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Jones becomes the third switch-hitter ever with at least 400 home runs
Our daily look back at the major events in history of the Braves continues for June 5 which includes another milestone for Chipper Jones and an important detail that I inadvertently left out of Wednesday’s article. As always, we would like to thank Baseball-Reference and NationalPastime.comfor providing the background information for these articles.
This Day in Braves History: June 5
2008 – Chipper Jones goes 4-for-5 with a home run to help the Braves to a 7-5 win over the Florida Marlins. The homer is the 400th of Jones’ career making him just the third switch-hitter in major league history to reach that milestone joining Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray.
2009 – John Schuerholz issues a public apology to Tom Glavine for the club’s handling of his release. Atlanta released Glavine while he was on a rehab assignment shortly before announcing the McLouth deal. Glavine would have earned a $1 million bonus had he been added to the active roster. Schuerholz in his statement said that he didn’t regret the decision but did for the manner in which it was portrayed and explained to Glavine.
“I as the president of our club could have taken more time to not only explain the circumstances around our decision,” Schuerholz said. “Although we made that decision in unanimous fashion, I wanted to express our high regard for him and our view of him being with this organization for many years to come in some sort of connective fashion.
“I’m not regretting the decision making. I’m regretting the manner in which it was portrayed and explained to Tommy. I feel like I could have done a better job with that.”