Atlanta Braves in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

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  • 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.

Sports History

1954-03-13 Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron

  • 1954-03-14 Milwaukee Braves future home run king Hank Aaron homers in his debut exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox
  • 1954-04-13 Milwaukee Braves' Hank Aaron's 1st game
  • 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
  • 1954-07-31 Milwaukee first baseman Joe Adcock becomes only the 3rd player in 20th century to hit 4 HRs in 9-inning game (Lou Gehrig & Gil Hodges) in 15-7 Braves' win over Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field; MLB record 18 total bases
  • 1956-05-26 Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman & Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th & lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1
  • 1957-01-26 Joseph F Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as President of Milwaukee Braves
  • 1957-09-02 Milwaukee 1st baseman Frank Torre scores 6 runs to tie the MLB record; Braves rout Chicago Cubs 23-10

Baseball Record

1957-09-03 Milwaukee Braves pitcher Warren Spahn sets an NL record for a left-hander with 41st shut-out; beats Cubs, 8-0

  • 1957-09-23 Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
  • 1957-10-02 New York Yankees appear in their 25th Baseball World Series; beat Milwaukee Braves, 3-1 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; lose series, 4-3
  • 1957-10-10 Baseball World Series: Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 5-0 at Yankee Stadium to clinch 4 games to 3 series victory; MVP: Braves pitcher Lew Burdette (3-0)
  • 1957-11-28 Milwaukee Braves' future HOF pitcher Warren Spahn wins Cy Young Award
  • 1958-06-04 San Francisco Giants Hank Sauer and Bob Schmidt are first in NL history to hit consecutive pinch-hit HRs in 10-9 win over the Milwaukee Braves
  • 1958-09-13 Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times
  • 1958-10-08 Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
  • 1958-10-09 MLB World Series: NY Yankees beat Braves, 6-2 at County Stadium in Milwaukee, clinch 4 games to 3 series triumph; MVP: Yankees pitcher Bob Turley
  • 1959-08-02 Milwaukee Braves outfielder Bill Bruton hits 3 triples in 11-5 win v St. Louis Cardinals; 2 of them bases loaded, first time in 20th Century
  • 1959-09-26 Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
  • 1959-09-27 Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
  • 1960-08-18 Milwaukee Braves pitcher Lew Burdette no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
  • 1960-09-16 Milwaukee Braves' future HOF pitcher Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0 at County Stadium
  • 1961-04-28 Milwaukee Braves' future HOF pitcher Warren Spahn throws his second career no hitter at 41; beats SF Giants, 1-0 at County Stadium

Baseball Record

1961-04-30 SF outfielder Willie Mays becomes just the 9th player in MLB history to hit 4 homers in one game in the Giants 14-4 win against the Braves in Milwaukee

  • 1961-08-11 Milwaukee Braves future Baseball HOF pitcher Warren Spahn records career victory #300; beats Cubs, 2-1 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
  • 1961-08-20 Philadelphia Phillies beat Milwaukee Braves, 7-4 at County Stadium; end losing streak with dubious MLB record of 23 straight loses
  • 1963-04-07 Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
  • 1963-04-11 Milwaukee Braves future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn beats NY Mets, 6-1 for his 328th win; most by a left-hander in MLB history
  • 1963-07-02 SF Giants legend Willie Mays breaks up classic Juan Marichal vs Warren Spahn pitching dual, homering in 16th inning off Spahn for 1-0 win vs Milwaukee Braves
  • 1963-09-08 Milwaukee Braves future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 x 20-win seasons
  • 1964-09-26 Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
  • 1964-09-27 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
  • 1964-10-21 Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
  • 1964-11-07 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966
  • 1964-11-10 Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium
  • 1965-02-03 Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down
  • 1965-02-11 Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
  • 1965-09-11 Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
  • 1966-01-27 Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for 1966
  • 1966-04-12 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium opens; Pirates beat Braves 3-2
  • 1966-04-22 Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4
  • 1966-04-24 Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee)
  • 1966-05-12 St Louis' Busch Memorial Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 innings
  • 1966-07-03 Atlanta Braves Tony Cloninger, 1st NL player and only pitcher to hit 2 grand slams in a MLB game (17-3 v SF Giants)
  • 1966-12-12 US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta
  • 1967-06-18 Houston Astros pitcher Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0 at the Astrodome, Houston
  • 1967-07-22 Atlanta Braves establish MLB record for number of pitchers called upon in one inning; 5 used in 9th inning of 5-4 defeat to St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1967-09-01 Cincinnati Reds reliever Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with bases loaded in 21st inning to give SF Giants a 1-0 win at Crosley Field; 20 scoreless innings ties MLB mark, Pirates v Braves 1918

Sports History

1968-08-11 Satchel Paige (62) and needing 158 days on a MLB payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Atlanta Braves; doesn't pitch and becomes coach

  • 1969-08-19 Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
  • 1969-10-04 MLB holds first league championship games; National League Championship Series: New York Mets beat Atlanta Braves, 9-5; Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3 in American League Championship Series
  • 1969-10-06 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • 1970-04-21 Reds clout 7 HRs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 HRs, 6 for one team & 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records
  • 1970-05-10 Atlanta Braves' Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5
  • 1970-06-30 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens as the visiting Atlanta Braves beat Reds, 8-2; demolished 2002

Baseball Record

1970-08-01 Future Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Stargell smacks 3 doubles and 2 homers in a 20-10 Pirates win v Braves at Atlanta Stadium

  • 1970-10-14 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
  • 1970-12-06 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106
  • 1971-11-24 Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1972-02-29 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron becomes first player to earn $200,000 average annual salary; signs 3-year deal with Atlanta Braves after one of his best seasons – .327 average, 47 HRs and 118 RBIs
  • 1972-08-06 Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for the Atlanta Braves, breaking Babe Ruth's MLB record of homers for one team
  • 1972-09-03 Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron earns his 6,135th total base to break Stan Musial’s MLB record in an 8-0 home defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1973-05-04 Longest baseball game in Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium, Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings

Sports History

1973-06-19 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) and Willie Davis (LA Dodgers) both record 2,000th MLB career hit; Rose, a single in 4-0 win vs SF Giants; Davis, a HR in 3-0 win vs Atlanta Braves

  • 1973-07-21 Braves Hank Aaron hits Philadelphia Phillies Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR, in Atlanta

Sports History

1973-08-05 Atlanta Braves pitcher Phil Niekro no-hits San Diego Padres, 9-0; first no-hitter for franchise in Atlanta

  • 1974-01-01 Ernie DiGregorio of Buffalo hands out 25 assists in the Braves' 120-119 win over Portland, establishing an NBA single-game record for assists by a rookie
  • 1974-10-02 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron hits his final home run as a member of the Atlanta Braves, in a 13-0 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds; Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat
  • 1974-11-02 Atlanta Braves trade then MLB home run king Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Dave May
  • 1975-04-11 Hank Aaron returns to County Stadium as a Milwaukee player after his off-season trade from the Atlanta Braves; Brewers beat Cleveland Indians, 6-2

Sports History

1976-01-06 Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million

  • 1976-01-14 Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
  • 1976-09-29 San Francisco Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
  • 1977-01-02 MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspends Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing
  • 1977-04-25 Cincinnati Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9
  • 1977-05-11 Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game
  • 1977-12-12 Yanks purchase Andy Messersmith from Braves
  • 1978-06-08 Braves draft Bob Horner #1
  • 1978-07-07 NBA approves franchise swap; Buffalo Braves owner John Y. Brown and Harry Mangurian acquire Boston Celtics, while the Celtics owner Irv Levin gets Braves, later moved to San Diego to become the Clippers
  • 1978-07-30 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NL-record-tying 8 HRs
  • 1978-07-31 Cincinnati infielder Pete Rose singles off Phil Niekro to extend his hitting streak to 44 games as Reds edge Atlanta Braves, 3-2; ties Willie Keeler's 81-year-old NL record
  • 1978-08-01 Atlanta Braves trounce Cincinnati Reds, 16-4 and halt Pete Rose's NL record hitting streak at 44 games

Sports History

1978-09-14 Braves' Jim Bouton, 38, beats Giants, his 1st win since 1970

  • 1978-11-21 Bob Horner of Braves wins NL Rookie of Year Award
  • 1979-01-01 John Y. Brown attends his first game as owner of the Boston Celtics NBA franchise after trading the Buffalo Braves to previous Celtics owner, Irving H. Levin

Sports History

1979-04-07 Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0, becoming with his brother Bob Forsch the only MLB siblings to accomplish the feat

Baseball Record

1980-06-01 First baseman Steve Garvey, hits the 7,000th Brooklyn / LA Dodgers home run in a 9-5 loss at home to the Atlanta Braves

  • 1980-09-24 Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season
  • 1982-04-18 Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)
  • 1982-04-20 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season
  • 1982-04-21 Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
  • 1982-04-22 Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season
  • 1982-04-30 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season
  • 1982-07-30 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • 1982-10-10 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves, 3-0
  • 1983-09-24 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season
  • 1984-01-09 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
  • 1984-04-17 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage
  • 1984-08-12 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections

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