Braves Franchise History
1932 - The Cubs and Braves play in the longest game of the season with Chicago winning 3-2 in 19 innings. Guy Bush picks up the win in relief and will beat the Braves again the next day.
1961 - Joe Adcock ties the game with a two-run home run in the eighth to help the Braves beat the Phillies 7-6 in 11 innings. For the Phillies, it was their 20th straight loss which set a new modern day major league record.
2001 - Greg Maddux out duels Livan Hernandez in a 2-1 Braves’ win over the Marlins. John Smoltz strikes out four and picks up his first regular season save.
1903 - Ban Johnson orders that betting be suppressed at all American League ballparks.
1961 - Charles Finley denies that he plans to move the Kansas City Athletics to Texas and denies putting out feelers to other cities about moving the franchise.
1966 - Willie Mays homers and moves into second place on the all-time list as the Giants beat the Cardinals 4-3.
1973 - At Shea Stadium, 42-year old Willie Mays hits his 660th and final home run of his career in a 2-1 loss to the Reds.
1985 - Reggie Jackson hit his 522nd career homer to pass Ted Williams and Willie McCovey and move into eighth place on the all-time list.