Braves Franchise History
1942 - Tensions are high as Boston and Manny Salvo beat Whit Wyatt and the Dodgers 2-0. Only two batters are hit with pitches, but a number are close and the two pitchers nearly come to blows a couple of times. Salvo is fined $50 and Wyatt $75 as he also threw a bat.
1965 - After having been released by the Mets, Warren Spahn latches on with the Giants and records his 361st career win in a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals.
2002 - John Smoltz notches his 40th save in a 4-1 Braves win over Arizona. Smoltz is the fastest player ever to reach 40 saves in a season.
2014 - Justin and B.J. Upton both homer in the Braves’ 7-6 win over Washington. It is the fifth time they have done so setting a major league record.
1916 - The Athletics set an American League record with their 19th straight loss on the road in a 9-0 defeat to the Tigers.
1924 - Babe Ruth homers twice, has a triple and two walks, but the Yankees fallo to Cleveland 10-8.
1945 - Hank Greenburg hits a line drive that fractures the skull of pitcher Jim Wilson. Wilson will recover and pitch in the majors until 1958.
1954 - The Dodgers set a National League record by scoring 13 runs in the eighth inning against Cincinnati at Ebbets Field to win 20-7. Twelve of the runs are unearned and 12 come with two outs and no one on.
1964 - The Los Angeles Angels sign a contract to move to Anaheim in 1966.
1972 - The New York Yankees sign a 30-year lease to play in renovated Yankee Stadium starting in 1976. They will share Shea Stadium with the Mets while the renovations take place in 1974 and 1975.
1984 - Don Sutton ends a 10-game losing streak for the Brewers with a 3-2 win over the Royals. Sutton passes the 100 strikeout mark for the season for the 19th straight season.
1996 - Eddie Murray hits his 494th home run to pass Lou Gehrig and move into 15th place on the all-time list. The Orioles beat the Brewers 6-4.