Braves Franchise History
1969 - San Diego’s Joe Niekro outduels Phil Niekro in a 1-0 Padres’ win. It is the third career matchup between the two brothers.
1973 - Montreal’s Hal Breeden becomes the second major league player to hit pinch-hit home runs in both games of a doubleheader in Atlanta. The Expos win the first game 11-7, but the Braves take the nightcap 15-6.
1995 - Greg Maddux’s consecutive innings streak without a walk ends at 51 after he walks pitcher Joey Hamilton.
2012 - Chipper Jones ties Mike Schmidt for second place on the all-time list for RBI by a third baseman when he plates his 1,595th run with a homer in a 7-5 win over the Mets.
1934 - Babe Ruth hits his 700th career home run in a 4-2 win over the Tigers at Navin Field in Detroit.
1943 - The American League defeats the National League 5-3 at Shibe Park in the first All-Star Game played at night.
1950 - Ted Williams undergoes surgery to remove seven bone fragments from his elbow after he was injured in the All-Star Game. He will be sidelined until mid-September.
1993 - Donald Fehr of the Players Association says that if serious negotiations between the players and owners don’t begin soon, the players could go on strike in September.
2001 - Mike Piazza hits his 300th career home run in a 3-1 loss to Boston.