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This Day in Braves History: Otis Nixon swipes six bases against the Expos

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Otis Nixon Photo By: Keith Torrie/NY Daily News via Getty Images

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This Day in Braves History: June 16

1916 - Boston Braves right-handed Salida Tom Hughes throws a no-hitter in a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Braves Field. Six years earlier, Hughes had held the Cleveland Naps without a hit for nine innings before allowing a hit in the 10th and then losing the game in the 11th.

1991 - Otis Nixon records six stolen bases in a 7-6 loss to the Montreal Expos to set a modern National League record and tie the major league mark set by Philadelphia’s Eddie Collins back in 1912.

2005 - Braves first baseman Julio Franco steals two bases in the same game for the first time since 1994. Franco is 46 years old at the time and would later retire with 281 career stolen bases. Interestingly, John Smoltz posted his first two-hit game since 1999 in the same game. Atlanta defeated the Reds 5-2.

2011 - The Braves rally from a two run deficit in the ninth inning as Brooks Conrad ties the game with a homer off of Francisco Rodriguez. Atlanta wins the game as Diory Hernandez scores on a balk by reliever D.J. Carrasco in the 10th inning.

2012 - Baltimore’s Jason Hamels allows one-hit in a complete game shutout against the Braves. Jason Heyward’s seventh inning single is Atlanta’s only hit.