Braves Franchise History
2012 – The Cubs agree to trade starter Ryan Dempster to the Braves. However, Dempster rejects the trade and stays with Chicago.
1915 – Jack Ness, playing in the Pacific Coast League, has his 49-game hitting streak snapped. Ness hit .440 in the longest streak thus far in organized baseball.
1922 – Umpires Brick Owens and Tom Connolly miss a train which forces St. Louis trainers Bits Bierhalter and Dan Howley to fill in.
1944 – Bill Nicholson homers four times in a doubleheader for the Cubs against the Giants. Chicago wins the first game 7-4 but fall 12-10 in the nightcap. Nicholson will hit three consecutive homers in Game 2, but will be intentionally walked with the bases loaded in the seventh. Nicholson has six home runs in a 48 hour span.
1956 – Joe Cronin and Hank Greenberg are inducted into the Hall of Fame.
1957 – Mickey Mantle hits for the cycle in a 10-6 Yankees win over Chicago.
1978 – The Reggie Jackson, Billy Martin saga continues. Jackson returns as the Yankees extend their winning streak to five with a 3-1 win over the White Sox. When asked about Jackson and Yankees manager George Steinbrenner at the Chicago airport, Martin replies “The two deserve each other. One’s a born liar; the other’s convicted.” Martin will be fired the next day and replaced by Bob Lemon are a one-game interim stint by Dick Howser.
1985 – Oddibe McDowell becomes the first Rangers player to hit for the cycle while going 5-for-5 in an 8-4 win over Cleveland.
1995 – Oakland pitcher Dave Stewart announces his retirement from baseball.