Braves Franchise History
1965 - Tony Coninger tosses a one-hitter in a 9-0 win over the Mets. It is Milwaukee’s second straight one-hit shutout against the Mets tying a major league mark that was set 48 years ago.
1966 - Braves pitcher Pat Jarvis is the first of Nolan Ryan’s 5,714 career strikeouts.
1977 - The Braves pull off a triple steal with Gary Matthews, Biff Pocoroba and Pat Rockett. Atlanta will win the game 7-3.
1991 - Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers and Alejandro Pena combine to toss a 1-0 no-hitter against the Padres. It is the second no-hitter in Atlanta history. Phil Niekro no-hit the Padres in 1973.
2002 - John Smoltz becomes the seventh pitcher in league history to record a 50 save season. Smoltz will go on to set the NL record with 55 saves topping the old mark of 53 shared by Randy Myers and Trevor Hoffman.
1912 - Eddie Collins steals six bases to help Philadelphia beat the Tigers 9-7.
1927 - After losing 21 in a row to New York, the Browns win their last meeting 6-2 to avoid being the first team to ever be swept in a 22-game seasons series.
1928 - The Yankees win 5-3 as Ty Cobb makes his final appearance as a batter, popping out against Hank Johnson in the ninth. Babe Ruth hit a two-run home run in the eight to seal the win.
1955 - Ted Williams records the 2000th hit of his career in a 5-3 loss to the Yankees.
1956 - Frank Robinson ties the National League record for home runs by a rookie with 38 in an 11-5 win over New York.
1985 - Pete Rose becomes baseball’s all-time hits leader with a single off Eric Show in the first inning of a 2-0 Reds win over San Diego.
1987 - Mets third baseman Howard Johnson steals his 30th base and becomes the eighth player ever with a 30/30 season.
2001 - All major league games are canceled due to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Games will resume on September 17.