerk. The injury will keep the Tigers’ star out until August 13.

1925 - Pirates outfielder Max Carey becomes the first switch-hitter to hit for the cycle in a 21-5 win over Brooklyn.

1948 - Ralph Kiner homers every Sunday for eight consecutive weeks in May and June. Kiner will hit 17 home runs in 38 Sunday games for the season.

1956 - Mickey Mantle hits a pair of home runs into the right center bleachers at Detroit’s Briggs Stadium. No other player had reached the bleachers since they were built in the late 1930s.

1982 - Pete Rose plays in his 3,000th major league game and joins Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, Hank Aaron and Carl Yastrzemski as the only other players to reach that plateau.

1985 - Reggie Jackson passes Ernie Banks and Eddie Matthews to move into 10th place on the all-time list with his 513th career home run.

1986 - Tony LaRussa is fired as White Sox manager and replaced by Jim Fregosi after a 26-38 start.

1989 - The Yankees trade outfielder Rickey Henderson to the A’s in exchange for Eric Plunk, Greg Cadaret and Luis Polonia.

2004 - Ken Griffey Jr. launches his 500th career home run and becomes the sixth youngest player to reach the milestone.

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

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