Braves Franchise History
1917 – The Boston Braves’ Hank Gowdy becomes the first major leaguer to enlist in World War I.
1955 – Duke Snider homers three times at Ebbets Field to help the Brooklyn Dodgers to an 11-8 win over the Milwaukee Braves. The Dodgers set a franchise record with six home runs in the game.
1987 – Phil Niekro picks up his 314th win in a 9-6 win by the Indians over the Tigers. The win gives him and his brother Joe a combined 530 victories which surpasses the record set by Gaylord and Jim Perry.
2007 – Mississippi Braves manager Phillip Wellman throws an epic tirade in a game against the Chattanooga Lookouts.
1925 – Lou Gehrig pinch-hits for Pee Wee Wanninger beginning his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played.
1941 – Mel Ott hits the 400th home run of his career and records his 1,500th career RBI in a 3-2 Giants’ win over the Reds.
1975 – Nolan Ryan tosses his fourth career no-hitter and picks up his 100th career victory in the process in a 1-0 win by the Angels over the Orioles.
2012 – Johan Santana throws the first no-hitter in the history of the New York Mets when he defeats the Cardinals 8-0. Santana walked five in the game and threw 134 pitches.
2016 – Marlon Byrd is suspended for 162 games after testing positive for PEDs for the second time in his career.