Braves Franchise History
1914 - The idle Braves move into first place as the Giants drop their fifth straight with a 3-2 loss in Cincinnati.
1953 - Former Boston Braves pitcher becomes the first ex-major league player to play in Japan. Paine was on military service with the U.S. Air Force in Japan and will pitch in nine games for the Nishietetsu Lions.
1960 - Lew Burdette tosses his third shutout in a row and the Braves homer five times in a 7-0 win over the Dodgers.
2011 - The Braves score five runs in the fifth, including Jason Heyward’s first career grand slam, to defeat the Cubs 5-4. Craig Kimbrel ties the major league record for a rookie with his 40th save of the season.
2019 - Ronald Acuña Jr. becomes the second youngest player with a 30-30 season as the Braves outlast Jacob deGrom and the Mets with a 2-1 win in 14 innings. Billy Hamilton’s first hit with Atlanta is the game winner. deGrom struckout 13 and homered accounting for New York’s only run of the game.
1916 - Babe Ruth picks up his only save of the season entering in the eighth inning of a 6-3 win over the Indians. Ruth doubles and scores in his only trip to the plate.
1935 - National League president Ford Frick announces an undisclosed punishment for umpires Beans Reardon and Ziggy Sears for arguing with Cincinnati fans on July 11.
1980 - Charlie Finley sells the A’s to the Haas Family for $12.7 million ensuring that the club will remain in Oakland.
1982 - Gaylord Perry is ejected for applying a foreign substance to the ball. Although he has been suspected for years for doctoring the ball, this is the first time in his career that he was caught by umpires.