Braves Franchise History
1974 - The Braves and the Reds combine for a major league record three grand slams in a doubleheader sweep by Cincinnati. Cesar Geronimo and Darrell Evans connect in the first game and Johnny Bench does the same in the second.
1988 - Dale Murphy drives in his 1,000th career run in a 5-4 loss to the Dodgers.
1911 - Cy Young and Christy Mathewson match up for the only time in their careers in a game in Boston. Young gives up three home runs and nine runs in less than three innings. Once up 9-0, John McGraw removed Mathewson, saving him for upcoming games against Chicago and Philadelphia.
1947 - Ralph Kiner sets a new major league record with eight home runs in four games. Tony Lazzeri had seven homers in four games back in 1936.
1953 - Carl Erskine defeats the Braves 5-2 to help the Dodgers clinch the pennant earlier than any other team in National League history.
1958 - Willie Mays has six hits to help the Giants to a doubleheader sweep of the Phillies.
1979 - Carl Yastrzemski notches his 3,000th career hit with a single off Yankees pitcher Jim Beattie.
1984 - Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 in a 2-0 win over the Pirates to break Herb Score’s major league rookie strikeout record of 245.
1986 - The Twins fire manager Ray Miller and replace him with Tom Kelly.
1989 - The Indians fire manager Doc Edwards and replace him with scout John Hart for the remainder of the season.
2008 - The Marlins become the first team to have four infielders hit 25 or more homers as Jorge Cantu joins the club in a 2-1 win over the Nationals. Cantu (25), joins Mike Jacobs (32), Dan Uggla (30) and Hanley Ramirez (29).