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This Day in Braves History: Joe Adcock homers onto the roof of Ebbets Field

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This Day in Braves History: June 17

1942 - Paul Waner gestures to official scorer, Jerry Moore of the Boston Globe, not to credit him with a hit on a ground ball in the hole that was knocked down by Cincinnati shortstop Eddie Joost. Waner didn’t want a questionable roller to be the 3000th hit of his career which he would pick up in the team’s next game.

1956 - Joe Adcock becomes the only player to hit a home run onto the roof of Ebbets Field. Adcock hit three home runs during the doubleheader sweep of the Brooklyn Dodgers. He will go on to hit 13 career home runs at Ebbets Field which was the most of any visiting player.

1956 - Fred Haney replaces Carlie Grimm of the Milwaukee Braves and earns the first two victories of his managerial career with a doubleheader sweep of the Dodgers. Those wins would be the start of an 11-game winning streak for the Braves. Haney would go on to compile a 341-231 record while guiding Milwaukee to two pennants and a World Series Championship during his four seasons with the club.