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This Day in Braves History: Atlanta acquires Javier Vazquez from White Sox

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This Day in Braves History: December 4

1968 - The Astros trade Bob Aspromonte to the Braves for infielder Marty Martinez. Aspromonte was the last original Colt .45 on Houston roster and will be the last Brooklyn Dodger to player in the majors.

1975 - Ted Turner enters a tentative purchase agreement to buy the Atlanta Braves. He would be approved as the team’s new owner on January 14, 1976.

2008 - The Braves acquire pitchers Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Tyler Flowers, Jon Gilmore, Brent Lillibridge and Santos Rodriguez. Vazquez will make 32 starts for Atlanta going 15-10 with a 2.87 ERA and 238 strikeouts in 219 1/3 innings.

2019 - Mike Soroka is named the winner fo the Tip O’Neil Award which is given out by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to honor the best Canadian player of the past year. Soroka went 13-4 with a 2.68 ERA as a rookie while helping lead Atlanta to a division title.

2019 - Josh Donaldson is named Comeback Player of the Year for the National League after hitting .259/.379/.521 with 33 homers and 37 doubles in 155 games for the Braves.

2019 - The Braves agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal with free agent lefty Cole Hamels.