Braves Franchise History
1954 - The Braves finally get to Phillies ace Robin Roberts in a 5-1 win. Roberts leaves the game in the seventh, snapping a streak of 13 consecutive complete games against the Braves over the last three seasons. He had a 12-1 record in those 13 games.
1957 - The Dodgers tied a major league record by using eight pitchers in a 13-7 loss to Milwaukee. Hank Aaron hit the first grand slam of his career in the win.
1969 - Hank Aaron hits a three-run home run in the 14th inning to give the Braves a 4-1 win. There were no successful stolen bases in the game as Bob Didier and Tim McCarver combined to throw out runners on all six attempts.
1971 - Braves outfielder Rico Carty announces that he has suffered permanent damage to his right eye after an altercation with three police officers in Atlanta.
1996 - Fred McGriff turns in a huge day at the plate with five hits, including a double and two home runs, to help the Braves to a 6-5 win over the Cubs.
1916 - Babe Ruth shuts out Detroit and holds them to just three hits in a 3-0 win. It is Ruth’s seventh shutout of the season.
1985 - Don Baylor ties a major league record when he was hit by a pitch for the 189th time in his career.
1989 - Commissioner Bart Giamatti issues a permanent ban from baseball to Pete Rose for his alleged gambling on major league games. Rose is replaced as Cincinnati’s manager on an interim basis by Tommy Helms.