Braves Franchise History
1950 – Sid Gordon ties the major league record for grand slams in a season with four in a 12-9 win over the Phillies.
1967 – Phil Niekro out pitches his brother Joe as the Braves beat the Cubs 8-3.
1985 – In one of the most memorable Braves’ games ever, Rick Camp hits the only home run of his career in a marathon 16-13 loss to the Mets that lasted 19 innings. The game featured two rain delays, lasted over six hours and ended at 3:55 a.m. The scheduled fireworks show takes place at 4:01 a.m. Camp’s homer tied the game in the 18th but the Mets scored five runs in the 19th to take control of the game.
1992 – The Braves defeat the Cubs 4-2. Jeff Blauser’s two run home run in the first inning is the 1,776th homer in major league history on July 4. Brian Hunter also went deep in the win.
1911 – Ty Cobb’s 40-game hitting streak is snapped in a 7-3 loss to the White Sox. Cobb hit .491 since the streak started on May 15.
1916 – Joe Jackson has three hits in a game against the Athletics and is hitting .524 over his last 30 games.
1939 – Lou Gehrig’s No. 4 becomes the first to ever be retired in Yankees history.
1948 – Ted Williams faces three different pitchers in the seventh inning. The Red Sox snapped a 5-5 tie by scoring 14 runs to beat Philadelphia 20-8.
1960 – Mickey Mantle becomes the 18th player with 300 career home runs with a three-run shot in the first inning of a 9-8 loss to Washington.
1966 – Ron Santo sets a modern-day Cubs record with a 28-game hitting streak.
1980 – Don Sutton sets a Dodgers team record with his 52nd career shutout in a 4-0 win over the Giants.
1984 – Phil Niekro strikes out Larry Parrish to become the ninth major league player in history to record 3,000 career strikeouts. The Yankees win 5-0.