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This Day in Braves History: Julio Franco homers twice in win over Reds

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Franco becomes the oldest player to record a multi-homer game.

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

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This Day in Braves History: June 18

1947 - Cincinnati right-hander Ewell Blackwell tosses a no-hitter in a 6-0 win over the Boston Braves.

1967 - Astros righty Don Wilson tosses the first of two career no-hitters defeating the Atlanta Braves and Phil Niekro 2-0. Wilson walked three and struck out 15.

2005 - Braves first baseman Julio Franco becomes the oldest player to hit multiple home runs in a game when he goes deep twice in Atlanta’s 6-1 win over the Reds.

2012 - The Yankees defeat the Braves 6-2 behind some good pitching by CC Sabathia and home runs by Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano to extend their winning streak to 10-straight games. All 10 of the wins came in interleague play.

2013 - The Mets sweep a doubleheader from the Braves behind the strong pitching of Matt Harvey in Game 1 and Zack Wheeler, who made his major league debut, in Game 2.