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This Day in Braves History: Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente both hit Grand Slams in 9-8 Pirates win

Baseball Player Hank Aaron

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This Day in Braves History: June 15

1962 - Hank Aaron and Roberto Clemente both hit grand slams in a wild game between the Braves and Pirates. However, Clemente’s slam is part of a seven-run eighth inning that pushed Pittsburgh to a 9-8 victory. Aaron goes 4-for-5 in the game and drives in five. Mack Jones also homered for the Braves in the loss. Clemente finishes 2-for-3 with a walk and 4 RBIs.

1973 - Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Tommie Aaron becomes the first black manager of a team located in the Deep South. Aaron takes over as manager of Savannah which becomes the first Double-A team to employ a black manager.

1996 - The Dodgers turn their first triple play in four-seven years in a 6-2 win over the Braves. Juan Castro makes a running over the shoulder catch on a Chipper Jones popup and then fires to Delino Deshields to double up Marquis Grissom and then on to Eric Karros at first to get Mark Lemke.

1997 - The Braves complete their first ever interleague series suffering a three-game sweep to the Baltimore Orioles at Turner Field. Lenny Webster homered off of Mark Wohlers in the 10th inning of the series finale to complete the sweep. Attendance soared for interleague play around the league seeing a jump of nearly 10,000 people per game for the weekend.