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This Day in Braves History: June 27

Chipper Jones #10

Braves Franchise History

1959 - Hank Aaron is voted into the All-Star game unanimously by the players.

1982 - The Braves tie a major league record by converting seven double plays in a 2-0 win over the Reds in 14 innings. Mario Soto pitched 10 scoreless innings for Cincinnati. The loss begins a stretch for the Reds where they will lose 20 of their next 23 games.

1987 - Tony Gwynn records three hits in an 8-4 win over the Braves to raise his batting average to .387. Gwynn will win his second batting title with a .370 record.

2000 - The Braves back off from their decision to bar their team announcers from their charter flights. Skip Caray, Pete Van Wieren, Joe Simpson and Don Sutton were kicked off a flight in Montreal and had to take a commercial flight after they had raised questions about the catcher’s box at Turner Field.

2001 - Chipper Jones drove in three runs as the Braves defeated the Phillies 10-4 to knock them out of first place. Philadelphia was 35-18 on June 1 and led Atlanta by eight games in the standings.

MLB History

1939 - The Dodgers and the Bees play an epic, 23 inning, 2-2 game that is called on account of darkness after 5 hours and 15 minutes. Whit Wyatt pitches 16 innings for the Dodgers.

1963 - A rarity in Detroit as Norm Cash plays an entire game at first base without a chance.

1967 - Al Kaline suffers a broken hand and will miss 28 games after he slams his bat into the bat rack after a strikeout against Sam McDowell.

1973 - Joe Torre hits for the cycle to help the Cardinals to a blowout win over the Pirates, 15-4.

1985 - Jeffrey Leonard becomes the first Giant to hit for the cycle since Dave Kingman in 1972 in a 7-6 loss to the Reds.

1986 - Giants second baseman Robby Thompson sets a major league record when he is caught stealing four times in a 7-6, 12 inning loss to the Reds.

1999 - The last major league game is played at the Kingdome in front of over 56,000 fans as the Mariners beat the Rangers 5-2. Ken Griffey Jr. hits the last homer in the stadium’s history. Seattle will open their new stadium, Safeco Field, on July 15.

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

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