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This Day in Braves History: Hank Aaron records the only three-homer game of his career

Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves Holding Bat

Braves Franchise History

1959 - Hank Aaron hits three two-run home runs at Seals Stadium to lead the Braves to a 13-3 win over the Giants. It is the only three-homer game of Aaron’s career.

1967 - Bob Uecker hits the only grand slam home run of his career to help the Braves to a 9-2 win over the Giants at Candlestick Park.

1974 - The Braves fire manager Eddie Mathews and replace him with Clyde King.

MLB History

1916 - Rube Foster throws the first no-hitter in the history of Fenway Park in a 2-0 win over the Yankees.

1939 - The Yankees announce Lou Gehrig’s retirement after his diagnosis of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He will remain with the team and continue to serve as captain.

1950 - Joe DiMaggio records his 2,000th career hit as the Yankees defeat Cleveland 8-2.

1966 - Satchel Paige makes his final professional pitching appearance tossing two innings for the Peninsula Grays against the Greensboro Yankees.

1972 - Bob Gibson moves into first place on the Cardinals’ all-time list for pitcher wins in a 14-3 win over the Padres. The victory is Gibson’s 211th.

1986 - Bo Jackson, the first overall pick in the NFL Draft, surprises everyone by signing with the Kansas City Royals instead.

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

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