Braves Franchise History
1927 – Braves outfielder Eddie Brown passes Fred Luderus’ modern National League record of 533 consecutive games played.
1948 – The Braves beat the Dodgers 4-3 to move two games ahead of Brooklyn in the standings. The Dodgers steal eight bases in the game, including a triple steal with Jackie Robinson stealing home in the fifth inning.
1927 – Babe Ruth hits his 40th home run of the season but the Yankees drop their fourth straight with a 9-4 loss to Cleveland.
1960 – Jim Brewer and the Cubs filed a $1,040,000 lawsuit for Billy Martin’s fight which occurred on August 5. The claim will be settled in court and Martin will be liable for $25,000 in damages.
1961 – Roger Maris becomes the first player to hit his 50th home run in the month of August.
1979 – Johnny Bench his his 325th career home run to become the all-time franchise leader for the Reds.
1984 – Dwight Gooden strikes out nine against the Padres and becomes the 11th rookie pitcher ever with 200 strikeouts.
2021 – Miguel Cabrera becomes the 28th member of the 500 home run club with a solo shot off of Steven Matz and the Blue Jays.