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This Day in Braves History: Braves leave 18 on base, still defeat Dodgers, 6-5

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This Day in Braves History: June 23

1933 - The Braves split a doubleheader with the Cardinals. Tex Carleton leads St. Louis to a 12-0 win in the first game. Braves’ righty Bob Brown ties the National League record with two balks in Game 2 but Boston gets a 2-1 win anyway.

1958 - Braves starter Carl Willey throws a shutout against the Giants in his first major league start. Willey allows six hits, including Willie Mays’ 1,000th career hit.

1960 - Alvin Dark is traded from the Phillies to the Braves for infielder Joe Morgan (no, not that one, that one was still in high school in 1960) and cash. Dark hits .298/.329/.390 in 50 games for Milwaukee in the final season of his major league career.

1961 - Ernie Banks sits with a sore knee, snapping his 717 consecutive games played streak. The Cubs still defeat the Braves, 5-3 but Joe Adcock nabs Billy Williams with the hidden ball trick in the eighth inning.

1976 - The Braves acquire right-hander Mike Marshall from the Dodgers in exchange for pitcher Elias Sosa and infielder Lee Lacy. Marshall will appear in 28 games for the Braves between 1976-77 posing a 4.01 ERA in 42 2/3 innings.

1986 - Atlanta ties a National League record for a 9-inning game by leaving 18 runners on base in a 6-5 win over the Dodgers.

1998 - Atlanta trades reliever Alan Embree to the Diamondbacks in exchange for right-handed pitcher Russ Springer. Springer would make 71 relief appearances between 1998 and 1999 for the Braves while posting a 3.61 ERA in 67 1/3 innings.