Atlanta Braves in History

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  • 1898-04-22 Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0
  • 1898-07-08 Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • 1900-03-08 NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
  • 1900-04-19 Highest scoring opening game, Phils beat Braves 19-17 in 10
  • 1907-08-11 St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
  • 1908-09-05 Dodger Nap Rucker no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
  • 1910-10-06 Braves beat Phillies 20-7
  • 1911-05-22 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row

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1911-10-06 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young's MLB farewell appearance is a letdown as he loses 13-3 to Brooklyn Dodgers in his 906th game

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1912-06-20 NY Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12
  • 1912-12-01 Boston Braves MLB franchise owner James Gaffney buys the Allston Golf Club on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston with a plan to construct a ball park there; ground breaking for Braves Field starts on March 20, 1915
  • 1913-09-05 Phillies & Braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win 1st game 1-0, then a scoreless tie into 10th
  • 1914-07-05 MLB Boston Braves (26-40) are 15 games back in NL, go on to win World Series 4-0 vs Philadelphia A's
  • 1914-07-14 NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep
  • 1914-07-19 Boston Braves begin drive from last to the NL pennant with a 3-2 win against the 2nd placed Cincinnati Reds
  • 1914-09-23 Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves

  • 1914-09-29 Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant
  • 1914-10-13 Boston Braves sweep Philadelphia A's, 1st sweep in World Series history
  • 1915-07-18 Boston Braves start move from last place to become world series champs
  • 1915-08-18 Braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1
  • 1915-09-22 Boston Red Sox ask Boston Braves for use of Braves Field (10,000+ capacity) for Baseball World Series against Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1916-02-09 NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)
  • 1916-09-30 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
  • 1916-10-02 Pitching in his 3rd start in 5 days, Philadelphia Phillies right hander Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 20th century MLB record 16th shutout of year, a 2-0 win v Boston Braves
  • 1917-05-26 Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field
  • 1917-06-01 Boston Braves first baseman Hank Gowdy is first active MLB player to enlist for service in World War I; only player to fight in both World War I & II
  • 1917-08-13 Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
  • 1918-08-01 Pittsburgh and Boston Braves play a MLB record 20 scoreless innings before Pirates win, 2-0 in 21
  • 1920-05-01 Longest MLB game by innings - Brooklyn Robins tie the Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings
  • 1923-02-20 Christy Mathewson becomes President of Boston Braves
  • 1923-10-06 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)
  • 1924-07-17 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • 1924-09-10 Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
  • 1926-07-22 Cincinnati Reds right fielder Curt Walker ties National League record of 2 triples in an inning in a 13-1 rout of the Boston Braves
  • 1927-05-17 Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
  • 1929-02-20 Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field

  • 1929-09-18 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
  • 1930-08-03 For the 2nd time in the year, Phillies outfielder Chuck Klein hits safely in 26 straight games, run halted in 2nd game of doubleheader v Boston Braves
  • 1930-12-13 George Sisler's career ends when Boston Braves release him
  • 1931-05-30 Phillies Chuck Klein homers off Ben Cantwell (Braves) in both ends DH
  • 1932-07-09 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
  • 1932-10-02 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play franchise's debut NFL game; lose 14-0 to Brooklyn Dodgers at Braves Field
  • 1933-08-01 NY's future Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell sets MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3 as Giants lose 3-1 v Boston Braves

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1935-02-26 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1935-04-16 Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, includes a HR
  • 1935-05-25 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs in Pittsburgh, Boston Braves still lose the game 11–7 to the Pirates
  • 1935-05-30 Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies
  • 1935-09-22 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
  • 1936-01-30 New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname
  • 1936-07-07 4th MLB All Star Game, Braves Field, Boston: After losing the first 3 AS Games, NL wins 4-3, 4 different Cubs players score the runs
  • 1936-08-25 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each
  • 1938-06-11 Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0
  • 1938-07-04 Phillies complete move to Shribe Park in Philadelphia, lose 10-5 to Boston Bees
  • 1939-06-27 Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Bees, 2-2 in 23 innings; called on account of darkness after 5 hours 15 minutes
  • 1940-05-24 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)
  • 1940-06-04 1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2)
  • 1942-02-05 Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett and Gene Moore
  • 1942-05-19 Braves Paul Waner is 3rd NLer to get 3,000 hits (Anson & Wagner)
  • 1943-04-20 Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg
  • 1944-01-27 Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves
  • 1944-05-15 Cincinnati Red Clyde Shoun no-hits Boston Braves, 1-0
  • 1944-06-22 Longest shut out in Phillies history, Phils beat Braves 1-0 in 15 inn
  • 1944-07-16 Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row
  • 1944-08-10 Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cincinnati Reds 2-0
  • 1945-07-12 Chicago Cubs beat Boston, 6-1 to halt Braves outfielder Tommy Holmes' modern-day record NL hitting streak at 37 games
  • 1945-08-01 NY Giants outfielder Mel Ott hits historic 500th MLB home run off Braves Johnny Hutchings, joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Foxx as only players to reach milestone
  • 1945-09-01 Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Vince DiMaggio smashes his 4th grand slam of season, tying NL record, in an 8-3 win v Boston Braves
  • 1946-04-23 Brooklyn Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • 1946-05-11 1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1)
  • 1946-05-30 Bama Rowell hits a home run in a baseball match - the ball shatters Bulova Clock in Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-06-18 Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
  • 1947-08-20 Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time
  • 1947-09-01 Infielder Jack Lohrke hits NY Giants' 183rd homer of season in 2-1 win v Boston Braves; breaks NY Yankees MLB mark of 182 set in 1936
  • 1948-09-23 Braves clinch NL pennant
  • 1948-09-26 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
  • 1948-10-11 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series
  • 1950-01-23 AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
  • 1950-04-18 Sam Jethroe is 1st African American to play for Boston Braves
  • 1950-04-23 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
  • 1950-07-04 Boston Braves slugger Sid Gordon ties MLB season grand slam record (4) with a bases loaded hit vs Phillies

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1950-08-31 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1950-12-14 Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner
  • 1951-08-11 1st televised baseball game in color, on WCBS in New York City (Boston Braves beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-1)
  • 1951-08-28 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
  • 1951-09-13 St Louis Cards beat NY Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9/12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0
  • 1952-04-28 St Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan
  • 1952-05-30 Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves
  • 1952-06-14 Braves Warren Spahn ties NL record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15-inning, 3-1 loss
  • 1952-09-15 Braves last game in Boston's Braves Field before move to Milwaukee
  • 1953-03-03 Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee
  • 1953-03-18 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee
  • 1953-03-18 NL approves Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (1st shift since 1903)
  • 1953-04-13 1st game of Milwaukee Braves, they beat Cincinnati Reds 2-0
  • 1953-05-25 Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row
  • 1953-08-23 Braves' Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan
  • 1953-09-12 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team, defeating Milwaukee Braves 5-2. Brooklyn finishes season with record of 105-49.
  • 1954-03-13 Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron
  • 1954-03-14 Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game

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1954-04-13 Milwaukee Braves' Hank Aaron's 1st game

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1954-06-12 Milwaukee Braves spot starting pitcher Jim Wilson throws first no-hitter in history of County Stadium when he blanks Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1870-02-14 Bob Quinn, American MLB executive (owner Boston Red Sox 1923–33; part owner Boston Braves 1936–45; President National Baseball Hall of Fame 1948–51), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1954)
  • 1891-11-11 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (Boston Braves), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • 1910-05-01 Cliff Battles, Pro/College Football Hall of Fame halfback (First-team All-Pro 1933, 34, 36; Boston Braves/Redskins, Washington Redskins), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1981)
  • 1912-09-06 Vince DiMaggio, American baseball center fielder (MLB All Star 1943-44; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Martinez, California (d. 1986)
  • 1916-11-26 Bob Elliott, MLB player (Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves), born in San Francisco (d. 1966)
  • 1917-03-29 Tommy Holmes, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1945, 48; NL HR leader 1945; Boston Braves) and manager (Boston Braves), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1921-04-23 Warren Spahn, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (17 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1957; Cy Young Award 1957; 8 × NL wins leader; Boston/Milwaukee Braves), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1926-06-09 Roy Smalley Jr., American MLB shortstop (Cubs, Braves, Phillies, Twins, Yankees), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1927-10-30 Joe Adcock, American baseball utility, manager (Milwaukee Braves; 2-time MLB All Star), born in Coushatta, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • 1928-08-11 Bill Bartholomay, American businessman and MLB owner (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves 1962-76), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1931-11-16 Frank Bolling, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1961–62²; Gold Glove Award 1958; Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2020)
  • 1935-05-22 Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player (Milwaukee Braves), born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada (d. 2011)

Person of interestTed Turner

1938-11-19 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1939-04-01 Phil Niekro, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (no-hitter 1973; 5 x MLB All Star; 5 x Gold Glove; Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves), born in Blaine, Ohio
  • 1940-07-18 Joe Torre, American baseball outfield and manager (Braves, Mets, 1971 NL MVP), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-05-09 Howard Komives, American NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1947-05-26 Darrell Evans, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1973, 83); World Series 1984; AL HR leader 1985; Atlanta Braves, SF Giants, Detroit Tigers), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1948-04-01 Willie Montañez, Puerto Rican baseball first baseman (MLB All Star 1977; Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves), born in Cataño, Puerto Rico
  • 1948-07-21 John Hart, American Major League Baseball executive (Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1951-09-25 Robert "Bob" McAdoo, American former NBA player (Buffalo Braves) and assistant coach (Miami Heat), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1953-01-08 Bruce Sutter, American baseball pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-08-31 Claudell Washington, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1975, 84; World Series 1974; Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • 1956-03-12 Dale Murphy, slugger (Atlanta Braves, 2 time NL MVP), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1957-05-17 Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983; Atlanta Braves), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic (d. 2012)
  • 1958-08-23 Julio Franco, oldest regular position player in MLB history, born in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
  • 1959-07-31 Mike Bielecki, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1961-05-01 Charlie O'Brien, American MLB catcher (pioneered hockey style catcher's mask; World Series 1995 Atlanta Braves), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1961-10-24 Rafael Belliard, MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Dominican Republic
  • 1963-10-31 Fred McGriff, American baseball infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1963-11-08 Dwight Smith, American outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tallahassee, Florida

Person of interestRon Gant

1965-03-02 Ron Gant, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1992, 95; Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (WAGA-TV, co-host 'Good Day Atlanta', born in Victoria, Texas

MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • 1965-08-13 Mark Lemke, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Utica, New York
  • 1965-11-08 Jeff Blauser, American infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Los Gatos, California
  • 1966-02-20 Derek Lilliquist, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians, Atl Braves)
  • 1966-02-27 Pete Smith, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves, NY Mets), born in Abington, Massachusetts
  • 1966-03-25 Tom Glavine, American pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Cy Young 1991), born in Concord, Massachusetts

Person of interestDavid Justice

1966-04-14 David Justice, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Person of interestGreg Maddux

1966-04-14 Greg Maddux, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (4-time NL Cy Young Award), born in San Angelo, Texas

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1966-05-01 Armando Reynoso, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • 1966-11-25 Mark Whiten, American baseball outfielder (4 home runs in one game 1993; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1967-04-17 Marquis Grissom, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1993, 94; World Series 1995; Gold Glove Award 1993–96; Montreal Expos, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1967-05-15 John Smoltz, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1995; NL Cy Young Award 1996; Atlanta Braves), born in Warren, Michigan
  • 1967-11-15 Pedro Borbón, Dominican baseball pitcher (World Series 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds), born in Santa Cruz de Mao, Dominican Republic (d. 2012)
  • 1968-02-01 Kent Mercker, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1995; no-hitter 1994; Atlanta Braves), born in Dublin, Ohio
  • 1968-05-04 Eddie Pérez, Venezuelan-American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela
  • 1970-01-23 Mark Wohlers, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • 1970-04-14 Steve Avery, American pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Trenton, Michigan
  • 1970-11-05 Javier Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1971-01-17 Tyler Houston, American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1971-04-25 Brad Clontz, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Stuart, Virginia
  • 1971-06-12 Ryan Klesko, American MLB outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Westminster, California
  • 1972-04-24 Chipper Jones, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in DeLand, Florida
  • 1972-05-24 Danny Bautista, Dominican baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1973-01-25 Terrell Wade, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Rembert, South Carolina
  • 1973-01-29 Jason Schmidt, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 2003, 04, 06; Pittsburgh Pirates, SF Giants), born in Lewiston, Idaho
  • 1974-01-28 Jermaine Dye, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Oakland, California
  • 1977-06-07 Odalis Pérez, Dominican baseball player (Atlanta Braves, LA Dodgers), born in Las Matas de Farfán, Dominican Republic
  • 1982-04-25 Brian Barton, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves), born in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1954-01-05 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (Boston Braves), dies at 62
  • 1954-03-12 Bob Quinn, American MLB executive (owner Boston Red Sox 1923–33; part owner Boston Braves 1936–45; President National Baseball Hall of Fame 1948–51), dies at 84
  • 1991-03-09 Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • 1999-05-03 Joe Adcock, American baseball utility, manager (Milwaukee Braves; 2-time MLB All Star), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 71
  • 2008-04-14 Tommy Holmes, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1945, 48; NL HR leader 1945; Boston Braves) and manager (Boston Braves), dies at 91
  • 2011-02-03 Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player (Milwaukee Braves), dies at 75
  • 2012-11-01 Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983; Atlanta Braves), dies during apparent home robbery at 55
  • 2020-03-25 Bill Bartholomay, American businessman and MLB owner (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves 1962-76), dies from pneumonia at 71
  • 2020-06-10 Claudell Washington, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1975, 84; World Series 1974; Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves), dies from prostate cancer at 65
  • 2020-07-11 Frank Bolling, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1961–62²; Gold Glove Award 1958; Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves), dies from cancer at 88